Alfaro, Flavio Eloy, 1867-1912, president of Ecuador (1897-1901, 1907-11). Regarded as a champion of liberalism, Alfaro introduced legal and economic reforms that largely undid the clerical privileges granted by Gabriel García Moreno. Exiled by the opposition, he returned to lead a revolt but was defeated, imprisoned, and murdered by an angry mob.
Alfaro's Rice Rat (Oryzomys alfaroi) is a species of rodent in the Cricetidae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical dry forests.


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