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Charts the key occasions and remarkable dates within the political histories of the nations of the region.* Alphabetically indexed person kingdom chapters* Chronologically lists the foremost occasions of every state* Covers the industrial, social and cultural advancements that experience affected the political heritage of every state
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1536: The King of Portugal divided his newly acquired territory into a number of captaincies, which he granted to noblemen—known as donatarios—to develop and defend. The donatarios introduced sugar-cane cultivation and cattle to the region. 1549: A further fleet, under the command of Tomé de Sousa, brought colonists, soldiers, priests, royal officials and Roman Catholic Jesuit missionaries. A capital for the colony was established at Salvador. 1550s: Attempts by the sugar-plantation owners to recruit the indigenous peoples as labour failed owing to native resistance and the deaths of thousands from smallpox.
26 March 1991: The Treaty of Asunción was signed by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Brazil 37 Uruguay, committing the four countries to the establishment of a common market, to be known in Portuguese as the Mercado Comum do Sul and in Spanish as the Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosul/Mercosur—the Southern Common Market). May 1991: Following the failure of a second series of economic reforms (the country had experienced a recession in 1990 followed by a resumption of inflation in 1991), the Government’s economic team, including the Minister of the Economy, Zélia Cardoso de Mello, was forced to resign.
Mariano Melgarejo Valencia overthrew Gen. Achá. His regime subsequently became notorious for its corruption, economic mismanagement and ill-treatment of the indigenous population. 1867: Gen. Melgarejo signed a treaty with Brazil in which he ceded 102, 400 sq km of Bolivian territory in exchange for improved access rights to the Atlantic Ocean. 1871: Agustín Morales Hernández overthrew Melgarejo, but retained his predecessor’s autocratic style of government. 1873–76: Following the assassination of Morales by his nephew, a number of short-lived civilian and military leaders failed to establish themselves in the Presidency.
A Political Chronology of the Americas (Political Chronologies of the World Series) by 1st Ed