Merida, Venezuela

Merida, Venezuela

From the west, Llanos is bordered by the northernmost spurs of the Andes – the Cordillera de Merida ranges. Within one of the ranges – the Sierra Nevada de Merida – is the highest point in Venezuela – Peak Bolivar (5007 m). This is one of the best places in the country for hiking. According […]

El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate is a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Argentino in southern Patagonia, surrounded by plateaus, founded in 1927; differs from the rest of Patagonia by its mild microclimate. The city lives mainly on tourism. Here is amazing nature, bright blue water surface of the lake, small cozy bars and restaurants, local residents, […]

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre. It is a Brazilian federal public higher education institution, specialized in the areas of health sciences. Historical review The construction of the UFRGS university hospital and the great demand for doctors in the State in the 1950sdetermined the foundation of the Catholic Faculty of Medicine (FCM[i]), as […]

Argentina Ethnography

Argentina Ethnography

The archaeological research carried out in the territory of the Argentine republic has given a very abundant material, useful above all to establish the degree of culture of the indigenous peoples encountered by the Europeans at the time of the discovery and the first colonization, and largely disappeared or absorbed during development of the latter. […]

Argentina Fossil Fauna

Argentina Fossil Fauna

The Argentine territory appears to us with its own faunal characteristics since the last times of the Mesozoic era; before this time the layers of the earth offer us only hints of marine fauna, more or less similar to those discovered in other countries; the cretaceous formations instead contain the remains of a terrestrial fauna […]

Argentina Literature

Argentina Literature

The literature of the last twenty years in Argentina has undergone various influences of European currents, from existentialism to structuralism, which not only conditioned philosophical studies and militant criticism, but profoundly influenced artistic creation itself: it is enough to observe the constant presence of themes such as the Heideggerian “living for death” in novelists and […]

Argentina Libraries

Argentina Libraries and Museums

The library of the National Council of Women should also be mentioned, which carries out an intense work of education and teaching: it has obtained the official recognition of its diplomas as secretary, translator, teacher of declamation, languages, etc. Archives. – The main Argentine historical archive is the Archivo general de la nación, founded in 1821. […]

Argentina Culture and Music

Argentina Culture and Music

Culture According to Listofusnewspapers, the development of sculpture was shorter and faster in Argentina. If we leave aside the impersonal and anonymous work proper to the natives of the Jesuit missions (or attributed to them), the natives began their pioneering activity in the territory belatedly. Only two names summarize the national sculpture up to the […]

Argentina History - From the Colonial Age to Independence

Argentina History – From the Colonial Age to Independence

From the northern border to the far south, pre-Columbian Argentina was inhabited by nomadic tribes of Indians of different cultures, who lived autonomously and separately in groups with demographic density differing from region and region. Many tribes were at a stage of civilization corresponding to the European Neolithic; only the northwestern edges of the country’s […]

Peru in Twentieth Century

Peru in Twentieth Century

The first third of the century was marked by President Augusto B. Leguía(1908-12, 1919-30), who practically ruled as dictator for much of his tenure. He promoted the country’s economic development in the interests of the ruling oligarchy. In 1924 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre founded a new political party, the Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana […]