Mariano Gálvez Edit Profile
Although of humble origin, he received a legal education and, with the outbreak of the independence movement, urged union with Mexico.
After separation of Central America from Mexico, he held offices in both the Central American and Guatemalan governments. In 1831 he became president of Guatemala.
Galvez’ policies generated extensive opposition from vested interests. They supported the revolt of Rafael Carrera,11' which ousted Galvez in 1838. He fled to Mexico, where he lived until his death.