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García Moreno

[gahr-see-uh muh-rey-noh; Spanish gahr-see-ah maw-re-naw] /gɑrˈsi ə məˈreɪ noʊ; Spanish gɑrˈsi ɑ mɔˈrɛ nɔ/
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Gabriel
[gey-bree-uh l,, gah-bree-el;; Spanish gah-vree-el] /ˈgeɪ bri əl,, ˌgɑ briˈɛl;; Spanish ˌgɑ vriˈɛl/ (Show IPA),
1821–75, Ecuadorian journalist and political leader: president of Ecuador 1861–65; 1869–75.
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  • In more ways than one garcia moreno, the professor President, was a statesman of vision and deed.

  • His successors in the presidential office found it impossible to govern the country without garcia moreno.

  • None of them are too wide, and the walks are painfully narrow; but, thanks to garcia moreno, they are well paved.

  • During the administration of garcia moreno, prominent citizens were shot or banished by his order, without trial by jury.

  • Since this was written, garcia moreno has been re-elected to the presidency and the Constitution revised.

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