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Trujillo

2011

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Poética De La Dictadura: El Poder De Las Palabras En La Era De Trujillo, Medar Serrata Dec 2010

Poética De La Dictadura: El Poder De Las Palabras En La Era De Trujillo, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

In the year 1930, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, a military officer of humble origin trained by the United States Marines, took the presidency of the Dominican Republic to begin one of the longest and most brutal dictatorships in the history of Latin America. His rise to power meant the beginning of a massive and continuous effort spanning thirty years to depict General Trujillo as a messianic figure predestined to rescue his nation from a long history of political disarray and economic backwardness. To lead this effort, Trujillo secured the collaboration of the country’s most prominent intellectuals, a group made up ...