Guillermo Briceno History 202 Mr. Graham T-R 4:30 pm – 5:45pm HISTORY ESSAY PANCHO VILLA BATTLE OF COLUMBUS (1916) In the early morning darkness of March 9, 1916, guerrillas of the Mexican Revolution under General Francisco "Pancho" Villa attacked Columbus, New Mexico a small border town and military camp on what is now Pancho Villa State Park. At sunrise on the morning of March 9, 1916, the center of Columbus, New Mexico was a smoldering fire. Words of Pancho Villa's attack on the town were known by telegraph, making newspaper headlines throughout the nation. U.S. reacted with troops that arrived by train as the Army prepared to follow Villa into Mexico. In order to understand the possible reasons that Pancho Villa had to attack
Kelvin Hernandez Mexican Cartels Lure American Teens as Killers LAREDO, Tex. — When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond, he said. Gabriela Maldonado, whose son Gabriel Cardona became an assassin for a Mexican drug cartel as a teenager. “I like what I do,” he told the police in a videotaped confession.
On Friday, November 22, 1963, president John F Kennedy was in Dallas Texas with his wife, Jackie, for a parade ride with the governor of Texas, John Connally. At around 12:30 p.m Central Standard Time, shots were fired at the president’s motorcade striking the president several times in the neck and head and wounding the governor. A few hours later, President John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was pronounced dead at the age of 46. The news of JFK’s assassination shocked the world and was a great blow to our country. Later, the United States House Select Committee on assassinations set off a 10-month investigation called the Warren Commission.
In The Wall Street Journal an article labeled “Egypt Said to Bomb Tourist Bus” written by Tamar El-Ghobashy, Dahlia Kholaif, and Anthony Harrup is about Egyptian security forces bombing Mexican tourists and their tour guides. Egyptian officials believed that the bus they bombed was full of terrorists rather than the tourists that were actually aboard. As a result of the confusion eight tourists and four of their tour guides were killed during the attack. The audience that this tragedy is presented to is any adolescent informing themselves of world events by reading The Wall Street Journal. The author informs the audience about the tragedy that took place in Egypt with the purpose of defending the actions of the Egyptian security forces.
Niki D. Patel Dr. T. Whigham/ Roberto Arguedas HIST 2221 15 November 2011 Miguel Hidalgo: Madman or Visionary “Long live Independence. Long live America. Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe. Death to bad government” (Noll, 76). These words, the Cry of Dolores, incited a revolution for change in New Spain in the early decade of the 1800s.Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, called the Father of Mexico, spoke these words on September 16, 1810 in front of a group of what seemed like random men, but were in fact banded together for want of freedom from the peninsulars or pure blooded Spanish born in Spain.
Whites were met with retaliation from blacks because blacks had been, “transformed by their experiences during the war.” Historian and Author, Cameron McWhirter shares many different outbreaks of violence during 1919, in his book Red Summer. The first outbreak of violence and rioting was the Jenkins County riot in Georgia. This riot started on Sunday April 13, 1919. It involved a black farmer named Joe Ruffin, who attended a festival at the Carswell Grove Baptist Church. On his way home from the festival Ruffin sees his friend Edmund Scott, in the back of a police car hand cuffed and being taken to jail.
Bianca Neri April 26, 2011 The “Northern Triangle”: A History of Violence and a Future of Urban, Youth Gangs Compounded by Drug Trafficking On December 24, 2005 a group of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members opened fire with their AK-47s killing 28 passengers in the city of Chamalecon, Honduras. The massacre was aimed at random victims and was meant as a protest and a warning against the government's crackdown on gang activities in the country. MS-13 and rival gang 18th Street trace their origins to the Rampart neighborhood of Los Angeles, California but the reach of their brutality has grown to span dozens of countries and has developed into a recognized transregional threat in the Americas. Central America’s neighbor to the north
He probably thought now would be the best time to get back into Haiti, because of earthquake recovery, a cholera epidemic, and a presidential election crisis. If it were me, I would guess the government couldn’t afford the political instability of arresting, charging, and prosecuting him as well. On Tuesday the 18th, a judge and a prosecutor, took Duvalier into custody and took him to a courthouse in downtown Port-au-Prince. Hours later, Duvalier was charged with his alleged crimes which include, theft and misappropriation of hundreds of millions of dollars, which he and his first wife took with them to France 25 years ago. The 2010 earthquake took more than 250,000 lives, so the government can hardly handle what is already on their plate.
Violence is increasingly directed toward the government. Dozens of elected officials, hundreds of police and military personnel, and intelligence agents working with U.S. law enforcement in the fight against organized crime have been murdered. David. A (2011) pg 8. The U.S. and Mexico have common interests, both are trying to stop drugs from entering there country and both loosing.
Adolph Hitler is the ultimate example of a tyrant. He built a new army in Germany and a new way of life; without the minorities. Hitler’s government killed millions of Jews and other minorities such as homosexuals and gypsies. On a not so radical display of Tyranny of the Majority, I want to show an example from my local community. There is a long standing festival in Luling, Texas; the Watermelon Thump.