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Today in Latin American History

Peru and Chile Signed the Treaty of Ancón in 1883

Peru and Chile Signed the Treaty of Ancón in 1883

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Today in Latin American history, Peru and Chile signed the Treaty of Ancón, ending Peru’s role in the War of the Pacific in 1883.

It was intended to settle the two nations’ remaining territorial differences at the conclusion of their involvement in the War of the Pacific and to stabilise post-bellum relations between them.

Under the treaty’s terms, Chile gained control over Tarapacá. Chile also got Tacna and Arica for ten years.

Finally, in 1929, through the mediation of the United States under President Herbert Hoover, an accord was reached. Under the Tacna-Arica compromise, Chile kept Arica, while Peru reacquired Tacna and received USD $6 million indemnity and other concessions.

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