Piura, Peru -- On the Bicentennial of Independence from Spain
The University of Piura, from August 1 to 3, organized an International Conference on the Cortes of Cádiz (a Spanish constitutional convention in 1810) and its impact on Latin America under the Viceroys. The Conference included the participation of scholars such as Professors Juan Marchena (University Pablo de Olavide, Seville), Enrique Banús (International University of Catalonia), Mariano Fazio (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross), and Rafael Garcia (University of Navarra). The conference was held in the framework of the Bicentennial Project of 2011-2024 at the University of Piura (commemorating the Wars of Independence fought from 1810-1824). Its aim is to bring greater clarity to the historical import of the independence of the countries of Latin America from Spain.
Romana, No. 55, July-December 2012, p. 376-377.