Hernan Cortes :
- n Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
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- Insight: Who wants to bet on a 'Nicaragua Canal'?
By Ivan Castro and Lomi Kriel MANAGUA/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - For centuries since the colonization of the New World, entrepreneurs have dreamed of building a canal spanning Nicaragua to make it easier to tap Asia's riches. Sixteenth century Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes yearned to cleave the isthmus, and ever since, French, American and Dutch financiers have all made abortive, Quixotic ...
June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News