The Portuguese minhag leave Buenos Aires in the presence of the Inquisition in the city coincidentally in 1679. Who pushed the idea of Foundation? A few years earlier in Europe, the Netherlands declare their independence from Spain. The Dutch they invade Brazil and matches its withdrawal or expulsion these European independence, both in Portugal and the Netherlands, both of Spain. Is it coincidence that the founder of Colonia del Sacramento and some of the most important followers were Knights of the habit of Christ? Titles granted by the Prince Regent, then Portuguese King to be brave fighters of the Lusitanian independence. Remember the nexus with the old Templars refugees in Portugal after the persecutions throughout Europe by the Catholic Church.
How are you came to be a real headache for the two most important Empires on the planet at the time? Portugal allied with England and the Netherlands facing Spain and its alternating French ally. Each one with their political, military and economic interests. In the case of Portugal developing all the cunning and diplomatic intelligence, clinging unconditionally to England and allowing the Dutch with his West Indies Company, created, funded and directed by Portuguese minhag, to trade as its taste as if the colonies were themselves. For Spain, stubbornly looking for metal riches (gold and silver) American, trying to impose a trade monopoly that work in tributes to the Crown, forbidding regions to exchange goods and uselessly seeking to prevent smuggling, with the aggravating circumstance that at all times had to defend military and diplomatically agree defence of his empire threatened. In Hispanic noses and where most it ached, in the Rio de la Plata, inlet and outlet to the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal appealed to rulers, merchants, military and religious of Buenos Aires and its partners in nearby provinces with immense wealth impossible to achieve if they conform to the laws of Spain.