Posts tagged: south america
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.
Children going to school in the Savanna. Guyana, Northwest region, Manawarin. Carib Tribe.
Death to oppression. Break the chains. God.
Death to oppression. Union is strength. God
O homeland. You're great. God was ok with killing Spanish.
We are free. Freedom rlz. God of Jacob.
We are free. Horrid war is over. Let's never die as slaves.
Sweet land keep your vows. Or you'll be the tomb of the free. God.
Mortals! We freed you, you're welcome. Live with glory or die with glory.
Freedom or death! We promise. Pinky promise.
America was enslaved. Freedom yay. Homeland or death.
Freedom. Equality. Freedom or death. Beloved land.
Giant by nature. Your lovely fields have more flowers. Our forest have more life, our lives in your bosom more love.
Brazil the flame of America. Peace for the future. Beloved land. Gentle mother.
You can't hang out with us.
I Bienal de Muralismo y Arte Público Cali, Colombia (artistas internacionales, 2)
Photo and caption by Matteo Bertolino
Bolivia, 2010. June 22st. A group on Aymara women sacredly awaits the first sun-rays at dawn, on the largest desert Salt in the world, located at 3.650 metres above sea level; dressing traditional and ritual clothes, the Aymara indigenous group celebrate on this day the New Year coming; in fact, on July 22, the first day after winter solstice, the sun shines and warms up again, days become longer, the agricultural season ends and starts once again, new seeds are scattered, is the beginning of a new era.
Location: Bolivia. Uyuni Province. Tunupa Salt Lake.