Cuenca declares indepedence in 1820

Published on November 06, 2018
On the afternoon of November 3, 1820, hundreds of Cuencanos formed a cordon around Plaza Mayor — today’s Parque Calderon — trapping 110 Spanish soldiers inside. Their mission, according to leader Tomas Ordonez, was to “throw off the yoke of colonial domination and establish a community of freedom.” Earlier in the day, Ordonez, José María […]

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