Colombia President, Francisco de Paula Santander

President Colombia, Francisco de Paula Santander a confederate and opponent of Simon Bolivar who fought to liberate Colombia (New Granada) from Spanish rule. Continue reading

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbasko ˈnuɲeθ ðe βalˈβo.a]; c. 1475 – around January 12–21, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. Continue reading

First European Settlements in South America

Spanish explorer, Diego de Nicuesa founded the Nombre de Dios European settlement near Panama, South America settlement in 1510, Continue reading

President Juan Jose Flores of Ecuador

Following Ecuadorian succession from Gran Colombia, Juan Jose Flores was elected President Continue reading