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This Day in History: Ecuador Gains Independence from Gran Colombia (1830)


Ecuador Gains Independence from Gran Colombia (1830)

Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, Ecuador was controlled by the Inca empire. Francisco Pizarro‘s subordinate, Benalcázar, entered the area in 1533. Not finding the wealth of the mythical El Dorado, he and other conquistadors moved restlessly on, and the region became a colonial backwater. Ecuador remained under Spanish control until 1822, when it was joined to Gran Colombia. With the dissolution of that union in 1830, Ecuador gained its independence. Why is 1859 called the “Terrible Year”? More… Discuss

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Iubire Dinainte (By George-b) –


Iubire dinainte 

(By George-b)

 Invesminteaza-ma in pielea ta,
Acopere-ma-n parul tau,
Invita-mă in incaperea ta –
Apoi vom mai putea privi in Lună….

Dar nu-nainte…  In a ta presenţa privesc in jos,
Cu stîngacia primelor dorinte-
cu cît mai arzatoare, cu-atat mai nepatrunse…

O dorinţă de-a privi la stele, împreuna, 
ca si cum toata lumea–i contopita-ntr-una noua,
inca nenumită , la început de inceput si mai-nainte….

Oh,  dar invesmantaza-ma in pielea ta si vom vedea-mpreună

O Luna…numai nouă…

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Love from long ago  (by George-b)

Dress me in your skin,
Cover me in your hair,
Invite me inside-
Then we could still look at the Moon…

But not before – as in your presence I stare down
With that awkwardness of first desires-
The more ardent, the more kept deep inside,
where only though exist without expression…

Oh, desire to observe the stars, together,
As if the world entire’s blend anew
yet unnamed, at the beginning of beginnings and beyond…

Oh, but dress me in your skin and we shall see together
A Moon…only new.

Tupac Amaru II


Tupac Amaru II

Born José Gabriel Condorcanqui, Tupac Amaru II was a leader of the indigenous people of Peru who adopted name of the last Inca leader, a man executed by the Spaniards for leading a rebellion in 1572. After failing to persuade officials to improve living and working conditions for indigenous Peruvians, Amaru II led a rebellion against Spain in 1780. He was soon captured and brutally executed. His entire family was also killed, with the exception of his 12-year-old son. What became of him? More… Discuss