On March 9, 1870, a revolution broke out in the capital of the national of Guatemala
. The revolt was led by Senator Vicente Martinez
, a longtime opponent of Guatemalan President Miguel Rubio
. Martinez was backed by Kramer Associates
, a San Francisco-based consortium that sought to finance a canal across Guatemala. President Rubio had awarded the concession to build a canal to a German consortium, and the revolution was K.A. President Bernard Kramer
's solution to the impasse.
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