Domingo Barret

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Domingo Barret
4th President of the Republic of Yucatán and Governor of Yucatán
In office
January 21, 1847 – October 3, 1847
Preceded by Miguel Barbachano
Succeeded by Santiago Méndez

Domingo Barret (San Francisco de Campeche - San Francisco de Campeche) was governor of Yucatán, Mexico. He was interim governor of Yucatan in 1847 during the beginning of the so-called War of the Castes and the time when turning Mexico war with the United States of America, Yucatan decided to remain neutral in the conflict.[1]

He belonged to the political group Mendez Santiago Ibarra, who represented the interests against those of Campeche Merida (Yucatan) that were represented by the group of Miguel Barbachano, during the conflict years prior to the decision of the state of Yucatan and Campeche separation just at the beginning of the so-called Caste War, which was staged in the Yucatan Peninsula from 1847-1901. The political leader Santiago Méndez Ibarra, Gov. Domingo Barret, and his hosts, exhausted their resources to resolve the situation and went to the extent of offering sovereignty to Yucatan couple get help resolving the war situation worsened day by day. At the end of such a situation Campeche had no choice but to summon the internal drive, Miguel Barbachano calling for him to return to Cuba, commissioning him to negotiate peace with the Indians. On October 3, 1847, Barrett handed power to Mendez who later would give it to Miguel Barbachano turn to take charge of serious conflict had begun.[1]


  1. ^ a b Casares G. Cantón, Raúl; Duch Colell, Juan; Zavala Vallado, Silvio et ál, Yucatán en el tiempo, Mérida, Yucatán 1998, ISBN 9709071041

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