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Official visit of the Chilean President at the Grand Lodge of Chile

Official visit of the Chilean President at the Grand Lodge of Chile

According to the Masonic Press Agency, last year the Grand Master of Chile received the President at the Annual Communication: President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet visited the Grand Lodge of Chile. This is the first time in the history of this country when a President makes an official visit and talks in front of the Grand Lodge of Chilean Freemasons. At the time of her entry into the Grand Temple, Bachelet was cheered by over 650 Freemasons and guests present. Bachelet’s father was a Freemason, as was her maternal grandfather. Chilean Presidency informed that Mrs. President attended the Annual Communication ... Read More »

A Not-So-Secret Society Meeting in Costa Rica

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At a recent gathering that took place in the capital city of Costa Rica, men wearing ceremonial garb over their business suits conferred about topics such as apprenticeships, fellowcraft, medallions, seals, rituals, and the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. This special meeting was presided by a special guest from a faraway land who bore gifts, including a medallion that was placed in a museum dedicated to holding artifacts belonging to a fraternal order that people often associate with mysticism. Freemasonry in Costa Rica dates back to 1865. By 1871, a handful of Fraternal Orders had been established around the country, ... Read More »

Nicolás Orlando Breglia is the new Grand Master of Argentina

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Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following the elections that took place in the Grand Lodge of Argentina, the Deputy Grand Master was elected Grand Master of the Freemasonry in Argentina. Dr. Nicolás Orlando Breglia is the successor of Angel Jorge Clavero and won 77.6% of the total votes. Breglia has a term of three years and his election to this position ensures the continuity of policies and projects implemented by Clavero. Breglia is an Argentine lawyer and historian of Freemasonry. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, a former adviser to several unions and is the author of several books on Freemasonry. ... Read More »

Conference about the History of Freemasonry in Mexico

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A Conference about the History of Freemasonry in Mexico will take place on Suterday, March 23rd, 2013 in Puebla, Mexico. The main lecturer will be Enrique Galvan Ochoa. Read More »

Freemasonry in the Brazilian Carnaval

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The origin of carnival The celebration probably has its origins in pagan festivals, such as those held in honor of Bacchus, the god of wine, and the Roman Saturnalia and Lupercalia, or those that took place in honor of the bull, Apis in Egypt. According to some historians, the origins of carnival festivities date back to ancient Sumer and Egypt more than 5,000 years ago, with similar celebrations in the Roman Empire, from whence the custom spread throughout Europe, being brought to America by Spanish and Portuguese navigators who colonized from the fifteenth century on. Carnival also is said by some ... Read More »