Today in Latin American History
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.
Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated to commemorate this battle.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former Venezuelan president Jaime Lusinchi who was in office 1984-89 was born in 1924
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian singer and actress Ivete Sangalo who is also a Latin Grammy winner was born in 1972