Haiti

Haiti
Author: Philippe Girard
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN: 0230106617
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haiti Book Excerpt:

In the aftermath of January's horrific earthquake, the world's attention is focused on Haiti. In this full narrative history of the Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest country in the western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader back two hundred years to a time when Haiti was so prosperous it was known as the Pearl of the Antilles. Haiti was the only country in the Americas to pull off a successful slave revolution, yet today its survival is completely dependent on foreign aid. As all eyes turn to watch what happens to Haiti, author Girard provides the necessary context for envisioning its future - including a detailed account of the quake's consequences, an assessment of the benefit and cost of an American intervention, and commentary on what Haiti must do to rebuild for a brighter future.

A Taste of Haiti

A Taste of Haiti
Author: Mirta Yurnet-Thomas
Publsiher: Hippocrene Books
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780781809986
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Taste of Haiti Book Excerpt:

With African, French, Arabic and Amerindian influences, the food and culture of Haiti are fascinating subjects to explore. From the days of slavery to present times, traditional Haitian cuisine has relied upon staples like root vegetables, pork, fish, and flavour enhancers like Pikliz (picklese, or hot pepper vinegar) and Zepis (ground spices). This cookbook offers over 100 Haitian recipes, including traditional holiday foods and the author's favourite drinks and desserts. Information on Haiti's history, holidays and celebrations, necessary food staples, and cooking methods will guide the home chef on a culinary adventure to this beautiful island. Recipe titles are given in English, Creole, and French.

Haitian History

Haitian History
Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0415808677
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haitian History Book Excerpt:

Despite Haiti's proximity to the United States, and its considerable importance to our own history, Haiti barely registered in the historic consciousness of most Americans until recently. Those who struggled to understand Haiti's suffering in the earthquake of 2010 often spoke of it as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, but could not explain how it came to be so. In recent years, the amount of scholarship about the island has increased dramatically. Whereas once this scholarship was focused on Haiti's political or military leaders, now the historiography of Haiti features lively debates and different schools of thought. Even as this body of knowledge has developed, it has been hard for students to grasp its various strands. Haitian History presents the best of the recent articles on Haitian history, by both Haitian and foreign scholars, moving from colonial Saint Domingue to the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. It will be the go-to one-volume introduction to the field of Haitian history, helping to explain how the promise of the Haitian Revolution dissipated, and presenting the major debates and questions in the field today.

Riding with Death

Riding with Death
Author: Jana Evans Braziel
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN: 1496812751
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding with Death Book Excerpt:

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This veritable junkyard of steel and rubber, recycled parts, old tires, and scrap metal might seem an unlikely foundry for art. Yet, on the street's opposite end thrives the Grand Rue Galerie, a working studio of assembled art and sculptures wrought from the refuse. Established by artists Andre Eugene and Jean Herard Celeur in the late 1990s, the Grand Rue's urban environmental aesthetics--defined by motifs of machinic urbanism, Vodou bricolage, the postprimitivist altermodern, and performative politics--radically challenge ideas about consumption, waste, and environmental hazards, as well as consider innovative solutions to these problems in the midst of poverty, insufficient social welfare, lack of access to arts, education, and basic needs. In Riding with Death, Jana Evans Braziel explores the urban environmental aesthetics of the Grand Rue sculptors and the beautifully constructed sculptures they have designed from salvaged automobile parts, rubber tires, carved wood, and other recycled materials. Through first-person accounts and fieldwork, Braziel constructs an urban ecological framework for understanding these sculptures amid environmental degradation and grinding poverty. Influenced by urban geographers, art historians, and political theorists, the book regards the underdeveloped cities of the global South as alternate spaces for challenging the profit-driven machinations of global capitalism. Above all, Braziel presents Haitian artists who live on the most challenged Caribbean island, yet who thrive as creators reinventing refuse as art and resisting the abjection of their circumstances.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost
Author: P. Girard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2005-12-13
ISBN: 1403980314
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Lost Book Excerpt:

Why has Haiti been plagued by so many woes? Why has the United States felt a need to repeatedly intervene in Haiti's affairs? Why have multiple U.S. efforts to create a stable democracy in Haiti failed so spectacularly? Philippe Girard answers these and other questions in Paradise Lost . He examines how colonialism and slavery have left a legacy of racial tension, both within Haiti and internationally, as Haitians remain deeply suspicious of white foreigners' motives, many of whom doubt Haitians' ability to govern themselves. He also examines how Haiti's current political instability is merely a continuation of two hundred years of political strife that began during the War of Independence (1791-1804). Finally, Girard explores poverty's devastating impact on contemporary Haiti. This book is different from others in the field, arguing that Haitians - particularly home-grown dictators - bear a big share of the responsibility for their nation's troubles. In addressing the current situation in Haiti by looking to the nation's tumultuous past, Paradise Lost is timely and potentially controversial.

Haiti

Haiti
Author: Philippe R. Girard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Haiti
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical Dictionary of Haiti

Historical Dictionary of Haiti
Author: Fequiere Vilsaint,Michael R. Hall
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2021-08
ISBN: 1538127539
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Haiti Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Haiti, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Democracy for the Haitian Crisis

Democracy for the Haitian Crisis
Author: Archange Deshommes
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1728370647
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy for the Haitian Crisis Book Excerpt:

This book gives you the basic information you need to know in order to make up your mind regarding the current situation in Haiti and what can be done about it. While it is clear that, other countries and International organizations have played a significant role for Haiti to be in this predicament, the only way out is for us to put away the victim mentality and take full responsibility in the rebuilding and the reforming of the institutions of the country. This idea where poverty, prosperity, peace and insecurity of any country is related to its institutions is shared by university professors such as Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. For the institutional rebuilding and reforming of the country, the different elites (Intellectual, political, economic, religious, medical, scientific, sportive, cultural, etc.) have to do their parts without giving excuses and blaming each other. [email protected]

Haiti

Haiti
Author: Ricardo Seitenfus
Publsiher: Alameda Casa Editorial
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN: 6586081556
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haiti Book Excerpt:

After supporting Préval as the indispensable President of Haiti, the United States and France grew increasingly antagonistic to him and were bent on preventing the election of his handpicked successor, Jude Célestin. In fact, Seitenfus reveals that this antagonism reached the point where the Core Group led by Mulet attempted to remove Préval from office and send him into exile. Had it not been for the intervention of Seitenfus himself, Préval might well have had in Mulet's words "to leave the presidency and abandon Haiti." While the Core group failed to carry this gross and illegal coup, it nonetheless succeeded in creating a process that changed the results of the first round of the presidential elections and opened the way to Martelly's election in the second round. Seitenfus' explosive revelations are of great significance and deserve to be known by a wide audience. In addition, Seitenfus expands the thoughts he initially developed in an interview published in December 2010 that was highly critical of the international intervention in Haiti and that ultimately led to his firing by the OAS. Haiti: International Dilemmas and Failures shows convincingly that the intervention has been a failure. It has not contributed to any significant economic development, it has failed to stabilize the democratic transition, and it has a deeply flawed record on establishing the institutions required for a secure environment. He also makes the case that the agreements signed between the Haitian government and the UN allowing MINUSTAH to take control of the country were illegal; they lacked the endorsement of Haiti's president, and were thus unconstitutional. Seitenfus is not only critical of the foreign community; he has harsh words for the behavior of Haiti's venal political class and predatory elite. While he has good things to say about Préval, he is right in condemning his anarchic disdain for institutions and his slow and hesitant reaction to the earthquake. Préval was no dictator and probably did more for national reconciliation than any other Haitian leader, but he lacked a sense of purpose to guide the country in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. In conclusion, Seitenfus has written a provocative and most persuasive and detailed account of the travail of the foreign occupation of Haiti. It will attract a wide audience; "Haitianists," academics and professionals studying international relations, humanitarian interventions, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the UN will be interested in Haiti: International Dilemmas and Failures. Seitenfus has thus written an important and critical book that will become a must read for anyone interested in Haiti, development, and humanitarian interventions. He shows persuasively that the type of foreign assistance that Haiti has been receiving does more harm than good. I am convinced that Haiti: International Dilemmas and Failures will be a major reference in Haitianist circles for a long time to come; it is an eloquent challenge to the prevailing system of foreign assistance and imperial interference. It is the work of a brave man and real humanist. July 21 2020 Robert Fatton Jr. Julia Cooper Professor of Politics Department of Politics University of Virginia

The Idea of Haiti

The Idea of Haiti
Author: Millery Polyné
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN: 1452939608
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea of Haiti Book Excerpt:

After Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, aid workers and offers of support poured in from around the world. Tellingly, though, news reports on the catastrophe and relief efforts frequently included a pejorative description of the country that outsiders were determined to rebuild: the troubled island nation, a nation plagued by political violence. There was much talk of inventing a “new” Haiti, which would presumably mimic Western modes of development and thus mitigate political instability and crisis. As contributors to this wide-ranging book reveal, Haiti has long been marginalized as an embodiment of alterity, as the other, and the idea of a new Haiti is actually nothing new. An investigation of the notion of newness through the lenses of history and literature, urban planning, religion, and governance, The Idea of Haiti illuminates the politics and the narratives of Haiti’s past and present. The essays, which grow from original research and in-depth interviews, examine how race, class, and national development inform the policies that envision re-creating the country. Together the contributors address important questions: How will the present narratives of deviance affect international relief and rebuilding efforts? What do Haitians themselves think about Haiti, old and new? What are the potential complications and weakness of aid strategies during these trying times? And what do we mean by crisis in Haiti? Contributors: Yveline Alexis, Rutgers U; Wein Weibert Arthus, State U of Haiti; Greg Beckett, Bowdoin College; Alex Dupuy, Wesleyan U; Harley F. Etienne, U of Michigan; Robert Fatton Jr., U of Virginia; Sibylle Fischer, New York U; Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan U; Nick Nesbitt, Princeton U; Karen Richman, U of Notre Dame; Mark Schuller, York College (CUNY); Patrick Sylvain, Brown U; Évelyne Trouillot, State U of Haiti; Tatiana Wah, Columbia U.

Lakay

Lakay
Author: David Frederick
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN: 1525512714
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lakay Book Excerpt:

Haiti is a land of great beauty and rich culture, but it’s also been plagued by corruption and poverty. Author David Frederick remembers a happy childhood growing up in picturesque St. Marc, Haiti—until the day he and his family had to flee following a brutal massacre in 2004. Lakay: A Journey of Struggle, Perseverance, and Hope, leads readers through glimpses of the author’s life in Haiti amid growing social unrest and government corruption as well as his life as a new immigrant to the United States. Frederick shares stories of the many obstacles he overcame while still holding onto hope. And after a return visit to Haiti, the author reflects on the current state of his native country and calls on this generation to be a force for change. Those who grew up in Haiti may vividly remember some of the places and events discussed in this book, but even non-Haitians can still envision themselves moving along the same road the author has traveled because, at the end of the day, we have all traveled this road. We may not all come from the same place or end up at the same destination, but we have all shared moments of suffering, fear, hope, setbacks, and triumph. We all wish to live in a peaceful and prosperous world.

Race Reality and Realpolitik

Race  Reality  and Realpolitik
Author: Jeffrey Sommers
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN: 1498509150
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Reality and Realpolitik Book Excerpt:

The year 2015 marked the centennial of the 1915 United States occupation of Haiti and Haiti’s resistance to that signal event in its history. This study surveys the issues of economics, race, and realpolitik embedded in the political economy of U.S. interactions with Haiti that resulted in occupation. It then interrogates what constitutes the “state” as it pertains to foreign policy, along with an inspection of who benefits from empire. This approach eschews tired dichotomies of whether or not the United States as a whole materially benefited from empire to instead simply look at who individually gained and what were the capacities of these beneficiaries to craft policy. Next it delivers insights derived from a forensic analysis of Woodrow Wilson’s perception of race and his decision to intervene in Haiti. Attitudes enabling United States military leaders to implement a policy of occupation are provided through a study of Admiral William Caperton’s role in the intervention. The focus then telescopes out to inspect the role played by the press, especially as booster for commercial opportunities. In short, the project answers the questions of why, who, and how American empire was undertaken through the case study of Haiti and its occupation in 1915.

Encyclopedia of Military Science

Encyclopedia of Military Science
Author: G. Kurt Piehler
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1928
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 1452276323
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Military Science Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don't We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat
Author: Martin Munro
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 0813930731
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edwidge Danticat Book Excerpt:

Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat’s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book Award in 1999 for her novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), attracting further critical acclaim. Offering an accessible guide for readers and critics alike, this book is the first publication devoted entirely to Danticat’s unique and remarkable work. It is also distinctive in that it addresses all of her published writing up to The Dew Breaker (2004), including her writing for children, her travel writing, her short fiction, and her novels. The book contains an exclusive interview with Danticat, in which she discusses her recent memoir, Brother, I’m Dying (2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. It also includes an extensive bibliography. With contributions from Danticat’s fellow creative writers from both the Caribbean and the United States as well as leading scholars of Caribbean literature, this collection of essays aims to enrich readers’ understanding of the various geographical, literary, and cultural contexts of her work and to demonstrate how it both influences and is influenced by them. Contributors Madison Smartt Bell * Myriam J. A. Chancy * Maryse Condé * J. Michael Dash * Charles Forsdick * Mary Gallagher * Régine Michelle Jean-Charles * Carine Mardorossian * Nadève Ménard * Martin Munro * Nick Nesbitt * Mireille Rosello * Renee H. Shea * Évelyne Trouillot * Lyonel Trouillot * Kiera Vaclavik

Elusive Pursuits

Elusive Pursuits
Author: Fen Osler Hampson,Stephen M. Saideman
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN: 1928096123
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elusive Pursuits Book Excerpt:

Canada has been almost continuously involved in major international peace and security enforcement operations since the early 1990s, as part of multilateral efforts to stop wars, monitor peace, avert genocide, promote development or, occasionally, to topple dictators and even win wars. It has deployed anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 personnel overseas annually since the Gulf War, and participated in missions in Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Libya, East Timor, Iraq and Syria. This volume looks at Canada’s role as interventionist within three broad themes: the lessons learned from interventions in Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia and Haiti; the domestic side of intervention, including Canadian foreign aid and the gender equation in military interventions; and the responsibility to protect, addressing the larger principles and patterns that influence Canada’s engagements. Elusive Pursuits: Lessons from Canada’s Interventions Abroad — the 29th volume of the influential Canada Among Nations series — examines Canada’s role in foreign military and security missions, including the country’s tendency to intervene under the auspices of international institutions. Canada is not just among nations in these efforts, but in nations on a regular basis. This book considers the longer-term impact of these interventions and draws the lessons to be learned from Canada’s past and current interventions, with the certainty that there will always be a next time. Canada Among Nations has been the premier source for critical insight into Canadian foreign policy issues since 1984. This edition continues that tradition by providing students, policy makers and practitioners with a timely compendium of expert opinion on how Canada’s past and present military and peacekeeping missions can provide guidance for engagement in the future.

Nation Building State Building and Economic Development Case Studies and Comparisons

Nation Building  State Building  and Economic Development  Case Studies and Comparisons
Author: Sarah C.M. Paine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN: 1317464095
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nation Building State Building and Economic Development Case Studies and Comparisons Book Excerpt:

Why do some countries remain poor and dysfunctional while others thrive and become affluent? The expert contributors to this volume seek to identify reasons why prosperity has increased rapidly in some countries but not others by constructing and comparing cases. The case studies focus on the processes of nation building, state building, and economic development in comparably situated countries over the past hundred years. Part I considers the colonial legacy of India, Algeria, the Philippines, and Manchuria. In Part II, the analysis shifts to the anticolonial development strategies of Soviet Russia, Ataturk's Turkey, Mao's China, and Nasser's Egypt. Part III is devoted to paired cases, in which ostensibly similar environments yielded very different outcomes: Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Jordan and Israel; the Republic of the Congo and neighboring Gabon; North Korea and South Korea; and, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. All the studies examine the combined constraints and opportunities facing policy makers, their policy objectives, and the effectiveness of their strategies. The concluding chapter distills what these cases can tell us about successful development - with findings that do not validate the conventional wisdom.

Encyclopedia of U S Latin American Relations

Encyclopedia of U S    Latin American Relations
Author: Thomas Leonard,Jurgen Buchenau,Kyle Longley,Graeme Mount
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN: 1608717925
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of U S Latin American Relations Book Excerpt:

No previous work has covered the web of important players, places, and events that have shaped the history of the United States’ relations with its neighbors to the south. From the Monroe Doctrine through today’s tensions with Latin America’s new leftist governments, this history is rich in case studies of diplomatic, economic, and military cooperation and contentiousness. Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations is a comprehensive, three-volume, A-to-Z reference featuring more than 800 entries detailing the political, economic, and military interconnections between the United States and the countries of Latin America, including Mexico and the nations in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Entries cover: Each country and its relationship with the United States Key politicians, diplomats, and revolutionaries in each country Wars, conflicts, and other events Policies and treaties Organizations central to the political and diplomatic history of the western hemisphere Key topics covered include: Coups and terrorist organizations U.S. military interventions in the Caribbean Mexican-American War The Cold War, communism, and dictators The war on drugs in Latin America Panama Canal Embargo on Cuba Pan-Americanism and Inter-American conferences The role of commodities like coffee, bananas, copper, and oil “Big Stick” and Good Neighbor policies Impact of religion in U.S.-Latin American relations Neoliberal economic development model U.S. Presidents from John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama Latin American leaders from Simon Bolivar to Hugo Chavez With expansive coverage of more than 200 years of important and fascinating events, this new work will serve as an important addition to the collections of academic, public, and school libraries serving students and researchers interested in U.S. history and diplomacy, Latin American studies, international relations, and current events.

Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas

Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas
Author: Roberto Zepeda,Jonathan D. Rosen
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 0739195980
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas Book Excerpt:

The book examines the role of cooperation and drug policies in the Americas in the twenty-first century, focusing on the major trends and challenges. It argues that one country cannot solve drug trafficking alone—the producing, consuming, and transit countries must work together and cooperate.

Adolescent Identity

Adolescent Identity
Author: Bonnie Lynn Hewlett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0415890128
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Identity Book Excerpt:

As our world becomes increasingly permeable, and as human populations are rapidly converging and transitioning within a global interconnectedness, it is vital that we look to, and learn from, those most adept at the adaptation, creation, and contesting of culture: adolescents. This text is designed to bridge critical gaps in the understanding of the daily lives, identity development, and experiences of adolescents in diverse cultures around the world. Cultural context is predictive of developmental uniqueness; comparisons provide insights into how social structures and relationships influence the manifestation of individual patterns of development and experience. In quantitative and qualitative detail, the contributors relate the nature of adolescent life to cultural, biological, ecological, demographic, and social variables. The findings of this book will be relevant not only to other social anthropologists, but also to sociologists and developmental/educational psychologists.

Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century

Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century
Author: Javier A. Galván
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1476600163
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Dictators of the 20th Century Book Excerpt:

Throughout the 20th century, the emergence of authoritarian dictatorships in Latin America coincided with periods of social convulsion and economic uncertainty. This book covers 15 dictators representing every decade of the century and geographically from the Caribbean and North and Central and South America. Each chapter covers their personal information (childhood, education, marriage, family...), assumption of power, relationship with the United States, oppression of civilians, and collapse of their regimes. The book also investigates inherent contradictions in U.S. foreign policy: promoting democracy abroad while supporting brutal dictatorships in Latin America. Such analysis requires multiple perspectives and this work embraces an evaluation of the influence of military dictatorships on cultural elements such as art, literature, journalism, music and cinema, while drawing on data from documentary archives, court case files, investigative reports, international treaties, witness testimonies, and personal letters from survivors. The dramatic experiences of courageous individuals who challenged these 15 oppressors are also recounted.