The Overland Monthly Volume 53

The Overland Monthly Volume 53

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of the opposing political faith. My father, though, in spite of this disagreement between them, maintained his cordial and friendly relations, and I know to my personal knowledge--although only a boy at the time, that Barrios held my father's advice and friendship in the highest esteem. The Conservative party in Guatemalan politics is made up of the money power, the wealthy planters and the concessionaires who seek for special advantages to the detriment of the people. As a party it is ever reaching to get DIEGO ESTRADA CABRERA, SON PRESIDENT OF GUATEMALA. control over or cause the downfall of the man who is popular with the people. Barrios, unfortunately, got himself in the toils of the Conservative leaders. Before then he was undeniably popular, and partially undertook to carry out the reforms he had promised. But he changed his policies and seemed to put himself completely under the spell of his political opponents, who only too readily took advantage of the opportunity to arouse the animosities of the people, and they plotted his downfall in every possible way. Barrios appeared to be blind to the false position he had taken, and my father, though still continuing in his friendship for the President, refused to jeopardize his political future by continuing in the cabinet, and therefore resigned. A few months later he was elected First Designate by Congress. To show how Barrios had aroused enmities among his followers, I will cite the Morales revolution. Morales was Secretary of War in the Barrios Cabinet, and was one of the President's most ardent supporters. Morales, moreover, was popular, and had a strong following. Previous to his inclination towards the conservative element, Barrios had announced Morales as the administration...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886267
  • 9781236886262