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Armistice Day: End of WWI

The eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour: Armistice Day. The last day of the First World War is a date deeply embedded in European culture. The day, which will celebrate its ninety-ninth anniversary this year, commemorates the signing of the armistice by the Allies and Germany…

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar, or el Libertador as he is known, is one of the most important figures in South American history. When Bolívar was born in 1783, in what is today Venezuela, the Spanish Empire had been ruling much of his home continent for nearly two hundred and fifty years. Bolívar…