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Mercedes Cuiza

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was born in Chuquisaca. In 1812 she and her sister Juana were given 200 lashes, their tongues and hands were cut off and they were hung in Potosí. Urquidi refers to a folleto dated 1871, but points out that there could be an error as Andrea Arias y Cuiza and Lucía Ramírez suffered this fate at around that time. (Urquidi, 221)

She and her sister Juana had their tongues cut out and their hands cut off because they were sisters of a guerrilla. (Knaster, 501.)

Life Events

Died 1812She was mutilated and executed in Potosí.


Knaster, Meri, (1977), Women in Spanish America: An Annotated Bibliography from Pre-Conquest to Contemporary Times

Urquidi, José Macedonio, (1918), Bolivianas ilustres, heroinas, escritoras, artistas, Tomo I


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