"Sweat, blood, and poverty have marked our disjointed and oppressed Latin America. Now it is crucial that we readjust this continent, unite it, and transform it into an untouchable monolith capable of ensuring its independence and Happiness."
"Suor, sangue e pobreza marcaram a história desta América Latina tão desarticulada e oprimida. Agora urge reajustá-la num monobloco intocável, capaz de fazê-la independente e feliz."
The Latin America Memorial is a cultural, political and leisure complex, inaugurated in 1989, in São Paulo, Brazil. The architectural setting, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is a monument to the cultural, political, social and economic integration of Latin America, spanning an area of 84,482 square meters. Its cultural project was developed by Brazilian anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro. It is a public foundation, financially and administratively autonomous, maintained by the state government.