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

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    The United States and Latin America

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    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

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    Latin America Foreign Policy

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    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

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    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. 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

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    take a closer look at nationalism all it’s quirks and what they mean for the people of Latin America. After the neocolonial period Latin Americans were able to develop their own cultural norms without the previous European influences. This would include several specific

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    Different Styles of Latin Music

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    come from the same culture. Latin music is popular for various genres in Latin America, mainly in Cuba, and is unique for the type of rhythmic structure it builds. The music is so alive that is pulls at the feet and hips of dancers, driving them to the dance floor. When dancing to the music their hips sway in time, and their feet mark the beat. If people did not grow up with this type of music, its complex rhythms can be intimidating. Salsa is a word that inspires Latin music lovers everywhere. The

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    I have always wondered about the history of Latin American dance. In this informational report, I am going to share with you the origins of the Latin American culture of dance. Latin dance provides various styles of movements from different areas of Latin America. Latin American dance has three influences, which include: the African influence, the native influence, and upper class European influence. Around the 16th century, explorers traveled back to Spain and Portugal explaining to people about

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    Krystyna Ciszek krystynaciszek@yahoo.com LALS 101 2/14/14 The Conquest of Latin America Latin America’s history was a blend of war, dominance and most importantly power. This description of the Latin American conquest is what stuck with me from my previous history classes. The stories of how the past was a battle over opportunity and possession, violence and anger, in every class lecture I attended. It was also known that throughout the land area, opportunity became a priority for the rich and most

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    The Indian Awakening in Latin America This book describes difficulties of the Indians who inhabit the following countries: Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, and Brazil. This book is a compilation of the various struggles of indians living in these countries of Latin America. For over four centuries, these people have been taken advantage of by the Europeans who invaded their lands. Many of the customs and traditions of the Indians in Latin America have struggled for survival

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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

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