Today in Latin American History
Paraguay Held its 1st President Elections in 50 Years in 1993
Today in Latin American history, Paraguay held its first President and parliamentary elections in 50 years in 1993.
In the country’s first honest election, as well as the first with no military candidates since 1928, Juan Carlos Wasmosy of the Colorado Party won the presidential election.
Voter turnout was 69.0% in the presidential election, 67.6% in the Chamber elections and 69.4% in the Senate elections.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, the Battle of Resaca de la Palma where U.S. sent Mexico back to Rio Grande occurred in 1846
- Today in LatAm history, an 8.8 earthquake off coast of Peru kills 2,541, it also affected Hawaii & Japan in 1877
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican actor Pedro Armendáriz who acted in Mexican, Italian, and US cinema was born in 1912
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian Carlos Lamarca led the first urban guerrilla action against military dictatorship in 1969