1932 - 1944: The times of Jorge Ubico

    Called the Napoleon of Central America, Jorge Ubico was a very authoritarian servant of the United Fruit Company.

    During his times, the country was militarized in many ways, going so far that he even made post office organized like his military. On the other hand, many important buildings were erected in the capital city, Ubico wanted his reign to appear like a strong statement of the law and order. Guatemala under Ubico was described by foreigners as a "very modern jail", and others noted that - using his secret police - Ubico was literally everywhere, knowing everyone's private business.

    No matter how his personal involvement was strong, in the end, he paid the price of destruction of the Guatemalan middle class. In 1944 his regime fell like a house of cards under the pressure of many unsatisfied and rebellious factions that finally joined in a consensus that Ubico has to go. "Not a pin drops in Guatemala without his knowing it" - it was a general estimation of 12 years Ubico period.

    It was a revolution of 1944 that finally had dropped on Ubico's shoulders, much more than a pin. He resigned.

    Building of the public health in 1940, G...
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    Panoramic view of the Guatemala City in ...
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    Central Park of Guatemala city in 1936
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    Quetzaltenango in 1934, a visit by gener...
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    Teatro Zarco in 1940
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    Sixth Avenue in 1942
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