|Cándido Pastor Bareiro Caballero|
|8 President of Paraguay|
November 25, 1878 – September 4, 1880
|Vice President||Adolfo Saguier|
|Preceded by||Higinio Uriarte|
|Succeeded by||Bernardino Caballero|
October 27, 1833|
|Died||September 4, 1880
Bareiro served as a commercial agent for the Paraguayan government in Europe. After returning to Paraguay in 1869 he entered politics. A strong ally of General Bernardino Caballero, he was elected President in 1878 with Caballero's help and died of natural causes after two years in office.
Was a diplomat of a long career and great experience. Son of Montiel and Luis Bareiro Felipa Mayor Dolores Caballero; he was the grandson of the famous Paraguayan founding father of Independence, Pedro Juan Caballero. He was a pupil of the school managed by the Argentine teacher Juan Pedro Escalada.
The Uruguayan writer Jose Carranza Sienra, who met him at the start of the war, said of Bareiro:
... he has a clear talent, an illustration of anything vulgar, a simple and sympathetic look— Jose Carranza Sienra
Later, the newspaper La Libertad of Buenos Aires, 1877 considered him of great family, who cared diligently for his education sending him to London, where he finished his studies. He joined the illustrious first group of sponsored students for Europe, who departed aboard the Rio Blanco, June 2, 1858.
He returned to the country in the middle of December 1863 and received a bonus of 200 pesos. No data exists on the completion of any college career. But there is a curious fact, Bareiro appears on a list of the major vendors of mate to the Treasury so far the year 1853 to 1865. In May 1865 he was granted with the National Order of Merit besides a decree which also included Jose Falcon, Gumersindo Benitez, Carlos Rivera, and Andres Gill. He participated in the civil wars 1873 and 1874.
He died due to a short illness, in the city of Asuncion when he was entering the middle term as president of Paraguay, September 4, 1880. The vice president Adolfo Saguier, could not succeed him because he was prevented by a coup led by General Bernardino Caballero and the Interior Minister assumed the command the same date. He was a contemporary of Jose del Rosario Miranda and Gregorio Benitez.
On March 21, 1864, the government proceeded with the appointment of Cándido Bareiro as minister, chargé d'affaires of the Embassy accredited in London and Paris. From March 1864 until October next year, he had to perform difficult tasks that were closely related to the progress of war.
Cándido Bareiro was a former diplomat of the Lopez government; he was also an important political leader of the postwar. He was Minister to England and France. He founded the "Union Club" and was leader of "Bareirism," engaged in civil wars, 1873 and 1874. On March 21, 1864 he was appointed chargé d'affaires of the Embassy accredited to Paris and London. On June 30, 1869 was a candidate for conventional constituent People's club, but for bad luck he did not reach enough votes to win. On August 22 he was appointed judge of commerce, at the same time, he was syndicated as one of the owners of the prestigious newspaper "La Voz del Pueblo" (People’s voice), which was led by the head of military health Argentine, Doctor Miguel Gallegos.
His performance became even more intense since May 1870. He was secretary of government in the Rivarola government, he participated in the revolution of Tacuaral and was dismissed. He was part in the uprising of Paraguari in February 1874, and was also in the victory of Campo Grande. Being chancellor during the government of Jovellanos he went to Europe to amend the problem of borrowing. He was minister of Finance in the cabinet after Uriarte on April 4, 1877.
He was President of the Republic of Paraguay' between November 25, 1878 and September 4, 1880. He supported the vice-presidency, Adolfo Saguier. His cabinet was formed with the following ministers:
- Juan Antonio Jara in the Treasury.
- Bernardino Caballero Military affairs.
- Jose Segundo Decoud and Jose Antonio Baez In Justice, Culture and Public Instruction.
- Patricio Escobar and Pedro Duarte in War and Navy.
- Benjamin Aceval and Jose Segundo Decoud in Foreign Affairs.
During his government, Paraguay took possession of the territory of Chaco granted by the arbitration verdict of the president of the United States Rutherford Hayes, proceeded to the renovation of the Palace of Lopez, new colonies ware founded and it was made possible the arrival of 1723 immigrants in the country. Pedro Juan Aponte was appointed bishop of Paraguay and adopted the Penal Code of Argentina. It was signed, in addition, the treaty Decoud-Quijarro with Bolivia, but it was not ratified.
Argentina handed over to Paraguay the territory of the West Villa, current Villa Hayes where the first ice factory of the country was installed. There was also the conflict between the legislative and judicial branches by the exercise of administration by its members. On first of April 1880 Cándido Bareiro read his only message as a president, as it was discussed at the Senate of Paraguay the financial projects for the Executive Power and it was authorized a lottery charity.
Earlier in the year 1867 Marshal Lopez thought in recommending Bareiro to the mission to travel to the United States to thank the authorities for their thoughtful participation. Unfortunately certain formalities were not entirely fulfilled by Bareiro. The Marshal had ignored a first act of disobedience on his part, but other events that occurred lacked accountability. Lopez ordered to delegate Benitez to Peru and to express the declaration of repudiation by the Paraguayan government towards the treaty of the Triple Alliance. Bareiro did not focus properly on the indication, so he recklessly send a letter, dated December 14, 1866.
It is said that one of the mistakes of Lopez was to choose Bareiro as Chargé d'affaires of Paraguay in Europe. Some accused him of the defeat of Paraguay in the war, since his mission was to travel to Europe to buy weapons, but these were lost because of his incompetence. All this had no justification whatsoever, so on January 20, 1868, Bareiro was forced to surrender his position.
- 1865 – Granted with the National Order of Merit.
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- Publications at the newspaper ABC Color.