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Can you name the answers to these questions about the history of Latin America that begin with the letters A-Z?

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Between 1861 and 1863, the Chilean government launched a series of military incursions into this territory, then controlled by the Mapuche nationA
This Guatemalan president died fighting against Salvadoran forces in the Battle of Chalchuapa, on April 2, 1885: Justo Rufino ______B
Atahualpa, the last Sapa Inca, was captured by the Spanish forces led by Francisco Pizarro in this Peruvian city on November 16, 1532C
This Haitian dictator, also known as Papa Doc, ruled his country from 1957, until his death in 1971: François ______D
In 1519, this Taíno chief, also known as Guarocuya, led a rebellion against the Spaniards in the present-day Dominican RepublicE
This former Peruvian president, who was accused of human rights violations in 2003, was arrested in Santiago, Chile on November 6, 2005: Alberto ______F
In 1976, the Cuban goverment created this province, named after the yacht that was used to transport 82 fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in November 1956G
After a siege that lasted more than two months, this Cuban city was occupied by British forces in 1762 during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763)H
This Mexican historical document, also known as the Plan of the Three Guarantees, was promulgated by Agustin de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero on 24 February 1821: Plan of ______I
General Manuel Belgrano led the people of this Argentine province in a massive exodus to the nearby province of Tucumán during the Argentine War of Independence (1810-1824)J
The pre-Columbian city of Iximché in Guatemala was the capital of this ancient Maya nation. It was destroyed by the Spaniards in 1526 K
This diplomatic crisis between Germany and Haiti ended with the surrender of the Haitian government after a German ultimatum in 1897L
Referred as 'The Apostle of Independence' in his native Cuba, this famous writer and politician died on May 19, 1895 at age 42: José _____M
During the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, this dictator was removed from power, captured, detained as a prisoner of war: Manuel ______N
This ancient Mesoamerican culture, famous for its colossal basalt heads and jade figurines, flourished in southern Mexico around 1500 BCEO
The first Latin American nuclear power plant, the Atucha I, was inaugurated in 1974 by this Argentine president: Juan Domingo _____P
On December 1, 1812, Spanish forces reconquered this Ecuadoran city after defeating the local government forces, which had declared the city's independence from Spain in 1811Q
This Argentine politician was appointed as the first president of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata in 1826: Bernardino ________R
The Balmis Expedition (1803-1806) was a vaccination campaign sent by the Spanish crown to the Americas and Asia to vaccinate the population against this diseaseS
Also known as El Chivo, this Dominican dictator was assassinated near Santo Domingo on May 30, 1962: Rafael ______T
During the government of José Batlle y Ordóñez (1911-1915), this country was often referred as the 'Switzerland of South America'U
Manco Inca Yupanqui established a short-lived Inca state centered on this former city in 1537V
After an attack on an Argentine settlement in the Province of Salta in 1863, the Argentine government launched a war against this indigenous people, also known as MatacosW
The ancient city of Cuicuilco, in central Mexico, was abandoned after a series of eruptions of this volcano in the 1st century BCEX
In 1613, this Maroon leader reached an agreement with the Spanish authorities to establish an autonomous community for his people in whats now the Mexican state of VeracruzY
This Cuban historical document, signed on February 10, 1878, formally ended the Ten Years' War (1868-1878): Pact of ______Z

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