Dear readers, listeners and fellow bloggers:

Today, October 10th , we are celebrating Columbus Day in the USA, to remember that day in 1492 when Cristoforo Colombo, a Genovese sailor hired by the Spanish Crown to find an alternate rout to India, came across a whole new continent unknown to Europeans up to them, as he made a landing somewhere in the Northern Bahamas.  For the past few decades, there has been a raging social controversy around this day as the Native Americans consider it the day where their Holocaust began due to European Colonialism. We have discussed this issue in previous articles that you can browse. Nonetheless, as proud Italian-Americans, we do celebrate this day every year, as a reminder of our precious heritage.

Note. This image was taken from Wikimedia Commons.

If you want to read an excellent book about the depredation of Spanish Colonialism in the Americas, you should  consider Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina, which has been translated to dozens of languages. Eduardo Galeano, its late author, was a very good friend of our dear father Mario and we fondly remember him as a great conversationalist.

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