Subject Search for: World History and Culture / Central America, Latin America
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1.1602 An Historical Discussion of Mexican Immigration in California.
In spite of recent referrals to the decline of boundaries between nations and cultures that is a feature of globalization, issues of immigration remain much debated in the United States in the late 1990s. This paper examines the 'Mexican Question' in California with regard to history, as it most definitely continues to shape Californians' attitudes and political sentiment. The result is a view of an American region that by no means reflects the dissolution of borders between cultures that is held by some theorists to be occurring at the present time. 9 pgs. 18 f/c. 18b.
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Filename: 1602 Mexican Immigration.doc
2.1793 The overthrow of Jacob Arbenz of Guatemala.
The overthrow of Jacob Arbenz of Guatemala was unquestionably a major event in the history of Central America. The event took place in the middle of the Cold War with the Russians battling the United States for the supremacy of the Third World. The following paper will attempt to show that there were several villains involved in the overthrow of Arbenz and these villains were more subtle than the United Fruit Company which posed the biggest threat to Arbenz's regime. 8 pgs. 11 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 1793 Jacob Arbenz.doc
3.1884 Latin America: A Separate Entity.
Skidmore & Smith's chapter, "Latin America, The United States, and The World", corrects the error regarding Latin America as a separate entity without connections elsewhere, although the Iberian powers were succeeded by the British, French and Dutch and, of course, intense American involvement in various countries after the 1880s. 3 pgs. 9 f/c. 1b.
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Filename: 1884 Latin America.doc
4.1898 Nicaragua: The Cost of U.S. Forms of Control.
Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American republics. U.S. imperialism has done a lot of harm to this Central American country, especially through the reality of the Contra war, which the U.S. supported and conducted throughout the 1980s. To be sure, the Contra war left an indelible mark on the Nicaraguan personality. The history of Nicaragua is a story about American supported authoritarianism and civil war. The violence that has been exported from the United States in this effort has had a drastic impact on the Nicaraguan people. 5 pgs. 18 f/c. 6b.
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Filename: 1898 Nicaragua.doc
5.2309 The Role and Consequence of U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua.
This book review discusses the book, "Thanks to God and the Revolution: the Oral History of a Nicaraguan Family". This book is very moving and sad as it shows how Americans made life impossible for the Nicaraguan people. 4 pgs. 4 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2309 US Intervention Nicaragua.doc
6.2686 Mexico's Economic Development and Its Status in the World Economy.
Mexico is classified as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank, and though it is a member of NAFTA, it is still marked with the indelible scar of a developing economy. So, while some successes have seemingly been made, evidenced most prominently by Mexico's participation in NAFTA, there is still a long way to go. This paper will illustrate this sketchy pattern of Mexico's development. 10 pgs. 18 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2686 Mexico Economic Development.doc
7.2781 Weighing the Options: Free trade and Regional Integration in Latin American and Caribbean Countries.
This paper will evaluate the role of free trade on the possibility of regional integration. It is the conclusion of the author that a wide-ranging free trade agreement would, in fact, pose serous dangers and may, in fact, work against the ideal of regional integration. 11.5 pgs. 11 f/c. 12b.