PARAGUAY AND THE WAR OF THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE- Part 2

  The Importance of River Access: How Geopolitics Provoked the War of the Triple Alliance   Last week we started our exploration of the Paraguayan War and how river access was of vital importance to the landlocked nation. Remember, in 1850, Brazilian ships were granted free navigation along the Paraguay River.  In exchange, Paraguay wanted […]

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Paraguay and the War of the Triple Alliance – Part 1

War of the triple alliance

  History is rife with wars and struggles and Latin American history significantly so.  A couple weeks ago we covered the story of Mexican independence.  In the year 1821, several Latin American countries gained their independence from Spain.  That, however, was just one more step in their stories.  After achieving independence most of Latin America […]

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Friday Canción: Mano a Mano (A Tango Song)

  It’s Friday again.  The weekend is here! Are you ready for some sweet Spanish music to touch your heart?  I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: Mano a Mano | Música– Carlos Gardel & José Razzano | Letra– Celedonio Flores This one is a lot slower and more poetic than past Friday Canciones.  […]

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Reblog: The Astounding Size, Sound and Beauty of Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier

I’ve shared some of Caroline Helbig’s amazing photos from Argentina, with you before.  And I have to do it again.  She brings Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier alive in an astounding manner.  The stunning pictures, her vivid worded descriptions and the awe that comes through in her post, all make for a fantastic showcase of an ice […]

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Reblog: My 10 Perfect Moments in Argentina

It’s currently Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, which makes for cool temperatures and breathtakingly beautiful photo opportunities in the southern cone of South America.  Check out Writes of Passage to learn more about their travels through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.   via My 10 Perfect Moments in Argentina

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