Today in Latin American History
Portugal Recognized the Independence of Brazil in 1825
Today in Latin American history, Portugal finally recognized the independence of Brazil in 1825.
Although Brazil declared independence on September 7, 1822, Portugal did not recognize it until three years later.
After a series of skirmishes and setbacks, international recognition of Brazil came when Britain and Portugal recognized Brazilian independence by signing a treaty on August 29, 1825.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Inca emperor Atahualpa died in 1533, after his death the Inca empire began to erode
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine Juan Bautista Alberdi who wrote much of the constitution was born in 1810
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez known for her song “Bésame Mucho” was born in 1924
- Today in LatAm history, police killed Mexican-American Ruben Salazar at the National Chicano Moratorium March in 1970
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan baseball player Henry Blanco who catches for the Arizona Diamondbacks was born in 1971
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine basketball player Carlos Delfino who plays for the Houston Rockets was born in 1982