The History of Gum and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
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by Carmen & Cristina
1w ago
Gum or forms of gum have been used by people for the longest time, but the commercialization of gum is relatively new, in terms of history. In the Americas, indigenous peoples have been chewing gum for, well, forever. In the Yucatan region, their gum is chicle based and chicle is the milky latex of the sapodilla tree. These trees were abundant in southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. What does chicle have to do with former Mexican president Santa Anna? On today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the history of gum and what it has to do with former Mexican president Antonio Lopez de Santa ..read more
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El Salvador: Bukele and the State of Exception
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by Carmen & Cristina
2w ago
On March 25, 2022, until the 28th, 87 homicides took place in El Salvador. These 3 deadly days led President Nayib Bukele to enact a State of Exception. The state of exception is temporary, to address emergency situations, but Bukele has continuously extended the 30 day exception. As of today, 1/12/22, the state of exception is still in place. Thousands have been arrested and hundreds have reported abuses during the state of exception. On today's episode, Carmen tells Cristina about the state of exception and shares stories of those that have been affected. This is part three of our 3 part top ..read more
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El Salvador: El Mozote Massacre
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by Carmen & Cristina
2w ago
On December 11, 1981, the US trained Atlácatl battalion descended on the village of el Mozote (and surrounding villages) and enacted one of the worst human rights violations in Latin America. They murdered women, children and village. After their attack was over, it is estimated that at least 1000 civilians were killed. Survivors of the attack are still trying to seek justice. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the Salvadoran civil war and the massacre of El Mozote. This episode discusses a massacre during the Salvadoran civil war, murder of children and rape are discussed, listen wi ..read more
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El Salvador: the History of Bukele
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by Carmen & Cristina
3w ago
A democratic two party government was put in place after the long Salvadoran civil war. These parties were the FMLN and ARENA, but throughout the years, both parties have seen a number of corruption scandals. From these scandals and mistrust, one politician was able to rise to power. This episode is part two of a series of episodes on El Salvador. Last episode, Cristina talked about El Mozote Massacre and the civil war, which ended in a discussion on the current president, Bukele and his part in ending the trial of el Mozote. On this episode, Carmen shares the history of Bukele and what l ..read more
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El Mozote Massacre
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by Carmen & Cristina
1M ago
On December 11, 1981, the US trained Atlácatl battalion descended on the village of el Mozote (and surrounding villages) and enacted one of the worst human rights violations in Latin America. They murdered women, children and village. After their attack was over, it is estimated that at least 1000 civilians were killed. Survivors of the attack are still trying to seek justice. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the Salvadoran civil war and the massacre of El Mozote. This episode discusses a massacre during the Salvadoran civil war, murder of children and rape are discussed, listen wi ..read more
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The Ponce Massacre
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by Carmen & Cristina
1M ago
A peaceful Palm Sunday parade turned deadly in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1937. 21 Puerto Ricans were killed and more than 200 wounded, all at the hands of US funded Insular Police. In this episode, Cristina tells Carmen about this dark chapter of Puerto Rico history. If you have topic suggestions, feel free to dm the socials or use this form Twitter: https://twitter.com/historiaunknown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/historiasunknown/ Want to support Historias Unknown and access ad-free episodes? Join Historias Unknown Premium: https://historiasunknown.supercast.com/new_la ..read more
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The History of International Adoption in Chile
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by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
Thousands of Chilean Children were stolen from their mothers during the Pinochet regime. They were sent abroad, to adoptive parents, to countries like Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany and the United States. These adoptive parents had no idea their children were placed under adoption through coercive methods. Carmen tells Cristina about the dark history and corruption behind international adoption in Chile during the Pinochet regime If you have topic suggestions, feel free to dm the socials or use this form Twitter: https://twitter.com/historiaunknown Instagram:  ..read more
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El Cri-Cri
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by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
El Cri-Cri is a fictional cricket created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler. El Cri-Cri is arguably the most famous Spanish singing character, at least for the generation of millennials and above. His more than 200 songs hold a special place in history, but his songs are not without controversy. In today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about the history, legacy and controversy behind El Cri-Cri If you have topic suggestions, feel free to dm the socials or use this form Twitter: https://twitter.com/historiaunknown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/historiasunknown/ Want to support ..read more
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Prudencia Ayala
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by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
Prudencia Ayala was an indigenous woman, writer, social activist and in 1930, she dared to run for president, in a time when women couldn't even vote in El Salvador (or in all of Latin America). In today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about an amazing woman who made history by daring to run. If you have topic suggestions, feel free to dm the socials or use this form Twitter: https://twitter.com/historiaunknown Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/historiasunknown/ Sources: https://www.americasquarterly.org/article/she-dared-to-run-the-unlikely-story-of-prudencia-ayala/ https ..read more
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Mustard Gas Experiments During WWII
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by Carmen & Cristina
2M ago
Latines had a huge role in WWII, from filling in work shortages to filling in ranks in the United States Armed forces. Many Mexican and Puerto Rican members of the military were sent to the Philippines or different Latin American countries. Puerto Rican soldiers that were sent to Panama, participated in mustard gas experiments. They, along with Black and Japanese-American soldiers, were sought out for these experiments due to their race. In today's episode, Cristina tells Carmen about this dark chapter in WWII history. If you have topic suggestions, feel free to dm the socials or use this form ..read more
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