They reached the islands on August 9, where they took the opportunity to finish fitting out the ships and recruit some Canarian sailors known for their skill and knowledge of the waters. Finally, on September 6, Christopher Columbus’ expedition set sail for the eastern coasts of Asia.
On October 12, 1492, after a 36-day voyage, the sailor Rodrigo de Triana sings from the top of La Pinta the long-awaited “land in sight”. But it was not the Asian continent that they set foot on, but a new world. Christopher Columbus had changed the course of history.
Moreover, many Canary Islanders ended up embarking on the voyages that would eventually lead to the founding of cities such as Buenos Aires in 1536, or Santa Marta, Caracas, Montevideo and Havana, where their influence is still palpable today.
He has been planning this trip for more than three months and is anxious to be reunited with part of his family living in Miami, Florida. He has spent three days in Necoclí and his economy has suffered. “The prices are exaggeratedly expensive, both airfare and food. Everything you can get here is expensive,” he says.
“Haitians are being humiliated, they are humiliating them and in the eyes of God we are all equal, we all have the same right and we are all going for the same cause,” he said. To prove it, he explained that he witnessed that while lunches cost about 7,000 pesos ($1.79), a Haitian was sold for 20,000 pesos ($5.12). “It is an exaggeration, a lack of respect, an immorality,” he said.
“The (U.S.) dollar is handled a lot, instead of the local currency,” he explains, due to the fact that those who arrive mostly sell their houses and other properties to look for a better life outside their countries.
Would he cross the Darien Gap? “No, no, if I were to leave I would not cross it. I want to go to another country but the situation they (migrants) go through is too strong,” he adds about the potential dangers. “They know they are going but they don’t know if they are going to make it”.
Satellite view of the Bering Strait, with Cape Dezhneva (Russia) at upper left, Cape Prince of Wales (Alaska) at right, and the Diomedes Islands in the center.Geographic LocationContinent.
The Bering Strait (English: Bering Strait; Russian, Берингов пролив, romanized or transliterated as Beringov proliv) is an arm of the sea located between the eastern end of Asia (Siberia) (Uelen) and the northwestern end of America (Alaska) (Tin City). Its waters connect the Chukotka Sea to the north with the Bering Sea to the south. It is 82.7 km wide between the vicinity of Cape Dezhnev on the Chukchi Peninsula in Russia, which is the easternmost point (169° 39′ W) of the continent of Asia, and the vicinity of Cape Prince of Wales in Alaska, USA, which is the westernmost point (168° 07′ W) of the subcontinent of North America.
Since 2012 the Russian coast of the Bering Strait has been a closed military zone. Through organized travel and the use of special permits, visits by foreigners are possible. All arrivals must be through an airport or cruise port, near the Bering Strait only at Anadyr or Providéniya. Unauthorized travelers arriving on shore after crossing the strait, even those with visas, may be arrested, temporarily imprisoned, fined, deported, and banned from future visas. The following is a summary of the situation.
When the settlement of America began
The established theory about the route by which Ice Age peoples reached the American continent has been disproved by scientists. An unprecedented genetic study concludes that their supposed route of entry through a corridor between Siberia and Alaska was “biologically unfeasible” for the first settlers.
According to the most widely accepted hypotheses, the first people to reach North America would have passed to the continent via an ancient land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. They had to wait until two large ice sheets covering what is now Canada began to recede, until a so-called ‘ice-free corridor’ was created that allowed them to move southward.
A study led by the University of Oviedo identifies the possible genomic keys to the immortality of ‘Turritopsis dohrnii’ and the general mechanisms that allow its continuous rejuvenation. The work does not seek to achieve strategies for human immortality, but to understand the mechanisms to respond to diseases associated with aging.