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Independent Peru

In 1829 Peru broke away from Bolívar’s Greater Colombia. A period of bloody civil wars followed, in which conservatives and liberals faced each other. The Bolivian dictator A. Santa Cruz intervened in the turmoil in 1836 by uniting Peru with Bolivia into a federal state. He was overthrown after his defeat in the war against… Read More »

Tacna, Peru Travel Guide

San Pedro de Tacna, as it was originally called, is an ancient Peruvian city with a Chilean prehistory. Today it belongs to the city of Peru. Numerous monuments and streets are named after heroes from Peru’s independence struggle, as it was a time that radically affected the city’s development. In Spanish, the inhabitants of Tacna… Read More »