General Desiderio Arias

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I would like to know if anyone could post any photos of General Desiderio Arias?

Also, are there any buildings in Monte Cristi that General Arias once owned? His private residence, or perhaps the cigar factory I read he once owned in that city?

Thank you for any information.
 

Mirador

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Joel, te recomiendo dedicarle una ma?ana, o tarde, y acercarte al Archivo General de la Naci?n. Tambi?n puedes chequear los libros y publicaciones en la Biblioteca Nacional escritos sobre el pr?cer General Gregorio Luper?n.

Angeluis
 

Hillbilly

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Arias was an important political figure during the first third of the 20th century.

I think that if you go to listin.com.do and do a search there, you might find something. Otherwise, Biblioteca, biblioteca, biblioteca.....:D:D:D

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I know the history of General Arias, however, I have never been able to locate a photo of him.

I would be extremely grateful for a photo of him.

I have never been able to discover if any buildings exist in Monti Cristi to this day that have some historic attachment to General Arias. That kind of information does not seem to exist in the places I've been researching.
 

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joel pacheco said:
I know the history of General Arias, however, I have never been able to locate a photo of him.

I would be extremely grateful for a photo of him.

I have never been able to discover if any buildings exist in Monti Cristi to this day that have some historic attachment to General Arias. That kind of information does not seem to exist in the places I've been researching.


Joel, I asked my daughter Angela (a 6th grader) if she had a picture of Gregorio Luper?n in one of her school books. She said no, and asked me if I would settle for a picture of Pedro Santana instead.
 

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Desiderio Arias

Try this, search google "images" under "Desiderio Arias" and you will get the images you require, see example below.



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This above image link is: www.27febrero.com/images/espe01.jpg



Regards,
PJT
 
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Thank you! I haven't had any luck on google. I'll take that advice about "images" and search for more.

Thank you PJT, sincerely.

I have always been curious about his appearence.

Thank you for being civil.
 

Mirador

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JOel, so sorry, don't know where I read Gregorio Luper?n where you wrote Desiderio Arias. By the way, in todays EL MACIONAL on line there's a report where a group of Haitians attacked yesterday the monument conmemorative of the heroic deed known as the Battle of La Barranquita, where your ancestor, General Desiderio Arias, almost singlehanded destroyed an entire regiment of U.S. troops.

Joel, if you find a good picture of Desiderio Arias, I'm willing to silkscreen print it on a t-shirt, and exchange it for the one I have with the image of Che Guevara.
 

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Is the picture (drawing) shown the only one of general Arias?
does anyone have or know of another?
 

Mirador

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Is the picture (drawing) shown the only one of general Arias?
does anyone have or know of another?


'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;


(From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594)
 
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'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;


(From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594)

Oh yeah. Very helpful. Thanks...
 

miguel

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Hombre de honor.....

It's a shame this thread is not popular.

I think that we should "educate" some DR1 members about GREAT Dominican figures.

NOT everything about the DR is about crimes, drugs, sankies and good-for nothing Dominicans.

The DR has a great history, made by men and women who tried to make a difference, and by doing so, ended paying with their lives.

DESIDERIO ARIAS was one of those men, or HERO, if you will.

DESIDERIO: Hombre de valor y orgullo Dominicano.

One song written for him, about him, says it all:

"Dice Desiderio Arias, que lo dejen trabajar,
porque si el coje el machete, nadie sabe lo que hara,

De San Juan (or Santiago ?) a Las Mercedes,
Puerto Plata a Dajabon,
Desiderio fue el mas guapo, cuando mataron a Mon....".
 

Mirador

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... The DR has a great history, made by men and women who tried to make a difference, and by doing so, ended paying with their lives. DESIDERIO ARIAS was one of those men, or HERO, if you will. ...


Unsung heroes are a dime a dozen. Take my uncle Bienvenido, for example, who invaded and occupied the island of Curacao (Netherland Antilles) in June 1929, along with Venezuelan rebel General Rafael Sim?n Urbina, only to be defeated and taken prisoner in the town La Vela de Coro, Venezuela, in an attempt to topple the government of General Juan Vicente Gomez.
 

miguel

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La pura verdad.

Unsung heroes are a dime a dozen.
So true.

And you know what the sadder part is:

A LOT of Dominicans don't even know who he was!!!!!.

Corrupted and criminal figures they remember, SOME heroes, they forget!.

MOST don't even know his "battles" with different corrupted Presidents of his era.

MOST don't even know who killed him and what those criminals did with his head!!.

Sickening.
 

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Battle of the Barranquita

Mirador,

General Desiderio Arias was NOT at the Battle of the Barranquita, he was in Santiago at the time. Also, they did not defeat the U.S. troops infact the Linieros made it out of there by pure luck. Arias sent a telegram to General Carlos Daniel Grullon warning him that U.S Troops were on the way to take over Santiago and that he should try to stop them. Carlos Daniel rounded up 80 men who basically had no experience with firearms or combat.
Carlos Daniel ordered his men to cut down a large tree and placed 20 bee barrels along the road.

well, if you want to read more you can check out my blog I have been working on this project for a few years.

General Carlos Daniel Grullon

This blog will show you how and why the U.S. Troops were in the Dominican Republic and why the battle was faught.