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Iraq - Fatima

Journalism - Special Assignments



The war is a whore, I thought to myself, and in the following weeks, every time I went past Fatima she would stick her face into the air as if I were transparent and I would look down at the ground, embarrassed, as if I were the one born in Texas.

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2003 Iraq- Faluja

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“Go! Go!” shouted the American soldiers nervously as we drove past the column of Hummers near the mosque at the entrance to Faluja. The main road was a jumble of vehicles, jittery American soldiers and clusters of Iraqis waving Iraqi flags gathered on the traffic islands.

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Zapatistas

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The Panamericana - Zapatistas
Zapatistas

In 1919, Emiliano Zapata was murdered. The revolution was snuffed out in 1920 when Alvaro Obregon. That was the last major revolution in Mexico. The outcome of the revolution was the return of the large landholders, the rule of the church, the army and the politicians and the deliquescence of the revolution back into the old order. “The Death of Artemio Cruz” by Carlos Fuentes is a literary depiction of the corruption and fall of the revolution

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