Marcelo Sánchez Delgado is Professor of History at the University of Chile. He is also co-editor of El bulevar de los pobres: racismo científico, higiene and eugenesia en Chile e Iberoamérica, siglos XIX and XX.
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The Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia arrived in the Mapocho River valley in 1541, and in view of the abundance of water and the auspiciousness of the large indigenous population, he decided to found the city of Santiago del Nuevo Extremo there. Since his ambition was to reach the Strait [...]
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