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Cannon shots, aristocrats and bosses
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Cannon shots, aristocrats and bosses

Gerardo Machado (1925-1933) ruled Cuba, the ferry that connected Cayo Hueso and Havana was running at full speed and thousands of thirsty American tourists traveled to the island every year, as Prohibition was ravaging their country. At the Floridita, the Constante daiquiri reigned, and at the nearby Plaza and Sevilla Biltmore hotels, frequented by North Americans, other prestigious bartenders prepared exotic cocktails while the New York Times He spoke of the island in the late 1920s as a privileged destination only ninety miles from home. Postcard of the Nacional hotel in the thirties, shortly after the establishment's inauguration. Courtesy of the Nacional hotel Had passed the Dance of the millionsIt was a period of economic boom due to the high prices of sugar after the First Worl...
Ángela Ramos: the first Peruvian reporter
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Ángela Ramos: the first Peruvian reporter

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María Wiesse: A tireless music lover, cinephile and intellectual who lived for the arts
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María Wiesse: A tireless music lover, cinephile and intellectual who lived for the arts

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Waldemar Julsrud’s (fake) dinosaurs in Guanajuato
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Waldemar Julsrud’s (fake) dinosaurs in Guanajuato

In July 1944, the German merchant Waldemar Julsrud was walking his horse through Acámbaro, in Guanajuato, when he came across a half-buried piece of pottery. At the foot of Cerro del Toro, to the east of the town, the find was not strange. Explorers and collectors have long found ceramic remains in the area, vestiges of the Purépecha people. But the object Julsrud found was different from the others. The figure looked like a prehistoric reptile with a human riding on its back. Fascinated by the find, Julsrud proposed to one of his local assistants, Odilón Trujillo, a deal to search for more remains: one peso for each clay figure that he and his people managed to unearth. Julsrud had arrived in Guanajuato in the 1910s, one of many merchants driven by the railroad network with which th...