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Cuba económica en tiempos de las independencias Americanas. La hacienda y la consolidación de los vales reales en comparación con el caso de México


  • Cienfuegos, Sigfrido Vázquez
  • García, Antonio Santamaría


The historiography emphasizes the importance of the fiscal policy and regional differences as causes of Hispano-American independences. The Consolidación de los Vales Reales (1804-1809), an endorsement of the debt contracted to its colonies by Spain in order to finance its constant wars, caused the collapse of the Mexican Treasury and was a key factor in its independence. This article demonstrates that in Cuba, the Consolidation had a different effect. Thanks to its different institutionalization and fiscal praxis , it was used to alleviate the deficit of situados, with which the Mexican Treasury financed the Cuban, and it may help to understand the reasons for non-independence . However, to prove this requires reconstructing the accounts of the Cuban Consolidation, which also demonstrates that the data used up until now were erroneous.

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  • Cienfuegos, Sigfrido Vázquez & García, Antonio Santamaría, 2012. "Cuba económica en tiempos de las independencias Americanas. La hacienda y la consolidación de los vales reales en comparación con el caso de México," Revista de Historia Económica, Cambridge University Press, vol. 30(01), pages 91-124, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:reveco:v:30:y:2012:i:01:p:91-124_00

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