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Daemon
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Hostos Day

Eugenio Maria de Hostos (1839-1903) was a Puerto Rican philosopher and patriot who became a leader of the opposition to Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century. He campaigned for the education of women in Brazil, and his books on law and education triggered reforms in other Latin American countries. He even sponsored the first railroad between Chile and Argentina, across the Andes Mountains. The anniversary of his birth is observed as a public holiday in Puerto Rico on the second Monday in January. More...
striker
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 10:45:37 AM
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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 4:42:48 PM

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Never heard of him before, but I'm impressed with his achievements. Thanks TFD & Happy Birthday de Hostos! Applause

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:04:22 PM

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I have often felt that the Spanish were a little more then backwards, more likely then not, because of the very strong control over the populous by the Roman Catholic Church. This can be seen (again) in that, Eugenio Maria de Hostos needed to, "campaigned for the education of women in Brazil..." Sadly this attitude is prevalent in many other countries as well; probably within all countries; looking upon women as second class citizen's.... Ah, what a sick fu**en world we live in......
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