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Pedro Alvares Cabral reached Brazil on his way to India. He was a bit off, but merchants would soon gain access to explore the new land. The nobles were given permission to colonize the new land. Sugar plantations were established by not just Indian slaves, but African ones too. They created a capital at Salvador. Port cities popped up to support the new sugar plantations. They soon became the world's leading producer of the white stuff-a title Latin America would take again.

Pedro Alvares Cabral reached Brazil on his way to India. He was a bit off, but merchants would soon gain access to explore the new land. The nobles were given permission to colonize the new land. Sugar plantations were established by not just Indian slaves, but African ones too. They created a capital at Salvador. Port cities popped up to support the new sugar plantations. They soon became the world's leading producer of the white stuff-a title Latin America would take again.

Las Casas, champion of native rights, and in the teeth of the conquistadors

i want that hot stuff baby tonight i want that hot stuff baby this eveningg

Henrique de Meneses (1469-1526), Soldier and Governor Portuguese India

Henrique de Meneses (1469-1526), Soldier and Governor Portuguese India

The Pacific Ocean's name was coined by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the Spanish circumnavigation of the world in 1521, as he encountered favorable winds on reaching the ocean. He called it Mar Pacífico, which in both Portuguese and Spanish means "peaceful sea". While in the service of Spain, Magellan led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe.

Explorer Ferdinand Magellan Named the Pacific Ocean in the Century

Bartolomeu Dias - Navegante y explorador, cuyo hito fue doblar el Cabo de Buena Esperanza, que abrió la vía al conocimiento de la ruta marítima a la India por Vasco da Gama.

Bartolomeu Dias - Navegante y explorador, cuyo hito fue doblar el Cabo de Buena Esperanza, que abrió la vía al conocimiento de la ruta marítima a la India por Vasco da Gama.

Conquistador Francisco Pizarro helped Vasco Núñez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean, and was responsible for conquering Peru. Learn more at Biography.com.

Conquistador Francisco Pizarro helped Vasco Núñez de Balboa discover the Pacific Ocean, and was responsible for conquering Peru. Learn more at Biography.com.

Alexander Graham Bell

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro

Historic 1870s Shanghai China Cabinet Card 4 Children in Chinese Dress All Id'd!  Two girls in front appear yo have bound feet, cannot tell about child on left (a beauty, BTW). Child in back a boy??  4 lovely children.

Historic Shanghai China Cabinet Card 4 Children in Chinese Dress All Id'd! Two girls in front appear yo have bound feet, cannot tell about child on left (a beauty, BTW).

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