Another US Invasion of a Sovereign South American Nation

On March 8, 1895, US troops landed at Bocas del Toro, undocumented and uninvited.  Bocas del Toro was then part of the sovereign nation of Colombia.  As usual, the US government stated that the reason for landing was to “protect American interests”.  (Honestly, we think that excuse is getting old.)  Bocas del Toro is now part of Panama. (Map by Alexander Karnstedt)