Tag Results for "Independence"
Today in Latin American history, Paraguay’s independence from Spain was recognized in 1811. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted natives to Christianity and enslaved native Indian populations. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, Ecuador gained its independence from Gran Colombia in 1830. Following the deaths of Antonio José de Sucre and Simón Bolívar, Gran Colombia was on the brink of collapse. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti in 1844. The whole island of Hispaniola had been under Haitian rule for 22 years when Haiti occupied the newly independent state of Haití Español in 1822. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, an army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crossed the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru in 1817. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia in 1826. continue reading »
At least two hacking groups –Anonymous and X-ploit- were responsible for shutting down Mexico's Public Security and Defense websites. continue reading »
Last Sunday, a quarter of a million Citizens of Barcelona voted in a mock referendum described as "a citizen's initiative to organize a referendum in the city of Barcelona on Catalonia's independence from Spain”. continue reading »