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Bolivian Pedro Domingo Murillo Declared Independence in 1809

Today in Latin American history, Bolivian Pedro Domingo Murillo declared independence & formed the first independent government in 1809. continue reading »

Bolivia, Paraguay Called a Truce Ending the Chaco War in 1935

Today in LatAm history, a truce was called between Bolivia & Paraguay who fought since 1932 in the Chaco War in 1935. The war was the result of a territory dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay. continue reading »

Bolivian Women Stood Up to Spanish Troops at the Battle of La Coronilla in 1812

Today in Latin American history, Bolivian women from Cochabamba fought the Spanish army at the Battle of La Coronilla in 1812. During the Bolivian War of Independence, the women fighting for the country's independence were slaughtered by the Spanish army. continue reading »

Bolivian Supreme Court Sentence Former Dictator to Jail in 1993

Today in Latin American history, the Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentenced former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution in 1993. continue reading »

Bolivian National Revolution Overthrew the Government in 1952

Today in Latin American history, Hugo Ballivian's government was overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalization of tin mines in 1952. continue reading »

The War of the Pacific Broke Out in 1879

Today in Latin American history, the War of the Pacific broke out when Chilean armed forces occupied the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta in 1879. continue reading »

Bolivia’s First Indigenous President Evo Morales Takes Office in 2006

Today in Latin American history, Evo Morales was inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president in 2006. continue reading »

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 »

Bolivia Gained Independence from Spain in 1825

Today in Latin American history, Bolivia gained independence from Spain in 1825. During most of the Spanish colonial period, this territory was known as Upper Peru and was under the administration of the Viceroyalty of Peru, which included most of Spain's South American colonies. continue reading »