Colombia a Handbook

Colombia a Handbook

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...adopted a new federal constitution, arid made Mosquera dictator. Meanwhile the opposite party was victorious in the west, and their leader, Arboleda, formed an alliance with Don Garcia Moreno, the President of Ecuador. He was assassinated, however, in 1862, and his successor, Canal, came to terms with Mosquera at Cali. The dictatorship was resigned into the hands of a convention at Rio Negro, in Antioquia, a provisional government was appointed, and a constitution was adopted (in 1863) which limited the Presidential term to tv/o years, while forbidding immediate reelection; raised the nine States of the Republic into the category of sovereign States, empowering each to maintain its own military forces without restriction, and to exercise all the other attributes of inherent sovereignty, including the nullification of the federal laws. Under this constitution Mosquera was elected President and served till 1864. An unsuccessful attempt was also made to restore the union between the three republics of the former federation. The Presidency of Manuel Murillo Toro (1864-66) was disturbed by various rebellions, and even Mosquera, who next came to the helm, found matters in such a disorganized condition that he offered to retire. On the refusal of his resignation he entered into a struggle with the majority in the Congress, and ultimately resorted to an adjournment and the unconstitutional arrest of 68 of the senators and representatives. To the decree of impeachment published by the Congress he replied by a notice of dissolution and declaration of war; but he soon found that the real power was with his opponents, who effected his arrest and condemned him first to two years' imprisonment, but afterwards by commutation to two years' exile. The more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492722
  • 9781236492722