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    West Latin America

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    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 Asia. The greed of industrialization brought unique political and economic interactions between the West, Latin America and Asia that lead to dramatic changes in their economic infrastructure. The West first set its eyes upon Asia to fuel…

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    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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    There was a complicated relationship between Latin America and both United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold war. The main foreign policy objective during the Cold War for the United States was containment and stopping the spread of Communism. As a result the US was very protective of Latin America. The US was very active in making sure that communism was suppressed all over the region. Meanwhile the Soviet Union was funding and influencing Latin America towards a communist region. The…

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    United States had special relationships mainly with Mexico and Cuba—of course they interacted with other Latin American countries, but it was minimal compared to their relationship with Mexico and Cuba and mostly was concerning trade. The reason for this was the fact that Latin America, apart from Cuba and Mexico, was mainly politically and economically tied to Great Britain. When Latin America became independent in the 1820s, the United States and Great Britain created the Monroe Doctrine in…

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    Colonial Latin America is a very important time period that shows us where the roots of social and cultural prejudices were created. Women in particular have faced challenges fighting constraints and prejudices, like the preconceived notion that women are inferior to men; however, there are many women that fought against those normative ideas that grounded central themes in social rights that are still important today. In the hispanic culture, women learn how to cook, clean and are seen as more…

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    Most parts of Latin America have been struggling to implement or enforce democracy for the past century. The most notable examples are Argentina and Chile. Many political scientists have argued that this is mostly due to internal factors such as the corporatist culture and lack of proper structural reforms, but they do not include external pressures from the international sphere to curb communist influence in Latin America. In this paper, I will argue that from the coup in Chile in 1973 to the…

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    State capacity generally be defined as a state 's ability to provide political (public) goods such as security, political process participation, infrastructure, education, public health, and sound economic management to persons living within designated borders. State capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has collectively increased as a result the region overcoming a long history of civil war, corrupt authoritarian rule, and economic stagnation. The region is mostly characterized by…

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    Race in Latin America (1804-1920) Race in Argentina and Cuba, 1880-1930: Theory, Policies, and Popular Reaction, by Aline Heig; In the Analysis of the writing of Sarmiento, Bunge, and Ingenieros; Heig explain the believe in the racial theory in Argentina and Cuba. She explained about the different treatments during those times in which the social and racial class it was divided. Cuba and Argentina it characterized by the separation of skin color. The Anglo-Saxon in Argentina and Cuba have the…

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    into our society. Many of these fears that Americans have towards illegal immigration are unfounded and untrue. Therefore, America should help out these countries that have extreme violence and create a more simplistic path for citizenship for these illegal immigrants. In a recent poll, many Americans felt that illegal immigrants were hurting the American…

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    Since the period of conquest and colonization, Latin America has provided a site for the complex interaction of peoples of indigenous, European, and African descent. This triple cultural heritage has at varying points in Latin American history resulted in intricate socio- racial hierarchies that embraced racial heterogeneity in daily social practice. This sketch presents us with colonial Latin America in 1820, the sketch is composed of a Spanish man who we are able to conclude is well off…

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