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Chapter 4 Agrarian reform- a popular but controversial strategy to redistribute land to peasant farmers. Throughout the 20 th century, various states redistributed land from large estates or granted title from vast public lands in order to reallocate resources to the poor and stimulate development. Agrarian reform occurred in various forms, from awarding individual plots or communally held land to creating state-run collective farms. Altiplano- the largest intermontane plateau in the Andes, which straddles Peru and Bolivia and ranges in elevation from 10,000 to 13,000 feet Central American Free Trade Association (CAFTA) - a trade agreement between the US and Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic to reduce tariffs and increase trade between member countries Dependency Theory - a popular theory to explain patterns of economic development in Latin America. Its central premise is that underdevelopment was created by the expansion of European capitalism into the region that served to develop “core” countries in Europe and impoverish and make dependent peripheral areas such as Latin America. Dollarization- an economic strategy in which a country adopts the US dollar as its official currency. A country can be partially dollarized, using US dollars alongside its national currency,
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