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1999 Winning Memorial for the State Northwestern University by Michael Jason Cunningham & Monica Llorente

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The Republic of Miranda is one of the original 21 Member States of the Organization of American States , and it became a Party to the American Convention on June 3, 1989 when it ratified the treaty without reservation.Miranda was liberated from Spain in 1815 by the legendary South American hero Simon Bolivar who renamed the territory &t;Miranda&t;, which had been known as &t;Nuevo Leon&t; under the Spaniards.President Perez Casanova claimed that the mines were part of the national patrimony and should benefit all the inhabitants of Miranda. The Presidential Palace was bombed at 0800 the morning of the coup while President Perez Casanova was in his office.The &t;dirty war&t; between the military and President Perez's supporters for the fate of the nation lasted 14 years and cost some 30,000 lives and forced one million people to flee from their homes.

Keywords: Alejandro Perez; American Convention; dirty war; President Perez Casanova; Republic of Miranda; Simon Bolivar



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