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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

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

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The New Age Of Latin America

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

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Economic Policies Of Latin America

- ... With this “democracy” the people hoped to have the power to influence the decision in their daily lives, but it turned out to be simply an illusion. Polyarchy does not involve the power (cratos) of the people (demos), but rather gives the agency and control of the country to a selected few. It 's shown as the form of a "low intensity democracy" that reconstructs hegemony by changing the political domination of the country from coercive to consensual control. The United State’s promotes this form of "democracy" through the removal of dictators and the placement of each country’s transnational elites into power....   [tags: United States, Americas, 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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Solution For Family Separation And Illegal Immigration During Latin America

- ... Some even try to save enough money with the hopes of one-day returning home to open their own business, or bring their families to America with them. Most people who do take on the treacherous journey are young adults leaving behind young children. In some cases, children who have been left in Latin America migrate with the hopes of reuniting with their family members and living a better life. Migrating to another country has lasting effects on families and could eventually create a never ending cycle....   [tags: United States, Latin America]

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The Idea of Latin America, by Walter Mignolo

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

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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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The Latin American Music Scene

- ... Most commonly found in the Afro-Latin genre, as a result of influence from African culture, can be seen throughout Latin America. A popularized western form of this type of music, is that of mariachi. Finally, Latin American culture is known for its vibrancy in their music. The music is generally quite expressive of feelings, strong moral messages found in protest songs, and their colorful, elaborate costuming during performances. Historically, music has been used in a variety of ways to change Latin American Music culture....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Latin America]

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Colonialism Of Latin Americ Colonialism

- ... As a result of this institution, the Spanish created a small elite that proceeded to impoverish the indigenous population for nearly 300 years (Baker, 2014). Unfortunately, this economic disparity created by the Spanish colonizers is still present not only Mexico, but throughout Latin America. Economic inequality, being a result from colonization or early day capitalism, continues to strike the Latin American population with a large income gap. The region is one most unequal regions in the world, and with an informal economy that only worsens the economic situation of the region with high levels of corruption....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Colonialism]

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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

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

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The 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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The Cold War On Latin America

- ... Soon afterwards, Armas was assassinated. The Cuban Revolution played a huge part in the Cold War in Latin America. The United States responded to this revolution by refusing to supply oil and buy Cuba’s exports, building tension between these nations. With Fidel Castro taking leadership of the small island country in 1959, the USSR saw an opportunity to become allies and recruit more followers for communism. In the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the CIA had troops marching through Nicaragua which eventually made their way to Playa Girón, where they were defeated quickly by Cuban revolutionaries....   [tags: Cold War, Cuba, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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The United States And Latin America

- ... Not too long after, Peron is elected president of Argentina. The United States becomes increasingly nervous. Peron was a populist and he enacted many social reforms. He stood for everything the United States was against at this time and feared; bottom-up revolution and reform. The United States sees the election of Peron as a reason to intervene in Argentina. They did not want these ideas to spread throughout Latin America or anywhere else. Braden was the assistant Secretary of State at the time and he was not on board with Peron’s plans....   [tags: Fidel Castro, Cuba, Cuban Revolution]

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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

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

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Women Of Colonial Latin America

- ... As an example, Socolow explains that of the Spanish men who arrived in Puebla, Mexico prior to 1600, one-fourth married native women. By 1660, however, the New World’s shortage of European women began to diminish as immigration of both sexes from Europe accelerated. As a result, Spanish men increasingly rejected mestiza and Native American women to instead marry Spanish women, demonstrating that racial hierarchies became more, not less, engrained in colonial society as it matured. Additionally, the encomienda and mita systems imposed on native communities by the Spanish caused considerable anguish for native women and ultimately lowered their reproductive rates....   [tags: United States]

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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

- 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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Immigrants From The Caribbean And Latin America

- ... For black immigrants especially, they lived 7-8 years longer than their first generation children . Stress is also an extreme factor. Stress can be attributed to the stress of coming to a foreign land, working hard to provide, and even assimilation . Subconsciously feeling like you must adjust completely to another country can bring a lot of stress. This is not to say that when coming to America immigrants should practice isolationism. But there is a feeling of “less than” which causes immigrants to feel that the only way to be taken seriously in America is to wipe away their native roots....   [tags: United States, Caribbean, Ethnic group, Americas]

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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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Impact Of The Twentieth Century On Latin America

- ... A phenomenal economic plan emerged as alternative in Latin America and this phenomenon was know as import-substitution industrialization. This strategy allowed nations to increase or start off productions of goods that came from other countries making them competitors in the world. This increased production in Latin American industries and the nationalist governments made significant changes to the economics and social society. During the 1930s, world war two began and the fearful United States need allies....   [tags: United States, World War II, Cold War]

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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 Effects Of Colonialism On The People Of Latin America

- ... In the end, La Cruz is forced to give up all her writings and belongings. Religion provided a basis for monarchies, sexual discrimination, and the process of conquest. In the 1770’s, French Revolutionaries challenged the idea of monarchies based on divine right. Their inspiration was drawn from an intellectual awakening called the Enlightenment. “They proclaimed, “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity,” questioning traditional authority and remade political order.” The idea of Popular Sovereignty, the idea that people had the right to decide who would rule them as stated by the constitution....   [tags: United States, Slavery]

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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

- Darien Wellman Topics in Latin America Dr. Nadel October 18, 2015 Valdes, Dennis N. “The Decline of Slavery in Mexico.” The Americas 44:2 (October 1987): 167-194. Van Norman, William. “The Process of Cultural Change Among Cuban Bozales During the Nineteenth Century.” The Americas 62:2 (October 2005): 177-207. In the articles by William Van Norman and Dennis Valdes, the authors examine the topic of slavery in two different ways. While Van Norman focuses on the experience of slaves during the Middle Passage journey and their culture changing in Cuban slave societies, Valdes focuses on what leads to the gradual decline of slavery in Mexico....   [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

- Introduction People from many countries have immigrated to the United States, bringing with them their culture orientation, skills, new ideas, and business abilities, which has helped create more jobs, leading to a better economy. Although, immigration is a subject that has been in every political debate, yet they haven’t come with a solution. Many people from Latin America have come to this country looking for a better life. And not coming, with a solution to solve these issue is causing fear in many undocumented people, living in the U.S., as they could be sent back to their native countries Thesis The U.S should grant green cards or visas to illegal immigrants from Latin America who h...   [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

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

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

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

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Latin America And The United States Foreign Policy

- “Latin America as a Problem in United States Foreign Policy” was written by George Kennan, a U.S diplomat and head of the State Department’s Policy Panning Staff during the Cold War (K,177). The report Kennan’s professional opinions of the Latin America and its significance for U.S. security interests and sent to the Secretary of State Dean Acheson in 1950 (K,177). Additionally, there will be a close examination between how the Kennan paper contributed to the government Documents #68 through #71written between 1947-1954....   [tags: United States, Cold War, U.S. state, Americas]

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The Gap Between The United States And Latin America

- ... The War on Drugs put an end to this lifestyle and threatened the lives of families in Mexico (Drug War Mexico Notes). The Contras, as previously stated was a group funded by the U.S. to defeat the Sandinistas, joined in on the drug monopoly. They trafficked huge amounts of cocaine without an investigation from the DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration. The proceedings brought scrutiny towards the DEA and argued the exact reasonings for the War on Drugs (Drug War Mexico Notes). Another factor for the War on Drugs was the end of the PRI rule....   [tags: Race, United States, Racism, African American]

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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

- CHS 345 Midterm Are we “Latinos” or “Hispanics”. Mexicans or Chicanos. Impositions towards people who were born or raised in Latin America have confused everyone except those who bestowed the imposed terms upon them. I asked many “Latinos” the question we get asked by the government, which has limited options in comparison to what “Latinos” really want to answer with, which is, “What are you. Everyone that has answered that question acknowledges that they are Zacatecano, Chileno, Salvadoreño, and even more detailed as to say they were born in the United States, but their parents are from Chihuahua and Uruguay, which made them half and half....   [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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Immigration From Latin America And The United States

- ... Immigrants come to the United States to pursue a better life for their families and this pursuit is shown to have a positive impact on society. The New York Times reports multiple studies have concluded that in the regions where immigrants have settled in the past two decades, crime has gone down, cities have grown, poor urban neighborhoods have been rebuilt, and small towns that were struggling are starting to grow (MacDonald & Sampson). Studies have shown that gateway cities with increased immigration have seen a reduction in crime and measurable economic improvement (MacDonald & Sampson)....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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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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