|José Eloy Alfaro Delgado, 1842-1912|
Eloy Alfaro is the one who commanded the liberal revolution in Ecuador in 1895.
He generated a strong economic development and did everything to facilitate the industrialisation of his country, notably, with the construction of the first train line in Ecuador, between Guayaquil and Quito. But at this time, the country was divised between two politic styles; the liberalism, and the conservatism, which is more attach to the religious values. In 1912, because of his liberalism convictions, Eloy Alfaro was assassinated. This assassination has provoked indignation in the entire world because his death was very violent. Eloy Alfaro and his partisans has been transfered from Guayaquil to Quito, and has been left in the hands of a furious crowd. They have been lynching and then trailing through the city until El Ejido, where they had been burning.
We had the chance to go in the "Centro civico de la Ciudad Alfaro", which is in Montecristi. It shows the life of Eloy Alfaro, and its history. Very interesting. You can see below the pictures and videos i took.
|Monumento of the people of the revolution|