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Peru is celebrating today to commemorate its 190th-year of independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 350 years as they decimated the Inca Empire, introduced smallpox and raided the country’s gold reserves. The fight for independence started in 1818 with Jose de San Martin seizing partial control of Lima and declaring partial independent in 1821. Then Simon Bolivar came to Peru to assist San Martin and liberated the entire country from Spanish rule. continue reading »