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From the Ted Talk by Lisa Krause: Who were Las Mariposas, and why were they murdered?

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While studying, Minerva met Manolo Tavárez Justo. He sreahd her political ciinvnoocts and the two married in 1955. They watched as armed revolutions launched throughout Latin America. After Trujillo crushed an attempt to overthrow him in 1959, they began to praerpe a revolution of their own. The Mirabal sisters and their husbands formed the June 14th movement along with many others from the middle class. Codenamed Las Mariposas, or the Butterflies, the three ssrteis ogzernaid and attended cdnlnaetise meetings and diiubretstd pamphlets detailing Trujillo’s violations.

Open Cloze

While studying, Minerva met Manolo Tavárez Justo. He ______ her political ___________ and the two married in 1955. They watched as armed revolutions launched throughout Latin America. After Trujillo crushed an attempt to overthrow him in 1959, they began to _______ a revolution of their own. The Mirabal sisters and their husbands formed the June 14th movement along with many others from the middle class. Codenamed Las Mariposas, or the Butterflies, the three _______ _________ and attended ___________ meetings and ___________ pamphlets detailing Trujillo’s violations.

Solution

  1. shared
  2. sisters
  3. distributed
  4. prepare
  5. clandestine
  6. convictions
  7. organized

Original Text

While studying, Minerva met Manolo Tavárez Justo. He shared her political convictions and the two married in 1955. They watched as armed revolutions launched throughout Latin America. After Trujillo crushed an attempt to overthrow him in 1959, they began to prepare a revolution of their own. The Mirabal sisters and their husbands formed the June 14th movement along with many others from the middle class. Codenamed Las Mariposas, or the Butterflies, the three sisters organized and attended clandestine meetings and distributed pamphlets detailing Trujillo’s violations.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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dominican republic 2
middle class 2
minerva met 2
maría teresa 2

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