"Under the new law, all those born in Brazil legally became Brazilian citizens, even though there were discussions if they should be considered ingênuos (free born) or libertos (freed—which would restrict for a generation their political rights). The announced transformation was not small. For the first time a horizon was defined for the end of slavery in the country. ..." – By Hebe Mattos and Wlamyra Albuquerque
"Because of its flavor and the energy it provided, chocolate was consumed in large quantities from the mid-16th century on and was one of the main foods of the residents of Mexico City and the surrounding region. Cocoa was a substantial part of the Mexican diet not only in institutions such as convents, schools, hospitals, and prisons, but also among residents..." – By Guillermina del Valle Pavón
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