A number of liberal dictators ruled Guatemala. They promoted economic growth. They also encouraged foreigners to immigrate to the country.
Guatemala ruled by liberal President Justo Rufino Barrios, who modernises the country, develops the army and introduces coffee growing.
The United States company called the United Fruit Company (now Chiquita Brands International) began developing banana plantations in Guatemala.
1 Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivera, a variant of Ribera .2 Italian: northern variant of the southern (especially Sicily) topographic name Ribera .3 Catalan: in some cases, variant of Catalan Ribera .