Amazon, a Talismanic Word Amazon is one of the talismanic words of our age. The international media launched it in 1992, during the fifth centenary of the discovery of America and the 1992 Rio Earth Summit — the first world conference of heads of state on the environment – and re-launched it in recent weeks.
The great epic of Portuguese missionaries in the evangelization and colonization of Brazil Harsh was the reality that the Portuguese encountered when they arrived in Brazil five hundred years ago. The natives did not correspond to the myth of the “noble savage” living in a paradisiacal America. Before the Discovery, Brazil was inhabited by a
The great epic Portuguese and Spanish colonization and evangelization of our huge continent What reality did the Europeans who came to America 500 years ago encounter in its beaches and mountains, jungles and plains? Did it correspond to the ‘noble savage’ myth in a paradisical America? It soon became obvious that things were not quite