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Today in Latin American History

Argentina Declared Independence From Spain in 1816

Argentina Declared Independence From Spain in 1816

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Today in Latin American history, Argentina declared independence from Spain in 1816.

The Congress of Tucumán declared the independence of the United Provinces of South America, which is still today one of the legal names of the Argentine Republic.

The Declaration pointed to the circumstances in Europe of the past six years—the removal of the King of Spain by the Napoleon and the subsequent refusal of Ferdinand VII to accept constitutional rule both in the Peninsula and overseas.

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