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The History of Modern Latin America - The history of modern Latin America begins after the Second World War when the economic changes wrought by the war, namely the shift towards manufacturing and urbanization, produced political and diplomatic changes across the Americas. The end of the war led to increased imports from the West, reducing the competitiveness of Latin American industry. Additionally, falling crop prices led to increasing urbanization. The result of these economic and demographic shifts was the rise of a populist movement throughout Latin America....   [tags: Latin America] 2181 words
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The Impact of the Remittances in Latin America - Introduction In Latin America migration and remittances have become structural features in the economy, the society, and in the political environment; due to the underdevelopment and inequality of the region. Because they relative importance, trends in migration and the impact of remittances in population of Latin America are the main topics that we will analyze in this research focusing on reduction of poverty and inequality. This research will aim to answer the next: Do remittances finance development in the region....   [tags: remittance, poverty, latin america]
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Latin America and Anglo-Saxon America - “Latin” America and “Anglo-Saxon” America Latin America is conceived as inferior to the United States and Europe, from the perspective of “modernity.” This conception has been formed because of the ideas of Latinidad. Latinidad is an ideology under ex-Spanish and ex-Portuguese colonies that were located in the new global world (Mignolo, 2002, p. 58). In the end Latinidad ideology became a consequence of colonial and imperial conflicts and how those conflicts had been constructed (Mignolo, 2002, p....   [tags: Inferiority of Latin America]
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Gender Roles and Sexuality in Latin America - Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of sexuality, masculinity and femininity. Some people may confuse the meanings of gender, sex, and sexuality....   [tags: Latin America Gender Roles ]
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Latin America’s Switzerland is Costa Rica - Costa Rica is known for having Latin America’s oldest democracy, as it was established and uninterrupted since the 1950s. More importantly, it is one of the few countries without a standing military force. Today, they are under a presidential constitutional republic, lead by Laura Chinchilla, whom is the president since 2010. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua (north) and Panama (south east). Christopher Columbus first visited it during his fourth and last voyage to the New World....   [tags: Latin America, Government, History]
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Chinese Influence and Expansion in Latin America - Chinese influence and expansion has reached Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past 10 years, the Chinese government has aggressively pursued a trade policy emphasizing a growth in Chinese manufactured imports and exports of Latin American raw materials. China’s focus is on exporting raw materials; such as soybeans, metals, and oil in exchange for a vast amount of Chinese manufactured goods. This aggressive push into the Latin American trade theater has provided exponential growth in the region....   [tags: chinese trade, latin america, chinese model]
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The Idea of Latin America, by Walter Mignolo - Walter Mignolo explored the ways America had emerged as the forth continental division in the European understanding of the world. Mignolo did this through: examining the continental triad of Christian cosmology, explaining how the mercantile economy was transformed into a capitalist because of the “discovery” of America, and explaining the consequences of the West becoming the place from where categories of dominant knowledge and classifications of the rest of the world were created. Those three topics defined how America was invented rather than discovered....   [tags: Anglo-Saxon America vs Latin America]
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Tradition of Dictatorial Rule in Latin America - Tradition of Dictatorial Rule in Latin America Dictator: 1 a: a person granted absolute emergency power b: one holding complete autocratic control c: one ruling absolutely and often oppressively. If there is one thing that Latin America has in common, its the overwhelming amount of dictatorial rule since its separation from Spain. Almost all the Latin American countries have had significant changes in rule, however, they are basically smooth transitions. Rulers come in and out of countries without so much as a whisper of opposition....   [tags: Latin America History Essays]
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Ethnicity and Latin America - Ethnicity and Latin America Latin America and the American colonies were “tamed” based on completely different ideologies. From a Latin American perspective, the most important of the European explorers were of course, the Spanish and the Portuguese. These explorers arrived in Christopher Columbus’ “new world” with the express goal of bringing glory and prestige to their homeland. In stark contrast, settlers came to the colonies seeking freedom from the religious persecution in Europe. The different approaches used in each area affected how well and to what extent the African, indigenous, and European cultures combined and shaped the characteristics of the regions today....   [tags: History Latin America Essays Papers] 1155 words
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Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America - Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America For most of the first century after independence, all republics in Latin America followed an economic policy of export-led growth based on primary-product exports. The tremendous economic crisis of the 1930s that had a crushing and widespread impact on Latin America; precipitated by the global economic depression, forced Latin American nations to re-evaluate this exogenous economic growth model and to transform their economic policies in the direction of long-neglected diversification of the economy, particularly toward an endogenous model oriented to industrialization....   [tags: World History Latin America Essays Papers]
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Liberation Theology in Latin America - The populist governments, seen in the 1950’s and 1960’s in South America, spurred industrial growth and a sense of “consciousness” amongst the inhabitants of the Latin American countries. The industrial growth greatly benefited the middle-class and the working-class; however, the poor were driven into shantytowns and rural areas. To illustrate the great poverty of this time in Latin America, people living in “shantytowns” resided in vast settlements built of cardboard and other available materials such as metal and sheets of plastic....   [tags: Populist Governments, South America]
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The Struggle for National Identity in the Countries of Latin America - Following an independence revolution a nation tends to proceed into a period where they learn independence and can function on their own with their own identity. They learn to respect the rights of its citizens, provide national security, instill a sense of patriotism, and learn to handle economic endeavors in a way to benefit the nation as a whole. After their revolutions for independence, the countries of Latin America did not achieve many of these milestones. The countries of did not show any signs of becoming anything close to independent after their revolutions....   [tags: Latin American History] 1806 words
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Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean It is well known fact that poverty is an ongoing battle in Latin America and The Caribbean. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 167 million people live in poverty in the region (ECLAC). But another 66 million people will be living under extreme poverty (ECLAC). Although reports a gearing towards a decline in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean these numbers are still grand. Many factors play into this situation....   [tags: globalization, economic problems]
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Slavery in Latin America - Slavery in Latin America Chile History Before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th cent., the Araucanians had long been in control of the land in the southern part of the region; in the north, the inhabitants were ruled by the Inca empire. Diego de Almagro, who was sent by Francisco Pizarro from Peru to explore the southern region, led a party of men through the Andes into the central lowlands of Chile but was unsuccessful (1536) in establishing a foothold there. In 1540, Pedro de Valdivia marched into Chile and, despite stout resistance from the Araucanians, founded Santiago (1541) and later established La Serena, Concepción, and Valdivia....   [tags: Latin American History Slavery Essays] 4599 words
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The United States and Latin America - American attitudes towards Latin America can be summed up as an extension of larger global directives, and the exclusion of foreign powers in the region. This was highlighted especially during the Cold War as US involvement was essentially in competition with the USSR. Latin America was therefore a mere pawn in the larger context of US-Soviet competition for global dominance. The actions and methods used are also characterized by the lack of an international authority, or an atmosphere of inter-state anarchy, which shaped their calculations in the endeavor to increase their influence over Latin America....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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The Street Children of Latin America - An eight or nine year old boy with dirt in his face, wearing ripped jeans, shoes and a dirty shirt doing his best to stop one of a thousand cars in order for him to wash the windshields of a car for a miserable wage. This young man was struggling to carry a large container with soap and water and a small red rug which he held with his small, left hand. His facial expression revealed fear, doubt and resignation. The inside of me wanted to cry and at the same time, I wanted to take him with me and give him a warm cup of milk....   [tags: Homelessness]
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Latin America: Sport and Telenovelas - ... • Lozano (2007) mentions that scholars in present day in Latin America are using the terms, “cultural proximity”, “cultural linguistic markets” and “cultural discount” to endorse the production of Latin American media. Due to the present performance of the Latin American cultural linguistic market, the Latin American audiovisual space has had potential to change drastically with more English speaking individuals in the region. • With the philosophy of cultural proximity and research it has been found that Latin American programming has increased in distribution to local countries in Latin America in recent years....   [tags: media conglomerates]
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Job Statistics in Latin America - After the fall of the ISI standard, many questions began to arise in regards to how Latin American countries should move forward in its development, improve growth, and create jobs. From around the 1930s until the 1980s after many Latin American countries became independent, they wanted to have economic success and become somewhat economically independent and self-sustaining. Initially these countries thought that the best way to move forward with was Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI)....   [tags: increase in emigration towards US and EU] 814 words
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US Intervention in Latin America - Taylor Hackford’s “Proof of Life” (2000) displays the positive outcome westernization and a democratic government modeled after the US can have on a developing Latin America. Hackford provides a glimpse of what he postulates to be the solution for Latin America’s unstable governments and economies. Hackford commends the US’s efforts to intervene in Latin American affairs. With the help of the US, Latin American can modernize with technological innovation and increase their globalization efforts with foreign trade; however, US intrusion in Latin America has only benefited the US....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Democracy in Latin America - Now days democracy has been establish in every Latin America country except Cuba, which is still a socialist state. It seemed that every other alternative form of government such as Marxism or Leninism has failed and been replaced by democracy. Furthermore it looks like people in Latin American really enjoy democracy and its’ benefits, as they also consider it to be the best form of government. After the failure of authoritarian leaders and the military intervene their lives, Latin American citizens wanted to change their system into a more fair and honest system, democracy....   [tags: Struggle for Democracy]
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Modernism in Latin America - Latin America is a region of happiness and hatred, but most of all, Latin America is a place of history and change. Like many movements in history there is a rise and fall, the meaning of modernism in the Latin Americas enhances our understanding of humanities because it gives us a better understanding of human experiences at the time and it gives the viewer a sense of connection with those who have come before them. Of those people two of them can otherwise be known as Rubén Darío and José Martí....   [tags: Ruben Darío, José Martí]
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Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America - Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America The encomienda system developed in the Antilles (the islands of the West Indies except the Bahamas) when the group of settlers Columbus brought with him on his second voyage to the New World were, essentially, unwilling to work (Vigil 218). They solved this problem through forced Indian labor. Queen Isabella I of Spain considered the native people "free crown vassals" (Vigil 218) and instructed Governor Nicolas de Ovando, Comendador Mayor of the military order Alcantara, to inform the Indians that they had to pay tribute to the crown equal to the other subjects....   [tags: Latin American History Essays]
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Latin America Foreign Policy - Latin America cannot be categorized as one homogenous block. In spite of sharing multiple aspects—culture, language, and history—there is not a single standard culture that distinguishes the region. One aspect of Latin American culture, regarding foreign policy, is a prevalent respect for the norm of sovereignty and non-intervention. There exists a strong disposition to follow international law as a means to prevent war or at the very least ward-off potential intervention by extraregional powers....   [tags: sovereignty, international politics, Utis Possidet]
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Afro-descendants in Latin America - There are currently 150 million Afro-descendants in Latin America who make up nearly 30 percent of the region’s population (Congressional Research Service, 2005). Out of the fifteen Latin American nations that have recently adapted some sort of multicultural reform, only three give recognize Afro-Latino communities and give them the same rights as indigenous groups (Hooker, 2005). Indigenous groups are more successful than afro-descendent groups in gaining collective rights and development aid from international NGO’s....   [tags: Racial Relations] 1574 words
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Women in Latin America - Women in Latin America were expected to adhere to extreme cultural and social traditions and there were few women who managed to escape the burden of upholding these ridiculous duties, as clearly shown in “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”. First, Latin American women were expected to uphold their honor, as well as their family's honor, through maintaining virtue and purity; secondly, women were expected to be submissive to their parents and especially their husbands; and lastly, women were expected to remain excellent homemakers....   [tags: tradition, submissive, honor, virginity, homemaker]
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Crime in Latin America - Prisons for a long time have been a gateway to try to save society, when the only thing that it’s doing is hurting the social order because it’s creating more problems that are not being treated from the beginning. Crime has become a big problem during these hard times with the poor economy, but it has especially affected Latin America because of all the problems that overcrowded prisons have brought forward. In Latin America Brazil and Mexico are the two largest countries that have been affected with having the highest percentage of crimes, inmates in prisons, and concerns with overcrowded prisons....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1189 words
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Latin America - Latin America Distinguishing cultures from one another has become increasingly difficult as various societies continue to intertwine and share their aspects of popular life. Constant exposure to US and other world cultures has changed the cultures of Latin American countries somewhat, but much of society remains unchanged. Moving to the United States from Latin America alters life a great deal, and keeping touch with one’s original culture may sometimes seem unimportant or simply impossible, but those who remain Latino instead of becoming “Americanized” are those who care the most for and have the strongest tie to the culture....   [tags: Culture Latin American Essays Papers] 957 words
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Enlightenment in Latin America - Enlightenment in Latin America How Did The Enlightenment Effect Latin America. Enlightenment ideas in Latin America took place during the 1700's to the early 1800's. These ideas were appealed to the people because they taught that man was free and that all were equal. These ideas were important especially in countries were slavery existed and countries under the control of foreign powers. The Spark that ignited wide spread revolt was napoleon's invasion of Spain. He ousted the Spanish king and placed his brother Joseph on the Spanish throne....   [tags: American America History] 533 words
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Environmental and Industrial Pollution in Latin America - Environmental and Industrial pollution is a growing problem in Latin America today. Latin America is becoming a predominantly urban society and with that pollution issues have become progressively important of the political agenda. But Latin American countries continue to prioritize their economic development in the region instead of implementing their obligations to protect the environment for future generations. The government must start to put regulation to help protect the environment and the people who live in Latin America....   [tags: urban society, air pollution]
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Russia and Latin America's Responses to Industrialization - ... This contributed to large-scale strikes that inspired a group of intellectual Russians, founded in the concepts of Marxist socialism, to make plans for reformation. In the late nineteenth century, these workers began the process of social change in educating laborers, organizing unions, and, later on, taking revolutionary measures to improve workers’ conditions.In addition, workers in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the cities that were the main focus of industrial enterprises, created their own representative councils (soviets) which organized peasant uprisings, revolts of non-Russians, and student demonstrations....   [tags: workers, economics, goods] 1486 words
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The Trade and Use of Drugs in Latin America - Films often depict the trade and use of drugs in Latin America as an extremely violent situation. Countries like Columbia or Mexico are usually where the drugs come from while the United States are the destination. More times than not, Latin America plays the role of an antagonist while the United States plays the protagonist. A film about Latin America, when pertaining to the United States, can fall into one of three categories: fully Latin American, a joint effort between Latin American countries and the United States, or a film by the United States....   [tags: colombia, mexico, drug cartels]
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Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Latin America - As the head of the national reconciliation commission in Latin America, I will be addressing the different pathways towards reconciliation. The different pathways towards reconciliation I will make my recommendation off of are the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness. Additionally, to support my points and arguments towards the idea that Latin American should move forward with reconciliation is I will be discussing the case studies about Guatemala and Argentina. Drawing upon these case studies about Guatemala and Argentina will allow for me to back up the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness pathways....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin America - During the Cold War, the US invaded Latin America, Asia, and partly Europe. They used sneaky methods and propaganda to achieve their goals. At this time, in the Cold War, they were very devious and tactical in their mission. The US foreign Policy at that time was all about defeating Communism and keeping the balance of power in it’s favor but most importantly, for US’s own economic interest. Generally, the US foreign policy concerning Latin America was of course for the US' own benefit. If the person in power was trying to nationalize their country's economy, the US accused them of communism and proceeded to push them out, unofficially, under the pretext of national security....   [tags: Government Policy] 1130 words
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Liberals and Conservatives in Post Revolutionary Latin America - Liberals and Conservatives in Post Revolutionary Latin America Models for post-revolutionary Latin American government are born of the complex economic and social realities of 17th and 18th century Europe. From the momentum of the Enlightenment came major political rebellions of the elite class against entrenched national monarchies and systems of power. Within this time period of elitist revolt and intensive political restructuring, the fundamental basis for both liberal and conservative ideology was driven deep into Latin American soil....   [tags: Latin American History] 529 words
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Latin America and Hispanic Culture - All cultures celebrate common life cycle events; such as birth, passage from childhood to adulthood, marriage and death. These are times of intense emotion and call for a significant celebration for those directly involved with the person experiencing the life cycle event. Most people appreciate some gesture of recognition that such an event has occurred. It is also an occasion for making positive connections with coworkers and friends, and teaches others about the various ways in which people approach and observe significant life events....   [tags: marriage, death, Quinceañera] 662 words
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Is Democracy Sustainable in Latin America? - Is Democracy Sustainable in Latin America. In order to determine if democracy is sustainable in Latin America, it is important to understand or at least have an idea of what democracy is. There are several types of democracy and each is different. According to the English dictionary, democracy is “ a government by the people; especially: rule of the majority by a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections and the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges (Webster’s Dictionary)....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression - Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression When the Europeans first arrived in Latin America, they didn’t realize the immensity of their actions. As history has proven, the Europeans have imposed many things on the Latin American territory have had a long, devastating effect on the indigenous people. In the centuries after 1492, Europeans would control much of South America and impose a foreign culture upon the already established civilizations that existed before their arrival. These imposed ideas left the continent weak and resulted in the loss of culture, the dependence on European countries, and a long standing ethnic tension between natives and settlers which is evident even to this day....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Caudillo System in Latin America - The Caudillo System in Latin America The caudillo system established in Latin America after the wars for independence consisted of unstable transitional governments that achieved few of the goals recognized in an effective democratic government. Despite these shortcomings, the caudillo system maintained a predictable social order and prevented chaos. This system was the best available until the formation of a middle class could be achieved, resulting in a more democratic political system. The caudillo system came to be a common form of government in Latin America for several reasons....   [tags: History Politics] 471 words
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Cuba's Relations with Latin America - Cuba's Relations with Latin America Introduction The Cuban Revolution of 1959 not only affected Cuba itself, it also had a strong impact on the island’s international relations. This was particularly the case with its relationships with Latin America. In the forty years since the revolution, the response to Cuba from Latin American nations has ranged from the severing of diplomatic ties with the island, to the reestablishment of relations at a later period. Fear of the spreading of similar insurrections, as well as feelings of Latin American solidarity, are examples of factors that have contributed to these shifts....   [tags: Cuban Revolution Foreign Policy Essays]
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Politics of Modern Latin America - Politics of Modern Latin America As a North American Latin woman, I have gone through the educational system (14 years of schooling) without every learning much about the political system of Latin America. Most of my knowledge has become available to me by my parents who are loyal viewers of channel 41 and 47. These two channels are Spanish-speaking channels that along with the traditional game shows, talk shows, and soap operas also include a news broadcast that covers stories and events of all of America....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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US Involvelment in Latin America - US Involvelment in Latin America During Teddy Roosevelt’s Time US primary concern in Latin America was to maintain political stability in order to protect ourselves as well as our business and trade interests. To accomplish this, the Monroe doctrine was expanded to include the Roosevelt Corollary. The Roosevelt Corollary said that the United States would intervene in the internal affairs of Latin America through Military and Diplomatic actions in order to protect political stability and American interests....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Honor in Colonial Latin America - Honor in Colonial Latin America Attempting to describe honor and how it was understood in colonial Latin America we must first know how it is understood today. Thereby giving us a point of reference and judgment. According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (m-w.com), honor is defined as "good name or public esteem"; "reputation"; "a person of superior standing". Honor in colonial Latin America was viewed much like today yet threats and reactions to threats have changed over time. Honor, just as today, is the way your name is viewed by others in the public....   [tags: Papers] 388 words
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The Independence of Latin America - The Independence of Latin America The Independence of Latin America was a process caused by years of injustices, discriminations, and abuse, from the Spanish Crown upon the inhabitants of Latin America. Since the beginning the Spanish Crown used the Americas as a way to gain riches and become greater in power internationally. Three of the distinct causes leading Latin America to seek independence from Spain, were that Spain was restricting Latin America from financial growth, (this included restrictions from the Spain on international trade, tax burden, and laws which only allowed the Americas to buy from Spain), The different social groups within Latin America, felt the press...   [tags: Papers] 922 words
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Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano - Since it was first discovered by European explorers, Latin America has supplied raw materials and labor to Europe and other locations around the world. Eduardo Galeano writes about the exploitation of native Latin Americans in his 1973 book Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. Galeano takes a historical approach and examines colonial and post-colonial interactions between Europeans and Latin Americans. He asserts that the native Latin Americans were essentially powerless to fight this exploitation because of the dominance of the European powers....   [tags: economic systems, powers. hegemony]
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The Cuban Embargo: The United States’ Key to Latin America - After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American foreign policy shifted from Latin America to the Middle East. This new focus meant that critical issues in Latin America were ignored, such as the Cuban embargo. The United States’ economic sanctions against Cuba have resulted in a degraded quality of life. Cubans lack access to basic goods and services. Additionally, the embargo has decreased the United States’ ability to exert its influence in the region. China has filled the power vacuum left by the United States....   [tags: Foreign Policy, US Economy, Cuba]
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Socio-economic and Political Consequences of Neoliberalism in Latin America - In the article “Successes and Failures of Neoliberalism” Evelyne Huber and Fred Solt describe economic, social and political consequences of the introduction of neoliberalism in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s. To contrast the positive and negative impacts of neoliberalism Huber and Solt have taken into account five indicators: growth, economic stability and absence of volatility, poverty, inequality and quality of democracy (Huber and Solt 151). In a wide view of the regions' situation, growth performances reflect an increase in the first half of the 1990s but a decrease in the second half due to the effects of financial crises (Huber and Solt 151); which also had an e...   [tags: economic stability, poverty, social conditions]
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Four approaches to the political economy development of Latin America - The study of development in Latin America has been approached from a variety of academic disciplines. International Political Economy scholars have provided a number of different approaches for studying, analyzing and understanding the political and institutional constrains that have shaped the development of Latin American countries. They have also incorporated into the analysis variables such as the influence of international organizations and the economic and class history, and its relation with one of the principal characteristics of Latin American countries: the disparity between the wealthy and the poor....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics] 1718 words
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Latin America when It Was Under Liberal Rule - Time and rules have been transforming countries in many ways; especially, in the 1850’s and the 1920’s, when liberals were firmly in control across Latin American region. Liberalism can be defined as a dominant political philosophy in which almost every Latin American country was affected. A sense of progress over tradition, reason over faith, and free market over government control. Although each country was different, all liberals pursued similar policies. They emphasize on legal equality for all citizens, progress, free trade, anti-slavery, and removing power from church....   [tags: breaking colonial molds, following European trends] 699 words
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Impact of Imperialism on Latin America and Southeast Asia - Around the 1700s regions in Europe were using the method of imperialism to not only expand but to economically benefit as well. Thus imperialism was not only a form of government but also a form of economy. Furthermore it is when regions extend their power and wealth through their military force and diplomacy. Specifically speaking the Spaniards and British were two different groups of Europeans who colonized different regions around the world. As a result of doing so, the Spaniards who conquered Latin America and the British who conquered Southeast Asia causes depopulation along with cultural changes within the land they colonized....   [tags: European Imperialism]
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What Is the Gendering of Human and Social Rights in Latin America? - The gendering of human and social rights is the idea that women more than men have been on the front line to fight and protect the violation of basic human and social rights. In Latin America men made up the majority that disappeared, assassinated by the regime of the ruling Dictators. Maria a member of the Conavigua stated that “We simply had to speak out to say that the repression left 60,000 of us widows in Guatemala. So, we have been doubly affected: now we are widows with children trying to earn a living for our Families.” (Schirmer) I believe that many males that were not kidnapped were too afraid to stand up for their rights; if they did they would have been looked at as guerillas war...   [tags: women fighting after armed conflicts]
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Party Systems in Latin America - Party Systems in Latin America This essay will compare and contrast the party systems of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay according to Mainwaring and Shugart's Chapter 11 of Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America. First, I will discuss majority verses minority government; second, I will discuss the number of relevant parties; third, I will discuss the level of party discipline with the parties. In Presidential systems of government, the level of support for the president in congress, either through a majority or coalitions, influences the success of the regime to get things done....   [tags: Papers] 2805 words
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The War on Drugs and Its Impact on Latin America - ... After the Mexican Revolution in 1910, cocaine and opium imports began to be restricted by the newly empowered Superior Board of Health. The then leader of the Superior Board of Health, José María Rodríguez, pushed for these reforms, citing the need for a healthy vibrant population due to the country’s proximity to other rapidly growing nations (namely the US). The easily made link between drugs and disparagement, treachery, prison, death, made regulating the drug trade a core priority. Why do drugs get picked up as a national security issue, when alcohol and tobacco are dealt with on the scale of “public health”....   [tags: violent, crimes, catels, policies] 1695 words
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Latin America - Hisotry of Latin America History of the region from the pre-Columbian period and including colonization by the Spanish and Portuguese beginning in the 15th century, the 19th-century wars of independence, and developments to the end of World War II.Latin America is generally understood to consist of the entire continent of South America in addition to Mexico, Central America, and the islands of the Caribbean whose inhabitants speak a Romance language. The peoples of this large area shared the experience of conquest and colonization by the Spaniards and Portuguese from the late 15th through the 18th centuries as well as movements of independence from Spain and Portugal in the early 19th centu...   [tags: essays research papers] 2828 words
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