Eva Duarte Peron (Evita) Essay

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Eva Duarte Peron (Evita) Thesis: Her experience as a member of the lower class who overcame poverty and her belief in bringing justice to the poor made everything that she did for the people of Argentina possible. Eva Peron 'Mi vida por Peron!' ('My life for Peron!') [Evita] cried a thousand times before the roaring crowds, and then she died. There are parallels that could be drawn between her life and the lives of other obsessively ambitious women who have forced their way through poverty and fame.but instead popular memory finds parallels between Evita's life and the lives of the saints, because she did it all for someone else. (Guillermoprieto 100) From Colonel Juan Peron's election in 1946…show more content…
She also continued her work in the Secretariat for no salary. Her only earnings were the love and affection from Peron and the Argentine people (Peron 125). On June 19, 1948, Evita founded the Maria Eva Duarte de Peron Foundation, or EPF. This foundation was created to provide national safety where the government was weak (To Be II). The Foundation's work was necessary in the lower class areas of the country, rather than in the cities. Eva believed that the descamisados were the base, the foundation, of the revolution. They were an essential part of the country's people (Peron 80). The Social Help Crusade created housing and neighborhoods that were affordable for the poor. The crusade also created jobs for the unemployed and school food programs. It provided inexpensive hospital supplies and free medication. Workers' unions donated many of these materials. Evita began The Eva Peron Hospital Train, which provided free check-ups, vaccinations, x-rays, and general medical care to people who either did not have access to hospitals or who could not afford a visit to the doctor (To Be II). Twelve hospitals and two "policlinicos" (hospitals for the railroad workers) were built with the same objective as the Hospital Train. These hospitals attracted the best doctor in the country, and the charge

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