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Blancos

Fishburn and Hughes: A Uruguayan political party founded by the followers of Oribe, so called because, at the battle of Carpentería against Rivera in 1836, they wore white hatbands, while their enemies, the Colorados, wore red. The Blanco party consisted of rich landowners who supported the Federalist policy of Rosas in Buenos Aires. The two-party system continued to dominate the political scene in Uruguay for over a century. The Blancos are now known as the Nationalists and represent the conservative classes, while the Colorados, more radical, sponsor the labour forces of Montevideo and the new non-Spanish immigrants. See Guerra Grande. The Elderly Lady; The Other Duel