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Today in Latin American History

Venezuela Declared Independence from Spain in 1811

Venezuela Declared Independence from Spain in 1811

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Today in Latin American history, Venezuela declared independence from Spain in 1811.

Venezuelans made the decision to break away from the Spanish Crown in order to establish a new nation based on the premises of equality of individuals, abolition of censorship and dedication to freedom of expression.

The declaration proclaimed a new nation called the American Confederacy of Venezuela and was mainly written by Cristóbal Mendoza and Juan Germán Roscio.

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