Today in Latin American History
Peru and Chile Signed the Treaty of Ancón in 1883
Photo: War of the Pacific
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.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Juan Marichal who played for the San Francisco Giants was born in 1937
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Juan González who played for the Texas Rangers was born in 1969
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Jose Veras who pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers was born in 1980
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Francisco Javier Rodríguez who plays for the National team & VfB Stuttgart was born in 1982