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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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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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Latin America and Anglo-Saxon America

- “Latin” America and “Anglo-Saxon” America Latin America is conceived as inferior to the United States and Europe, from the perspective of “modernity.” This conception has been formed because of the ideas of Latinidad. Latinidad is an ideology under ex-Spanish and ex-Portuguese colonies that were located in the new global world (Mignolo, 2002, p. 58). In the end Latinidad ideology became a consequence of colonial and imperial conflicts and how those conflicts had been constructed (Mignolo, 2002, p....   [tags: Inferiority of Latin America]

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Gender Roles and Sexuality in Latin America

- Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of sexuality, masculinity and femininity. Some people may confuse the meanings of gender, sex, and sexuality....   [tags: Latin America Gender Roles ]

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Latin America 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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Latin America’s Switzerland is Costa Rica

- Costa Rica is known for having Latin America’s oldest democracy, as it was established and uninterrupted since the 1950s. More importantly, it is one of the few countries without a standing military force. Today, they are under a presidential constitutional republic, lead by Laura Chinchilla, whom is the president since 2010. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua (north) and Panama (south east). Christopher Columbus first visited it during his fourth and last voyage to the New World....   [tags: Latin America, Government, History]

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Chinese Influence and Expansion in Latin America

- Chinese influence and expansion has reached Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past 10 years, the Chinese government has aggressively pursued a trade policy emphasizing a growth in Chinese manufactured imports and exports of Latin American raw materials. China’s focus is on exporting raw materials; such as soybeans, metals, and oil in exchange for a vast amount of Chinese manufactured goods. This aggressive push into the Latin American trade theater has provided exponential growth in the region....   [tags: chinese trade, latin america, chinese model]

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The Idea of Latin America, by Walter Mignolo

- Walter Mignolo explored the ways America had emerged as the forth continental division in the European understanding of the world. Mignolo did this through: examining the continental triad of Christian cosmology, explaining how the mercantile economy was transformed into a capitalist because of the “discovery” of America, and explaining the consequences of the West becoming the place from where categories of dominant knowledge and classifications of the rest of the world were created. Those three topics defined how America was invented rather than discovered....   [tags: Anglo-Saxon America vs Latin America]

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Tradition of Dictatorial Rule in Latin America

- Tradition of Dictatorial Rule in Latin America Dictator: 1 a: a person granted absolute emergency power b: one holding complete autocratic control c: one ruling absolutely and often oppressively. If there is one thing that Latin America has in common, its the overwhelming amount of dictatorial rule since its separation from Spain. Almost all the Latin American countries have had significant changes in rule, however, they are basically smooth transitions. Rulers come in and out of countries without so much as a whisper of opposition....   [tags: Latin America History Essays]

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Ethnicity and Latin America

- Ethnicity and Latin America Latin America and the American colonies were “tamed” based on completely different ideologies. From a Latin American perspective, the most important of the European explorers were of course, the Spanish and the Portuguese. These explorers arrived in Christopher Columbus’ “new world” with the express goal of bringing glory and prestige to their homeland. In stark contrast, settlers came to the colonies seeking freedom from the religious persecution in Europe. The different approaches used in each area affected how well and to what extent the African, indigenous, and European cultures combined and shaped the characteristics of the regions today....   [tags: History Latin America Essays Papers]

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Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America

- Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America For most of the first century after independence, all republics in Latin America followed an economic policy of export-led growth based on primary-product exports. The tremendous economic crisis of the 1930s that had a crushing and widespread impact on Latin America; precipitated by the global economic depression, forced Latin American nations to re-evaluate this exogenous economic growth model and to transform their economic policies in the direction of long-neglected diversification of the economy, particularly toward an endogenous model oriented to industrialization....   [tags: World History Latin America Essays Papers]

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Liberation Theology in Latin America

- The populist governments, seen in the 1950’s and 1960’s in South America, spurred industrial growth and a sense of “consciousness” amongst the inhabitants of the Latin American countries. The industrial growth greatly benefited the middle-class and the working-class; however, the poor were driven into shantytowns and rural areas. To illustrate the great poverty of this time in Latin America, people living in “shantytowns” resided in vast settlements built of cardboard and other available materials such as metal and sheets of plastic....   [tags: Populist Governments, South America]

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The Struggle for National Identity in the Countries of Latin America

- Following an independence revolution a nation tends to proceed into a period where they learn independence and can function on their own with their own identity. They learn to respect the rights of its citizens, provide national security, instill a sense of patriotism, and learn to handle economic endeavors in a way to benefit the nation as a whole. After their revolutions for independence, the countries of Latin America did not achieve many of these milestones. The countries of did not show any signs of becoming anything close to independent after their revolutions....   [tags: Latin American History]

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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 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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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 America: Sport and Telenovelas

- ... • Lozano (2007) mentions that scholars in present day in Latin America are using the terms, “cultural proximity”, “cultural linguistic markets” and “cultural discount” to endorse the production of Latin American media. Due to the present performance of the Latin American cultural linguistic market, the Latin American audiovisual space has had potential to change drastically with more English speaking individuals in the region. • With the philosophy of cultural proximity and research it has been found that Latin American programming has increased in distribution to local countries in Latin America in recent years....   [tags: media conglomerates]

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Job Statistics in Latin America

- After the fall of the ISI standard, many questions began to arise in regards to how Latin American countries should move forward in its development, improve growth, and create jobs. From around the 1930s until the 1980s after many Latin American countries became independent, they wanted to have economic success and become somewhat economically independent and self-sustaining. Initially these countries thought that the best way to move forward with was Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI)....   [tags: increase in emigration towards US and EU]

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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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US Intervention in Latin America

- Taylor Hackford’s “Proof of Life” (2000) displays the positive outcome westernization and a democratic government modeled after the US can have on a developing Latin America. Hackford provides a glimpse of what he postulates to be the solution for Latin America’s unstable governments and economies. Hackford commends the US’s efforts to intervene in Latin American affairs. With the help of the US, Latin American can modernize with technological innovation and increase their globalization efforts with foreign trade; however, US intrusion in Latin America has only benefited the US....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]

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Democracy in Latin America

- Now days democracy has been establish in every Latin America country except Cuba, which is still a socialist state. It seemed that every other alternative form of government such as Marxism or Leninism has failed and been replaced by democracy. Furthermore it looks like people in Latin American really enjoy democracy and its’ benefits, as they also consider it to be the best form of government. After the failure of authoritarian leaders and the military intervene their lives, Latin American citizens wanted to change their system into a more fair and honest system, democracy....   [tags: Struggle for Democracy]

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Modernism in Latin America

- Latin America is a region of happiness and hatred, but most of all, Latin America is a place of history and change. Like many movements in history there is a rise and fall, the meaning of modernism in the Latin Americas enhances our understanding of humanities because it gives us a better understanding of human experiences at the time and it gives the viewer a sense of connection with those who have come before them. Of those people two of them can otherwise be known as Rubén Darío and José Martí....   [tags: Ruben Darío, José Martí]

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Latin America Foreign Policy

- Latin America cannot be categorized as one homogenous block. In spite of sharing multiple aspects—culture, language, and history—there is not a single standard culture that distinguishes the region. One aspect of Latin American culture, regarding foreign policy, is a prevalent respect for the norm of sovereignty and non-intervention. There exists a strong disposition to follow international law as a means to prevent war or at the very least ward-off potential intervention by extraregional powers....   [tags: sovereignty, international politics, Utis Possidet]

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Afro-descendants in Latin America

- There are currently 150 million Afro-descendants in Latin America who make up nearly 30 percent of the region’s population (Congressional Research Service, 2005). Out of the fifteen Latin American nations that have recently adapted some sort of multicultural reform, only three give recognize Afro-Latino communities and give them the same rights as indigenous groups (Hooker, 2005). Indigenous groups are more successful than afro-descendent groups in gaining collective rights and development aid from international NGO’s....   [tags: Racial Relations]

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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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Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America

- Encomienda to Hacienda and Latifundio in Latin America The encomienda system developed in the Antilles (the islands of the West Indies except the Bahamas) when the group of settlers Columbus brought with him on his second voyage to the New World were, essentially, unwilling to work (Vigil 218). They solved this problem through forced Indian labor. Queen Isabella I of Spain considered the native people "free crown vassals" (Vigil 218) and instructed Governor Nicolas de Ovando, Comendador Mayor of the military order Alcantara, to inform the Indians that they had to pay tribute to the crown equal to the other subjects....   [tags: Latin American History Essays]

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Latin America

- 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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The Discovery Of America From Latin America

- ... Hence, the interaction and the following incorporation of religious elements performs a strategy that may significantly diminish the inter-religious tension. For instance, Torri (2011) has thoroughly examined how Mapuche medicine has adapted its practices to the ideology and spiritual influences of Christianity, by adding a specialized domain of its therapeutical intervention. Furthermore, Beatty (2006) compiles a series of references that involve the Virgin of Guadalupe and Tonantzin, mother of Aztec Gods....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Roman Catholic Church]

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Enlightenment in Latin America

- Enlightenment in Latin America How Did The Enlightenment Effect Latin America. Enlightenment ideas in Latin America took place during the 1700's to the early 1800's. These ideas were appealed to the people because they taught that man was free and that all were equal. These ideas were important especially in countries were slavery existed and countries under the control of foreign powers. The Spark that ignited wide spread revolt was napoleon's invasion of Spain. He ousted the Spanish king and placed his brother Joseph on the Spanish throne....   [tags: American America History]

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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 Trade and Use of Drugs in Latin America

- Films often depict the trade and use of drugs in Latin America as an extremely violent situation. Countries like Columbia or Mexico are usually where the drugs come from while the United States are the destination. More times than not, Latin America plays the role of an antagonist while the United States plays the protagonist. A film about Latin America, when pertaining to the United States, can fall into one of three categories: fully Latin American, a joint effort between Latin American countries and the United States, or a film by the United States....   [tags: colombia, mexico, drug cartels]

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Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Latin America

- As the head of the national reconciliation commission in Latin America, I will be addressing the different pathways towards reconciliation. The different pathways towards reconciliation I will make my recommendation off of are the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness. Additionally, to support my points and arguments towards the idea that Latin American should move forward with reconciliation is I will be discussing the case studies about Guatemala and Argentina. Drawing upon these case studies about Guatemala and Argentina will allow for me to back up the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness pathways....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression

- Latin America: A Legacy of Oppression When the Europeans first arrived in Latin America, they didn’t realize the immensity of their actions. As history has proven, the Europeans have imposed many things on the Latin American territory have had a long, devastating effect on the indigenous people. In the centuries after 1492, Europeans would control much of South America and impose a foreign culture upon the already established civilizations that existed before their arrival. These imposed ideas left the continent weak and resulted in the loss of culture, the dependence on European countries, and a long standing ethnic tension between natives and settlers which is evident even to this day....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Caudillo System in Latin America

- The Caudillo System in Latin America The caudillo system established in Latin America after the wars for independence consisted of unstable transitional governments that achieved few of the goals recognized in an effective democratic government. Despite these shortcomings, the caudillo system maintained a predictable social order and prevented chaos. This system was the best available until the formation of a middle class could be achieved, resulting in a more democratic political system. The caudillo system came to be a common form of government in Latin America for several reasons....   [tags: History Politics]

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Cuba's Relations with Latin America

- Cuba's Relations with Latin America Introduction The Cuban Revolution of 1959 not only affected Cuba itself, it also had a strong impact on the island’s international relations. This was particularly the case with its relationships with Latin America. In the forty years since the revolution, the response to Cuba from Latin American nations has ranged from the severing of diplomatic ties with the island, to the reestablishment of relations at a later period. Fear of the spreading of similar insurrections, as well as feelings of Latin American solidarity, are examples of factors that have contributed to these shifts....   [tags: Cuban Revolution Foreign Policy Essays]

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Politics of Modern Latin America

- Politics of Modern Latin America As a North American Latin woman, I have gone through the educational system (14 years of schooling) without every learning much about the political system of Latin America. Most of my knowledge has become available to me by my parents who are loyal viewers of channel 41 and 47. These two channels are Spanish-speaking channels that along with the traditional game shows, talk shows, and soap operas also include a news broadcast that covers stories and events of all of America....   [tags: Papers]

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US Involvelment in Latin America

- US Involvelment in Latin America During Teddy Roosevelt’s Time US primary concern in Latin America was to maintain political stability in order to protect ourselves as well as our business and trade interests. To accomplish this, the Monroe doctrine was expanded to include the Roosevelt Corollary. The Roosevelt Corollary said that the United States would intervene in the internal affairs of Latin America through Military and Diplomatic actions in order to protect political stability and American interests....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Honor in Colonial Latin America

- Honor in Colonial Latin America Attempting to describe honor and how it was understood in colonial Latin America we must first know how it is understood today. Thereby giving us a point of reference and judgment. According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (m-w.com), honor is defined as "good name or public esteem"; "reputation"; "a person of superior standing". Honor in colonial Latin America was viewed much like today yet threats and reactions to threats have changed over time. Honor, just as today, is the way your name is viewed by others in the public....   [tags: Papers]

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The Independence of Latin America

- The Independence of Latin America The Independence of Latin America was a process caused by years of injustices, discriminations, and abuse, from the Spanish Crown upon the inhabitants of Latin America. Since the beginning the Spanish Crown used the Americas as a way to gain riches and become greater in power internationally. Three of the distinct causes leading Latin America to seek independence from Spain, were that Spain was restricting Latin America from financial growth, (this included restrictions from the Spain on international trade, tax burden, and laws which only allowed the Americas to buy from Spain), The different social groups within Latin America, felt the press...   [tags: Papers]

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Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano

- Since it was first discovered by European explorers, Latin America has supplied raw materials and labor to Europe and other locations around the world. Eduardo Galeano writes about the exploitation of native Latin Americans in his 1973 book Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. Galeano takes a historical approach and examines colonial and post-colonial interactions between Europeans and Latin Americans. He asserts that the native Latin Americans were essentially powerless to fight this exploitation because of the dominance of the European powers....   [tags: economic systems, powers. hegemony]

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The Cuban Embargo: The United States’ Key to Latin America

- After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American foreign policy shifted from Latin America to the Middle East. This new focus meant that critical issues in Latin America were ignored, such as the Cuban embargo. The United States’ economic sanctions against Cuba have resulted in a degraded quality of life. Cubans lack access to basic goods and services. Additionally, the embargo has decreased the United States’ ability to exert its influence in the region. China has filled the power vacuum left by the United States....   [tags: Foreign Policy, US Economy, Cuba]

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Socio-economic and Political Consequences of Neoliberalism in Latin America

- In the article “Successes and Failures of Neoliberalism” Evelyne Huber and Fred Solt describe economic, social and political consequences of the introduction of neoliberalism in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s. To contrast the positive and negative impacts of neoliberalism Huber and Solt have taken into account five indicators: growth, economic stability and absence of volatility, poverty, inequality and quality of democracy (Huber and Solt 151). In a wide view of the regions' situation, growth performances reflect an increase in the first half of the 1990s but a decrease in the second half due to the effects of financial crises (Huber and Solt 151); which also had an e...   [tags: economic stability, poverty, social conditions]

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Four approaches to the political economy development of Latin America

- The study of development in Latin America has been approached from a variety of academic disciplines. International Political Economy scholars have provided a number of different approaches for studying, analyzing and understanding the political and institutional constrains that have shaped the development of Latin American countries. They have also incorporated into the analysis variables such as the influence of international organizations and the economic and class history, and its relation with one of the principal characteristics of Latin American countries: the disparity between the wealthy and the poor....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics]

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Latin America when It Was Under Liberal Rule

- Time and rules have been transforming countries in many ways; especially, in the 1850’s and the 1920’s, when liberals were firmly in control across Latin American region. Liberalism can be defined as a dominant political philosophy in which almost every Latin American country was affected. A sense of progress over tradition, reason over faith, and free market over government control. Although each country was different, all liberals pursued similar policies. They emphasize on legal equality for all citizens, progress, free trade, anti-slavery, and removing power from church....   [tags: breaking colonial molds, following European trends]

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Impact of Imperialism on Latin America and Southeast Asia

- Around the 1700s regions in Europe were using the method of imperialism to not only expand but to economically benefit as well. Thus imperialism was not only a form of government but also a form of economy. Furthermore it is when regions extend their power and wealth through their military force and diplomacy. Specifically speaking the Spaniards and British were two different groups of Europeans who colonized different regions around the world. As a result of doing so, the Spaniards who conquered Latin America and the British who conquered Southeast Asia causes depopulation along with cultural changes within the land they colonized....   [tags: European Imperialism]

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What Is the Gendering of Human and Social Rights in Latin America?

- The gendering of human and social rights is the idea that women more than men have been on the front line to fight and protect the violation of basic human and social rights. In Latin America men made up the majority that disappeared, assassinated by the regime of the ruling Dictators. Maria a member of the Conavigua stated that “We simply had to speak out to say that the repression left 60,000 of us widows in Guatemala. So, we have been doubly affected: now we are widows with children trying to earn a living for our Families.” (Schirmer) I believe that many males that were not kidnapped were too afraid to stand up for their rights; if they did they would have been looked at as guerillas war...   [tags: women fighting after armed conflicts]

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Party Systems in Latin America

- Party Systems in Latin America This essay will compare and contrast the party systems of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay according to Mainwaring and Shugart's Chapter 11 of Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America. First, I will discuss majority verses minority government; second, I will discuss the number of relevant parties; third, I will discuss the level of party discipline with the parties. In Presidential systems of government, the level of support for the president in congress, either through a majority or coalitions, influences the success of the regime to get things done....   [tags: Papers]

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The War on Drugs and Its Impact on Latin America

- ... After the Mexican Revolution in 1910, cocaine and opium imports began to be restricted by the newly empowered Superior Board of Health. The then leader of the Superior Board of Health, José María Rodríguez, pushed for these reforms, citing the need for a healthy vibrant population due to the country’s proximity to other rapidly growing nations (namely the US). The easily made link between drugs and disparagement, treachery, prison, death, made regulating the drug trade a core priority. Why do drugs get picked up as a national security issue, when alcohol and tobacco are dealt with on the scale of “public health”....   [tags: violent, crimes, catels, policies]

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Racial Profiling And Its Impact On Latin America

- ... Euro centrism and the Casta System have an immeasurable impact on how the identities in Latin America have been compressed to minimal categories. With the process of De-indianization, the indigenous people forcefully accepted to change their Indian ways as a way of knowing their position in society. In Mexico Profundo, it states, "The Indian does not define himself in terms of a series of external cultural traits...rather, he defines himself as belonging to an organized collectivity, a group, a society, a village that possesses a cultural identity" (21)....   [tags: United States, Race]

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Life in Latin America Before the Europeans Arrived

- Before Europeans discovered Latin America, there were some civilizations that already lived and died on that land. The first known civilization sometimes referred to as the “mother culture” or the Olmec lived throughout Mexico for about 1,700 years and vanished in 300 B.C. The three civilizations that thrived after the Olmec before the Europeans arrived throughout Mexico and Latin America were the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca. Life in Latin America prior to the European contact insinuated a paradox because they had an organized leadership and were spiritual, yet they caused mayhem through violence and war....   [tags: City States, Human Sacrifice]

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The Role of Honor, Marriage, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Latin America

- The Role of Honor, Marriage, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Latin America Honor, illegitimacy and sexuality were among the most contested issues especially in the colonial Spanish America (Lavrin 10). In colonial Latin America, the concept of personal honor was more of a mental construct that was expressed through a complex set of social and personal behavioral code that was a prerequisite for acceptance in any given social setting (Lavrin 10). Sexual conduct was referred to as the touchstone of honor because it restrained people from engaging in sexual behavior before marriage (Lavrin 10)....   [tags: virginity, society, faithful, modest, family]

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United States Foreign Policy Involvement with Latin America

- Politicians resolved that “US foreign policy could be made on the assumption that the unbalanced system could never be effectively addressed by Central Americans. The United States then continued to integrate with Latin America into its political, economic and military orbit. While the findings suggested the challenges and limits relying on an authoritarian government, American dollars steadily increased their presence in El Salvador, increasing 18 million in investment in 1950 to 31 million in 1959, without much attention to the regime’s governmental style....   [tags: political, military, alliances]

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Risk Seekers Turn to Latin America Bonds

- Many investors are looking towards some South American countries, some of which still branded pariahs, since developed markets are offering measly returns. Two countries that are receiving a large amount of attention are Venezuela and Argentina, who have pushed yields to new lows, making issuances increasingly attractive. Additionally, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa is planning to release the country’s first international bond since he voluntarily defaulted on $3.2 billion around five years ago....   [tags: investors, argentina, ecuador, debt]

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Is Chile The Moost Globalized Economy in Latin America?

- Introduction For this assignment on Globalization, the country that our group chooses is Chile. There are a few reasons why we choose Chile as our selected country for this assignment. All of these reasons make us want to know more about Chile especially on the globalization. There many statements and rumors state that Chile is the globalization star of country in Latin America. The reasons are: 1. According to Ernst and Young, Chile is the most globalized economy in Latin America. (Guion, 2012) 2. Globalization in Chile: A Positive Sum of Winners and Losers....   [tags: trade, financial services, business]

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Human Trafficking From Latin America To Canada

- The trafficking of humans for sexual purposes is being described as modern day slavery. The US State Department Trafficking in Person's 2008 report ranks Canada as a Tier One country, meaning Canada is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children (SIWSAG, 2009). Although not a top destination point for human traffickers, a conservative estimate states that approximately 800 people are trafficked into Canada annually. These people (mostly women and children) are transported into Canada illegally and harboured into bawdy houses and strip clubs across the country....   [tags: Human Trafficking]

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Life in Latin America Prior to European Contact

- Before Europeans came to Latin America there was civilization taken by the Olmec, Inca, Maya, and Aztec. The Olmec carved ceremonial heads that meant a lot to their culture representing their gods. The Inca had a very advanced civilization; they were home to builders and engineers and built Macchu Picchu. They Maya became the powerhouse of all the civilizations after Tikals’ success from conquering surrounding areas. The Aztec were very religious and obeyed their gods at all times. Life in Latin America prior to European contact insinuated duality because they engineered buildings, had a strong understanding of astronomy, yet had limited technology, and practiced human sacrifice and blood-l...   [tags: indigenous, civilizations, gods, culture]

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The Conquests of Latin America: Elements That Played A Role

- The destruction of entire people is often overlooked, due to the important fact that it is usually the victor that writes the history books and the facts to be. In Alex Nava’s Wonder and Exile, in the New World adventurers of many backgrounds such as Cabeza de Vaca and Bartolome Las Casas, help to develop three important concepts within the cultural, religious, and literary representations of modern day Latin America. Over a span of 500 years Nava’s three concepts of wonder, exile, and deprivation are shown to have an importance in the shape and further development of the Americas and its Native peoples....   [tags: wonder and exile, alex nava, descartes]

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Human Rights in Latin America and International Factors

- The current century has witnessed immense improvement and re-conceptualization of standards and sovereignty of human rights in Latin America. With the endemic repression and violations of human rights throughout Latin American in the mid to late 20th century, the International human rights regime, an amalgam of international and intergovernmental organizations and bodies, expanded exponentially. By conducting investigations within certain countries, or simply monitoring overt violations of human rights, the international human rights regime stimulated global awareness of violations of human rights in different countries; soon to follow was change in domestic policy in response to internation...   [tags: regionalization of international standards]

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The Relations Between Latin America And The United States

- The Good Neighbor Policy was set in place under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This policy was developed to make the relationship between Latin America and the United States better. This policy encouraged excellent interactions and exchanged protection between the states of America. Also, this policy was a foreign and strategic strategy of the United States. The Good Neighbor Policy was developed in December of 1933. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor The Truman Doctrine was a policy under the United States of America....   [tags: United States, European Union, International trade]

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Slavery During Latin America 's Colonial Period

- Despite Brazil being the last country to abolish slavery in 1888, there was a considerable amount of resistance to slavery before this, so much that runaway slaves formed separate communities called Quilombos. Throughout history, slave resistance has taken many forms. During Latin America’s colonial period in which the film is set, escape was the most tangible slave resistance method. Thus, escape occurred constantly both individually and through large rebel slave groups. This is how Palmares, an area in the mountains of northeastern Brazil, became the center for blacks seeking refuge from enslavement at white sugar plantations....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Quilombo]

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Latin America’s Struggles After Independence

- Latin America went through many years of colonial rule from Spain, but around the 1800’s they began to seek their independence. The years to follow were full of rebellion and war, trying to gain their independence from colonial Spain. The “Americanos”, now believed that they were able to rule themselves, and that it was no longer necessary for Spain to keep controlling the Americas. When Latin America finally defeated Spain, new issues began to arise that were caused by many years of war, which led to chaos and a sense of imbalance in the hands of Latin America....   [tags: colonial rule, Spain, independence]

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E-Commerce In Latin America

- E-Commerce In Latin America Where Is It Now, Where Is It Going, Who Is Taking It There. In recent years, the media has made much of the growing consumer markets in Latin America. North Americans have to come to understand that much of the health of the U.S. economy is tied to the economic well-being of Latin countries such as Brazil and Mexico. Yet even with our awareness of the market size of our neighbors and awareness of our increasing interdependence, most North Americans consider the emerging Latin American markets to be underdeveloped, backwards, comprised of technologically unprepared people....   [tags: Consumer Markets Business Essays]

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Independence In Latin America

- "Independence of Latin America" In the 1800's, Latin American countries won independence, but many new independent countries had trouble creating strong, stable governments. The Creoles played an important role in the independent movements. These countries won their independence through strong leaders and many other factors. As soon as these countries won their independence from Spain and Portugal, they did not want to return the way they did. Many countries revolted, we even find out that the United States had something to do with it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Latin America And Slavery

- Prior to its independence Latin America had been controlled by external forces for hundreds of years. To be freed of control from these outside interests did not in any way guarantee Latin America a return to the status quo. In fact, the inhabitants of Latin America had done very well in assimilating their in house controllers. They adopted European language, religion, color, and just about everything else that the European culture had to offer them. Although they were free to do as they please and run their own affairs in the global neighborhood as we know it, they struggled to create an entity for themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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