Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

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  • Mazatlan Informative Speech

    open horseshoe. Beautiful views of the beach and the bay were right out our windows. Appreciating Puerto Vallarta’s appeal was effortless. The resort offered everything from a highly popular vacation spot for domestic and international tourists to a desirable retirement area for retirees from the United States and Canada. During the Eisenhower and McCarthy era, Puerto Vallarta was a haven for writers and artists who wanted to escape the limitations of mainstream society. In later years, during the 1960’s and 70’s, Hollywood notables such as John Huston, Elizabeth Taylor, and Richard Burton began showing up, and they made the area wildly popular. A highly visible meeting between U.S. President Richard Nixon and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in Puerto Vallarta generated massive news coverage which also greatly contributed to promoting the city. During the tourist season, cruise ships regularly docked in Puerto Vallarta and the port had the distinction of being the final port of call for the hit television series, The Love Boat. On our second and final night in Puerto Vallarta, we didn’t just have dinner; we dined and the Italian Restaurant where we dined produced a superb, epicurean delight! The meal, ambiance, and service were in stark contrast to my experiences with food throughout the majority of the trip. After dinner, we went for a walk along the beach where we encountered a drum circle. The participants gave the impression of being hippies caught in a time…

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  • Tlatelolco Massacre Essay

    ordeal shed light on the Mexican government and shifted the world 's view on it. Even with the government 's efforts in covering up the massacre, the family and friends of the deceased ensured that no one would forget the events that occurred that tragic night. It was a tragedy that left a mark on everyone 's hearts, not just those involved. Luis Echeverria, who was the interior secretary at the time of the massacre and was in charge of police and internal security has denied vehemently any…

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  • The Faceless Man And The Golden Mongoose Analysis

    The Faceless Man and the Golden Mongoose Author, Junot Diaz, starts off his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, with the explanation of fukú, a key element in his work. Diaz’s way of symbolization through mystical characters to be very unique. Fukú, to be a form of “bad luck,” tends to “travel” with us throughout the storyline. Further into the story we come to understand the influence fukú has on the development of Diaz’s characters. It shapes the fear and cautious behaviors of…

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  • Chile: A Perfect Dictatorship

    Is perfection an imaginary ideal, or does it really exist? In many cases, perfection is perceptive; it depends on how one discerns the idea of it. Some may argue that perfection is nonexistent, all things will eventually fall short of its goals, and that nothing is without flaws. On the contrary, some may argue that perfection is a scarce form of existence that only few entities attain. In the case of Chile, perfection existed in one of the most unexpected forms; Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.…

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  • Perseverance Essay Examples

    This Way, That Way, Wrong Way, Tea Party… What? I felt like Alice trying to find her way around in Wonderland every time I had to write an essay. Teachers always gave us very broad and generic topics, and every time I was left clueless as to what to write. There were so many possibilities and many directions to go, I felt like Alice trying to follow the signs. Every time I asked my teacher to explain the topic more to me, I felt like I was speaking to Cheshire Cat, and that didn’t help. I would…

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  • Mexican Culture Essay

    The Renovation of a Damaged People: Mexico’s Post-Revolution Cultural Recovery Throughout history, music, art, and literature have held key roles in dealing with and responding to current political events. This type of culture has been used for good and evil - spreading truth that inspires the masses to make a change, or propaganda in order for a government to cultivate certain ideas within its citizens. By looking at the content of artistic expression during any given time and in any given…

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  • Junot Diaz's How To Date A Brown Girl

    The author I decided to investigate further was Junot Diaz. Junot Diaz is an interesting author, who I feel like writes about the daily lives of Dominicans, that not only Dominicans can relate to, but people of other ethnicities. Diaz’s work interests me mostly because of the way he tells it. I feel that his stories could be happening all around you, which uniquely goes to show the life like feel his works have in which it envelopes the reader into a scenario where they can place themselves…

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  • The Wind That Swept Mexico Summary

    The Wind That Swept Mexico, by Anita Brenner, is a very intriguing piece that draws attention to the reader through it’s clear description of the revolution and what occurred after it was over. Originally published in 1943 by the Texas Press, Brenner’s piece was known as one of the first to present many different phases of the revolution. Brenner was born in Mexico and lived there for many years. She used to write dispatches for Spain during the Spanish Civil War and edit “Mexico This Month’s”…

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  • Airport Narrative

    After exiting the plane, the first thing I noticed was the voices of the crowd. The words spoken at the Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport seemed to mix together, and I could no longer focus on individual conversations like I could at Toronto several hours earlier. This trip to the Colombian island of San Andrés marked the first time I was venturing to a country where English was not the official language. In the weeks leading up to the trip I had tried to prepare by memorizing common…

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  • Broken Spears Summary

    The Spanish siege of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán is largely known today because of the written reports by of those who witnessed it. In 1521 the Spanish took over the capital city of Tenochtitlán, resulting in the ultimate demise of the Triple Alliance. Versions of this historical event tend to vary due to the array of perspectives involved. For instance, whereas Spanish solider Bernal Diaz wrote his personal account The conquest of New Spain, multiple Aztec informants, including Aztec…

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