cabildo abierto

(from the article `cabildo`) ...city chose some of the councillors. Creoles (American-born people of Spanish descent), barred from most high offices, were allowed to be council ... ...and pushed the British out. In May 1810 prominent Creoles in Buenos Aires, having vied with peninsulars for power in the intervening years, forced ... ...
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