Sunday, 9 September 2012
Popular name Maritza Rodríguez
Birth name Maritza Rodríguez Gómez
Birth date September 1, 1975
Birth place Barranquilla, Colombia
Occupation Actress and Model
Height: 5' 8"
Ethnicity Latino / Hispanic
Maritza Rodríguez is best known for her roles as Cristal Covarrubias on Venevisión's telenovela Ángel Rebelde (2003), as Marfil Mondragon de Irázabal and Deborah Mondragón de Dávila on Venevisión's telenovela Acorralada (2007), as Sara Andrade on Telemundo's telenovela El Rostro de Analia (2008), as Pilar and Raquel Arismendi on Telemundo's telenovela La Casa de al Lado (2011) and recently as Antonia Villarroel on Telemundo's telenovela El Rostro de la Venganza (2012). Besides acting, she is also an entrepreneur and has her own line of beauty products.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in South America. Brazil was a colony of Portugal
It is the world's fifth largest country, Brazil is the largest Lusophone country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. Bordered on the east by The Atlantic Ocean , on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas region of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay
Brazil is a dazzling country of powdery white-sand beaches, pristine rain forests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises. Brazil’s attractions extend from enchanting, frozen-in-time colonial towns to dramatic landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and idyllic tropical islands. Add to that, Brazil’s biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal
Numerous archipelagos form part of Brazilian territory, such as Fernando de Noronha, Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile.
Largest city São Paulo
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
President Dilma Rousseff
Vice President Michel Temer
Currency Real (R$) (BRL)
Time zone BRT (UTC−2 to −4)
Internet TLD .br
Calling code +55
The culture of Brazil is derived from Portuguese culture, because of its strong colonial ties with the Portuguese empire. Among other influences, the Portuguese introduced the Portuguese language, Roman Catholicism and colonial architectural styles. However, The culture was also strongly influenced by African, Italian, German and other European as well Japanese and Arab immigrants who arrived in large numbers in the South and Southeast of Brazil.
Brazil is a federation composed of 26 States, one Federal district (which contains the capital city, Brasília) and Municipalities.
List of Largest Cities in Brazil
1 São Paulo
11 Belo Horizonte
12 São Gonçalo
3 Rio de Janeiro
4 Goiânia Goiás
14 Maceió Alagoas
16 Duque de Caxias
18 Teresina Piauí
19 Porto Alegre
10 São Luís
São Paulo is a major cultural centre. The city has an ethnically diverse metropolitan area, with predominant Italian, Portuguese and African background. It also has a significant number of Spanish, Arab and Japanese descendents. São Paulo is known for its varied and sophisticated cuisine, ranging from Chinese to French, from fast food chains to five star restaurants. Other venues such as bars, pubs, lounges and discos cater to a variety of music tastes. São Paulo is home to the São Paulo Museum of Art.
Not just style, but several styles lives there, that give that unique accent from the people’s or only one way to “walk in a hurry” in the streets. With streets full of people, cars and motorcycles, São Paulo moves during all day long, evolving, transforming, creating things for us, for our family. Things that never end. Even when we go to sleep, São Paulo doesn’t stop. It continues, always lively, ready for all tastes and needs.
Avenida Paulista, São Paulo
Luz Station São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Federal District. The city is located in the Federal District, and is in the Central-West region of the country, along a plateau known as Planalto
Tourist attractions include:
1. Chapada dos Veadeiros – A National Park with plenty of cerrado wildlife and surrounded
by several waterfalls.
2. Itiquira Falls – this 168 m-high waterfall is just over 100 km from Brasília, in the municipality
of Formosa, Goiás.
3. Caldas Novas – The largest natural hot springs resort in the world.
4. Pirenópolis – The city, located 150 km from Brasília.
5. Goiás Velho – Former capital of the State of Goiás, filled with Portuguese colonial architecture.
Itiquira Falls, Brazilia
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Rio's Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's primary tourist attraction and resort. The city sports world-class hotels, approximately 80 kilometres of beachland, and the famous Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains.
São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, in English: "City of the Holy Saviour of the Bay of all Saints" is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
Salvador is the nexus of an incredible arts movement. Wild festivals happen frequently, with drum corps pounding out powerful rhythms against the backdrop of colonial buildings almost daily. At night, capoeira circles form on plazas and open spaces, while the scent of acarajé (bean and shrimp fritters) and other African delights fills the evening air. Elsewhere in town, a different spirit flows through the crowd as religious followers celebrate and reconnect with African gods at mystical Candomblé ceremonies. In fact, there’s no other place in the world where descendants of African slaves have preserved their heritage as well as in Salvador.
Interesting Places near Salvador
Porto da Barra Beach was the 3rd best in the world.
The large island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints can be visited either by a car-ferry, or a smaller foot-passenger ferry, which leaves from near the Mercado Modelo near the Lacerda Elevator.
BA-099 Highway, or "Line of Coconut" and "Green Line" of towns and cities, with exquisite beaches, north of Salvador heading towards Sergipe state.
Morro de São Paulo in the Valença region across the Bay of All Saints – an island that can be reached by ferry from Salvador (1 hour), by plane, or by bus to Valença and then by 'Rapido' ('fast') speedboat or smaller ferry. Morro de São Paulo is formed by five villages of the Tinharé Island. The city is served by many shopping malls: Shopping Iguatemi, Salvador Shopping, Shopping Barra, and Shopping Paralela.
Famous Supermodel Adriana Lima bon in Salvador
Porto da Barra Beach Salvador
São Salvador da Bahia
Brazil Other Destinations
a. Amazonia - jungle tours, wildlife, floated wood, the mysteries of the Amazon
b. Chapada Diamantina National Park
c. Chapada dos Veadeiros — cerrado (tropical savanna) wildlife and stunning waterfalls
d. Fernando de Noronha — tropical island paradise in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, is protected
as a Marine National Park since 1997 and a World Heritage Site
e. Ilha Grande Iguaçu Falls — world-famous waterfalls
f. Ilha do Marajó
g. Lençóis Maranhenses
h Pantanal — the world's largest wetland hosts lots of eco-tourism and vast biodiversity, including
caiman, jaguar, anaconda, giant anteater, primates, giant otter, and piranha
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Popular name Liannet Borrego
Birth name Liannet Borrego Jímenez
Birth date January 28, 1988
Birth place Havana, Cuba
Occupation Actress, Dancer and Model
Height: 5' 8"
Ethnicity Latino / Hispanic
Liannet won many beauty contests such as Miss Cuban American Teen , Miss Teen Face Best Cuban American . She began her career acting in Dreaming costs nothing (2005), Me Is You (2006),
She is currently filming My Heart Insists as Veronica 's best, and Debora amira Grachi as Cussy Canosa 's secretary Escolarium.
In March 2008 she modeled for Andrew Christian designer of fashion , she also worked with MJ With Sean Kingston and appear in many entertainment programs as a guest on the television stations Spanish speaking U.S
Miss Cuban American Teen (2003)
Best Face Miss Cuban American Teen (2003)
Miss Hispanidad (2005 Princess)
Sabado Gigante Beauty Contest (2003)
Dancing Contest Sabado Gigante (2002)
The Competition most beautiful daughter (2002).
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Popular name Adriana Fonseca
Birth name Adriana Fonseca Castellanos
Birth date March 16, 1979
Birth place Veracruz, Mexico
Ethnicity Latino / Hispanic
Fonseca started her acting career performing in a local television show.At 16 she was accepted into the C.E.A. (Centro de Education Artistica) in Mexico. Winning the award in the competition "El rostro de El Heraldo de México" in 1997,she participated in the soap opera La Usurpadora. Fonseca had an important role in the soap opera Rosalinda playing the little sister of Rosalinda, Lucy. She had her first protagonistic role in the soap opera Amigos Por Siempre next to Ernesto LaG
Popular name Lorena Rojas
Birth name Seydi Lorena Rojas Gonzalez
Birth date February 10, 1973
Birth place Mexico
Occupation Actress and Singer
Ethnicity White / Caucasian
Lorena Rojas is a Mexican actress and singer, a song writer and best known for her leading roles in popular Telenovelas. She began her artistic career in 1990 when she participated in the soap opera Alcanzar Una Estrella produced by Televisa. In 2005, she starred in her most acclaimed telenovela El cuerpo del deseo, besides Andrés García, Mario Cimarro, Erick Elías, & Sonia Noemí, among others, which proved to be an international success, broadcast by Telemundo NBC. In 2006 she released her second album Deseo.
Plurinational State of Bolivia is a country in central South America. It is landlocked and bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west. Bolivia is a democratic republic that is divided into nine departments. Its geography is varied from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin.
The ethnic composition of Bolivia includes a great diversity of cultures. Most of the indigenous peoples have assimilated a mestizo culture, diversifying and expanding their indigenous heritage. Consequently, there is in Bolivia a mix of cultures, which join Hispanic and Amerindian.
Largest city Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Official languages Spanish
Spoken Languages Quechua and Aymara
Government Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
President Evo Morales
Vice President Álvaro García Linera
Currency Boliviano (BOB)
Independence Day: August 6, 1825
Neighboring countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Time zone BOT (UTC−4)
Internet TLD .bo
Calling code +591
Bolivia is now well and truly on travelers’ radars; opportunities for cultural and adventure activities and off-the-beaten-path exploration have exploded. But while most travelers stick to the well-worn paths of the Altiplano, there’s plenty to be found elsewhere, including the tropical east and the lowland regions in the south.
Learn more about Bolivia and its main cities and attractions
La Paz was built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River (now mostly built over), which runs northwest to southeast. The city's main thoroughfare, which roughly follows the river, changes names over its length, but the central tree-lined section running through the downtown core is called the Prado. La Paz geography, in particular the altitude, reflects the city's society: the lower you go, the more affluent. While many middle-class paceños live in high-rise condos near the center, the really rich houses are located in the lower neighborhoods southwest of the Prado. The reason for this division is that the lower you go in the city the milder the weather is. And looking up from the center, the surrounding hills are plastered with makeshift brick houses of those struggling in the hope of one day reaching the bottom. The satellite city of El Alto, in which the airport is located, is spread over a broad area to the west of the canyon, on the altiplano.
La Paz Main Attractions
Also known as the Palacio Quemado (Burnt Palace) due to repeated fire episodes the building endured in the past.
Built in 1835, the cathedral is an impressive building worth seeing. It is located in the Plaza Murillo nest to the Presidential Palace.
Churches: San Francisco, Santo Domingo
The highest lake in the world offers a wonderful view of magical surroundings and enchanted waters.
Town located on the shores of the Titikaka lake. It attracts hundreds of pilgrims each year for the Virgin of Copacabana festivities.
Sucre today has become a more conservative city, as the old wealth and power of the city is threatened by the Evo Morales government and its plans for reform and wealth redistribution. The city of Sucre is also known as the City of Four Names, being those names La Plata, Charcas, Ciudad Blanca (White City), and Sucre. On December 13, 1991 UNESCO declared the Historic City of Sucre a "World Heritage Site" in recognition of its rich history and its wealth of colonial architecture.
Casa de la Libertad:
House located on the main plaza, where the declaration of independence of Bolivia was signed on august 6th, 1825. Portraits of presidents, military decorations, and documents are displayed.
Palacio de la Glorieta:
Formerly an outstanding palace owned by the wealthy entrepreneur Don Francisco de Argandoña, it now serves as a military school.
Museo de la Recoleta:
Established by the Franciscan Order in the early 16th century, this placed served as a convent, barracks, prison, and museum. Displays anonymous paintings from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Universidad Mayor de San Francisco Xavier:
Founded on March 27th, 1624 by Padre Juan de Frías Herrán.
Biblioteca Nacional de Bolivia:
Archivo Nacional. Contains documents of the Audiencia de Charcas and those of the republic. Includes documents from the XVI to the XX centuries.