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  • Latin American Populism

    nism (Pieper) and neoliberal capitalism (Thornton). In an effort to curb the spread the spread of communism in Latin America, the US supported brutal dictatorships that opposed socialist and communist values. The US was afraid of a Latin American communist state emerging so close to US borders (McConnell). Fidel Castro’s regime in Cuba is the quintessential example of US’s fears on Latin American communism. After Fulgencio Batista’s pro-American dictatorship was disposed by Castro, Cuba was declared a communist state upon strengthening economic relations with the USSR when the US imposed an embargo on Cuban trade (McConnell; Pieper). Due to Cuba’s precedent, the US justified its intervention in Latin America and sent covert military aid through…

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  • Latin American Integration

    that “only in the cultural arena is Latin America’s integration a reality”? Llosa says, “only in the cultural arena is Latin America’s integration a reality”; he is trying to portray that cultural aspects, like writing and art, have found what “unites” Latin America, where as in other areas, such as politics, have failed to define what brings Latin America together, but more of a separation. What Llosa is portraying here is that the creators of Latin America have found what have brought us…

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  • Liberalism In Latin America

    My main question is, that despite such a strong history in republican and relatively liberal ideologies inspired by their European counterparts, why has Latin America failed to successfully implement these institutions in a meaningful way, and why it is plagued by illiberal politics and policies. Additionally, how does the Church and its followers impact politics in South America, specifically in the liberal sense. My personal interest is understanding why the states of Latin America did not…

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  • Essay On Latin America

    The term “occident” is often used to refer to European nations that are also situated in some way in the Western Hemisphere. The word “occident” is derived from the Latin, occidens, which means “sunset, west”. European societies in the west, specifically in Americas, Australia and New Zealand, did have cultural elements of their counterparts in Europe with some differences. These new expansions of the original European nations maintained their original traditions, structures, and values…

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  • West Latin America

    between the West, Latin America, and Asia The first industrial societies of the world began in the West which consisted of North America and most of Western Europe. These societies needed abundant raw materials and new markets to fuel their industrialization. The West turned to the preindustrial societies of Latin America and Asia to fulfill this need. The West used their tools, technologies, financial influence, and transportation networks to acquire natural resources from Latin America and…

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  • Racism In Latin America

    The New World is one of the names used for the Western Hemisphere, mainly focusing on the Americas. The term was introduced in the early 16th century after Europeans, led by Christopher Columbus, landed in what would later be called the Americas during the age of discovery. This discovery was so important due to the fact that it expanded the geographical horizon of classical geographers, who had thought the world only consisted of Africa, Europe, and Asia, better known as the Old World. It was…

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  • Democracy In Latin America

    and nasty orders. Can you visualize a place that the government pays to torture you? Well, some Latin Americans can because they have experienced it. The very government they were dependent on for protection and stability sponsored their demise. The government enabled the military regime to act violently against civilians of Latin America. Centrist officers were supporting the miltary coup. “Despite variations in structure and personnel, all were coalitions of military officers, technocratic…

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  • Futbol In Latin America

    Futbol in the Americas Description: In Latin America soccer is a game of passion. In the United States it goes by the name of soccer, but in Latin America it is known as futbol. Futbol is taken to heart and is far from just being a game. It is also a sport in which Latin Americans excels in. Massive numbers of Latin Americans people participate in soccer teams, tournaments, leagues, and clubs. Futbol is also singular feature of the Latina/o, Chicana/o popular culture. Latina/o 's across…

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  • Expansionism In Latin America

    involvement with Latin American countries. The massive Latino migrant flows had a direct relationship to the growth of the U.S. Empire, whether it was through a political need of establishing relationships with its neighbors or an economic need such as labor demands, the truth is the U.S’s ideologies and policies have shaped their associations with other countries. With this in mind, the main reasons that led the U.S. to interventions in Latin America was the fear the Spanish,…

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  • Latin American Independence

    administrative units. Noticeable was the absence of functional constitutional institutions, and lacked the democratic experience from the time of colonial and pre colonial governments. Another feature of the post-colonial period was a resistance for any proximity across Latin American country. The only cohesive element was a common defense against foreign intervention, but this feature will not reflect into mutual treaties. Searching and creating a Latin American identity was, and to some extent…

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