In the Time of the Butterflies

Why is it improtant to tell the OAS what really happens


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The OAS is there to interview a selected group of women in order to investigate. They need to tell the OAS the truth in order for them to help, but the women are afraid of what will happen to them if they do. Because the rooms will be tapped, Maria Theresa will not be able to speak aloud freely, Minerva tries to persuade her to smuggle in to them a personal statement about what she went through in La 40, along with a letter explaining what their conditions are really like. After her ten-minute session in the visitors' hall with seven members of the committee, Maria Teresa lets the letter containing the statement written by Minerva and Sina and signed "The Fourteenth of June Movement" fall out of her braid, and the young commissioner leading her out picks it up. However, she does not let drop the letter with her own personal account.