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HIS 346L/LAS 366/AFR 374 Modern Latin America Study Questions for Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire, chapter 8 and C. Peter Ripley, Conversations With Cuba, Foreword, xix-xxi (“Batista’s Vase”), 1-68 1. According to Chasteen, how did U.S. policy toward Latin America change during the 1950s? a. Go back to import/export type trade b. 2. Who was Raúl Prebisch? How did he view Latin America’s relationship to the global economy? a. Argentine economist b. Page 252 3. Why does Ripley decide to go to Cuba? What sort of expectations did he have before his trip? a. Ambition common to most travelers – to settle curiosity, in that instance about a place prohibited to Americans for three decades after Cuba was first damned as Communist and then sequestered as dangerous during the
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Unformatted text preview: crudest days of the Cold War b. Settle up youthful fantasies that over the years had developed into a romantic attachment to Cuban society xix c. Expectations page 4 4. Discuss Ripleys experience during his first trip to Cuba in May 1991. What are his impressions of the island at the end of his stay? a. Couldnt get a flight to Cuba went to Mexico then a travel agent picked them up there and he and his friends got tickets and a visa agent told him not to get his passport stamped cause he would be in a lot of trouble with the U.S. government b. Got off plane and everyone in Cuba seemed nice page 7 c. Hagglers nice page 10 d. Having dollars was illegal e. Page 16 f....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course HIST 346L taught by Professor Guridy during the Summer '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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