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Rosa Camenares de Basurco

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Ethnic origin: Black

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A slave whose husband, Juan Basurco, served the independence cause in the Rio de la Plata regiment. She accompanied the troops working as a laundress, and nurse in hospitals in Huaucho, Huaura and Barranca. Basurco died from exhaustion in Peru and Camenares petitioned San Martín for her freedom. The mother of her former owner tried to re-enslave her and her baby daughter, but San Martín decided she should be freed. (Blanchard, 7)

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Blanchard, Peter, (2004), Freedom and Family: Slave Women and the Wars of Independence in South America


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