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Colorados

Fishburn and Hughes: One of the two traditional political parties in Uruguay, opposed to the Blancos. The Colorados, originally the followers of Fructuoso Rivera, were so called from the red bands they used to distinguish them from their enemies at the battle of Carpentería (1836). Colorado policy was to encourage social and economic innovation, and to improve the status of Italian and Central European immigrants relative to that of Spanish immigrants. In Argentina Rosas's followers were also known as 'Colorados', but in this context the name is a pun on the protagonists' red hair, as the translation makes clear. The Other Duel