Rafael Trujillo

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  • Rafael Leonidas Trujillo: Causes And Control Of The Dominican Republic

    In 1930, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina gained control of the Dominican Republic through questionable means, becoming head of police and then president, his regime was well recognized for its oppressive tactics and effective means of keeping the population controlled, by the time he was deposed and assassinated in 1961, he had been responsible for the deaths of as many as 50,000 Dominicans (U.S DoS), meaning that 1 in 66 was executed. As his time as president continued, more opposition grew, and eventually he lost the majority favor. Local citizens rose up and rebelled. An apprehensive church first remained neutral in the event, even favoring Trujillo, but as his monstrosities came to light, it became more and more difficult to remain passive,…

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  • Rafael Trujillo: Bad Man

    Felix Moreta Mr. Saleeba English 4 October 13, 2017 Rafael Trujillo Rafael Trujillo may be a bad man, but that does not take away the fact that what got him there made him a great leader. To some he will always be remembered as a horrible person. To me he will always be remembered as a guy who got to where he wanted to be by putting effort some people would not dare to put in. Rafael Trujillo was born on October 24, 1891 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. His name was Rafael Leonidas…

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  • Rafael Trujillo Character Analysis

    The Cruel and Unusual Reign of Rafael Trujillo In reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, one can observe the dictator present in the novel is a cruel, Iron-fisted ruler. This Dictator, Rafael Trujillo, was dictator of The Dominican Republic for over 30 years. From 1930 to 1961, the year of his assassination, Trujillo held a threatening presence throughout the country. Because of the many ways he would instill fear into the population, it is identifiable that Trujillo…

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  • Dominican Republic Democratization

    Old regimes in Dominican Republic hindered the democratization process because of the authoritarian regime it had. During Rafael Leónidas Trujillo thirty-one-year dictatorship he used the military to fight president Horacio Vásquez. He used his military influence to his advantage by having the army as his tool; this type of military usage hindered the democratic process. The poor actions of Trujillo is what ultimately caused his assassination, although death should never be glorified, his death…

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  • In The Time Of Butterflies Essay

    the brutal dictator of the Dominican Republic, Trujillo. Her novel gives a historical accounting of the dictator’s reign of terror and at the same time adds fiction in keeping with the culture of the Dominican Culture at that time. The overall story is one of politics and power through violence but also a story of family and the struggles within the family unit. The novel uses the times and life in the Dominican Republic to portray the details in the lives of the Mirabel family. The author…

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  • The Mariposas: Character Development Of Minerva Mirabal

    Character Development of Minerva Mirabal The Mirabal Sisters were Dominican Republicans who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. They were well known for their patriotic actions. They were four sisters, three of which were active in the revolution, Minerva, Patria and Maria Teresa. They were known as the “Mariposas”. Minerva was the most active in the revolution against Trujillo. She was the third child of Enrique Mirabal and Mercedes Reyes. She was considered the brave one, or at…

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  • Trujillo Antes De Dios Analysis

    Trujillo Antes De Dios Author’s Note: From 1930 to 1961, the Dominican Republic suffered under the regime of Rafael Trujillo, arguably the harshest US-backed dictator Latin America ever saw. As a military dictator, Trujillo was known for his violence, obsession with order, and racism to the extremes of genocide, instilling fear in the hearts of all his subjects. This story reflects two typical days in the subject’s life. At his request, the subject’s name has been changed. Rafael Ocaña wakes,…

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  • Minerva Character Analysis

    In Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies four sisters join an underground resistance group against the cruel dictator of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo. The plight faced by all Dominicans at the time was a disgrace to human rights. Many lived in poverty due to the dictatorship that controlled the country. Those who spoke out against the totalitarian regime disappeared and were usually never seen again. It was very brave for anyone to stand up to the government for what was…

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  • Is The Defeat In Julia Alvarez's In The Time Of The Butterflies

    dictators in the Dominican Republican history was Rafael Trujillo. Rafael Trujillo was born on October 24, 1891 and first began his career on December 9, 1918 when he accepted training to become a National Guard officer ("Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina"). Due to his obedience, enthusiasm, and discipline, once Trujillo had finished training he was quickly promoted, becoming the chief officer(second in command) in 1924 and commander in chief in 1928 (Schoenhals, “Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas…

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  • Summary Of Julia Alvarez's In The Time Of The Butterflies

    Julia Alvarez’s novel, In The Time of The Butterflies, depicts the journey to revolutionize under Rafael Trujillo’s regime. The novel focuses on the Mirabal family and their four sisters: Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. The story’s main plot concentrates on the sisters’ journey to defeat their dictator, Trujillo, who inflicts torture upon them. Together, the sisters unite their country. The sisters and many characters from In The Time of The Butterflies use education, unity, and love…

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