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To what extent are the current social divisions in Latin America the result of colonial socio-political structures? LATIN AMERICA STUDY ESSAY INTRODUCTION The Spanish and Portuguese colonial period in Latin America lasted from 1492 to 1810. 300 years of violent domination, genocides, exploitation, repression of the native religion and culture, and native history re-writing...

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Traditionl Healers in Latin America

Introduction Traditional healers also known as curanderismo are important part of Latin American culture, society and a way of life. Traditional healers have been a part of Latin American culture for thousands of years and even today are considered as important as the traditional health care professionals (Avila, 1999). The services of these healers are used extensively and they are well respected and admired members of the community. Not anyone can be a healer and in order to become one a special...

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Authoritarian Rule in Latin America

2013 Tanvi Gupta PS 17 Essay Prompt Professor Jordon Stanton “Latin American politics since independence have been characterized by instability, authoritarianism, and violence. In a three page essay please discuss the role of the military in creating such problems using the chapter in the course reader entitled “The Good Sailor.” Also, discuss whether or not the Argentinean case is typical or unique to Latin America. Provide explanations and analysis from “The Good Sailor,” lecture, and ...

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Female Presidents in Latin America

The female influence in politics of Latin America While studying Latin American region I was questioned why this region has more numbers of female presidents. Therefore, in this essay, I did some small analyze with a list of female representatives as a head of states. I think the role of women is everywhere essential and can include significant influence as in social life so in politics. Some people argue that women’s presence in power is a simple question of fairness. Fairness that demands...

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The Latin America Debt Crisis

The Latin America debt crisis What Happened Both internal and external for Latin Americas roller coaster economic performance in what was known as the crisis. During the 50’s and 60’s there was favorable conditions in place to maintain steady employment creation, capital investment and overall economic expansion. But this period ended in 1973 amid the first world oil crisis rocked the world economy and caused an era of debt-led growth among the oil importing Latin America countries. Latin American...

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The Wars of Independence in Latin America

The Wars of Independence in Latin America • Rebellions between 1804-1824 • Colonial govt. ended in S. America • Haiti revolt o led by Toussaint L'Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines o Merchant, landowner, professional class participated (Creole elite) o Natives and blacks didn't as much • Discontentment of Creoles o Slave revolts in Andes, scared Creoles o Angry w/Spanish govt.  Taxes too high  Trade limits • Peninsulares-whites born in Spain o Got the best positions ...

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Slavery in Latin America

 Slavery in the Americas was quite diverse. Mining operations in the tropics experienced different needs and suffered different challenges than did plantations in more temperate areas of Norther Brazil or costal city's serving as ports for the exporting of commodities produced on the backs of the enslaved peoples from the African continent. This essay will look at these different situations and explore the factors that determined the treatment of slaves, the consequences of that treatment...

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Was Liberalism Good for Latin America

Jaime Morales History 215-AVN Berenberg 11/7/12 Was Liberalism good for Latin America? To truly identify if liberalism was good for Latin America, we must understand what liberalism means, where it came from, and how it started. What is liberalism? Liberalism is a political force that transpired during the 1600s and 1700s. For the most part, liberalism transpired in England and France. What did liberalism represent for Latin Americans during the 1850s and 1920s? Liberalism signified change but most...

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Spanish Colonial Latin America and Its Culture Blending

Spanish founded Colonial Latin America, the cultures socially, physically, and politically united to form a new society. The Spanish, Indians, and African slaves attempted to embed their homeland’s culture into this new society. This formed a clash of cultures because each came with its own set of norms. The go-betweens played a pivotal role during encounters between the cultures acting as interpreters and the Jesuits as Christian converters. As colonial Latin America society was forming and blending...

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History 130 – 003: Colonial Latin-America

History 130 – 003: Colonial Latin-America Question #3. Latin America's independence can be traced over time through several key movements, especially in the cases of Haiti and Brazil. In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, both of these colonies saw the massive undertaking of revolution from their monarchs. Likewise, the Spanish-American colonies saw a long series of rebellious campaigns which resulted in the total secession from European sovereignty. These three distinct happenings...

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