Jorge Ubico, the dictator, was forced to resign and a social and economic revolution began in Guatemala.
The government began to take over privately owned land and distribute it among landless peasants. Large areas owned by the United Fruit company were taken as part of this government program.
Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Spanish barrio ‘outlying suburb’ (especially an impoverished one), ‘slum’, from Arabic barr ‘suburb’, ‘dependent village’. It may also be a topographic name for someone originating from a barrio.