Mandevilla, a tropical beauty commonly called Rock Trumpet, originated in the forest of Brazil and comes from the Apocynaceae family Most Mandevilla species are also native to Central and South America Mandevilla was named after a British diplomat and gardener Henry Mandeville, who came across the species in this continent in the 18th century.

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Latin View

Judging from the disastrous news surrounding the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the best thing that could happen to Latin American countries—or perhaps to all countries that apply to be hosts of future Olympic Games—is to lose their bids, and save themselves from a monumental waste of money.

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