Today in Latin American History
The Carabineros de Chile were Created in 1927
Photo: Carabineros de Chile
Today in Latin American history, Carabineros de Chile, Chilean national police force and gendarmery, were created in 1927.
The origins of the Carabiniers can be traced back to night watchmen such as the Dragones de la Reina (Queen’s Dragoons) (created in 1758 and later renamed the Dragoons of Chile in 1812) and other organizations that fulfilled functions such as the watch and local policing.
Their mission is to maintain order and create public respect for the laws of the country.
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- Today in LatAm history, former President of Bolivia René Barrientos who was in office 1964-65 died in 1969
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Pedro Feliz who played for the San Francisco Giants was born in 1975
- Today in LatAm history, Uruguayan footballer Walter Pandiani who plays for the National team & Osasuna was born in 1976
- Today in LatAm history, Ecuadorian footballer Christian Lara who plays for the National team & Manta Fútbol Club was born in 1980