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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.

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