Álvaro Colom

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  • Guatemala’s Presidential Election and Security as People’s Top Concern

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    step on board to rob, and often shoot, drivers and passengers. Whilst in the northern countryside, the coming of Mexico’s most vicious gang—the Zetas—have added a petrifying new aspect to Guatemala’s old drug underworld. Molina accused President Alvaro Colom—the man who defeated him in the

  • The Week Summary

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    “The Week” is about how the week went and gives small blurbs about it. The first one is about the precedential debate and how Lester Holt ask the harsh questions to Trump. Clinton was getting easy questions, making it seem like they were avoiding the real issues Clinton is hiding. The author thinks it look like Clinton is hiding something and Lester is covering it up. It’s about how Clinton is out of arms reach of financial meltdown and doesn’t want to discuss the finical crises in America. Mike

  • Essay about Analysis of The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela

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    Analysis of The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela In The Underdogs written by Mariano Azuela, we are introduced to a character that strongly symbolizes the fuel of the Mexican Revolution. Heroes like Demetrio Macias brought the Serrano’s hope of giving them what they felt they truly deserved. Although Demetrio Macias, the general (colonel) of a rebel army is hunting down the army of Pancho Villa, he seems to have the same ideals as the enemy. In addition to Demetrio Macias, we meet women like Camilla

  • Pancho Villa and the Raid on Columbus, New Mexico

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    There were many conflicts that were more significant in terms of gains, losses, and casualties than that of Villa’s raid of Columbus, New Mexico. Upon hearing that the nearby town of Columbus, New Mexico was lightly garrisoned, Mexican revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa ordered what remained of his army to attack the small farming town. His well-earned reputation had been seriously damaged by this point considering recent losses that devastated his army, having both the Mexican and American

  • The French Revolution : The Causes Of The Mexican Revolution

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    -- The Mexican Revolution -- The Mexican Revolution was a complex and bloody conflict which lasted about a decade, and in which one million people lost their lives. So...did the ends justify the means? Causes: The Mexican people wanted to overthrow the dictator at the time, Porfirio Díaz Mori who had been in office for 34 years, longer than any other dictator had ever ruled Mexico. He violated a good amount of the laws put in place by the Constitution of 1857. People were not happy with him

  • Pablo Escobar A Threat Or Influence

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    Should Escobar be known as a threat or as an inspiration for the others? Title: Pablo Escobar, the history of the infamous villain who became the evilest lord that world has ever seen. Introduction. Pablo Escobar, one of the greatest outlaws throughout the history who grew from one of the poorest neighborhoods of Medellin to be the most famous drug lord in the world whose legacy continues even nowadays in Colombia. Escobar was born in Medellin, Colombia, on 1-st of December 1949 and was killed on

  • The Life and Legacy of Doroteo Arango Essay

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    Many people do not know the true story of Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Pancho Villa was actually born Doroteo Arango Arambula on June 5, 1878 in San Juan del Rio, Mexico. Doroteo’s parents were uneducated, peasant sharecrop farmers. This fact is important because Doroteo had a high level of intelligence even though he did not have any formal education. After his father’s death, Doroteo took his father’s place as a sharecropper and helped support his mother and four sisters. There are many versions

  • Essay on The Underdogs

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    Demetrio Macias', Hope for the Commoners In The Underdogs written by Mariano Azuela, we are introduced to a character that strongly symbolizes the fuel of the Mexican Revolution. Heroes like Demetrio Macias brought the Serrano's hope of giving them what they felt they truly deserved. Although Demetrio Macias, the general (colonel) of a rebel army is hunting down the army of Pancho Villa, he seems to have the same ideals as the enemy. In addition to Demetrio Macias, we meet women like Camilla

  • Essay about A Personal Trip to Mexico and The Mexican Revolution

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    The Mexican Revolution was an attempt to overthrow a dictatorial tyrant, Porfirio Diaz that ruled the country of Mexico for decades. His autonomic attitude and self-centered beliefs eventually angered the people, although he successfully tried and failed to bring to life prosperity to the country as well as strengthen the ties with the United States. As I travel through the country of Mexico battered by hardships and misery, I take notes, write down what I observe over the course of my journey

  • What Was The Failure Of The Peace Process

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    Another particularly significant consequence of the failure of the peace process was the development of rapid changes among military relations. The guerrillas, as previously explained, slowly increased their membership, largely to the credit of the demilitarized zone. The paramilitaries developed during this time as well, actually gaining dominance in coca, oil, and agro-producing regions. This enabled the paramilitaries to gain an upper hand in drugs and arms smuggling. Similarly, government forces

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