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Chile Defeated an Alliance Between Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay in 1839

Today in Latin American history, Chile defeated an alliance between Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay in 1839. The alliance formed Chilean Army led by Chilean General in Chief Manuel Bulnes and force of Peruvians opposed to Santa Cruz, decisively defeated the Confederate Army commanded by Santa Cruz after six hours of combat in the battlefield of Yungay, in northern Peru, 200 km north of Lima. continue reading »