Spanish imperial rule defined much of Colombia’s social and economic development. As a colony, Colombia was an exporter of raw materials such as metals to its mother country. Colombia’s modern economy based on coffee and other agricultural exports did not emerge until liberalization began under President Gaviria. However, the economy did not take off the same way as the policies of the Washington consensus due to the uncertainty created by violence and illegal drugs. 1845 was an era of stagnation where economic change was happening at a fast rate. Until 1885, it was considered a period of Radical Liberal reform due to all the chaos and economic consequences. The chaos engendered a lack of stable effective leadership. The people were against each other and the government. The Epoch of Civil Wars occurred where the liberal party achieved political ascendancy over the Conservative party. The terms liberal and conservative in the Latin American context differs from that of the United States. In Colombia, the Liberal Party is referred to continuous support towards religion toleration and a positive response to the social and economic demands of society. On the other hand, the Conservative Party has a close tie and cooperates with the Roman Catholic Church, and has a lack of tolerance towards non-Catholic religious beliefs and high centralized
Gregorio Esparza was born in San Antonio de Béxar his birth name was José Maria Esparza. He is known as a defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802. Gregorio married Anna Salazar whom he had a daughter and three sons. All of Gregorio Esparza’s family was present during the siege of the Mexican Army but only one of his sons Enrique Esparza was one of the eyewitnesses to see his father’s death. During the siege Enrique hid in a pile of hay where he witnessed the death of his father. It is because of his son’s eyewitness account that we know about Gregorio Esparza’s heroic death and what he did for the State of Texas. From the information gathered from Enrique, we have come to find out that Gregorio Esparza was the only body not burned into pyres at the siege of the Alamo. The Mexican Army’s siege of the Alamo took place February 23, 1836- March 6, 1836.
Jose Antonio Navarro was a very important man because he was involved in the Texas Revolution. He was born on February 27, 1795, and he was sent to Saltillo, Mexico as a young child, and injured his leg that didn 't heal properly which caused him to have a limp. The same year he injured his leg father died from a severe illness. He learned the merchant trade which was his father´s occupation, and has his own trade post, but specialized in Mexican Law. Which didn´t really make any sense. He met his future wife named Margarita de la Garza at his merchant stand, and immediately fell in love. Jose and Margarita has a daughter named Maria Casimira del Carmen in the spring of 1817. He was happy about there being a new trade port on the coast of Texas at La Bahia, because he thought he could open a new trade post to help raise money for his family, which did not work because the other merchants would not let him sell near them, because, they thought he would out-sell them, which he did.
Nat Turner: Nat Turner led a rebellion to free slaves and was known as the slave Preacher. He led a band of slaves with weapons such as axes and guns. He killed 60 white men, women, and children. This blood mass murder led to the execution of 100 blacks. Turner was in hiding but was found and executed on November 11, 1831.
Juan de Onate, described as the last conquistador was a great person who led hundreds of families to settle in one of the oldest European colonies in the United States in search of unimaginable wealth. Juan de Onate was born in 1550 to aristocrats Cristobal de Onate and Catalina de Salazar in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Cristobal and Catalina were wealthy Spanish colonists and proud owners of a silver mine in Zacatecas, which is currently located in the north central Mexico. Juan involved himself in safeguarding his father’s silver mines right from an early age. As a child, Juan started accompanying his father in the raids against the Indians. Juan also led many campaigns at his own cost. When Juan was just twenty years old, he started defending and expanding Spanish settlements in the northern part of Mexico by conquering the Indian communities. Although Juan was born in New Spain, he never set his foot on the European land. Juan was a true Spaniard who devoted his life to the church, the king and the expansion of his empire.
The Mexican Revolution was a war in 1910 to 1920 fought between the president of Mexico Porfirio Díaz, Francisco Madero, Victoriano Huerta, Ignacio Bonillas, Venustiano Carranza, and the citizens and farmers of Mexico. Many groups and farmers wanted to stop Porfirio Diaz the ruler of Mexico since he distributed land to wealthy people in the United States which made them much closer, but took away the land farmers had.
Juana Barraza is a serial killer in Mexico. She was born on December 27, 1958 in Hidalgo, Mexico. As a child she had a thought life. Her mother Justa Samperio an alcoholic woman would exchange her to a man called Jose Lugo for a couple of beer. Barraza was sexually abuse; as a result she became a mother at the age of 13. After the death of her mother Juana went by herself and had three more children. In addition to this, by 1990’s she was a professional wrestler named La Dama Del Silencio after her personality. Although she was obsess with wrestler she had to give it up because of an injury. By the same token, after she retired from wrestler, she went and looked for old ladies that lived alone. Barraza would present herself as a nurse or
Although many people generally stereotype serial killers as natural born killers, nevertheless, Luis Garavito was molded into a serial killer because of his terrible and troubled childhood. Garavito was a victim of constant sexual and physical abuse from both his father and two male neighbors. Due to these facts it can be inferred that there is a direct correlation between Garavito’s murderous spree and his childhood dilemmas.
When people think of an epic hero, do they think of an epic hero as being only a story-base character or can they be real people? Miguel Hidalgo certainly fits the epic hero exemplar. He has strong enough qualities that can support an answer stating that, real people are able to represent an epic hero. Most people define an epic hero as “brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events”(The Definition). Miguel Hidalgo can be seen as an epic hero in modern society because he has courage, has affected many people from his actions, and rose to a high position.
A colonizer and statesman, Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala was one of the most talented and capable of the many native Mexicans involved in Texas ' struggle for independence from Mexico. He was born in the villiage of Tecoh in what is now the state of Yucatan, Mexico, on October 3, 1789.
Night by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, is a powerful memoir about the Holocaust. The Nazis slaughtered six million Jews and five million Gentiles during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel underwent many transformations throughout the dreaded concentration camps, especially with his relationship with his father, and his faith in God.
In the 1997 murder and rape case of Mayra Laguna, Ruben Cardenas was charged and sent to prison for her murder. According to the article Cardenas entered his cousin Mayra’s room through an open window kidnapped her and raped then killed her before leaving her body near a canal. According to Cardenas he was not responsible for the murder of his own cousin. He did send out a letter to his family that read “I will not and cannot apologize for someone else’s crime, but, I will be Back for Justice. You can count on that” (Brennan, Daily News). For Cardenas being in prison for two decades and then getting the news that he was going to be on death row was difficult for him.
Arturo Lemón - is the leader of a powerful gang located in the rough city of Compton, California. He has committed many crimes in his career, but he has always stayed in areas of Compton that cops can’t go to without being killed. Basically, Arturo is protected so well by his inferiors that it would be a suicide mission for a cop to try to kill him. Arturo has made a lot of money in the organized crime business, but he is greedy so he continues running operations. When his right-hand man Tony messed up a job, even after working for Arturo for 11 years, Arturo decided to kill him to prevent the police from hunting Arturo down since he thought Tony was going to get captured. As the leader of a powerful gang, Arturo pressures people such as
Lorenzo de zavala was a extremely smart mexican general who moved to texas and is responsible for many of the mexican troops fighting in the texas revolution and helping the well known santa anna. And after the war he received empresario land grants which will give him the ability to settle 500 families. He settled many americans, tejanos, and mexicans. So let me ask you this, would you rather fighting on your side a weak leader James Fannin or a smart leader Lorenzo de Zavala?
Hernan Cortes was an explorer and soldier from Spain. He always felt that he could make his future in the Americas. He wanted to explore the new world and take advantage of the new opportunities that he can earn, while he was exploring. Cortes wanted to be something else in life besides an explorer or soldier. He wanted to be a big conquer of the Americas. He believes in virtu and fortuna. He was a very brave and intelligent man. Did he make his dream became true and conquest the Americas?