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academic monitoring

The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ...

US Central Americans in Art and Visual Culture

US Central Americans in Art and Visual Culture   Reference library

Kency Cornejo

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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...of Central Americans in the US imaginary was determined more by Hollywood films and journalism than by Central Americans. Following a shameful twenty-year-long involvement in the Vietnam War ( 1955–1975 ), US citizens looked closely at the isthmus as atrocities unfolded. They monitored killings, genocides, torture, and human right abuses propelled by the US government, which trained and contributed millions of dollars to the Central American military in the repression of its peoples. A US sanctuary movement and solidarity groups with the Central American...