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Asiento

 

agreements of the 16th-18th centuries by which Spain gave private parties or foreign states exclusive rights to import Negro slaves into its American possessions. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Flemish, Genoese, and Dutch obtained this right at various times; France got the monopoly in 1701 and England in 1713 (for 30 years). The use of the Asiento by English merchants for contraband trade and robbery at sea caused the Anglo-Spanish war of 1739–48. England got the Asiento extended for four years by the treaty of Aachen of 1748. By the treaty signed in Madrid (1750) it renounced the Asiento for a compensation of 100,000 pounds sterling.

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Virginia Maryland and New York received cargoes from Jamaica, though this facet of the intra-American slave trade was much smaller relative to the asiento traffic.
Conveniencia fue de todos este divino Misterio: pues el hombre, de fortuna, v Dios mejoro su asiento.
In spite of this, recent Uruguayan films have enjoyed remarkable acceptance--many, such as Salvavidas debajo de su asiento ([Life Jacket Is under Your Seat] Leonardo Ricagni, 2002) and the multiple award-winning Whisky (Juan Pablo Rebella--Pablo Stoll, 2004), offering commentary on the country's socio-economic conditions--setting their stories in a decaying and dismaying Montevideo, using the city's physical neglect to frame the disillusion and helplessness of a society that is merely a shadow of the affluent nation that it was.
Asiento viejo and the development of the Rio Parita chiefdom, Panama.
Y tambien en ambos casos la industria televisiva fue catapultada al asiento del conductor por la necesidad de un publico avido de recibir informacion sobre los acontecimientos, como asi tambien de aliviar las preocupaciones por medio del entretenimiento.
Por el contrario, luego de la derrota indigena de la Guerra del Mixton en 1541-1542 y de su tercer cambio de sede, Guadalajara hallo asiento final en el valle de Atemajac, logrando estabilidad y bonanza.
Gaspar de Sousa, cavallero Del habito de Christus, gentil hombre que fue de la voca de Su Majestad que aya gloria, volvio a jurar em el dicho asiento para servir en el al Rey nuestro senor, que Dios guarde, (.
According to the asiento agreement, the enslaved African had to be between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five (youthful ages for extracting as much labor as possible).
Initiates who are hijo or hija de santo (son or daughter of the saint) can also become during the asiento ceremony, which represents a "marriage" between oricha and human, a iyawo or "youngest bride.
Ufano andaba el barbaro contento de haberse mas que todo senalado, cuando Caupolican a aquel asiento, si gente, a la ligera, habia llegado: tenia un ojo sin luz de nacimiento como un fino granate colorado, pero lo que en la vista le faltaba, en la fuerza y esfuerzo le sobraba.
Las nuevas declaraciones, que se componen de una serie de coartadas sin asiento, acaban por presentar dudas sobre la real participacion de los inculpados en el salteo.
Members of the Nation loaned money to the Spanish Crown, provisioned the colonies, developed the sugar and tobacco trades in the Indies, took control of the silver and pearl trade from South America, and gained control of the asiento do escravos, the permit to import African slave captives to the Spanish colonies.