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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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    Isn’t it crazy that we automatically blame others for our problems? The Dominican Republic is blaming Haitians for their problems. They are blaming them for job loss and food loss. It seems like history is repeating itself. In 1937, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo did an ethnic cleansing and kicked out all the Haitians and dark-skinned Dominicans who did not know how to say the word “perejil.” Once again the Dominican Republic is hiding the cruel reality of a racist act by using excuses. Haitians…

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    overprotective father. He also resisted to the dictatorship in the Dominican Republic because of it the family decided to flee to the United States. Laura is the mother of four girls, when she came to the United States did not feel that she belongs here because in The Dominican Republic she was wealthy, privileged and influential family. Carla was the oldest of the Garcia sisters. After Carla, Sandra is the second oldest daughter. Yolanda is also known as Yo-yo, she was the rebellious tomboy of…

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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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    The book, In the Time of the Butterflies, opens in the Dominican Republic with Dede Mirabal preparing for an interview. The four Mirabal sisters each write from their perspective about living in a time with the dictator Trujillo. The story follows the start of a rebellion that the sisters become the leaders of. Three of the sisters, Maria Teresa, Minerva, and Patria, join the rebellion along with their husbands. Dede is the only one who does not join the rebellion, partly because her husband…

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    Transformation of Patria and Maria Teresa – Literary Analysis In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez takes the reader through the lives of the Mirabal sisters as they are living in the Dominican Republic under the rule of Trujillo and leads up to the death of the three sisters, which, was ordered by Trujillo on November 25, 1960 (“In the Time of the Butterflies”). Trujillo was a dictator who controlled his country in every aspect and exterminated those who opposed him including three of…

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    The indigenous organizations opinion on the effect that the 2008 constitution seemed to converge. In one way or the other Ecurunari, Pachakutik, and CONAIE believed that the 2008 constitution did not have much social, political, or economic change for the indigenous population. One of the most vivid memories from my interviews was when the president of Ecurunari spoke to me about the 2008 constitution. Having been jailed four times for protesting against Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s current…

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    navigate at first, but eventually turned into a major source of inspiration for nearly all of her works. Julia Alvarez was born on March 27th, 1950, in New York, New York, though she did not stay there long. Her parents, both hailing from the Dominican Republic, decided to move back to their home country when Alvarez was still an infant (“Julia Alvarez Biography”). Back in the Dominican, Alvarez and her three sisters grew up in “a large and traditional extended family,” with memories of the men…

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    Richard Shang Mrs. McQuay English 11 May 15 2017 Marginalization in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Time and time again people see how marginalization of a group can create psychological and emotional problems such as anxiety, fear, and depression. In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz explores these specific issues through the brief life of Oscar de Leon and his family. The repeated marginalization of Oscar and his his family causes him to express self-doubt and depression,…

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    “Hear my cry, Jefe. Release my sisters and their husbands and mine. But most especially, I beg you, oh Jefe, give me back my son. Take me instead.” In this novel, family and sacrifice play a major role. The Mirabal family comes together, with much of the Dominican Republic, to overthrow the dictatorship of Trujillo. As a result, three of the four sisters are assassinated by the tyrant’s agents. This book tells their story. Dedé was the only sister to survive. She is the second oldest of the…

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