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List/Grid Tag Archives: Latin America

Caracas Metro Сable

Metro cable is the cable car system, integrated within the Metro system in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2006 State Government made a decision to build a cable car network for the poorest neighborhoods of Caracas mountainous regions. In January 2010 the first official users took a ride in the new city facility. Metro cable is also a part of a social reform – each station has a variety of public spaces such as gyms, libraries, markets and even theatres. The system, designed by Urban Think Tank, is 2.1 km lengths, consists of 5 station and employs gondolas holding up to 8 sitters… Read more »

Mexico [PHOTO PEEK]

Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country and the second-largest Roman Catholic nation in the world. Ancient Native American civilizations, including those of the Maya, Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Toltec, and Aztec, flourished there for centuries before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Under the Spaniards, Mexico was ruled as a colony for more than 300 years and gained independence on Oct. 4, 1824. War with the United States in 1846 and 1848 caused the loss of what are now Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and California. Although millions of Mexicans still live in poverty, Democratic reforms and economic… Read more »

Argentina [PHOTO PEEK]

South America’s second largest country following Brazil. Located in the southern-most part of South America, the Andes Mountains lies on its west, while it is bounded in the south and east by the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. In the northeast of Argentina lies Uruguay, and Brazil borders it on the north. Argentina also lays claim to the Falkland Islands. Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist dictatorship was followed by a military junta… Read more »

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