Rómulo Gallegos, president of Venezuela for 9 months in 1948 and directly, secretly and universally elected by the Venezuelan people, is an example of civilism in Venezuela, with principles that he demonstrated in his literary work and in his political career. He went into exile on two occasions and his life was not exempt of tragedies. He was both a protagonist of Venezuelan history and culture in the 20th century and of the birth of democracy in the country.

“Gallegos. Hombre de una sola calle” traces a line in his biography, highlighting an unexplored fact: His work as the first president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), at a time when extremes of the political spectrum threatened the stability of the region and the quality of life of its citizens. To highlight this story, Provea recovers his figure in a friendly format for the new generations, who have in Gallegos only the distant author of a novel much more known than read: Doña Bárbara.

His administration was characterized by the search for an autonomy and strength of the organization to address the numerous human rights violations in the region, a need that remains intact today.

Provea and the Latin American Institute for Social Research (ILDIS), office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Venezuela, present the graphic novel: “Rómulo Gallegos. Hombre de una sola calle”.




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