Talambo Incident in Peru 1862

[ 1862 ]

Peruvian laborers assaulted a group of Basque immigrants on the hacienda (plantation) of Talambo, Peru. The government of Spain dispatched a royal viceroy to Peru to demand compensation, but the Peruvian government resented the obvious Spanish contempt for Peru's independence and refused to receive the Spaniard. After negotiations failed, a Spanish squadron seized Peru's valuable guano-producing Chincha Islands in1864. The Peruvian president agreed to Spain's demands, paying 3 million pesos for the return of the islands (1865); this infuriated most Peruvians and soon led to his ouster by General Mariano Ignacio Prado (1826-1901).

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