islands of south america

See that state in the red there? The one in Mexico? That is Puebla. The state where a great victory was won on May 5, 1862. You see, the French thought they had it made, that a swift takeover was imminent based on their army of 6000 soldiers. They were wrong. An army of INDIGENOUS folks gathered to fight back. On May 5, (yes that means Cinco de Mayo) the French sent troops in to attack the city of Puebla de Los Angeles, but were met from the North by the indigenos who would not be intimidated or taken down. When the fight was over and the French retreated, they had lost over 500 men. Puebla lost less than 100. Cinco de Mayo isn’t a day to get wasted and dress up as a racist stereotype. This day is a celebration to remember the Indigenous Resistance that took place, and the victory that seemed impossible. Indigenous resistance continues to this day, from the top of turtle island to the tip of South America. We fight imperialism and colonialism with pride. Please do not trivialize the important celebration of La Batalla De Puebla by reinforcing racist tropes. And don’t you dare tell Mexicans “Happy Mexican Independence Day!” you’ll look like an ignorant jackass. #cincodecultura

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Oilbird

The oilbird (Steatornis caripensis), locally known as the guácharo, is a bird species found in the northern areas of South America including the island of Trinidad. It is the only species in the genus Steatornis and the family Steatornithidae. Nesting in colonies in caves, oilbirds are nocturnal feeders on the fruits of the oil palm and tropical laurels. They are the only nocturnal flying fruit-eating birds in the world. They forage at night, with specially adapted eyesight. However they navigate by echolocation in the same way as bats, and are one of the few kinds of birds known to do so.

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Latitudes de Chile:

  1. Zona Norte
  2. Zona Central
  3. Zona Sur
  4. Zona Austral
  5. Polinesia Oriental

Rano Kau - Chile 

At 324 metres tall, Rano Kau is an extinct volcano, that forms the south western headland of Easter Island. The volcanoes crater lake is one of only three natural sources of freshwater on the island. The edges of the crater face onto the ocean, and have eroded back to create steep, rigid cliffs. Inside the crater, the walls slope, at an angle of 65° at the steepest point, to 45° at the gentlest. The ruins of the ancient ceremonial village, Orongo, can be found on the edge of the crater, on the south western side. 

The islands famous Moai statues had been recorded as being found on the edge of the volcano, but have since disappeared, falling into the sea. The crater was also the site of the last Toromiro tree in the wild, until the specimen was chopped down for firewood in 1960.

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If Pokemon ever decide to do a new region based on Central and South America and the Caribbean Island I have a few suggestions on the new Oricorio dance styles based on each of the country music, dance and traditional clothing.

1. Oricorio Cumba Style (Colombia)

2. Oircorio Jarabe Tapatio Style (Mexico)

3. Oricorio Huayno Style (Peru)

4. Oricorio Mapuche Style (Chile)

5. Oricorio Samba Style (Brazil)

6. Oricorio  Merengue Style (Puerto Rico)

7. Oricorio Xuc Style ( El Salvador)

8. Oricorio Sanjuanito Style (Ecuador)

9. Oricorio Polka Style (Paraguay)

10. Oricorio Oricorio Bachata Style ( Dominican Republic)

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Bloom — Part IV — Spring

REQUEST: Can u write a fan fic about the girl owning a flower shop and Harry coming in to get flowers for someone else but then they fall in love because love is beautiful like a flower


AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the final part of this story! I may add an epilogue afterwards, but this will be the last weekly update. Thank you all so much for the feedback and the support that this story has received—this one holds a special place in my heart. I hope that you enjoy! x

Bloom: Part I // Bloom: Part II //Bloom: Part III //



The day had arrived.

Harry had been talking about it for weeks and weeks—he’d had such a good time writing his first album in isolation, that he decided to do the same thing for his second album. He was heading off to a remote island off of the coast of South America, and he had booked out studio time for two whole months.

The two of them spent hours together talking about his travel plans and getting him a head start on the writing process. He would spent days sitting at the counter of her little store—he would even occasionally ring in the customers, teasing her about how he deserves to be on the payroll. For the most part he sat and played the guitar, or brought her fun things that he’d purchased to take with him.

She did her best to distract herself from the fact that her best friend in the world was leaving.

It had been almost a year since Harry walked into her flower store that first night, and now she couldn’t imagine her life without him. She understood why she wouldn’t be able to have any contact with him during his writing process—he needed to focus on his music, and she respected that entirely. But it would be the hardest two months of her life, because Harry was her favorite person in the world.

And because she was in love with him.

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Ocelot

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat distributed extensively within South America, including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. North of Mexico, it is found regularly only in the extreme southern part of Texas, although there are rare sightings in southern Arizona. Its fur was once regarded as particularly valuable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of ocelots were killed for their fur, causing a marked decline in the species’ numbers. The cat was listed as Vulnerable from 1972 until 1996 and is now listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

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Áreas Marinas Costeras Protegidas en Chile:

  1. Coral Nui Nui, Isla de Pascua
  2. Parque Submarino Motu Taura, Isla de Pascua
  3. Hanga Oteo, Isla de Pascua
  4. Desembocadura Río Copiapó-Isla Grande, Región de Atacama
  5. Lafken Mapu Lahual, Región de Los Lagos
  6. Fiordo Comau-Huinay,  Región de Los Lagos
  7. Parque Marino Tic-Toc y Pitipalena, Región de Los Lagos
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USA. South Carolina. Parris Island. 1970. The US Parris Island Marine Corps boot camp during the Vietnam War (1964-1973).

In March 1966 alone, the Parris Island drill instructors trained 10,979 recruits, its highest training load during the war. Nowadays, the Marines train about 17,000 recruits at Parris Island each year. 

Photographs: Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos