Brazil Architecture

Brazil Architecture and Literature

Architecture. – In the decade 2004-14 the Brazil experienced a phase of economic growth that created the conditions for urban renewal. Over 80% of Brazilians (160 million people) live in large metropolitan areas that still suffer from the contradictions of a tumultuous, unplanned urbanization process that has generated social imbalances and inequalities. The high density […]

Argentina Literature

Argentina Literature

The examination of Argentine literary production of the last ten years cannot fail to take into account a decisive date, that of the military coup of 1976, both because an apparent rift was created between the writers of the diaspora and those who lived their own exile at home, both because the dramatic experience of […]

Brazil Architecture

Brazil Architecture

If the presence, up to relatively recent years, of only two schools of architecture (in Rio and Sao Paulo) may have acted as a factor in homogenizing the Brazilian environment, it is also necessary to remember two great differentiating factors: on the one hand the almost continental dimension of the country and the presence of […]

Brazil Arts and Culture

Brazil Arts and Culture

Figurative arts In the last twenty years Brazilian figurative art has been increasingly becoming part of the modern technical, formal and spiritual experiences of Europe, and especially of the “school of Paris”, in an attempt to assimilate those suggestions and teachings that could stimulate the formation of a properly national art. The developments of the […]

Brazil Armed Forces

Brazil Armed Forces

Army. – The military organization of Brazil is similar to that of the European standing armies. The supreme command of the land and sea forces rests with the President of the Republic who, however, in peacetime, exercises it through the Minister of War. The general staff of the army with one chief and two sub-chiefs […]

Brazil travel

Brazil Climate

A general judgment on the Brazilian climate is made complex and difficult by the vastness of the territory, which belongs to three different climatic zones and has a great variety of altimetric conditions, so that the distribution of meteorological data according to latitude is altered. It should be added that only a few stations can […]

Brazil Defense and Security

Brazil Defense and Security

If during the 1990s the majority of Latin American countries had considerably reduced their military spending, in recent years there has been a progressive increase, with a growth of over 90% in just five years (from 2003 to 2008). mainly in Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil. A large part of this expenditure is earmarked for […]

Brazil Modern History

Brazil Modern History

The Amazon region was inhabited since 9000 BC by communities of farmers, fishermen, hunters and ranchers. In the 15th century. AD there were about four million Indians who lived there. In April 1500 the coasts of Brazil were reached by the Portuguese navigator P. Alvares Cabral, and the region was claimed and obtained by Portugal […]

Argentina after Perón

Argentina after Perón

After the flight of Perón, who retired to Madrid, and the provisional presidency of E. Lonardi, one of the leaders of the anti-Peronist uprising, in November 1955 a coup d’état brought PE Aramburu to power, who issued provisions for the return to democratic normality. and restored the constitution of 1853, canceling the one promulgated in […]

Argentina Architecture 3

Argentina Architecture

With the advent of the seventies we are witnessing on the one hand the consolidation of previous experiences, in the work of architects such as MR Alvarez, exponent of the national trend and author of notable projects over the last 30 years, C. Testa and others; on the other hand, to a greater availability to […]

Argentina Architecture 2

Argentina Architecture

The modern art of the Argentines did not derive any motive from indigenous traditions. The shores of the sweet sea, an obligatory stop to reach the fabulous treasures glimpsed in a prodigious atmosphere, no form of architecture – albeit rudimentary – offered the greedy conqueror. When the colonizers followers of Don Pedro de Mendoza set foot […]

Argentina Armed Forces

Argentina Armed Forces

Army. – The military organization has characteristics similar to those of the European states with compulsory conscription. The supreme commander of the armed forces is the president of the republic, who however, in peacetime, delegates this power to the politically responsible Minister of War. The Argentine National Army is divided into three major branches: line […]

Argentina Music

Argentina Music

Population. – The results of the census carried out in 1970, from which the figures shown in the table are taken, allow us to highlight the following most significant characteristics of the current Argentine population: 1) a low annual increase rate (15.4 ‰ in the period 1960-70) especially if compared with that of most Latin […]

Uruguay Government

Uruguay Demography and Government

Uruguay is a country located in the southeast of South America. Its territory, with a surface area of more than 176,000 km², is the second smallest in the subcontinent behind Suriname and is bordered to the north and northeast by the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and to the west, by the provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes (Argentina) from which it […]

Suriname History

Suriname State Overview

Suriname. Former Dutch Guiana, is a state in northeastern South America, bounded to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east by French Guiana, to the south by Brazil, and to the west by Guyana. Paramaribo is the capital city of Suriname according to simplyyellowpages. History Before the arrival of the Europeans, the territory corresponding to Suriname today was populated by […]

Caracas, Venezuela History

Caracas, Venezuela History

Venezuelan painting from the beginning of the 20th century representing Diego de Losada, conqueror of the region. Demography of Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela according to simplyyellowpages. Caracas is the name of the tribe that inhabited the Valley of the Caracas, one of the coastal valleys contiguous to the current city to the north, a place name […]

Peru Sightseeing

Peru Sightseeing

Peru, constitutionally, Republic of Peru. Country located in the central and western part of South America, whose territory borders the Pacific Ocean to the west and borders Ecuador to the northwest ; to the northeast, with Colombia ; to the east, with Brazil ; to the southeast, with Bolivia and to the south, with Chile. It has a complicated geographical, protean soil, dominated mainly by the elevations of […]

Asuncion, Paraguay City Overview

Asuncion, Paraguay City Overview

Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a country in America, located in the south central and eastern part of South America and in the north and northeast region of the Southern Cone. It is a country that does not have maritime coasts, [1] as does its neighbor Bolivia, although its fluvial coasts are irrigated by two important rivers, the Paraguay and the Paraná, which flow naturally […]

Georgetown, Guyana Culture

Georgetown, Guyana Culture

Guyana, officially the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Country located on the north coast of South America, former British Guyana, member of the Commonwealth. The country has been independent since May 26, 1966. Georgetown is the capital city of Guyana according to simplyyellowpages. It is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east by Suriname, to the south and west by Brazil and […]

Falkland Islands History

Falkland Islands History and Demography

The Falkland Islands constitute an archipelago of South America located on the epicontinental platform called the Argentine Sea in the South Atlantic Ocean, at a minimum distance of 480 km from Argentine Patagonia, 940 km north of Elephant Island in Antarctica and 1080 km west of the South Georgia islands (of Argentina, although also illegally occupied by the United Kingdom). Falkland Islands Geography and Economy can be found on simplyyellowpages. Place […]

Bogota, Colombia History

Bogota, Colombia History

Colombia is a country located in the northwestern part of South America, constitutionally organized as a decentralized unitary republic. Its capital is Bogotá DC Its surface area is 2,070,408 km 2, of which 1,141,748 km 2 correspond to its continental territory and the remaining 928,660 km2 to its maritime extension, of which it maintains border disputes with Venezuela and Nicaragua. It is bordered to the […]

Quito, Ecuador History

Quito, Ecuador History

Quito is located on the Guayllabamba basin on the eastern slopes of the active Pichincha stratovolcano, in the western part of the Andes. Its average altitude is 2850 meters above sea level. Making it the second highest administrative capital in the world (after La Paz) and the highest official capital on the planet. The city is […]

Chile History

Chile History

Chile Country located in the extreme southwest of South America. Its official name is the Republic of Chile and its capital is Santiago de Chile. The territory comprises a long and narrow strip of land known as continental Chile, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Valparaiso is the capital city of Chile according to simplyyellowpages. Colonial period In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, […]

La Paz, Bolivia

Sucre and La Paz, Bolivia

Sucre (Bolivia) (O, J) The historic city of Sucre, located in the foothills of Sica and Churuquella, in the center – south of Bolivia, is an excellent example of the intact and well-preserved architectural mix achieved in Latin America through the assimilation of local traditions. and styles imported from Europe. It was founded by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century, being […]

Brasilia, Brazil Architecture

Brasilia, Brazil Architecture

Brazil’s economy is the leader in Latin America in various economic sectors, such as industrial, agriculture, and exports. In addition, it is a member of the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), countries considered emerging superpowers. The nation is a member of other important economic forums both regionally and internationally, such is the case of MERCOSUR, UNASUR and CELAC as well as the G20.. Despite its high […]

Facts of Peru

Facts of Peru

Read more about hygiene, transport and price levels in connection with your trip to Peru. Language: Quechua and Spanish Capital: Lima Population: 30, 7 mill. Religion: Roman Catholic Currency: Solar Surface1 285 216 km2 Worth knowing Height Our trips in Peru can involve some hiking, which presupposes that you are in generally good physical shape […]