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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 United States And Latin America

- ... With large quantities of exports transportation is a must and often Railroad construction further complicated the lives of lower class Latin Americans driving them from their homes. An interesting anomaly that occurs with many Liberal movements is that once independence and group oriented government is established a problem arises. That problem is mostly the need for organized burocracy that enables government to function more efficiently. Also the more that a nation is successful in business the more the government will feel obliged to raise taxes on its citizens and import export trade....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Americas]

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The New Age Of Latin America

- ... Foreign intervention has plagued Latin America ever since Spain arrived and changed the ways things were. In the beginning of the 19th century Spain was loosing its foothold in Latin America as it was becoming weaker. That ultimately led to Latin America declaring and receiving its independence. Some countries were able to elect wise leaders who helped their country flourish. We can take the example of Benito Juarez in Mexico. He was a liberal who helped Mexico and the Mexican people. Juarez angered the church by taking its land and giving it to the poor, the church took action....   [tags: United States, Mexico, 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 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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The Latin American Population : A Struggle For Liberation, And Oppression

- ... Further, because of their history of struggle, Latinos are known to as very resilient people (Hays & Erford, 2014). Finally, Latin Americans are frequently stereotyped while in the U.S. According to Menendez Alarcon (2014), Latin Americans are often viewed as lazy workers, uneducated, and women are mostly depicted as housekeepers on television. However, this is not true. Menendez Alarcon (2014) suggests Latin Americans work just as hard, if not more hours than U.S citizens. The problem is, in Latin America the salary is low in relation to the cost of living....   [tags: United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America]

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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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Roman Imperialism During The Great Latin War

- ... Rome dismantled the Latin confederacy by isolating each city from other Latium cities. Individually, each city was forced into a treaty with Rome, and were not allowed to enter into alliances with others, thus loosing autonomy. Rome furthered their policy of isolationism by disallowing intermarriage between Latin cities. Some Latin cities were fully incorporated into the Roman state. Citizens received the right to vote, hold public office, intermarry with Romans, and trade. (UNRV History, n.d.)....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Latin]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

- ... “If income was concentrated at the top of the distribution, then the lower income groups would not constitute a market for local production; in this case, the benefits of exports would not initiate a self-sustaining process of economic growth,” (Hillman 152). The Latin countries changed their economic philosophy because of the uneven distribution of land and wealth and income equality were running rampant. Import-Substituting Industrialization in these countries started a self-sustaining process of economic growth....   [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 Cold War On Latin America

- ... They began backing political leaders in Latin America in hopes to keep democracy alive and strong but ended up doing quite the opposite. America supported leaders like Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, the Somoza family in Nicaragua, and Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Ironically all of the ones supported became repressive leaders while in power and only made the welfare of their countries worse politically. So in a way America ended up repressing the one thing they so desperately wanted to keep strong in these countries....   [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 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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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 “idiot” did not just originate on whim, but rather developed over time. This sort of radical idiot grew from his origin in the lower middle class world to aspire to the political stage as a professional politician. Chapter 1 centers around the theme of background; however in Chapter 2 it beings to discuss the importance of political and religious motivations for such development; which began with the severance of ties between Spain and the Latin American Spanish colonies. This inspired the question “Why are our republics—which almost immediately entered a period of chaos and impoverishment—worse off than the neighboring thirteen North American colonies?” The first to get the finge...   [tags: United States, Spanish language, Americas]

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Democratization Of Latin American History

- ... Political elites are constantly controlling resources over the mass even though they could have conflicts with the mass (32). In modern democracies political authorities have to represent the interests of citizens. It is up to the elite to make decisions and they operate through political parties to do so. In some cases the elites elaborate strong rules in order to maintain their power avoiding political competition (35,36). The elites in Latin America are linked by significant ties of friendship, which allows the construction and maintenance level of similarity (41)....   [tags: United States, Democracy, Political corruption]

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The Myth Of The Latin Woman

- ... Her culture 's belief was that women should dress with class, but American’s would see it as over-the-top, because as she says “Puerto Rican girls always stood out for wearing ‘everything at once’” (Cofer 309). However, we did not expect none the less since it would be sinful for her to wear jeans and a t-shirt like we do. With that being said, if Cofer had wore what we do or we wore what she did, then would we all be frowned upon as a disgrace to our culture. Probably so, because that is how much influence a culture’s custom can have on a person when they go about their everyday routines....   [tags: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Woman, Expected value]

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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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Intercultural Education Of Latin America

- ... In 1992, based on the efforts of the Directorate of Bilingual Education, a National Policy on Intercultural Education and Bilingual Education was approved by the Ministry of Education for five years (Aikman, 1997). This policy recognized Peru as a multi-ethnic, pluralistic society in which the state had an obligation to allow its citizens the opportunity to affirm themselves culturally and socially (Aikman, 1996). It also stated that the curriculum had to be diverse to support such understandings....   [tags: Culture, Education, Curriculum, Bolivia]

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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 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

- ... If they are smart enough and twisted enough to do said deed then a random person beating them up won 't fix them. Torture not only has drastic lasting effects on the the poor victim but the torturer as well. In his 2012 book, “None Of Us Were Like That Before: American Soldiers and Torture,” Joshua E. S. Phillips recounted the struggles of soldiers who had abused Iraqi detainees after they returned home. Some self-medicated with alcohol. Three in the unit Phillips followed committed suicide....   [tags: Torture, Enhanced interrogation techniques]

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The Latin King Gangs

- ... The Latin kings also accepts females into the gangs, on Jan 6, the Latin kings celebrate it as a holiday Called “kings Holy Day”. In the month of March they celebrate it as “king week”. They mainly do drugs and drink alcohol to celebrate those months. They black Gurilla Family is a gang activity that was created in California department of corrections(CDC) there was a movement gang on and the drugs games and street culture were at the beginnings of what it would turn into over the next the black several decades....   [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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Latin American Destination Project

- ... The average rainfall in San Jose is 1 inch in March, making the time Petfrct for visiting. 6. What type of clothes would you want to wear during this average weather. I would wear shorts and a t-shirt in this weather in Guatemala City. I would wear sneakers or flip flops if I were at the beach. I would bring a sweatshirt in case the nights are colder. I would wear shorts and a t-shirt to Mexico City in April. I would wear flip flops or walking shoes, depending on what I am doing. I would wear capris and a tshirt and a sweatshirt in San Jose in March....   [tags: trip, location, weather, tourist]

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The Fundamental Building Block of Latin Music

- Latino music Introduction Latin music is a well-liked skill form urbanized in a variety of Latin American countries, chiefly Cuba, and is exclusive for the type of musical structures it builds upon. It is vocal and instrumental tune, initially subsequent from African spiritual ceremonies, on the other hand viewed today chiefly as dance music. Its strongest feature, though, is its measure, which is extremely syncopated (when a number of rhythms being played at one instance, generate counterpoint next to each other in thrilling cross rhythms)....   [tags: clave, cuba, indigenous music]

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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]

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The Impact of Latin American Immigration on America

- Immigration is the process of entry of individuals into a new country (23). Throughout past centuries, immigration has been a means of discovery and exploration of new lands. In today’s culture, immigration to the United States is an avenue for individuals who wish to start new lives and take advantage of the capitalistic, entrepreneurial system. People from many countries have migrated into the United States. Most recently, the migrants have come from Central and South American countries....   [tags: Immigration Essays]

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The Discovery Of America From Latin America

- The discovery of America produced an encounter between two worlds that shaped modern history. The Spaniard conquerors were not alone, all along their side, the presence of Christianity was a companion aimed to spread the word of God in Earth. A matter of controversy is the role that the church played in the conquest and colony of Latin-America. In fact, previous evidence has proved that conversion to the catholic faith within the Indigenous communities of Latin-America was carried out through a process of imposition....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Roman Catholic Church]

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Morelos, Bolivar and Latin American Independence

- ... The Sentiments of the Nation is a defensive piece that lays the groundwork for Morelos’ Constitutional Decree for the Liberty of the Mexican America. The article has twenty-three points all of which provide a layout for this new form of government. The first is a statement proclaiming the independence of Mexican America from Spain. The remaining points in the article covers issues like the role of the Catholic Church’s prominence, the organization of the three branches of government, the terms and remuneration of elected officials....   [tags: rebellions, government, republic]

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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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King of Latin Jazz, Tito Puente

- Tito Puente is known internationally for his contribution to Latin Music as a bandleader, composer, arranger and percussionist, and has even been given the nickname "El Rey" or the "King of Latin Jazz". He was considered a great composer of Afro-Cuban Jazz. Puente published more thnt 400 compositions, made contributions to over 100 recorded albums, and won four grammy awards in his career. Tito Puente Latin Jazz is a style of music that blends rhythms and percussion instruments of Cuba and the Caribbean with jazz and its fusion of European and African music....   [tags: music, spanish, mambo]

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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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Language : The Myth Of The Latin Woman And The Crucible

- ... In Caro’s film, Paikea’s gender assignment strips away; she is not the female everyone expects her to be. She defeminises herself in order to succeed. All through the film, Koro suppresses Paikea’s aim to repair the tribe. Paikea tries to satisfy Koro’s desire for a tribe leader, but he silences her with his harsh words, tone, and body language. For instance, when Koro’s boat’s rope breaks, Paikea takes the initiative to tie the rope back together and rev up the engine. Without acknowledging her intelligence, he dismisses her skill and tells her, “Don’t do it again, it’s dangerous”....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, Female, Word]

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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]

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Discrimination Against Latin and Hispanic Immigrants

- Discrimination Against Latin and Hispanic Immigrants What would it be like to wake up everyday knowing you would get bullied, mistreated, and/or abused just because of where you were born. Discrimination still exists. “Discrimination remains and there is an increase in hate crimes against Hispanics, Latinos and Mexican-Americans, as one of the perceived symbols of that discrimination, the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, nears completion. Instead of pulling together in these difficult times, we may see a greater polarization of attitudes” (Gibson)....   [tags: bullied, mistreated, hate crimes]

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The Decline Of Slavery Throughout Latin America

- ... Slave abuse through torture, is also used as a control mechanism. Many slaves are forced to reinvent themselves, their cultures and traditions, based on what their slave masters force upon them. Christian baptisms, name changes, and brandings are all a part of that change, as well as the master’s show of power. This does not mean that all slaves give up their former African identity or culture, such as their previous name or other aspects. They still incorporate or try to reclaim fragments of it in their new society....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, African slave trade]

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Management Analysis : The Latin Word ' Cura '

- ... When Managers lead the employee, it requires to inspire employee’s potential aptitude and ability by motivating them with human skills. Leadership withal included to manage the conflict in the organization including issue management, human relationship at work and organizational change management. A bellwether makes the felicitous action item in the case of crisis, and is able to surmount by opportune resolution in arduous situations. Leadership closes to mentoring someone. It is not akin to edifying the erudition....   [tags: Management, Business, Strategic management]

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Latin Representation Of Today 's Films

- ... Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. In their annual report, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the Hispanic/Latino population to have reached a new high of 55.4 million in 2014, making them the nation’s largest ethnic and/or racial minority (cite). As the Latino population continues to increase (account for 17.4% of today’s U.S. population), so does their spending power. According to Nielsen, a company dedicated to studying global consumer trends, Hispanics/Latinos have a $1.4 trillion spending power, making them a significant consumer group (www.nielsen.com), especially in the world of movies where 23% of U.S....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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Illegal Immigrants From Latin America

- ... Moreover, the U.S has a federal program that fills those seasonal jobs legally. Jacoby, Tamar, and Tom Tancredo. "Does the U.S. Need Illegal Immigrants?" New York Times Upfront Mar 12 2012: 22. ProQuest. Web. 15 Oct. 2015. (Rebuttal) Illegals contribute Illegal immigrants come to the U.S looking for opportunities. Opportunities something that in their native country is difficult to obtain. Some believed that when illegals arrive in the U.S they take advantage of jobs opportunities meant for Americans leaving them without jobs....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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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]

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The Boom in Latin American Literature

- The Boom in Latin American Literature Simply defined, the "Boom" refers to the period in Latin American literature in which a number of writers achieved international acclaim for their work. It is primarily associated with the novel, although a few of the Boom writers were recognized for work in other forms as well. The Boom was in full swing throughout the 1960s and the early seventies, though precursors to the Boom, most notably Jorge Luis Borges, were internationally known as early as the 1940s....   [tags: Hispanic Literature Essays]

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Latin America And The United States Foreign Policy

- ... However tenuous Latin Americas relations with the European communist, the United States must take the threat of communism seriously (180). If America leaves things be Latin America would either be in civil war or a chunk of the Latin American countries would fall under full communist power (K,180). Furthermore, if Latin America goes under communist control, not only are Americans going to look weak and loss our retaliation attack buddies, but America is going to lose a huge supplier of raw goods there by hurting Americas economy (K,180)....   [tags: United States, Cold War, U.S. state, Americas]

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The Worldwide Popularity of Latin Music

- The Worldwide Popularity of Latin Music The most played and listened to music right now almost everywhere in the world is Latin music. It is especially characterized by its rhythm and its exotic instruments. (Revels-Bey) Nowadays, this kind of music is grabbing people’s attention especially in the marketing area because we can see that people are starting to use it in commercials, TV shows, movies, etc. Most people are ignorant of the origins of Latin Music. They just enjoy it but they never wonder how this pleasant music got its mixed sounds and styles together....   [tags: Arts]

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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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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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