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Today in Latin American History

Paraguayan Battalion Made up of Children was Massacred by the Brazilian Army in 1869

Paraguayan Battalion Made up of Children was Massacred by the Brazilian Army in 1869

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Today in Latin American history, a Paraguayan battalion made up of children was massacred by the Brazilian Army in 1869.

The Battle of Acosta Ñu or Campo Grande, during the Paraguayan War, ended with 2000 dead Paraguayans and 1200 captured.

In Paraguay, Children’s Day is celebrated on August 16. It is a national holiday to commemorate the memory of the children who lost their lives in the Battle of Acosta Ñu/Campo Grande.

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