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Jose Fructuoso Rivera y Toscana (born October 17 of 1784 in Durazno; died January 13 of 1854 in Melo, was an Uruguayan general and patriot who assisted in the efforts to force Brazilians out of the Banda Oriental.
Founder of Colorado Party and President of Uruguay
He founded the Colorado political tradition. He served as the first President of Uruguay from 6 November 1830 to 24 October 1834.
Rivera's brilliance as a military figure is widely recognized, though his two presidencies (1830-1834 and 1839-1843) were characterized by ineptness and neglect. He was responsible for the Salsipuedes Genocide in 1831.
His later legacy in Uruguayan political history, and more particularly among members of the Colorado Party, lies somewhat in symbolizing strong personal leadership. A 'Riverista' tendency in the Colorado Party has long existed as a counterpoint to the 'Batllista' and other sectors.
Politics of Uruguay
Colorado Party %28Uruguay%29Pedro Bordaberry and Riverista resurgence
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