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Today in Latin American history, several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeated an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile in 1550. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, Patricio Aylwin was sworn in as the first democratically elected President of Chile since 1970 in 1990. Following the Augusto Pinochet regime that was in power since 1973, Aylwin was elected in the first democratic elections on December 14, 1989. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, Fulgencio Batista led a successful coup in Cuba and appointed himself as the "provisional president" in 1952. continue reading »