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Today in Latin American History

Salvadoran Priest Rang Church Bells Beginning the Independence Movement in 1811

Salvadoran Priest Rang Church Bells Beginning the Independence Movement in 1811

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Today in Latin American history, Salvadoran priest rang church bells launching the 1811 Independence Movement in 1811.

The insurrectionists organized themselves along with prominent middle-class supporters of the cause of independence such as doctors and priests who took part in the event.

This was the first of a series of revolts in Central America in El Salvador against Spanish colonialism and dependency on the Captaincy General of Guatemala.

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