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Garcia..The 8th most common last name in the US!

The most popular last name in the US is of course Smith. According to the U.S. Census bureau, the 8th on the list is Garcia, followed by Rodriguez. This reveals what we already know, Hispanics are an important sector of the US population. Not to mention Hispanics were a major actor in Barack Obama’s win this 2012 presidential elections. In 2010 ,there … Continue reading

Tordesilla Treaty made Brazil skip the Spanish lessons.

Tordesilla Treaty made Brazil skip the Spanish lessons.

Of course, Brazilians speak Portuguese because Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese, but why didn’t they conquer more? Uruguay? Argentina? They were right next door! It all goes back to 1494 and the Treaty of Tordesillas proposed by the Pope. This treaty divided the trading and colonizing rights for all newly discovered lands of the world between Portugal … Continue reading