José Falcón (1810 – 1881) is one of the main figures that emerged in Paraguay during the nineteenth century. He entered public service in 1844 as an official in the government secretariat. He was justice of the peace, judge, minister of foreign relations, minister of government, principal of the national archives, president of the Asunción economic-administrative board, president of the Superior Court of Justice, senator, and president of the Senate. He also headed the national patrimony revisory commission and was a member of the commissions to study constitutional reform, to prepare a draft proposal for a civil code, and to found the national school. In “Escritos históricos,” Thomas L. Whigham and Ricardo Scavone Yegros publish three of Falcón’s works. Through this edition, Falcón’s point of view becomes available as a complement to works like Richard Francis Burton’s “Letters from the Battle-fields of Paraguay” (1870) and Ildefonso Antonio Bermejo’s “Episodios de...

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