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  • Santiago Alvarez Films

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    Introduction Santiago Alvarez is honored in the world as the pioneer of revolutionary Cuban filmmaker as well as his documentary masterpieces also contribute a remarkable achievement in Latin America films. Santiago was given birth on March 8, 1919, who is the son of an immigrant Spanish family in Cuba. He was involved in learning politics at his very early age since his father arrested as a result of anarchistic activity. Subsequently, at the age of 15, Santiago began to work as a printer’s

  • Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

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    can have thousands of people cheering my name, if I could have my whole country on my back and make a name for myself, then one person I would want to be is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Not only is he a bright, young, and strong boxer, he is an elite fighter that has courage and guts to do what people think is impossible. “Canelo” Alvarez is young prospect rumored to be the next king of the world. If I can represent Mexico in a good way then I would want it to be in the name of “The Pound for Pound Champion

  • In The Time Of Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    The stealthy way Julia Alvarez formulates her narrative is through a multitude of characters that experience fear and intimidation from the Dominican Republic dictator El Jefe, however he is better known as Rafael Trujillo. Alvarez breaks the story into three different sections where Dede, one of Mirabal sisters and the lone survivor to the Trujillo administration, discussed the past, present, and time period before Trujillo killed the Mirabal sisters. Alvarez used many different themes to show

  • United States v. Alvarez

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    In United States v. Alvarez, Xavier Alvarez claimed that he was a retired marine who had received the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1987 for being wounded repeatedly by the same person in combat. These claims were made in an attempt to have him gain more respect from his peers. The claim was that Alvarez had violated the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 states that there are protections against claiming to have received some type of military honor, such as the Medal of Honor

  • Snow, Yolanda by Julia Alvarez

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    watching snow was not the best experience one could possibly have. Julia Alvarez was an example of how a Latina writer identified herself in a new culture outside of her comfort zone. She, as a Dominican Diaspora, had to reinvent herself as she migrated into a new scenario. Her assimilation into the United States culture allowed her to understand and relate to the reader’s needs and points of interests. After all the effort, Alvarez kept in mind that she could not comfort to all the reality that she lived

  • In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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    of a great loss, one honors the memory of sacrifice and can find closure, making the cause worth the fight. The legitimacy of this statement is evidently valid when paired up behind the sacrifice of the three Mirabal sisters in the book by Julia Alvarez: In The Time of The Butterflies. Is any life worth living trapped in fear of harm or even death? How much misery and suffering can one tolerate from a higher power, before they seize opportunity to rise against the greater force. What triggers, and

  • In The Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez

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    The Dominican Republic in the twentieth century can be summarized as brutal. The novel In The Time of Butterflies, written by Julia Alvarez was set during the time period 1938 to 1994. During part of that time dictator Rafael Trujillo ruled the island. Although this book is considered historical fiction, it tells the story of four Mirabal sisters: Dede, Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. They called themselves “Las Mariposas”. The four Mirabal sisters exist in real life. In the book

  • Insight on the Life and Works of Julia Alvarez

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    A novelist and a poet, Julia Alvarez is considered to be one of the greats when talking about American literature. At her current age of 64, she has a numerous amount of writings and has won many awards. Personal life experiences from her youth to the Civil War to now have highly influenced her works (Heredia). Descriptive and influential, it is clear why Alvarez’s publications have influenced society the way they have today. Aged 64, Julia Alvarez is considered to be one of the greatest American

  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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    A beautiful, captivating, and revolutionary story, In the Time of the Butterflies, was written by Julia Alvarez and is a true account about struggle, courage, and love between four sisters, their families, and the people they encountered in their lives. This captivating story is so easy to relate to, as it’s written by a woman, about women, for women. What comes across clearly throughout the story is the Mirabal sisters’ passion for the revolution and how it overwhelmed their lives and the lives

  • Analysis Of The Time Of Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    In The Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the rule of Rafael Trujillo directly affected all four Mirabal sisters, Patricia, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Mirabal. The rule of Rafael Trujillo directly affected Patricia Mirabal. Patricia grew up as the oldest of four girls, and she was naturally the nicest, simplest of the four girls. She married early and had kids before she turned 20. But as she grew older, her faith was restored. One day she went on a church retreat into the mountains, the same day