She published her story called (in English) I, Rigoberta Menchú, which gained international attention, and she helped form international organizations, such as RUOG and an international level of CUC to inform the world of the plight of her people. Menchú received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her work (“The Nobel Peace Prize 1992”). She established the Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation in 1993 and worked to help bring peace to her country (“Historical Notes”). She continues to work for equal rights for indigenous Guatemalans and for native people throughout the western hemisphere (“The Nobel Peace Prize
The book I, Rigoberta Menchu: an Indian Women in Guatemala, was a fascinating and visual aid to a reality people in the United States do not face. Readers are able to capture life lessons along with a background of herself and those around her. Being able to have a deeper understanding of this women and her people created a more intimate relationship with the reader. The book allowed one to understand how Rigoberto became to be the women she is currently, what she had to strive through in order to succeed, and finally how she was able to overcome those barriers. Along with this, Rigoberta presented the reader with her childhood and the challenges she faced in a time of difficulty.
HOW DOES SHE PREPARED TO THAT? Rigoberta Menchu never went to school in her childhood because the economic resources did not give her the chance to have that kind of education, so she had an autodidact training performed by her parents, but she had a lot of opportunities to grow. RIGOBERTA’S LEADERSHIP While I was investigating who really is Rigoberta Menchu, I have realized that she is a very brave woman and worth admiring, because she simply did not remain silent before all the violence that she and her family suffered, if it had been someone else, surely, someone else would have wept for the events and they would not had done anything, I think that kind of people, like Rigoberta, is very successful in life, those who do not fear rejection
When Felipillo fell in love with one of Atahualpa’s wives, he did everything he could have her. As a result, his position as the interpreter played to his advantage, his fake allegations stated that Atahualpa was planning to attack the Spaniards. Many believed his argument because of his convincing role and therefore, obviously made the Spaniards very apprehensive. From the Incas point of view, they argued after his death, they would “await him in Quito” they all felt the loss of Atahualpa and many of his wives killed themselves, this does show to an extent the loyalty some individuals would have gone to remain true to their emperor and proving the influence the leader’s life had on them. Another leader that had influence among his people was Montezuma.
Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata was born in the rural village of Anenecuilco in Morelos. In Morelos peasant communities were under increasing pressure from the small landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugar cane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Zapata early on participated in political movements against Diaz and the landowning hacendados, and when the Revolution broke out in 1910 he was positioned as a central leader of the peasant revolt in Morelos. Cooperating with a number of other peasant leaders he formed the Liberation
In the Dominican Republic, a leader named Trujillo oppresses the people of the country hurting everyone who happens to get in his way. It was Minerva, one of the sisters, who spoke out and declared the cruelty the people are faced with. Her passion and leadership is shown from the very beginning as a child. Her influence also carried on to the other sisters making them become more strong in their beliefs. Sadly, the other sisters had plans and their own ideas of how to live their lives.
Abimael Guzman, who adopted the nom de guerre Presidente Gonzalo, had ties with foreign powers in Latin American and leftist groups, including the Peruvian group known as the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, that was also operating in that time against the Peruvian government. The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement was named after an eighteenth-century rebel leader who fought against the Spanish colonial control.
After a long fight with Trujillo, three sisters were murdered. “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez is about the Mirabal sisters long and weary fight with the revolution against Trujillo. Trujillo was the dictator for the Dominican Republic from 1930-1961. This essay will address the how they got to joining the revolution , their heroism and fight with the revolution. The Mirabal sisters showed heroism in the face of the Dominican Republic because of their resistance against Trujillo’s regime.
Though they are friends, the lives of Pedro Machuca and Gonzalo Infante differ drastically in many aspects including family life, the luxuries they can afford, and the political affiliations chosen by their families. All of which relate to the common everyday life of Chilean citizens during the Allende Presidency, and the Pinochet Dictatorship implemented after the coup d'etat. During this time, the civil unrest never ceased, and life for chileans was generally either good or bad based on social status, income, and party affiliation. Both Machuca and Infante are classic examples of the division inequality of life amongst Chileans, with Machuca being a poor boy who lived in a shanty town, having very little education, and owning very few possessions. Where as Infante is wealthy, has a high end private education, and can afford to buy various luxury items such as brand name shoes and food for his family.
By this time, Tina had been a member of the Mexican Communist Party for several years and her work was very politically focused. In 1929, she was with a companion, a popular revolutionary writer named Julio Antonio Mella, when he was assassinated on the street. The murder drew a glare of publicity to Modotti's lifestyle and politics, and she was deported from Mexico, finally ending up in the Soviet Union. The incident spelled the end of Modotti's photographic inspiration. She took few pictures of note afterward, finally abandoning photography to work as a propagandist and organizer for Stalin.