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Carta de Jamaica

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La Carta de Jamaica es un texto de referencia en el programa bolivariano de emancipación de América. Las referencias a México, Venezuela, Colombia, Perú y Cuba y las reflexiones sobre una futura federación americana fueron duranto todo el siglo XIX una continua fuente de inspiración para el continente.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Linkgua (first published January 1st 2007)
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Ken Moten
[I read a translation of the letter by [author:Lewis Bertrand|2553120. Will publish a Spanish translation of this review as soon as possible.]

"Yo diré a Vd. lo que puede ponernos en actitud de expulsar a los españoles y de fundar un gobierno libre: es la unión, ciertamente; mas esta unión no nos vendrá por prodigios divinos sino por efectos sensibles y esfuerzos bien dirigidos. La América está encontrada entre sí, porque se halla abandonada de todas las naciones; aislada en medio del universo,
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I read this for a module at university - ‘Conflict and Violence in the Spanish Speaking World’. I’m quite thankful that I've previously studied Bartolomé de las Casas, which really helped me understand the context of this. There’s a lot about the Spanish ‘conquistadores’, whose tyranny Las Casas depicted in ‘Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias’. In light of this Bolívar is writing this letter about independence of the Latin American countries and Pan-Americanism, which he re
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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios, commonly known as Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Together with José de San Martín, he played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.

Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first union of independent
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“un estado demasiado extenso en sí mismo o por sus dependencias, al cabo viene en decadencia y convierte su forma libre en otra tiránica; relaja los principios que deben conservarla y ocurre, por último, al despotismo.” 0 likes
“Es muy posible que la Nueva Granada no convenga en el reconocimiento de un gobierno central, porque es en extremo adicta a la federación; y entonces formará, por sí sola, un estado que, si subsiste, podrá ser muy dichoso por sus grandes recursos de todo género.” 0 likes
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