Reyes, Rafael

Reyes, Rafael

(räfäĕl` rā`yās), 1850–1921, president of Colombia (1904–9). As a young man, he explored the upper Amazon wilderness with his brother. Later he distinguished himself in the civil wars of 1885 and 1895. Sent to Washington, D.C., in 1903, he was unable to secure redress from the United States for its part in the revolution in Panama. Elected president of Colombia, he assumed dictatorial powers and vigorously pushed the economic development of the country, improving communications, bringing order to the finances, beautifying Bogotá, and encouraging industry. He also put down opposition ruthlessly and remade the constitution to his liking. A treaty with the United States recognizing the independence of Panama awoke widespread popular opposition that brought about his downfall.
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con la traduccion de Hinostroza, junto a ensayos de Alfonso Reyes, Rafael Cansinos Assens, Salvador Elizondo y Gabriel Bernal Granados.
The victims, Janette de los Reyes, Rafael Mayonado, and Freires Quizon were released on May 27 after local officials negotiated their release.
En la primera mesa, "Bases teoricas y metodologicas para el diagnostico sobre la problematica cultural y educativa en Mexico", participaron Lourdes Arizpe, Bolfy Cottom, Cuauhtemoc Velasco Avila, Sergio Yanez Reyes, Rafael Segovia, Ernesto Licona, y Ricardo Bautista en representacion del diputado perredista Inti Munoz, miembro de la Comision de Cultura de la Camara de Diputados.
Salomon Alcazar, Hilarion Reyes, Rafael Madrigal, Jose Manuel Quiros, Elias Salguero M.