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Today in Latin American History

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, & Costa Rica Declared Independence in 1821

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, & Costa Rica Declared Independence in 1821

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Today in Latin American history, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, & Costa Rica declared independence in 1821.

Known as the Captaincy General of Guatemala, the Captaincy was an administrative division in Spanish America which covered much of Central America, a Popular Assembly was called by the City Council which included deputies from the provinces and the citizenry of Guatemala declared independence and the Deed of Declaration of Independence was signed and proclaimed.

This region had been formally subject to New Spain throughout the colonial period, but as a practical matter was administered separately.

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