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Book Review: “The Country Under My Skin” -by Gioconda Belli

In Nicaragua 1979, after years of dictatorship, the Samoza dynasty came to an end when the Samozas fled the country along with their followers. The nation was euphoric, but still in chaos since the state had been quickly and completely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chile: The Other September 11

September 11, 1973, was the day democracy died in Chile. “Both in Chile and the United States, terror descended from the sky to destroy the symbols of national identity,  the presidential Palace in Santiago, the icons of financial and military … Continue reading

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Book Review”Living to Tell the Tale” Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez would have to be one of the most recognized authors in Latin America. His writings have reached people on a world level and up to this day, many people all around the world are reading his books … Continue reading

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The Americas: A Hemispheric History by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Fernandez-Armesto tells the history of the Americas wholistically–including pre-Columbian societies. Below is a summary of his story of some of the pre-Columbian Peoples of the Americas: Olmec: Lived in what is now the southern part Mexico. The name Olmec means … Continue reading

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“The Americas A Hemispheric History” Felipe Fernandez Armesto

When we study the Americas, it is very important to understand every aspect of it including the people, the culture, traditions and influences that make up this continent. The Americas have been evolving culturally, socially and economically throughout the years. … Continue reading

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