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    Mark Danner's graphic and eye-opening historical novel, The Massacre at El Mozote, is an ideological battle between communism and capitalism. By backing the right-wing El Salvadoran government and military, the United States became an active and willing participant in one of the bloodiest single massacres in Central American history. The massacres at El Mozote, La Joya, La Guacamaya and Arambala killed nearly 1,000 peasants. The group most responsible for these atrocities was the feared Atlacatl Battalion, trained and funded by the U.S government. The government found themselves in what appeared to be an increasingly vulnerable position in this region during the Cold War. With the victory of the leftist Sandinistas in neighboring Nicaragua, the United States' fear of communist expansion (akin to that of Vietnam in the Indochina region in the 1960s) weighed heavily on their collective minds. This irrational and misinformed fear manifested itself into a complicitness that dictated a 'by any means necessary' approach to the limpieza (cleaning) of the communist scourge, even if that meant trouncing national and international human rights statutes. Even more troubling was the governmental coverup of the massacres by various members of the American and…

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    inhumane ways. Donner recounts an interview with a man named Chepe Mozote, that he saw the soldiers. "they slit some of the kids throats, and many they hanged from a tree." He luckily got away, but the rest of the children did not fare as well. There were disagreements among the soldiers as to what to do with the children in the schoolhouse. Finally, they strafed the schoolhouse with bullets from their American automatic weapons and burned the schoolhouse and everything inside of it. So…

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    Peru to adopt European values and customs. Five centuries after European colonization; on December 10, 1981, during the years of the Cold War, the citizens of El Mozote were arrested without resistance by the Atlacatl Battalion. The next day on December 11, after spending the night trapped in their houses, the citizens on El Mozote were systematically killed in groups. Men were tortured and killed, followed by women and children. This operation is known as operative de tierra…

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    El Salvador finally has peace after twelve years of civil war. During recent years, violence and poverty have plagued the country due to over-population and class struggles which, caused discontent with social inequalities, a poor economy, and the repressive measures of dictatorship. One of the most violent and bloody chapters of El Salvador’s history has ended in January 16, 1992 that has changed the life for everybody in the country after twelve years of unstoppable wave of murders of…

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    School shootings are something that we know about, in Canadian history they are something we aren 't oblivious to. The Montreal Massacre significantly affected Canada in terms of equality, justice and safety. Numerous individuals had differentiating perspectives on the massacre that took place. Many questions were raised: Why did Marc Lépine shoot and murder fourteen women, while leaving the men alive? Why was Lépine yelling "You’re all feminists?", yet shooting at women who guaranteed they…

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    El Dorado differs from Europe in that they don’t have a religion, have no need for material wealth, and all work together cohesively, instead of warring over pieces of land. 10. What is the significance of the “six kings” (Chap. 26) The six kings were thrown in to the story for Voltair to make a point that power is not definite. All six of the kings were once in power, but in the end, Candide gives the most amount of charity (pg. 76) and the kings remain obscure beggars. 11. What does "We must…

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    A hero can be classified by many things. A hero can be superman, a police officer, and even your mom, but what makes a hero. Is it someone who can fly or shoot laser beams from their eyes or someone who saves a baby from a burning building. I’ll admit some of these characteristics are far-fetched since I don’t know anyone who can fly or randomly saves babies on a normal day. All heroes, including super ones all, have something in common, they're admired for their courage or an outstanding thing…

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    It 's not hard to understand the plot of this poem or the language, though it can be hard to stomach the truths that it waves in your face. The image of the ears can be disturbing, but we get the full force of the message. The Americans have entered the house of a colonel in El Salvador during the civil war in the late 1970s. The Colonel captures the brutality of the people in El Salvador at the hands of the high ranking military man and uncovers the hidden inhuman treatment of the people in…

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    During the Age of Enlightenment, thinkers believed in reason, liberty, and scientific methods instead of tradition and religion. Many writers published their works that stated the problems of the misuse of religion and the importance of critical thinking. Moliere was one of writers during the Age of Enlightenment, known mostly for his comedy. He was a French play writer who wrote the comedy Tartuffe, which shows the concept of religious hypocrisy, ignorance and fanaticism. In the drama, he…

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    character Vega, who is an art history professor that comes back to El Salvador to attend his mother’s funeral in exchange for his fair share of her will she left behind for him and his brother. While being in El Salvador for fifteen days Vega meets up with his so called friend named Moya at a bar called La Lumbre. They decided to meet up in the evening in regards to bar being a pleasant time during the hours from five to seven to discuss Vega’s anger towards El Salvador. However, Vega ended up…

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