Today in Latin American History
Argentine Protestors Ousted Buenos Aires Governor Juan Ramón Balcarce in 1833
Photo: Juan Ramón Balcarce
Today in Latin American history, protests in Buenos Aires, Argentina ousted governor Juan Ramón Balcarce in 1833.
A large number of gauchos and poor people made a demonstration at the gates of the legislature, praising Rosas and demanding the resignation of Balcarce.
The troops organized to fight demonstration mutinied and joined it. The legislature finally gave up the trial, ousted Balcarce and replaced him with Juan José Viamonte.
Balcarce was imprisoned and died in exile in Uruguay.
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