Anti-Trump manifesto a hymn to freedom against dictatorships by carlos matías
This is the story of Peruvian Maritza Iberico Reiss, who was a “courageous mother” and fought all her life for freedom and for a better world. In April 2020, she passed away victim of Covid-19. She was unable to see the defeat of Donald Trump and the arrival of Joen Biden in the White House.
At a very young age, she had to live through difficult times and a dictatorship in Peru; she came to the United States and fell in love with the country for being a land of democracy and freedom. She also fell in love with an American millionaire, with whom she married and had a son, Bennett. Years later she divorced and was a “courageous mother” who did not cower before her wealthy husband’s regiment of lawyers in the divorce process.
She traveled to Europe, where she toured France, Italy, and other countries until she arrived in Spain, where she resided for ten years. She lived in Spain at the end of Franco’s dictatorship and aligned herself with the anti-Franco opposition. She witnessed the rebirth of Spanish democracy. She then returned to her country and found Peru plunged into the terror of the Sendero Luminoso, Peru’s Revolutionary Communist Party.
Maritza returned to the United States where she encountered the Trump presidency. It was then that she said “Enough!” and decided to write an “Anti-Trump Manifesto”, which is really a manifesto against all dictatorships.
Maritza Iberico compiled a complete collection of Trump’s “tweets”, which Trump himself later deleted. Her “Anti Trump Manifesto” was self-published and, as soon as it saw the light, Maritza contracted the coronavirus and passed away. Thus, she did not witness Trump’s defeat at the polls and the arrival of Joe Biden in the White House.
Her son Bennett, a U.S. citizen and resident of New York, and a close friend of Martiza’s, Rocio Vaenerberg, want to keep her legacy alive and contacted Sol de Medianoche. Bennett has reprinted her book in Spanish (the original writing of the book was in English, which Maritza mastered perfectly).
Martiza Iberico’s story is the struggle of a Hispanic woman who loved the United States and loved freedom. From these pages, we want to pay tribute to all the anonymous “Maritzas” who from the United States had the courage to confront the intolerant.
Anonymous and famous “Maritzas”, such as the Spaniard Concepción Martín (Concepción Picciotto), well known by the American, Hispanic and Spanish press, in Lafayette Square, in Washington D.C. She demonstrated for peace in front of the main façade of the White House, uninterruptedly since 1981, without moving away and living in a tent, until her death in January 2016. Jimmy Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama all knew her and tolerated her pacifist presence as just another part of the landscape surrounding the presidential residence.
The “Anti Trump Manifesto” is a hymn to freedom against the abuses of authority and outrages of all the satraps that rule or have ruled the world. May Maritza Iberico rest in peace.
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