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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    Before We Were Free, written by Julia Alvarez is a historical fiction book based on a young girl who goes by the name Anita. Anita and her family live in the Dominican Republic on a compound along with her distant relatives. As the months go by, Anita starts to notice that her relatives are leaving the compound one by one except for her family. Papi, Anita's dad, starts attending secret meetings and readers later discover that he was planning to assassinate Rafael Trujillo, the dictator of the…

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    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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    Introduction The book is famous because it's the first English-language literary look at the infamous Trujillo era in the Dominican Republic. Rafael Trujillo was among the baddest of baddies, ruling the island nation with an iron fist and a creepy arsenal of scare tactics, including rape, murder, and downright terror. But Trujillo's name doesn't spring to mind for a lot of people listing off 20th century political Big Bads. In fact, for many readers, this novel may be the first time they're…

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    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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    their mother exclaimed jokingly, “Just what we need, skirts in the law!” (Alvarez 10) Minerva insisted that the claim was true, insisting that that, “It’s about time we women had a voice in running our country.” (Alvarez 10) Papa agrees and mentions the dictator’s name. Immediately, the family shunned, and hoped that there was not spies listening to their conversations. The author, Julia Alvarez indicated to the readers that Trujillo runs a dangerous and corrupt government…

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    for many. For example, Rafael Trujillo fit John’s criteria of what is a good leader but many people may disagree. In Biography it shows the life of Dictator Rafael Trujillo. Rafael Trujillo was a dictator of Dominican Republic from 1930 till his assassination in 1961. Trujillo committed many injustices to reach his powerful position and mistreated many people. In Animals Unite! However Major reached his powerful position by being charismatic and wanting to help others not himself. Both are…

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