Joaquín Balaguer

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Balaguer, Joaquín

 

Born Sept. 1, 1907, in Santiago. Governmental and political figure of the Dominican Republic.

A lawyer by education, Balaguer held diplomatic and government posts from 1932 to 1952. He then was elected to the national congress and served as secretary to the president. Minister of education and the arts from 1955 to 1957, he was vice-president from May 1957 to August 1960 and president from August 1960 to January 1962 (chairman of the Council of State from December 1961 to January 1962). He resigned in January 1962 and emigrated to the USA. Balaguer returned to his country in mid-1965 and became president of the Dominican Republic in July 1966. His policy is pro-American.

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This paper explores the interplay between memory as personal recollection and memory as cultural production in Memorias de un cortesano de la Era de Trujillo, by Joaquin Balaguer, one of the most influential Dominican intellectuals and politicians of the twentieth century.
The four airports in the new Aerodom network partnership include; Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), Santo Domingo; Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP), Puerto Plata; Presidente Juan Bosch International Airport (AZS), Samana; and Presidente Joaquin Balaguer (JBQ), located at La Isabela, North Santo Domingo.
The four airports in the new Aerodom network partnership include; Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), Santo Domingo; Gregorio Lupern International Airport (POP), Puerto Plata; Presidente Juan Bosch International Airport (AZS), Saman; and Presidente Joaquin Balaguer (JBQ), located at La Isabela, North Santo Domingo.
De la intelectualidad al servicio del regimen trujillista surgio Joaquin Balaguer, quien hizo enfasis en la necesidad de impulsar y promover la dominicanizacion de la frontera, a la que concibio como una reaccion nacionalista y en cierto modo patriotica contra la invasion pacifica haitiana y contra lo que los haitianos habian representado secularmente en la historia nacional.
That recollection brings along the memory of the colossally corrupt Joaquin Balaguer, a Dominican president hostile to Aristide's progressive views and human rights concerns, especially in relation to the near-slavery endured by Haitian sugarcane workers in Dominican plantations.
Dozens of fictional and historical characters interact in a realistic setting, including characters like Joaquin Balaguer, Trujillo's minion and afterwards recurrent president of the Dominican Republic, who was still alive when La fiesta del chivo was published.
Only in the last section do--appropriately--negative notes creep in with a reminder in "Grenada: History, Neocolonialism, and Culture in the Contemporary Caribbean" of the United States' dismal record of intervention, and in "El Senor Presidente" of the "shopworn and flatulent bromides" that marked the offensive and racist writing of the Dominican Republic's erstwhile president, Joaquin Balaguer.
Su primera eleccion fue en 1996 siendo muy joven, cuando se vio favorecido por una enmienda constitucional (que introdujo la segunda Vuelta y limito a dos anos el gobierno de Joaquin Balaguer (PRSC) que resulto triunfador en los comicios de 1994 en medio de un descarado fraude electoral en contra del PRD y su candidato Francisco Pena Gomez.
OAS sanctions were lifted January 4, and, after the resignation of President Joaquin Balaguer on January 16, the council under President Rafael E.
For example, in the 1980s, President Joaquin Balaguer, one of the principal architects of Dominican anti-Haitianism, turned the Museo del Hombre Dominicano (Museum of the Dominican Man), founded in 1926, into the site for the exaltation of Dominican Indo-Hispanicity.
Su continuadora, la Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, faro de la juventud y del progreso dominicanos, se inclina respetuosa ante su propia tradicion, 1538-1968, gobierno de Joaquin Balaguer.
Joaquin Balaguer highway, the Highway 5 from Santiago-Navarrete-Puerto Plata-Cabarete toll, the concession for the Maimon Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and the Sociedad Portuaria del Atlantico;