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If you are a South American country you have a dance with a man with a handkerchief and a girl in a pollera.
Map of South America, 1596.
Tequendama Falls (or Salto del Tequendama) is a major tourist attraction about 30 km southwest of Bogotá.The luxurious Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. Situated just opposite to the waterfall and on the edge of the cliff, it provided a breathtaking view to its guests. During the next decades though, Bogotá river was contaminated and tourists gradually lost their interest to the area. The hotel finally closed down in the early 90’s and was left abandoned ever since. The fact that many people in the past chose that spot to commit suicide, made others believe that the hotel is haunted.
Hotel del Salto has now been turned into a museum. (x)
Angel Falls, Venezuela
News of the abolition of slavery in Brazil was published in the New York Times on May 16, 1888, three days after the passage of the Lei Áurea, or Golden Law. Brazilian Agriculture Minister Rodrigo Augusto da Silva (referred to as “Roderigo Silva” in the article) was the principal drafter of the law. The “Regent” mentioned above is the Imperial Princess Isabel, daughter of Emperor Pedro II. Grover Cleveland was more than halfway through his first non-consecutive term as President of the United States at the time.