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  • Latin America

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    economic and political situation in Argentina from 1966-1973. I came to the conclusion that this novel on bureaucratic authoritarianism was motivated by the effort to understand these regimes in order to remove them. Unlike some other activists in Latin America, however, O’Donnell sought to dislodge these bureaucratic regimes through non-revolutionary means and with the goal of establishing political democracy, not socialism.

  • US-Latin America

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    conceded to the United States their right of any intervention in the Western Hemisphere and allowed the United States to do whatever they wanted. The United States took this newly bestowed power and abused it. The United States intervened in many Latin American countries and imposed their policies on to these countries against their will. A perfect example of this aggression is what occurred in the Dominican Republic in 1904. The United States intervened in this sovereign nation and took control

  • Women in Latin America

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    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

  • Postmodernism in Latin America

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    Postmodernism in Latin America Postmodernism is the 19th and 20th century reaction against the previously dominant western foundationalism, or modernism. Foundationalism is rooted in classic Cartesian philosophy: ontologically, an objective reality exists independent of our perception of this reality and we can gain access to it if our theories are logically based on some indubitable foundation. For Descartes, this indubitable, uncontroversial point of reference aligns with "I think, therefore

  • Crime in Latin America

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    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. And these increase with the high crime rates in Latin America that are rising due to drug trafficking wars in Brazil and Mexico. "The country

  • Latin America Resources

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    life and a clash of cultures as themes 2.Frida Kahlo- Started painting in 1925 when she was hospitalized. Married Diego Rivera. Was inspired by retablos, religious paintings. Was a champion of Mexican culture. 3.John F. Kennedy – Kennedy encouraged Latin American countries to undertake reforms to raise the standard of living for their people with the Alliance for Progress in 1961. 4.Luis Munoz Marin – Became Puerto Rico’s first elected governor in the 1950s. He supported a program to encourage tourism

  • Feminism In Latin America

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    The exclusionary nature of political systems of Latin America reached its height under the military governments in the 1970s, particularly in Argentina and Chile . As a consequence of this divisionary rule, women’s participation in collective actions associated with the struggle for their rights and their identity rose significantly in order to combat the prevailing ideological burden of femininity . Women in Latin America began to participate in social protests and manifestations in order to fight

  • The Influence Of Liberalism In Latin America

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    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

  • The Cold War On Latin America

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    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. Because, unlike America and the Soviet Union, the Cold War took place while there was much civil unrest; making its effect even worse on Latin America. Communism was already very present in Latin America before the United States began to interfere with its

  • Vulnerability And Weakness In Latin America

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    Vulnerability and Strength: Women in Latin America “Despite her modesty and vigilance of society, women is always vulnerable…She is submissive and open by nature” (Paz,38) The role of women has only been in question however one thing many see is that women are inferior to men in society. Through the life of a Quiche women in Guatemala to a rich educated woman in Mexico one thing that connects both was there status to men. In Latin America this is most apparent with the idea of machismo. However