Latin America

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MODERN LATIN AMERICA North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America
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— Che Guevara The university cannot be an ivory tower, far away from society, removed from the practical accomplishments of the Revolution. If such an attitude is maintained, the university will continue giving our society lawyers that we do not need.
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“LATIN AMERICA” defined by the influence of European language. The term “Latin” America refers to the fact that the languages spoken in the region are “Romance” languages, i.e., languages that are rooted in a Latin (i.e. European colonial) heritage. FRENCH, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE, etc. NB
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PRE- COLUMBI AN HISTORY Indigenous history roughly 10,000 yrs old. Mayan “Golden Age” ca. 250-900 CE Toltecs ca.
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WARS FOR INDEPEN DENCE Begun in the 18th century. Continued through 19th century. Inspired by revolutions in North America (1776) and in France
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MILITARY DICTATOR SHIP & LEFTIST REVOLUTI ONS Conservative movement that sought a strong centralized military government that likened states to children in need of
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