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Human Rights
Any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose excercise a government may not interfere.
United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (document)
-Outline of the 30 rights guarenteed to all people
-Catogores: civil rights, political, economical, social, and cultural rights.
Liberty
The freedom you agree to share in common with other people.
Suffrage
The right to vote
Discrimination
Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.
Refugees
One who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political, economic hardship, war, etc.
Asylum
Protection from damage or hardship
Guerilla Warfare
the use of hit-and-run tactics by small mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.
Maquiladora
A factory run by a US company in Mexico to take advantage of cheap labor and tax regulation
Sandinista
A member of the Nicaraguan revolutionary movement that took control of nicaraguan in 1974
Contras
A member of a counter revolutionary guerrilla group in Nicaragua
Monroe Doctrine
The policy, as stated by President Monroe in 1823, that the US opposed further European coloniztion of and interference with independent nations in the western hemisphere.
The Disappeared (people/event)
-A period between 1976-1983 when thousands of Argentines were "removed from society by the government in an attempt to wipe out feared terrorist.
-Some of these people were never to be found
United Nations
An organization made up of about 190 independent states/countries formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security as well as a free and fair world.
Zapistas
Zapistas Army of National Liberation.
Cold war
Rivalry after WW2 where Cuba's communist government kept people from ther rights.
Amnesty International
AWARENESS of human rights violations, protection, and education
Human Rights Watch
1. Investigate status of HR
2. Inform people of violations
3. Help fix status of HR