I like the sea: when Chile challenged the United States

After the War of the Pacific, the Chilean navy became the main naval force in the Americas, lining up the most modern cruiser in the world, the protagonist of an episode of open rivalry with the United States, which contributed to the reinforcement of the North American fleet in the Pacific.

By Marcelo Contreras

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Commander Juan López Lermanda opens the envelope on the high seas and reads the brief order from the government of President Domingo Santa María. In a few words, he trusts his criteria to operate in Panama, a territory belonging to Colombia with separatist ambitions. Officially he must protect the interests of Chilean residents, but the real mission is to prevent the United States from taking advantage of the revolt to establish its hegemony in the area. For the task, López Lermanda has the best technology of the moment at the . . .

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