The Chaco war of 1932–1935

Chaco war veteran ©Richard Bailey

The Chaco war of 1932–1935, waged between Paraguay and Bolivia, was a disaster for both sides.

Just 50 years earlier Paraguay had lost around 90% of its male population during the six year war of the Triple Alliance.

Confronted by the combined forces of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay around two thirds of the Paraguayan population perished and…