La Guerra Sucia La Guerra Sucia is the worst war in Argentina’s history. The war started in 1974 and ended around 1983. During this period military and security forces known as the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance (Triple A) hunted down and killed left-wing guerrillas, political dissidents, and anyone believed to be associated with socialism. 30,000 plus people disappeared and taken to detention centers where they were tortured and eventually killed. A military coup overthrew Juan Peron and restored Argentine oligarchy in 1955.
The Argentina dirty war took place between 1976-1979. The Dirty War in Argentina started after a military junta overthrew President Isabel Martínez de Perón and established a military dictatorship. The military dictatorship took over the country, and ran rampant, doing anything they wanted to. The military seized people from the streets, they were likely to never be seen again. As more evidence of human and civil rights violations came to light, The relatives of the disappeared formed a group called the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and held a demonstration that brought international attention to the government-sponsored terrorism.
The article, “Immigrant America: A Portrait” written by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut, discusses the many trials and tribulations immigrants have faced throughout the history of America, dating back to the Great European Wave In the 19th and 20th century. The Great European Wave, was the time in which 23 million European immigrants migrated to the U.S. mainly due to agricultural and industrial changes in their native countries that forced them out of their homes and in search of work. The authors discuss how a corrupt sheriff by the name of Joe Arpaio has been making the lives of Latin American immigrants living in Maricela County, Arizona, miserable. Arpaioo has harassed and treated the immigrants living in the county as if they’re
Violence has long been used by governments and authoritarian regimes around the world to achieve political goals and seek legislative control. These regimes assert control by carrying out assassinations, mass murders, and staged violence. However, the psychological effect on the country's population is much more than fear of death at the hands of political parties and leaders, it is fear of life itself. The nation becomes gripped by an ineffable fear and distrust where everyone, including trusted neighbors and friends, could turn individuals in for perceived disloyalty to the government. This idea is most demonstrated by the actions of Pinochet's dictatorship of Chile throughout the 1970's and 1980's.
In a dictatorship, thinking is a crime. So if there is a need for thinking, it is needed to be thought in silence. In 1967, Brazil suffered a coup d’état carried by the Brazilian army against the current president, João Goulart. With the decree AI-1 (Ato Institucional Número 1) the military took control of the country, removing all the power of the people and public officials. From 1968 until 1985, the country was ruled by six different military presidents.
Francisco PIzarro: The Notable Conquistador that Vanquished the Incan Civilization This famous Spanish explorer passed away on June 26th, 1541, when he was assassinated in Lima, Peru. The cause of his assassination was due to the big disagreement between him and his long time expedition partner, Diego Almagro and how because of this disagreement, he had Almagro killed. This caused many people in the Almagro family to become aggravated of Pizarro’s foolish decision of killing his expedition partner. Years later, on June 26th, 1541, several of Almagro’s followers, whom were led by Almagro’s son, stormed and raided Pizarro’s grand palace in Lima, Peru. Pizarro, being circa the age of 70, remarkably managed to kill 3 people before drawing his
The difference of social classes in Life in the Iron Mills is gigantic. The upper class and the lower class are so far from each other they are like a slaveholder and their slaves. For one life is great and the other life sucks. There is a substantial amount of evidence on the book to prove so. Inequality will be evident in society until someone steps up and does something about it.
“One of the world’s poorest countries, Haiti passed through a series of military rulers and dictators after World War II. In 1957, Francois Duvalier, popularly known as “Papa Doc,” seized power. He used the police, military and secret police, known as the Tontons Macoutes, to terrorize opponents. Declaring himself president for life, he looted the state treasury for his personal enrichment” (Edgar et al.1042). Haiti was once a beautiful country but was soon destroyed and corrupted by the greed of their president.
Immediately after graduating high school at sixteen Allende started working as a journalist, one of the first things Allende learned was how to tell the truth through fiction.In 1962 Allende married an engineer named Miguel Frias who she later had a child with named Paula (Allende).When Allende was thirty-one a military coup assassinated President Salvador Allende her uncle and took power in Chile and interrupted the lives of many Chilean citizens including Allende’s. Allende was deeply affected because of her family’s political ties, hours after the military coup took control they began repressing people, torturing people, and killing people. Many ran away to neighboring countries but Allende did not she stayed because she did not exactly know what was going on and because she did not have enough information. Many people were now in tremendous poverty and an immense need for for some form of support, Allende wished she could do something to help those in need but she soon realised that she was only one person and could do next to nothing to help. “I came to believe that any action direct would would mean enormous risk for me and I became so terrified about it that i began to break out in rashes.
The vast majority of the assembling was focused on these two urban areas. Low wages, extension, absence of work, reduction of satisfactory for places to settle in and food was making life progressively cruel for the laborers, which made the general population lose trust in their government's authority. The second residential issue, was the agriculture difficulty, which was expanding with no time. Instantly after the Tsar's resignation, workers started seizing the estates where the nobles who were in charge of the land. Numerous peasant soldiers that were forced to fight abandoned their presents on