Photographer's Note

On the way between Rio do Sul and Buenos Aires, within the Rio Grande do Sul state are these ruins of the time of the Jesuit missions in the Americas.

The missions were abandoned under pressure from Spanish to Portuguese priests who were forming practically a Jesuit nation with indigenous armies. The Portuguese left the reduction and left the Indians to their own devices, which were gradually decimated by the Spanish.

São Miguel das Missões, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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