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In In the Time of the Butterflies on chapter 11 on April 11 what happened to Mate?

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On April 11, 1960, Maria Teresa is tortured at La 40; in undated journals between the 10th and the 16th, she recovers from her ordeal.

When Maria Teresa is incarcerated by the Servicio de Inteligencia Militar, she notices that she's bleeding on April 10th, despite the fact that most women have stopped menstruating in captivity. She says that she herself has missed January, February, and March. She also says that she and Leandro were trying to have a baby in December and January.

The next entry in the journal has "Not sure what day it is" listed as the date and she says she's weak but the bleeding has stopped. She says there's a story that she's not ready to tell; that it didn't matter whether she had a miscarriage or her period because there was nothing that could be done after the secret police got to her.

The next entry is listed as "Another...

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