31. Tierra Firme - Part 2

Episode 32 July 15, 2018 00:28:31
31. Tierra Firme - Part 2
The Latin American History Podcast
31. Tierra Firme - Part 2
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In part one of this series Balboa managed to somehow usurp not one but two royally sanctioned expeditions to the mainland of the Americas. Not he must keep keep his colonists loyal while also proving to the Spanish king that he should be allowed to remain in charge of the colony. What better way to do this than by going exploring and discovering the Pacific Ocean?

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