Today in Latin American History
Armistice Ended the Spanish–American War in 1898
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Today in Latin American history, an Armistice ended the Spanish–American War in 1898.
The war came to an end when Spain formally agreed to a peace protocol on U.S. terms. These terms included the cession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Manila in the Philippines to the United States pending a final peace treaty.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved, and the United States gained its first overseas empire.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Santiago de Liniers re-took Buenos Aires, Argentina after the first British invasion in 1806
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian journalist Guillermo Cano Isaza who attacked the drug cartels was born in 1925
- Today in LatAm history, the Latin American Integration Association was established in the Montevideo Treaty in 1980
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez who was the WBC featherweight champion died in 1982
- Today in LatAm history, Mexico announced it could not pay debt, marking the beginning of the Latin American debt crisis in 1982