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Uruguayan Dictatorship - Gaucho Power Lives On

The Uruguayan civic-military dictatorship lasted between 1973 and 1985. It was a period during which Uruguay was ruled by a military government that did not abide by the Constitution and emerged after the coup of June 27, 1973. This period was marked by the prohibition of political parties, the illegalization of trade unions, the media, the persecution, imprisonment and murder of opponents of the regime.

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Indignados - A Citizen Movement In Spain

Los Indignados, also known as the 15-M Movement or Take the Square, was a citizen movement formed as a result of a demonstration on May 15, 2011. After 40 people from various groups decided to camp at Puerta del Sol night spontaneously that night, a series of peaceful protests followed in Spain. The intention of the movement was to promote a more participatory democracy away from the bipartisanship PSOE-PP (a binomial comprised of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party and the People’s Party) and the domination of banks and corporations.

Civil Rights Movement - We Are All Very Equal

After a legacy of discrimination and segregation that the Afro-descendant population of the United States suffered for decades, a series of civil initiatives raised awareness of how essential rights were being violated. Thus, in the decades of the 1950s and ‘ 60s, this country experienced complex situations in which tension were the order of the day.

Berlin Wall

On November 3, 1989, the wall that divided the city of Berlin finally fell. Thus fell the 27 years of division and tension generated after the end of the World War II. This era bred political and cultural tension that made the German nation a subject of close scrutiny from the two major political axes of the world: Moscow and Washington.