Juan lived in a castle with his brothers, Pedro and Luis, in a little village of Santervas de Campos. Santervas de Campos sat on a hillside in Spain. Juan Ponce de Leon was born around 1460. There was no country of Spain like we know it today. The kingdom covered most of what is now Spain.
A huge part of the Honduran culture are the legends that the people of the land tell over and over. These legends go back centuries and even though they are legends to many people, there is haunting and thrilling truth to many people. Not only to Hondurans but to many countries around the region that share similar legends to Honduras. The legends are so popular and historic that there is even a radio broadcast in the country that tells different stories about many legends. There is also a section in the newspaper articles that are published in Honduras that depict the beings that have roamed the country for centuries.
Bernal Diaz del Castillo Bernal Diaz was born in 1492 or 1498 to Maria Diaz Rejón and Francisco Diaz del Castillo, a regidor (council member) of the town of Medina del Campo, in Castilla y León. The family was distinguished but not wealthy. In 1514, Bernal went to seek his fortune in America with Pedrarias Dávila (Pedro Árias de Ávila), Bishop Fonseca's newly appointed governor of Castilla del Oro. A cruel and unscrupulous schemer, Pedrarias excelled at extorting riches by torturing native rulers, looting gems and gold from their graves, and eliminating potential rivals. (Pedrarias had his prospective son-in-law Balboa and four companions beheaded on trumped-up charges in 1519.)
I, Juan de Pareja, by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, is about a 17th century Spanish slave named Juan de Pareja who overcomes multiple childhood hardships until becoming property to famous painter Diego Velazquez. De Pareja develops a friendship with Velazquez that leads to a life of happiness other masters never had let him enjoy; inevitably, he begins to notice and tries to reject his rising expectations for life. Soon enough, De Pareja wants to have certain human freedoms that he as a slave is not allowed to possess. De Pareja gradually develops a desire for basic human rights under the ownership of Velazquez, despite his socioeconomic standing as a slave and his legal inability to have most entitlements. Firstly, de Pareja looks for unconditional,
The El Camino Real de los Tejas served as a lifeline for Spanish Missions. It moved men and equipment rapidly, and brought them much needed supplies. It also served as a communication line, and supported trade, supplies, and military protection. In a similar way, this pathway contributed to Texas independence. It gave troops and armies supplies that were needed, and enabled communication.
The Prince of Los Cocuyos, better known as Richard Blanco, is a successful and accomplished author and engineer, being the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow; more importantly, Richard Blanco came to the United States and a child and an immigrant, much like I did. As I read The Prince of LOS
Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo: Direct contribution to the protection of human rights? During Argentina’s military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983, the Argentine human rights movement emerged. This movement responded to cruel human rights abuses by the government during the military junta: the abduction, torture, and disappearance of tens of thousands of citizens (Brysk, 1). Starting in 1975, when Isabel Martínez Perón had already been established as the new President of the country after her husband died in 1974, people first started disappearing. Most of them were common laborers in their thirties, although some were children or even senior citizens, teachers, journalists, priests and many lawyers (Navarro 1989:245).
In conclusion, Phillipe Bourgois valiant effort to positively characterize the residents of El Barrio may be described as a failure, in terms of not fully representing all the different people of the neighborhood, especially the “hard-working, drug free Harlemites” (10). However, this is not meant to discount his ethnography, for which he sacrificed a great deal and worked quite hard to accomplish. Bourgois succeeds in addressing the structural inequalities of a legal system that favors and sympathizes to whites and the Anglo middle and upper class. It is clear that his work has facilitated the greater improvement of Harlem neighborhoods, especially in the fight to treat drug use as a health issue, rather than a crime issue.
Dia de los Muertos originated in Mexico centuries ago. This holiday is for honoring their loved ones who have passed away. Dia de los Muertos is not mournful, but is celebrated with happiness and joy. Many festivities take place and towns all through Mexico are covered with parades and fancy decorations. Sugar skulls, grave site decorating, parades, all night long vigils, and many ceremonies are all part of festivities that take place on thus (this) special day.
In this part of the final paper I will examine the religions in Cuba from an etic perspective. As Marvin Harris (1968, p. 575) said “Etic statements are verified when independent observers using similar operations agree that a given event has occurred”. From an etic perspective afro-Cuban religion probably looks strange to outsiders as other cultures looks to me. Looking afro Cuban religion in Cuba from an etic perspective is instructive because even though is normal to us may look strange and people don’t feel comfortable around it.
Juan Ponce de León (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwan ˈponθe ðe leˈon]; 1474 – July 1521) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He became the first Governor of Puerto Rico by appointment of the Spanish crown. He led the first known European expedition to La Florida, which he named during his first voyage to the area in 1513. Though in popular culture, he was supposedly searching for the Fountain of Youth, there is no contemporary evidence to support the story, which is likely a myth. Ponce de León returned to southwest Florida in 1521 to lead the first large-scale attempt to establish a Spanish colony in what is now the continental United States. However, the native Calusa people fiercely resisted the incursion, and de León was seriously