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Today in Latin American History

Simón Bolívar was Named President of Peru in 1823

Simón Bolívar was Named President of Peru in 1823

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Today in Latin American history, Simón Bolívar was named President of Peru in 1823.

Known as the Liberator, Bolivar was a Venezuelan military and political leader.

He played a key role in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.

Later the Peruvian congress named him dictator of Peru on February 10, 1824, which allowed Bolívar to reorganize completely the political and military administration.

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