What was the War of the Pacific (1879-1883)?

Introduction The War of the Pacific (Spanish: Guerra del Pacífico), also known as the Saltpeter War (Spanish: Guerra del salitre) and by multiple other names, was a war between Chile and a Bolivian-Peruvian alliance from 05 April 1879 to 20 October 1884. Fought over Chilean claims on coastal Bolivian territory in the Atacama Desert, the… Read More


What is the Dia del Mar?

Introduction Día del Mar (Day of the Sea) is an annual celebration in Bolivia which observes the loss of Litoral Department in the 1879-1883 War of the Pacific with Chile. Background It is celebrated on the 23 of March, at the conclusion of the weeklong Semana del Mar with a ceremony at La Paz’s Plaza… Read More