Francisco Solano López

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López, Francisco Solano

 

Born July 24, 1826, in Asunción; died Mar. 1, 1870, in Cêrro Corá. Paraguayan statesman and diplomat.

López headed the first Paraguayan embassy to Europe (1853-54) and later defended his country’s economic and political sovereignty in negotiations with foreign states. While serving as minister of war (1855), he carried out a reorganization of the army; he initiated the construction of an arsenal, a foundry, and a railroad. Lopez was president from 1862 to 1870 and encouraged the development of the national economy and culture. Between 1864 and 1870, during Paraguay’s war with the reactionary coalition of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, he showed himself to be a talented organizer and military leader. He died in battle.

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He also recalled the historical ties of brotherhood that unite the two countries since the expression made by Colombia in 1870 of admiration for the courage of the Paraguayan people and solidarity for the death of Marshal Francisco Solano Lopez in the framework of the Paraguayan War, and thanked the support given by our country again.
The cited cause was some imagined border dispute, but the delusional, vainglorious leadership of President Francisco Solano Lopez, left, was the real one.
Refacciono el historico teatro municipal de Asuncion, restauro la estacion del ferrocarril tambien en la capital y realizo tareas en el Palacio de Gobierno, reparaciones que no se hacian desde que el propio Francisco Solano Lopez habitaba la mansion de estilo neoclasico en la decada de 1860.
It has refurbished the old municipal theater of Asuncion, restored the railway station there, and helped renovate the government palace--the latest restoration project since Francisco Solano Lopez lived in the neoclassical mansion in the 1860s.
The Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano Lopez lost his life during the War of the Triple Alliance and was widely believed to have led Paraguay into ruin.
These figures include the nineteenth-century Paraguayan dictators, Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia (the subject of Yo el Supremo) and Francisco Solano Lopez (the subject of El fiscal), as well as the twentieth-century Argentine president Juan Peron and his wife, Eva Duarte (the subjects of La novela de Peron and Santa Evita, respectively).
En un primer momento, las historiografias de la guerra explicaron el acontecimiento como una respuesta a la agresion del mariscal Francisco Solano Lopez, a quien se le atribuyo toda la responsabilidad del inicio y de la larga continuidad del conflicto.
Ademas, el presidente Francisco Solano Lopez (1862-1870) era el encargado de contratar a los redactores, de senalarles los lineamientos que se debian seguir y de aprobar los articulos propuestos para ser publicados por la prensa.
El relato ilustrado por Francisco Solano Lopez fue publicado en Buenos Aires entre 1957 y 1959 como folletin, en secuencias de tres y cuatro paginas, desde el primer numero de la revista de historietas Hora Cero Semanal, una publicacion de la Editorial Frontera, que dirigia Oesterheld, prolifico guionista, tambien autor de cuentos y novelas policiacas.
Francisco Solano Lopez, (2) la otra figura central de la historia paraguaya del siglo XIX, se desplazara hacia el centro en la literatura del ultimo Roa Bastos.
Todo fue porque d general paraguayo Francisco Solano Lopez decidio aislar economicamente a Paraguay de los paises vecinos, imponiendo altisimas tarifas de importacion, a fin de que los paraguayos consumieran productos nacionales.