US invades Peru (again) 1835

The US Marines landed in the cities of Callao and Lima in the sovereign nation of Peru on December 10, 1835. The Marines were undocumented illegal aliens, but despite this small matter of paperwork, they stayed until January 24, 1836. The US government ordered this invasion of Peru to protect American interests during an attempted revolution. (Map of location of Peru – a bit far from US interests, wouldn’t you think?)