Today in Latin American History
Emperor Agustín de Iturbide Attempted to Dissolve the Mexican Empire in 1822
Photo: Emperor Agustín de Iturbide
Today in Latin American history, Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempted to dissolve the Mexican Empire in 1822.
The emperor was facing difficulties in the congress due to the fact that a significant number of this congress supported republican ideas.
To combat the resistance, Iturbide closed down the congress on 31 October 1822, and created a new junta to legislate in its place, answering only to him.
He persecuted his enemies, arresting and jailing a score of former members of the congress, but this did not bring peace.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Dunga who played & managed the National team was born in 1963
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian musician Roger Manganelli who sings & plays bass for Less Than Jake was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra who runs the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas was born in 1980