Today in Latin American History
Venezuela Declared Independence from Spain in 1811
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.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Márcio Amoroso who played for the National team was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Hernán Crespo who plays for the National team & FC Parma was born in 1975