José Rafael Carrera y Turcios, Presidente de Guatemala (1814 - 1865) MP

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Place of Burial: Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Birthplace: Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Death: Died in Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Occupation: Presidente Vitalicio de la República de Guatemala, General, Presidente de Guatemala
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About José Rafael Carrera y Turcios, Presidente de Guatemala

José Rafael Carrera Turcios (24 October 1814 Guatemala City – 14 April 1865 Guatemala City) was the ruler of Guatemala from 1844 to 1848 and from 1851 until his death in 1865. During his military career and presidency, the new nations in Central America faced numerous problems. This led to a rise of caudillos, a term that refers to charismatic populist leaders among the indigenous people. Many regional and national caudillos were interested in power for their own gain. Carrera was an exception as he genuinely took the interests of Guatemala's Indian majority to heart.[1] Backed by the Church, conservatives, and land owners, he dominated politics in the first five decades of Guatemala's independence more than any other individual.[2] He led the revolt against the federal government and was instrumental in breaking up the United Provinces of Central America (Provincias Unidas del Centroamérica).

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José Rafael Carrera y Turcios, Presidente de Guatemala's Timeline

1814
October 25, 1814
Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
1856
1856
Age 41
Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
1857
August 30, 1857
Age 42
Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
1865
April 14, 1865
Age 50
Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
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