Rafeala Carrera was the president of Guatemala for several years during the 1800s. He died at the end of his reign in 1865. However, he ruled for four years from 1844 to 1848 and then again for 14 years from 1851 to 1865. This president fought in Central America. He did not have any schooling. In the 1820s before he became president, he fought in the Civil War in Central America.
Eventually, he rose up through the military. Carrera was very religious, a nationalist and had conservative beliefs. He helped Guatemala get its independence. He also made Roman Catholic Church in the mid 1800s. He could be president for years if he had not died. Several people did not like him and caused him trouble.