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Simon Bolivar Signed the Decree of War to the Death Against Spaniards in 1813

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan Simon Bolivar signed the Decree of War to the Death against Spaniards in 1813. The Decree of War to the Death, was a decree issued by the South American separatist leader, Simón Bolívar, which permitted murder and any atrocities whatsoever to be committed against civilians born in Spain (or the Canary Islands), other than those actively assisting South American independence, and furthermore exonerated Latin Americans who had already committed such murders and atrocities. continue reading »