Sunday, 9 September 2012

Maritza Rodríguez




Profile
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

Career
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

Brazil



Introducing Brazil
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.


Basic Information
Capital                     Brasília
Largest city              São Paulo
Language                 Portuguese
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


Culture
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.


Administrative Divisions
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         
2 Belém    
12 São Gonçalo  
3 Rio de Janeiro        
13 Manaus                     
4 Goiânia   Goiás
14 Maceió   Alagoas
5 Salvador                       
15 Curitiba                    
6 Guarulhos
16 Duque de Caxias    
7 Brasília              
17 Recife                         
8 Campinas
18 Teresina Piauí
9 Fortaleza                         
19 Porto Alegre    
10 São Luís        
20 Natal    


São Paulo
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


Brazilia
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.

                                                             Brazilia City



                                                                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.




Salvador, Bahia
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 
The Guardian,
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
                                                       View more

                                                        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

Liannet Borrego


Profile 
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


Career
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

Awards
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

Adriana Fonseca




Profile
Popular name              Adriana Fonseca
Birth name                   Adriana Fonseca Castellanos
Birth date                     March 16, 1979
Birth place                   Veracruz, Mexico
Occupation                 Actress
Ethnicity                      Latino / Hispanic

Career
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









Lorena Rojas



Profile
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

Caree
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.









Bolivia




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.


Basic Information
Capital                         Sucre
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



Tourism
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
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

Presidential Palace:
Also known as the Palacio Quemado (Burnt Palace) due to repeated fire episodes the building endured in the past.

The Cathedral: 
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

Titikaka Lake: 
The highest lake in the world offers a wonderful view of magical surroundings and enchanted waters.

Copacabana: 
Town located on the shores of the Titikaka lake. It attracts hundreds of pilgrims each year for the Virgin of Copacabana festivities.


Sucre
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.



Main Attraction

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.