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FINALFINAL - Neo-colonialism economic colonialism...

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Neo-colonialism/ economic colonialism/ cocacolonialism Conquest and political domination of Latin American countries by European countries during the early 19 th century forced the colonies to sell raw materials to the colonizers to buy manufactured goods. “Neo” because Latin American countries weren’t just restricted to trading with Spain. But they still had the same economic relationship. Extension in economic terms of the dependence of colonies on the colonizing countries (not politically, but they are still dependent economically) Import substitution industrialization was an attempt was to fix that unequal relationship Telenovelas Stereotypical life about Mexicans Not about political issues or dictatorships. Virgin of Guadalupe a form of syncretism -indigenous belief system and catholic belief system Andes The Andes- Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador Gold and silver -Densely populated -very poor Narco-states an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent Monroe Doctrine 1823 european governments to colonize land or interfere with states in the Amercas would be viewed by the United States of America as acts of aggression requiring US intervention. asserted that the Western Hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countires, and that the US would not interfere with existing European colonies nor in the internal concerns of European countries. Neoliberalism developed because of debts -small government (sell of gov’t owned companies and privatize all gov’t owned industries) -free trade -foreign investment and foreign ownership of enterprises -goals: higher employment, economic growth, lowering inflation. -Was a failure. Only benefited wealthy and foreign companies. Only led to lowering inflation ICE
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Immigration and customs enforcement ‘Replacement’ of INS Bell Gardens earlier examples of Mexican-American/chicano political awakening in LA Started because people from mexico bought little houses. People lived there had no political power because houses were under the leadership was anglo-americans (because no one voted). Begninning of latino power Magical realism Has characteristics of certain events and people that seem to be beyond reality (not real, spiritual, beyond reality) but they are accepted as normal as the characters in fiction. Remittances A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to his or her home country. Money sent home by migrants constitutes the second largest financial inflow to many developing countries, exceeding international aid. Confianza -recognize a mutual duty to honor their relationship by extending specially favorable treatment -trust/ppl you can depend on w/o pay -basis of relationships in Latin America NAFTA -free trade b/w mexico, us, Canada -caused unemployment, which increased migration to US -continued economic crisis Goal- eliminate barriers of trade and investment between USA, Canada and Mexico.
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