Today in Latin American History
Brazilian Rebels Began the 10-Year-Long Farroupilha Revolution in 1835
Photo: Farroupilha Revolution
Today in Latin American history, Brazilian rebels captured Porto Alegre starting the 10-year-long Farroupilha Revolution in 1835.
The uprising is believed to have begun due to the difference between the economy of Rio Grande do Sul and the rest of the country.
Unlike the other states, the state economy focused in the internal market rather than exporting commodities.
On March 1, 1845, the peace negotiations led by Lima e Silva and Antônio Vicente da Fontoura concluded with the signing of the Ponche Verde Treaty between the two sides, in Dom Pedrito. The treaty offered the rebels a full amnesty, full incorporation into the imperial army and the choice of the next provincial president.
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- Today in LatAm history, Paraguayan dictator and national hero José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia died in 1840
- Today in LatAm history, US General Zachary Taylor led a group of 6,500 soldiers to attack Monterrey, Mexico in 1846
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