The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
Bahia is the Amazon's geographical next-of-kin: the same climate, forest canopy, diverse floor. But there is no wild cacao; the tree was introduced, most likely by a Frenchman, Louis Frederick Warneaux, who, in 1746, sowed seeds near one of Bahia's large rivers.
Have you ever walked late at night through a forest when you are first in love?
A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries.
In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.