Garcia Moreno, President of Ecuador 1821-1875

Augustine BERTHE ( - ), translated by Mary Elizabeth Ashe à Court-Repington, Baroness HERBERT OF LEA (1822 - 1911)

Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García y Moreno y Morán de Buitrón (1821–1875) was an Ecuadorian politician who twice served as President of Ecuador (1859-1865 and 1869-1875) and was assassinated during his second term, after being elected to a third term. He is noted for his conservatism, Catholic religious perspective and rivalry with liberal strongman Eloy Alfaro. Under his administration, Ecuador became a leader in science and higher education within Latin America. In addition to the advances in education and science, he was noted for economically and agriculturally advancing the country, as well as for his staunch opposition to corruption, even giving his own salary to charity.

His life and death was prophesied by the Blessed Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Quito) in the 1500's to a holy nun, Venerable Mother Mariana as follows: "In the 19th Century there will be a truly Catholic president, a man of character whom God Our Lord will give the palm of martyrdom on the square adjoining this Convent. He will consecrate the Republic to the Sacred Heart of My Most Holy Son, and this consecration will sustain the Catholic Religion in the years that will follow, which will be ill-fated ones for the Church. These years, during which the evil sect of Masonry will take control of the civil government – will see a cruel persecution of all religious communities, and they will also strike out violently against this one of mine." (Summary adapted from Wikipedia and Maria Therese)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

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Play 00 00 - Preface Maria Therese
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Play 01 01 - His Early Years Maria Therese
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Play 02 02 - His Life as a Student Maria Therese
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Play 03 03 - His Life as a Lawyer Maria Therese
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Play 04 04 - Flores Maria Therese
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Play 05 05 - 'El Zurriago' Maria Therese
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Play 06 06 - The Avenger Maria Therese
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Play 07 07 - The Defense of the Jesuits Maria Therese
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Play 08 08 - Urbina Maria Therese
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Play 09 09 - A Voice from the Exile Maria Therese
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Play 10 10 - Paris Maria Therese
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Play 11 11 - The Re-awakening of the Nation Maria Therese
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Play 12 12 - Parliamentary Opposition Maria Therese
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Play 13 13 - The National Rising Maria Therese
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Play 14 14 - The Drama of Riobamba Maria Therese
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Play 15 15 - Negotiations and Battles Maria Therese
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Play 16 16 - The Taking of Guayaquil Maria Therese
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Play 17 17 - Garcia Moreno President Maria Therese
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Play 18 18 - Reforms Maria Therese
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Play 19 19 - The Concordat Maria Therese
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Play 20 20 - The Regeneration of the Clergy Maria Therese
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Play 21 21 - The Defeat of Tulcan Maria Therese
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Play 22 22 - A Violent Reaction Maria Therese
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Play 23 23 - The Congress of 1863 Maria Therese
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Play 24 24 - The Excommunicated Mosquera Maria Therese
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Play 25 25 - One Against All Maria Therese
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Play 26 26 - The Fight of Jambeli Maria Therese
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Play 27 27 - The One Neccesary Man Maria Therese
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Play 28 28 - The Assassin Viteri Maria Therese
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Play 29 29 - The Fall of President Carrion Maria Therese
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Play 30 30 - The Catastrophe at Ibarra Maria Therese
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Play 31 31 - Fall of President Espinoza Maria Therese
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Play 32 32 - A President in Spite of Himself Maria Therese
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Play 33 33 - The Constitution Maria Therese
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Play 34 34 - The Assassin Cornejo Maria Therese
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Play 35 35 - The Clergy, the Army and the Magistracy Maria Therese
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Play 36 36 - Public Education Maria Therese
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Play 37 37 - Works of Charity Maria Therese
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Play 38 38 - Missions Maria Therese
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Play 39 39 - Finances and Public Works Maria Therese
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Play 40 40 - The Man Maria Therese
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Play 41 41 - The True Christian Maria Therese
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Play 42 42 - The Statesman Bishop Maria Therese
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Play 43 43 - His Re-Election Maria Therese
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Play 44 44 - His Assasination Maria Therese
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Play 45 45 - The Mourning Maria Therese
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Play 46 46 - President Borrero Maria Therese
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Play 47 47 - The Dictator Vintimilla Maria Therese
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Play 48 48 - The Republic of the Sacred Heart Maria Therese
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