La victoria de Junin

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La victoria de Junin: Canto a Bolivar (1825) is a poem by Jose Joaquin Olmedo of Ecuador. It was written after the battle of Junin and Ayacucho in 1824. The poem recounts the triumphs of Simon Bolivar at the battle of Junin, and particularly the liberation of Peru from the Spanish. It pictures the Latin American fighters for independence from Spain as the legitimate heirs of the Incas. The poem consists of 960 verses. Some historians believe that Simon Bolivar himself commissioned the poem to be written.