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Santiago de Maria, Usulután, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Roberto Edmundo Canessa

 
 
Roberto Edmundo Canessa Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
1. Roberto Edmundo Canessa Marker
Inscription.
Homenaje del pueblo santiagueño
a su hijo predilecto
Roberto Edmundo Canessa
31 dic. 1963

English translation:
Tribute from the people of Santiago
to their favorite son
Roberto Edmundo Canessa
December 31, 1963

 
Location. 13° 28.929′ N, 88° 27.974′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Maria, Usulután. Marker can be reached from Calle Bolivar Oriente just from 2a Avenida Norte. Click for map. The marker and monument are in the central park of Santa Maria de Santiago, Usulután.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Field Marshal Santiago González (within shouting distance of this marker); House Where Alberto Masferrer Was Born (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Doctor Manuel Enrique Araujo (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Cuscatlán Bridge (approx. 18.1 kilometers away in San Vicente).
 
Regarding Roberto Edmundo Canessa. Roberto Edmundo Canessa (July 19, 1912 Santiago de María, Usulután - January 27, 1961 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) was a wealthy coffee producer in El Salvador. He later formed cooperative alliances with other large growers throughout Central America in order to raise the quality and price of
Roberto Edmundo Canessa Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2016
2. Roberto Edmundo Canessa Marker
On the left of the base in this view is another marker noting the remodeling of the central park in 2008.
coffee. He entered politics as Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Relations during the presidency of Osorio. Eventually he founded a political party (PAN, National Action Party or Partido de Acción Nacional) and attempted to run for president in 1960. He was arrested by the National Police, beaten and tortured. He fled El Salvador to Guatemala in exile. Although he returned to El Salvador and attempted to continue his political struggle, he eventually sought medical treatment for the ongoing medical issues springing from his beating and torture and died in New Orleans in 1961.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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