Poverty In Latin American Countries

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Course Paper "The Culture of Poverty in Latin American Countries"

Among the World, the Latin America is widely recognized by their unique geography, history, traditions and culture. However, in present years, the perspective among this countries has significantly declined because of the current rise of economic and crime issues around. Although in Latin American countries, the presence of economic issues has always prevail, during recent years the increase of poverty has become a major public issue. Therefore, the interpretation of poverty relays into several theoretical issues such as culture. Over the years, countries conforming the Latin America have remain their perspective about "Culture of Poverty". According Oscar Lewis (1966) a
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According to Bulmer-Thomas (2000) countries in the Latin America have characterized for the low economic structure through industrialization (p.3). The low development of industrialization has leave Latin American countries to the unequal distribution of income in compare with most other developing countries, such as the U.S. In other words, the increase of national factories and industries among Latin American countries will imply tradable goods, and the lower tariffs. For countries with domestic industries employment will eventually grow generating skills among individuals in labor. The lack of national industrialization over Latin American countries often predicts an increase of unemployment as well as income inequality. In addition, a country with low production factories and industrialization leaves its citizens prone to an increase in income gap between skilled and unskilled workers. For example, Mexico is a developing country of the Latin America, who slowly maintains its economy by accepting major contracts with recognized automobile factories such as General Motors and Chrysler. Therefore, industrialization clearly suggest an increase of capital revenue as well as massive inflow of foreign capital. However, although labor workers hired by foreign companies will contribute to move the economic …show more content…
As previously mentioned, individuals with a culture of poverty are often attributed to the increase wave of crime and violence. Latin American countries such as Mexico, Colombia and Brazil are major countries with high production and exploitation of drugs. The high demand of illicit substances such as cocaine and marihuana has increased the number of people involved in the business. Daily countless of marginalized young individuals form part of the "drug cartels "ruling the crime on the streets. A side from the power, being part of a drug cartel implies easy money. Since, Latin American countries have lower employment and salaries opportunities, young individuals accept to form part of the rising criminal and violent front lines. A side from drugs, prostitution is also an existing raising social problem in Latin American countries. Every day young single mothers form part of prostitution rates due to several reasons. For example, since Dominican Republic is a country with high tourist influence, prostitution has become their main economic resource to sustain their children 's and families. The combination of unemployment and low economy rates prevails a "culture of poverty" among

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