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Charts the foremost occasions and remarkable dates within the political histories of the international locations of the region.* Alphabetically indexed person nation chapters* Chronologically lists the foremost occasions of every nation* Covers the industrial, social and cultural advancements that experience affected the political historical past of every state

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Santa Cruz introduced the first civil and commercial codes in Latin America and created economic and political stability. 1836: The Peru-Bolivia Confederation was established with the intention of resisting attempts at expansion by Chile and Argentina, both of which subsequently declared war on the Confederation. 20 January 1839: Chilean forces defeated the Confederation army, precipitating the dissolution of the Confederation. 1841–47: The presidency of Gen. José Ballivián y Segurola restored political stability to the country and encouraged free trade.

Ovando in power. 3 July 1966: Gen. Barrientos was elected President after standing as the candidate of the armed forces and of the Frente de la Revolution Boliviana (FRB). 27 March 1967: The Bolivian Government announced that ‘foreign forces’ had entered Bolivia and were preparing a revolution. The group, led by the Argentine revolutionary A political chronology of the Americas 28 leader, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, subsequently inflicted serious losses on the armed forces in the area. 8 October 1967: The Bolivian army captured and executed Guevara, whose guerrillas had failed to attract the support of the local population.

The three allies suffered a humiliating defeat. 1871: The children of slaves were emancipated. 13 May 1888: Princess Isabel, who was acting as regent for her aged father, approved the ‘Golden Law’, which abolished the institution of slavery. The plantation owners subsequently recruited increasing numbers of immigrants from Europe. 15 November 1889: High-ranking army officers led a coup d’état and forced the royal family to flee to Portugal. Gen. Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca was elected as the President of a provisional Government.

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