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Latin American Union - Expo Turin 1911

Latin American Union at the Exhibition Expo Turin 1911

The Latin American pavilion includes Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. This collective exhibition of States far removed from each other, united only by the love of exiled sons for their common mother, Italy, shows the power of cooperation and proves that great results can still be expected from our American colonies, if the ties that unite them to their original homeland become even stronger and closer.

The building occupies an area of 6,000 square metres and is the work of the architect Orsino Bonci. The style, very pure and sober, has a beautiful effect with its simple and severe lines. Large pilasters rise up to the attic and give the palace strength and grandeur. The tympanum of the central door, closed by stained glass, is decorated with groups of allegorical statues. The central dome has an original crown, formed by a map of the world.

The interior of the pavilion is divided into several rooms where all the countries have grouped their products. The Uruguayan exhibition occupies the central hall, two large rooms on the left and one on the right. Chile's exhibition is remarkable for the country's great mineral wealth in gold, silver, copper and saltpetre, and for the strong organisation of the Italian colony, which in Chile has established schools, hospitals and charities and holds the first rank among foreign colonies.

The Committee promoting and organising the exhibition is composed of Mr. Hector Panizzoni, President and General Commissioner of Peru, Mr. Louis Bizet, President of the Italian Government, and Mr. Jean-Louis Bocconi, President of the European Commission.
Mr. Hector Panizzoni, President and Commissioner General of Peru, Mr. Louis Bizzozzero, Delegate General of Venezuela and Mr. Marius de Albertis, Vice Presidents.

The Honorary Committee includes, among others, Dr. Clement Althaus, Consul General of Peru; Mr. Bonaventure Caviglia, Delegate General of Uruguay; H.E. Minister D. Agostino Norero, representing the Government of the Republic of Venezuela; and Mr. Marius de Albertis, Vice-President of the Republic of Venezuela. Agostino Norero, representative of the Republic of Ecuador to the French Republic and Italy; Mr. Barthélémy Sanguinetti, Consul of Chile and Mr. Joseph Falcone, for Peru.

©Guide Officiel de l'Exposition Internationale de Turin 1911