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Betico Croes
Of very high value and importance in the Aruban History are the persons and events that created the Aruba we experience today. Therefore we want you to get to know an important part of the recent history of Aruba


The History of a determined fighter!

In Aruba’s political history we have a handful of personalities who left their signature in our history book. However, the fight, perseverance, courage, and determination of a “Son of the Land” , Betico Croes, excelled since he committed himself in 1971 with the people of Aruba to take leadership in Aruba’s longtime desire to be an autonomous state in the Dutch Kingdom.


Gilberto Francois Betico Croes. (01/25/1938 - 11/26/1986)


Betico Croes was the greatest statesman Aruba has ever known. He was
born on January 25th 1938 in Santa Cruz, Aruba, from Parents Francisco and Maria Louisa Croes. It was a fatal car accident in his hometown on new years eve December 31st 1985, that resulted in him slipping into a coma from which he never returned. On that date, he was just minutes from celebrating the realization of his dream Aruba’s Apart Status ”Status Aparte" in the Dutch Kingdom. Aruba’s Liberator “Libertador” passed away
on November the 26th 1986 after an eleven (11) months fight for his life.

Betico Croes was a very social person who was very much loved by the Aruban community. He was a school teacher who entered the political arena at a relatively young age. A politician, a great statesman with an unmatchable charisma.

The vision of our “Libertador G.F. Betico Croes” was clear and precise, and he knew the importance of emphasizing on the strong foundation of a sovereign country, its National Anthem, Flag and Armor. Betico Croes imprinted “Love to the country” in the hearts of his people and united the whole Aruban community in one common interest: “Aruba First”. He made every Aruban proud of family values, our Papiamento language, our culture, Flag and National Anthem.


His words still live in the Aruban’s memory:

"If I fall along the way, grab a hold of the flag and continue the fight".

 

Aruba’s political history is still in development as Betico Croes’ vision is still in the process of becoming a reality.

 

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