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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]

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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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Different Styles of Latin Music

- Salsa, tango, and bachata have very different historic backgrounds, but come from the same culture. Latin music is popular for various genres in Latin America, mainly in Cuba, and is unique for the type of rhythmic structure it builds. The music is so alive that is pulls at the feet and hips of dancers, driving them to the dance floor. When dancing to the music their hips sway in time, and their feet mark the beat. If people did not grow up with this type of music, its complex rhythms can be intimidating....   [tags: Latin Music, Music, ]

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The Myth of the Latin Woman

- Identity is a group of characteristics, data or information that belongs exactly to one person or a group of people and that make it possible to establish differences between them. The consciousness that people have about themselves is part of their identity as well as what makes them unique. According to psychologists, identity is a consistent definition of one’s self as a unique individual, in terms of role, attitudes, beliefs and aspirations. Identity tries to define who people are, what they are, where they go or what they want to be or to do....   [tags: The Myth of the Latin Woman, Culture]

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The Invention Of The Latin America

- Nineteenth Century ‘Latin America’ In Michel Gobat’s The Invention of the Latin America: A Transnational History of Anti-Imperialism, Democracy, and Race, he discusses the social construction of the term Latin America in the 19th century. The term Latin America was used to push against United States expansionism and European imperialism. The emergence of ‘Latin America’ is tied to a race, a democratic-republican government and linked to the idea of modernity, and the pushback against the United States....   [tags: Latin America, United States, Americas]

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The First Conquest Of Latin America

- The first conquest of Latin America by the Europeans powers started during 1490s, in the Caribbean. Every country in the Latin America was colonized by the European power. Most of the European powers were motivated by the rich natural resources of Latin America. The early conquer in Latin American were the Spaniards, who came to Latin America to extract economy from natural resources of Latin America. The extracted economy from colonies was sent back to the home countries. Likewise, the colonization of Latin America by the Europeans has tremendously affected in economic, political and social sectors....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Colonialism]

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The United States And Latin America

- Many in Latin America believed that they would achieve a similar self-governance much like the United States and many European nations. The members of Latin American society that lived in more urban environments enjoyed the amenities similar to any highly advanced city centers around the globe. However those living in rural areas in Latin America suffered a different fate. A sort of new colonial system had been imparted upon them. A system of increased American and European influence that was very reminiscent of the previous colonial governments....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Americas]

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The New Age Of Latin America

- New Age Europeans first discovered Latin America in 1492, what followed can only be described as a free for all between European powers to control its resources. As we know, when the Europeans first arrived in numbers some came to start new lives, but some not so well minded individuals came out exploit the land and the people. Latin America’s entire history is tainted with that of murder, exploitation, and genocide. That legacy has stayed and played in the state in which Latin America is in today....   [tags: United States, Mexico, Latin America]

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The Latin American Music Scene

- The Latin American music scene is an amazingly diverse, engaging and entertaining music culture. Thomas (2011) explains, “…Latin American music has engaged in ongoing dialogue and cultural exchange that has profoundly affected music making in Europe and the United States and, more recently, in Africa and Asia as well”. This paper will be describing different aspects of the music culture from its musical features, to the historical aspect of this interesting music culture. Also, I will discuss a personal experience with Latin American music....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Latin America]

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The Production Of Latin American Music

- 1. When you arrived in the theatre, what were your impressions of what the performance would be like. Make comments about the audience, the program, the space (theatre and seating area), any display in front of the theatre, and the set, music, and lights that may have been used before the performance. The audience was fairly quiet before the play began and many people were reading the program. The program was fairly simple and straightforward, but the promotional posters were very bright and exciting....   [tags: Latin America, United States, Spain]

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Economic Policies Of Latin America

- The historian Ronn Pineo wrote “Beginning in the 1980s nearly all of Latin America began to take part in a great experiment, the adoption of capitalist free market economic policies.” (1) This great experiment began with the promotion of democracy and free market that promised a better future for Latin America. Neoliberalism, the economic ideology that promotes free-market capitalism, laid the foundation for many of the US military interventions and economic policies that caused a dramatic transformation of Latin America....   [tags: United States, Americas, Latin America]

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Colonialism Of Latin Americ Colonialism

- Colonialism’s scars in Latin America “The developed-developing relationship in many ways replaces the colonizer-colonized relationship. The idea of development is a way for rich countries to control and exploit the poor” (Silver, 2015). This describes what colonialism meant for Latin American countries when Spaniards came to “trade” with indigenous communities in the so called, ‘New World’. In the 1500’s when Iberians’ realized they were in an “undiscovered” land, they started to take control of lands, destroy native civilizations and introduce slavery....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Colonialism]

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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 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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Latin America After The Wars Of Independence

- Latin America after the Wars of Independence, were looking to modernize the nations after years of unstable politically and economically. This new idea called “progress” was to change Latin America for the better of the nations that took part of the progress. More European influences came during the period to help nations progress even further. The relationship of Latin America and United States/Europe has been linked together ever since the days of the colonial times. . I agree with the diffusionist theory that it benefited Latin America more than there were negative....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Argentina]

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Colonialism And Its Impact On Latin America

- There are many legacies of colonialism that impacted the development of Latin American republics. As well, many of these legacies still thrive throughout modern Latin America. A legacy that impacted Latin America and still continues to affect it, is the change that colonialism caused with ancestral knowledge. Before colonialism, many parts of Latin America were inhibited by many tribes such as the Mayans. As colonialism swept through these parts of Latin America, these tribes started to diminish because of the “growing and ecological strains”, when this occurred, tribes disbanded and ceased to continued....   [tags: United States, Cuba, Latin America]

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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 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]

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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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The Importance of Latin in the Curriculum

- The Importance of Latin in the Curriculum My memories of Latin in high school are less than fond. I remember slouching in my chair, staring blankly at my desk as I tried to remember the form of the word agricola (farmer) in the ablative plural. Much of the class consisted of mundane activities like this. We translated endless Bible passages from Latin, translated what seemed like the entire body of Greek mythological literature, and read hundreds of lines from The Aneid, The Odyssey, and The Iliad....   [tags: Latin Language Education Papers]

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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez a Champion for Latin American Solitude

- The works of the late 1982 Columbian literary Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garica Marquez reflect not only the sentiments of postcolonial Columbians, but also the surreal realities lived by Latin Americans in the New World. This surreal reality is what Marquez has become synonymous with — magic realism. The literary genre, magic realism, can be found in Marquez’s books and short stories such as 100 Years of Solitude and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”. Literary critics and audience alike have marveled at how Marquez masterfully connected the ethereal and the mundane with such precision in diction and syntax that the narratives seem more than commonplace but actually feasible and tangible....   [tags: surreal realities, latin community]

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Solution For Family Separation And Illegal Immigration During Latin America

- Solution to Family Separation and Illegal Immigration in Latin America Many Latin Americans who suffer from poverty turn to illegally migrating to America with the hopes of providing a better life for the families that they have left behind. Coming from a multi family household living in some of the poorest parts of Latin America on less than a dollar a day is considered normal. Many wish that they were able to save enough money to open a business or find a steady source of income to allow them to provide for their families....   [tags: United States, Latin America]

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The Latin American Population : A Struggle For Liberation, And Oppression

- The Latin American population may consist of Puerto Rican, Brazilian, Cuban, or Mexican families. According to McGoldrick, Giordano, Garcia-Preto (2005), for the past decade in the United States, the Latino population has grown at 3% per year. The name Latino was given to describe people of different cultures and different places such as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, or Dominicans (McGoldrick et al., 2005). Their spoken language is that of Spanish. Historically, Latinos in the United States have faced a lot of struggle....   [tags: United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America]

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Roman Imperialism During The Great Latin War

- Roman Imperialism I feel we’ve only touched on Greece’s achievements, and now it’s off to Rome. It took me a while to figure out what this week’s Discussion Post question was asking and then I saw the answer at the end of chapter ten, in William Morey’s Outlines of Roman History. What he calls, “the pacification of Latium” (1901, p. 45). Historical Background Following the end of the Great Latin War (340-338 BCE), Latium came under the control of Rome. Unlike Greece’s approach to the subjugated, described by Steven Kries as one that “…sought to demolish the social institutions of conquered lands and to replace them with Greek institutions,” (2009, para....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Latin]

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The Influence of Sor Juana and Catalina de Erauso on Colonial Latin American Society

- Colonial Latin American society in the Seventeenth Century was undergoing a tremendous amount of changes. Society was transforming from a conquering phase into a colonizing phase. New institutions were forming and new people and ideas flooded into the new lands freshly claimed for the Spanish Empire. Two remarkable women, radically different from each other, who lived during this period of change are a lenses through which many of the new institutions and changes can be viewed. Sor Juana and Catalina de Erauso are exceptional women who in no way represent the norm but through their extraordinary tales and by discovering what makes them so extraordinary we can deduce what was the norm and how...   [tags: Colonial Latin American]

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The Latin Image

- The Latin Image "The romantic and erotic Latin image implied recognition that Latin Americans and Romance peoples produced persons of great beauty and attractiveness."(Rios-Bustamante,21) The most predominant stereotype that surfaces in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" and "The Mark of Zorro" is that of the Latin Lover. This stereotype may be portrayed in a more positive light because in comparison to other demeaning Latino roles in early American film, the Latin Lover is characterized by "suavity and sensuality, tenderness and sexual danger."(Ramirez Berg,115) According to Ramirez Berg, "this stereotype we owe to one star: Rudolph Valentino."(115) In "The Four Men of the...   [tags: Latin Americans Romance Love Movies Essays]

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The Society for Latin American Anthropology

- The Society for Latin American Anthropology Changes in the SLAA's definition of "Latin America" have gone hand in hand with changes in the intellectual, social and political goals of the Society. As then president Michael Kearney wrote in an open letter to the membership published in the Society's April 1997 column in the Anthropology Newsletter:" (Until recently the society's membership) was centered in North America while its objects of study were primarily to the South of the United States....   [tags: SLAA Human Rights Latin America Essays]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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Latin American Events Analysis

- Latin American Events Analysis During the course of this semester, I attended many events with Latin American content. Although I both heard lectures and viewed movies, the continuity and popularity of certain recurring themes in cinema interested me the most. Among the many themes addressed, money, violence, the role and importance of women, and the evolution of government were prevalent and interconnected. Over the years, Latin America’s image has changed from a valuable source for raw goods, to a rebellious child of colonial powers, to a region struggling to cope with oppressive governments from within....   [tags: Latin America Culture Movies Essays Papers]

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The 's Main Argument Within The Western Question : The Geopolitics Of Latin American Independence

- Rafe Blaufarb’s main argument within “The Western Question: The Geopolitics of Latin American Independence” is that of the geopolitical events that took place during 1815 to 1820. The result of the Spanish imperial collapse was significant to the independence of Latin America were impacted by Britain, France, the United States, and individuals; royalsit, privateers, and Bonapartists. International competition between the North Atlantic powers, particularly France and Britain, as well ass the effects of the Napoleonic time period effected Spanish America and Spanish geopolitics (Blaufarb, 743)....   [tags: United States, Latin America, British Empire]

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Latin American Change

- Over the course of the past half-millennium, the 33 countries that now comprise Latin America and the Caribbean have gone through drastic change. Since the discovery of the New World in 1492, each country has gone through some level of colonization by a European power and transition to its current state. During this period the regions have seen political, social, religious and economic transformations of various degrees. Nevertheless, many scholars argue that regardless of the changes encountered, many are merely on the surface with little to no meaningful change instilled....   [tags: Colonialism Spanish Latin American Essays]

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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]

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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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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]

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Latin American Culture

- Latin American Culture Latin America represents 1/10 of the world's population, and geographically can be located from the land extensions of Mexico, until the Patagonia at Argentina. Some of the most relevant elements of today's culture in Latin America are; Religion, Values, Attitudes, Social structure, Social stratification, Language and Gift-giving hospitality. The predominant religion throughout history in Latin America has been Catholicism. From big cities to small villages, churches, basilicas, and cathedrals are found....   [tags: Hispanic Latin America South America Latino]

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Latin American States Are A Weak State 's Deeply Affected By Capitalist Relations Globally

- THESIS: Many Latin American states are a weak state’s deeply affected by capitalist relations globally which has resulted in zones of order and disorder especially in Guatemala characterized by a history of violence entangled with modernization efforts from national and American actors; all of which has resulted in mass migration. Note: Below references is outlined according to progression of essay outline not alphabetically. Rotberg, Robert I. 2003. “Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicators.” In Robert I....   [tags: United States, Americas, Cold War, Latin America]

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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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History Of Latin American Economy On Latin America

- Latin American economies have had their ups and downs in the past. Different policies and ways to improve the economy have flourished and some have failed miserably. Some simply did not last as long as they thought it would. Things like import substituting industrialization had a huge impact on Latin Americas economy. World War 2 opened a lot of doors for Latin America in terms of trade and industrialization. They gained access to imports from Europe, Japan and the US. The US wanted to acquire raw materials from Latin America....   [tags: Economics, United States, Free trade area]

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Latin American Turns to The Left

- Latin America Turns to The Left Within the last 20 years many Latin American nations have changed course from a neoliberal polity to one that is sided more to the left wing spectrum. “A significant part of Latin America is governed today by political movements and governments that call themselves ‘leftist’ or are classified as such by external observers.” (Luna) Furthermore, the shift in direction politically has been classified by 3 factors; “1) opposing incumbents by mobilizing economic and political discontent; 2) being able to bring together a broad, socially heterogeneous electoral constituency in the context of fragmented societies; and 3) having a charismatic leader who was able to...   [tags: South America]

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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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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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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 Impact Of Religion On Latin America

- Religion in Latin America has always been tied closely to Catholicism because of the influence of Europeans who came to settle South America, bringing along their Catholic foundation. With the early formations of governments in Latin America, church and state were closely linked. The church had significant influence over what happened in the political realm of the countries’ relations. The case was no different for Colombia. The Catholic church has played a significant role in the history of Colombia, assuming an esteemed status in the country and exercising control over different areas of the government and public affairs, but as time passed its role in power has taken a slight downturn....   [tags: Roman Catholic Church, Christianity]

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The Cold War On Latin America

- The Cold War, despite being not being an actual declared war, was a devastating time for humanity. It struck fear in the heart of people all over the world. Paranoia of the possible destruction of, not just whole communities and countries, but also the entire world lead was rapid. Danner and Berniers both depict how the Cold War affected Latin America extremely well in their respective pieces when writing about communism influence on everyone from the government to civilians, the military’s radical actions, and noncombatant life....   [tags: United States, Cold War, World War II]

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The Latin American Debt Crisis

- The Latin American Debt crisis did not occur over night, the crisis was many years in the making and signs of its arrival were prominent in Latin American society. The reasons for its occurrence are also expansive; some fault can also be place in countries outside of Latin America. The growth rate in the real domestic product of many Latin American countries grew at a constantly high rate in the decade prior to the crisis in the 1980s, this growth led to an increase in foreign investment, corporate investment, and the world began supporting these developing nations (Ocampo)....   [tags: substitution industrialization, ISI policies]

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The Latin American Debt Crisis

- The sub-region of the Americas which nations speak Romance languages is a region considered Latin America. The region is very diverse when it comes to people but also the geography and natural resources of its nations. The people and resources of the region combined to an approximated gross domestic product of over US$ 5 trillion today after its discovery in the late 1400s. However, Latin America’s history as a whole was not all pleasant. There were many times in the region’s history filled with adversity, while aspects of the positive cultures that discovered the region permeated into the region some it is negative ideals went in as well....   [tags: Brazilian economy]

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Latin Language Is Not Dead

- ... Latin has had a big influence on English. Altitude: How high something is from sea level. Derivative of: alta If you want to climb a mountain you will be forced to climb at a high altitude. Antique: An object that is valuable because of how old it is. Derivative of: antiqua This vase is one of the most expensive antiques ever. Benefit: A good thing, the benefit of something is how it is good for you. Derivative of: bene There are many benefits of drinking water, one is it helps you have healthy skin....   [tags: dictionary, influence, definitions]

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The Cold War On Latin America

- The Cold War in Latin America, in my opinion, was more brutal for citizens than what we faced in the United States. With the USSR attempting to become allies with as many Latin American countries as possible, the United States made extraordinary efforts to block this with devastating effects. With fear being a predominant issue in the United States, those in Latin America not only faced this, but countless bombings and threats of overthrowing the government. The countries of Guatemala, Chile, and Cuba undoubtedly suffered the consequences of this war, still showing to this day....   [tags: Cold War, Cuba, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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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]

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The Perfect Latin American Idiot

- The Guide To The Perfect Latin American Idiot is a book that is written in a fun and upbeat tone to address social and cultural issues, as well as, the issues of political ideas and economic problems in Latin America. The “idiot” blames the lack of development and failures in Latin America on the United States and other foreign influences. The idiot blames the polarization of rich versus poor; citing that Latin Americans are poor because those in the United States and Europe are rich. They blame every ill in Latin America on some other source or nation and take no accountability for the ills of their land....   [tags: United States, Spanish language, Americas]

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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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Reflection On The Latin American Culture

- Reflection Two Learning about other cultures really helps me understand other races and its help me put myself in their shoes. The Latin American Culture has a lot of differences from my own culture and my life. While learning about African Americans in the US I realized how horrible it is to discriminate against race and how much racism is still around. Learning about Caucasian Americans, not everyone has lived a perfect life and you can push your self to change. Then finally, substance abuse is something every one needs to learn and practice safe drug/alcohol use....   [tags: Black people, African American, United States]

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The Traditional Food Of The Latin Americans

- Josephine parents are from Central America and therefore is her culture. In her culture the head of the family decides solely on the meals menu. The head of the family, the father, has to be heeded and since they try as much to conserve their culture, they will prefer having their traditional foods to others. The traditional food of the Latin Americans is mostly fried and therefore, most of Josephine’s food will have a lot of fats. Guatemala’s cuisine is depended on their religion and the Maya cuisine is responsible for the largest share of their traditional foods....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Health]

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Greek And Latin : The Ancient Olympics

- Pelling, Chris. "UCL Department of Greek & Latin." The Ancient Olympics. 28 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 Oct. 2015. Professor Chris Pelling of UCL wrote The Ancient Olympics. In addition, the author is a member of the UCL Department of Greek and Latin. In this article, the author describe and explain how sports were more than a competition in the ancient Greece. His hypothesis was that sports were a way to get honor and power instead of just competing. It represents more than a simple crown of leaves and olive-branch at the Olympics....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]

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The United States And Latin America

- The United States and Latin America have had a long history of relations in regards to populist movements. Many times these populist movements have been anti- United States. We have intervened many times and in many different ways, however I do not believe there is one course of action for Latin America as a whole as it is made up of many different countries with different needs and different leaders. Two examples of when the United States government responded to populist politics, revolutions, or revolts in the 20th century was in Argentina against Juan Peron and his populist movement as well as in Cuba against Fidel Castro....   [tags: Fidel Castro, Cuba, Cuban Revolution]

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Democratization Of Latin American History

- In the twentieth century Latin America went through several political systems such as military dictatorships and authoritarian regimes. The transition to democracy involved national contexts,institutions, economic development, and that shaped the outcome (225). Although democracy is now more positive than how Latin American initially began, certain aspects of the state are not as democratized as others. In the general sense democracy is embedded in Latin American states and have accommodated democratic norms (250)....   [tags: United States, Democracy, Political corruption]

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Latin Americ The Trade Blocs

- In order to bring economic growth, the United Nations created the trade blocs. One of them is formed in Latin American countries and they identify it as the Latin American trade bloc or more recently, the Pacific Alliance blocs. Latin America has a long history with money and political partnerships. Today, the two most noticeable exchange coalitions in Latin America are the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Pacific Alliance. These two alliances speak to more than 80 percent of territorial exchange and more than 90 percent of Latin America 's total national output....   [tags: Spanish language, United States]

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The Myth Of The Latin Woman

- What defines an individual. Or better yet, who defines those individuals. It is the hypocritical thing we know as society. Pressure is put on civilians in effort to have them all conform to certain preconceived social roles. This meaning the members of the population must do or act how they are expected to or only achieve particular goals in life. The reasons for this conformity include things such as cultural expectations, athletics, and sexism. All of which cannot single handedly define a unique human being....   [tags: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Woman, Expected value]

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Latin American Language As The Culprit

- The “N word” as some people call it, is an age old name for people of African American descent. Now where in tarnation did this monstrosity of a word come from. Well of course we look to Latin American Language as the culprit. The word “niger” is Latin meaning “black” and at the time was only used as the name of a color. Eventually, the word “niger” was turned into a noun, a noun being a word for any person, place or thing. The noun formed from the adjective “niger” was “negro”. Which coincidently enough is the word for the color black in Spanish and Portuguese....   [tags: African American, Negro, Black people, Race]

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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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Independence Movement Of Latin America

- After gaining independence from Spain and Portugal in the 1820s, Latin American colonies had a lot ahead of them. They had to establish their own governments and economies in the midst of recovering from wars. Founding these was going to be difficult as they had been under colonial rule for a long time and there was a lot of unrest in the colonies. Although it would have been difficult there was great potential for a strong economy and democracy. This potential stemmed from a few things. A strong economy would have been possible because Latin America is rich with minerals, gold, and silver....   [tags: United States, American Revolution, Spain]

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Latin Americ A Racial Democracy?

- Latin America: A Racial Democracy? When examining the concept of race and ethnicity in Latin America, it can be said that it has quite a different meaning. Latin Americans perceive race as being open ended and explicit, yet racism is quite implicit in their society. They also attempt to adhere to the idea that they are living within a “racial democracy”. Racial democracies are a concept created to convince people that racism does not impact the structure of society and the opportunities that are available to people. First, it is important to note the meaning of racial democracy....   [tags: United States, Race, Racism, Black people]

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The Myth Of The Latin Woman

- Some people say that racial identity is something that defines a person. Racial identity can affect the person with any life decision or with job situations; and the way certain people would interpret you as who you are. Some times identity can affect you positively or negatively. Identifying someone can affect you and the way you look at a person. People have been stereotyped just because of their perceived identity, or who they have been associated with; friends that they hang out with. There are different ways people describe other people due to there identity George R.R....   [tags: Race, Black people, Human skin color, Racism]

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Intercultural Education Of Latin America

- Intercultural Education in Latin America began in 1980s. Its primary objective was to focus on the impacts of intercultural education curriculum in promoting self-awareness and self-identity for indigenous populations through the concept of Intercultural Bilingual Education (Aikman, 1997). Many of these programs were established to counteract cultural assimilation polices in the Latin America’s educational systems and recognize the plurality of its nations. Peru was the first country in Latin America to promote Intercultural Bilingual Education....   [tags: Culture, Education, Curriculum, Bolivia]

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Women Of Colonial Latin America

- Susan Migden Socolow’s The Women of Colonial Latin America provides a comprehensive account of the varied roles of women in the colonial societies of Spanish and Portuguese America, spanning the three centuries between the conquests of the late-fifteenth century and the commencement of independence in the early-nineteenth century. Professor Socolow writes that “the goal of this book is to examine these [gender] roles and rules and thus understand the variety and limitations of the female experience in colonial Latin America” (1) and manages to carry this argument clearly and convincingly throughout the work....   [tags: United States]

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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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Latin Night At The Pawnshop

- Latin Night at the Pawnshop 1. The poet uses the Latin to symbolize the Latin culture during Christmas. 2. The tone of this poem are sad and nostalgic. He is very sad because he found a place that salsa is not heard in Christmas. Other than that, he feels very sad because there are no musicians play the salsa, although the instruments are available. 3. Yes, because when Christmas arrives in Latin countries, the weather is quite warm where the big sensation is salsa. This music is very popular among every Latin....   [tags: Social class, Marxism, Working class, Bourgeoisie]

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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]

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Torture From The Latin Tortus

- Torture is a practice that has been carried out throughout history. It is viewed by some as a necessary tool to help counter terrorism. That it is the only way to get important info from ruthless creatures. But i remind you that we are all human. Creatures that can think and reason. If these people can think and create these nefarious plans, Knowing full well the consequences of their acts then it will take much more than you knocking them around to change the darkness in their hearts. Torture from the Latin tortus, "twisted" is defined as the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person i...   [tags: Torture, Enhanced interrogation techniques]

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Torture From The Latin Tortus

- 1. Torture is a practice that has been carried out throughout history. It is viewed by some as a necessary tool to help counter terrorism. That it is the only way to get important info from ruthless creatures. But I remind you that we are all human. Creatures that can think and reason. If these people can think and create these nefarious plans, Knowing full well the consequences of their acts, then it will take much more than you knocking them around to change the darkness in their hearts. 2. Torture from the Latin tortus, "twisted" is defined as the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the p...   [tags: Torture, Enhanced interrogation techniques]

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The Latin King Gangs

- Kaplan University Mashia Harris ID:CJ130-07-09-A   The folk Nation are not gangs they are unions under which gangs are aligned some people call them gangs or sets. Some of the people nation are: Latin Kings, Vie lords, Latin Counts, Mickey Cobras, Spanish lords, and Etc. The Latin kings are the oldest and largest Hispanic street gang in Chicago. The Latin king are also known as the (ALKN) almighty Latin kin nation, (ACCN) Almighty Latin charters nation and the (AKQN) Latin king and queen nation....   [tags: Gang, Prison gang, Los Angeles, Bloods]

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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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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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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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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]

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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]

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