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Guatemala - Civil War Setting for the novel, Red Midnight, by Ben Mikaelsen Setting for the novel, Red Midnight, by Ben Mikaelsen Acrostic by Pat Salvatore.

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1 Guatemala - Civil War Setting for the novel, Red Midnight, by Ben Mikaelsen Setting for the novel, Red Midnight, by Ben Mikaelsen Acrostic by Pat Salvatore

2 freeware uatemalan Civil War took place from Civil War ven though Red Midnight is fiction, the story is set during real life events in the Civil War.Red Midnight fter much oppression from its military government, ‘guerrilla groups” tried to fight back.guerrilla nder rule from the military government, the campesinos and indigenos were oppressed.military government he president imposed a scorched earth policy to root out the rebel guerillas.scorched earth policy ayanayan descendents lost 200,000 of their own during the Civil War. ngelina and Santiago ngelina and Santiago are two characters who have lost everything from this scorched earth policy. ake Izabel ake Izabel is where a dying Uncle Ramos tells Santiago he can make his escape. ngelina and Santiago must try to sail in a cayuco to the United States to tell their story.cayuco

3 Guatemalan Civil War  From the Military government of Guatemala went to war with its citizens who were fighting for more voice and fairness from their government. The poor of Guatemala tended to be indigenos of Mayan anscestry.

4 The government from  The government was run by the military and they decided that only the literate (or people that could read) could vote. This took away the right to vote from 75% of the population who were poor and mostly indigenous. This continued the long tradition of people of Spanish ancestry discriminating against the people of Mayan ancestry.

5 Guerrilla Soldiers  Guerrilla soldier groups formed to fight for the rights of the poor indigenos and campesinos who became targets of the military government. Guerrilla soldiers fought against the government backed military. art-for-a-change.com

6 Scorched Earth Policy  President Rios Montt declared a scorched earth policy. This ordered his military to burn any villages that might be hiding guerrilla soldiers. Over 400 villages were wiped out along with their inhabitants. thewe.cc

7 Red Midnight  Even though the novel Red Midnight is fiction, it begins in 1981 during the beginnings of the scorched earth policy. Santiago and Angelina lose all of their family and friends when their village is burned. Do you think they were hiding guerrilla soldiers?

8 War Ends in 1996  200,000 Guatemalens lost their lives. There were over 45,000 who went missing. After 36 years of bloodshed the peace talks began and ended the tragedy teamcivil.html

9 Angelina and Santiago  Angelina and Santiago have lost their family and their home.

10 Lake Izabel  Uncle Ramos wants Santiago to go to Lake Izabel to get his cayuco and sail to the United States to tell their story and keep their family’s hopes alive.

11 Uncle Ramos’s cayuco  Santiago and Angelina must find Uncle Ramos’s cayuco to try to sail to the United States of America to tell their story schooneralliance.com


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