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Antonio Varas
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Born (1817-06-13)June 13, 1817
Cauquenes, Chile
Died June 5, 1886(1886-06-05) (aged 68)
Santiago, Chile

Antonio Varas de la Barra (June 13, 1817 - June 5, 1886) was a Chilean political figure, statesman and politician. He began his political career as a Conservative, but was later a member of the National Party, of which he was one of the founders in 1857. He served several times as minister.

Antonio Varas was born in Cauquenes, the son of Miguel Varas Vallejo and of Agustina de la Barra Alarcón. Because his father was a royalist supporter, after independence all the family properties were confiscated, leaving them in the most complete destitution. Thanks to his brother José Miguel, he was able to complete his studies at the Instituto Nacional, where he met and befriended Manuel Montt and Buonaventura Cousiño, both of whom were his teachers. In time he became, first, philosophy teacher, later vice-principal and finally principal of that institute. During his tenure, he substantially improved the quality of education offered at that, the principal school in the country.

He started his political career when elected deputy for Chillán in 1842. He was later elected deputy for Cauquenes in 1846, and for Curicó in 1852. Varas was named Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs by President Manuel Bulnes, a position he retained under President Manuel Montt. During that administration, he was also Minister of Justice, Cult and Public Instruction, Minister of the Treasury and Minister of War and Navy. In 1858 was elected deputy for Talca and later for Cauquenes again. In 1864 was elected deputy for Santiago, in 1867 for Elqui and in 1873 for Talca. In 1876 was elected senator for Talca, in 1879 for Coquimbo and reelected for the same in 1882, position he held until his death. He was elected President of the Senate of Chile in 1882. Varas died in Santiago, at the age of 69. The city of Puerto Varas is named after him.

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Political offices
Preceded by
José Joaquín Pérez
Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs
1850-1856
Succeeded by
Francisco Javier Ovalle
Preceded by
Jerónimo Urmeneta
Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs
1860-1861
Succeeded by
Manuel Alcalde
Preceded by
Belisario Prats
Minister of the Interior
1879
Succeeded by
Domingo Santa María
Preceded by
Alvaro Covarrubias
President of the Senate of Chile
1882-1888
Succeeded by
Domingo Santa María

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Wed, 20 May 2015 08:34:03 -0700

En todo caso, según han señalado públicamente dirigentes del partido con sede en avenida Antonio Varas, la mayoría de las transferencias que Larraín ha hecho al partido han sido a través de préstamos y no de donaciones. Después de los aportes de ...

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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:37:00 -0700

Una mujer de 39 de años de edad fue aprehendida la tarde de ayer miércoles por funcionarios de la Bicrim de la PDI de Puerto Montt, al ser acusada como la autora de lesiones en contra de su padre, hecho ocurrido en la población Antonio Varas norte de ...

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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:03:45 -0700

Además, el líder de la tienda de Antonio Varas manifestó que el ex precandidato presidencial "tiene un tejado de vidrio gigante y lo digo así de claro, porque hizo de su campaña la probidad, y a la primera de cambio desapareció del mapa y la probidad ...

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Puranoticia (Comunicado de prensa)
Mon, 18 May 2015 09:07:30 -0700

... vamos a negar al debate para avanzar en un camino como los que ha planteado el Gobierno, pero en el marco de la institucionalidad vigente, con reglas clara como establece la actual Constitución", afirmó el timonel de la tienda de calle Antonio Varas.

LaTercera (Registro)

LaTercera (Registro)
Thu, 14 May 2015 23:00:00 -0700

El mirlo, también ha aumentado su presencia y es habitual ver bandadas de 30 ó 40 individuos en los sectores aledaños a la Escuela de Carabineros, en el sector de Antonio Varas. Las aves rapaces también hacen de la ciudad su casa, pero no en grandes ...

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Thu, 14 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

El compromiso es que las empresas se guíen por este código para garantizar que el consumidor tenga una buena experiencia y una empresa responsable detrás", dijo el ejecutivo. José Antonio Varas, director de BAV Young & Rubicam, señala que "hacia ...

LaTercera (Registro)

LaTercera (Registro)
Sun, 17 May 2015 01:15:00 -0700

Las 11 facturas impagas continúan haciendo ruido en la contabilidad de la tienda ubicada en calle Antonio Varas, mientras que en la ex sede del Partido Progresista se acumularon las cartas de cobranza de la empresa de seguridad ADT por siete boletas ...

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Sat, 16 May 2015 10:26:15 -0700

... temas como los nuevos liderazgos, las próximas municipales y la ley de cuotas y género. Imagen foto_00000032. La ex ministra y candidata intervino pasado el mediodía de este sábado en la sede de Antonio Varas en Providencia. (Foto: Agencia UNO) ...
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