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Modern latin america

  1. 1. Modern Latin America By: Jimmy Wolpert
  2. 2. Americas Film <ul><li>Migration played a major role in Mexican history </li></ul><ul><li>In 1910 the farmers revolted leading to a redistribution of land in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Machination in places like Mexico City displaced farmers because they moved into the city in search of work </li></ul><ul><li>Small towns became ghost town as more and more people migrated to big cities </li></ul><ul><li>All that was left I the aforementioned ghost towns were grave yards </li></ul>
  3. 3. Americas Film <ul><li>In the city a new Mexican Middle class emerged </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign companies moved into Mexico in order to tap into the new workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Moving into the city was a good choice for many families because it allowed them to send their children to school </li></ul><ul><li>City life also afforded many migrants upward social mobility that was impossible before </li></ul><ul><li>As population increased in Mexico’s larger cities job opportunities became less abundant </li></ul>
  4. 4. Americas Film <ul><li>As jobs disappeared many chose to open small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Different sectors of town became known for the type of products that were sold there </li></ul><ul><li>It was more profitable to sell things on the streets than work minimum wage jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Too many workers moved to a city which no longer had the capacity to sustain them </li></ul><ul><li>For the first time workers started migrating to the cities for work while leaving their families behind </li></ul><ul><li>This all caused an economic collapse </li></ul><ul><li>During this time urban violence was on the rise </li></ul>
  5. 5. America Film <ul><li>Currently border towns are the fastest growing cities </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign companies moved more factories into Mexico because of cheap labor </li></ul><ul><li>Many women work in factories because factory owners think they are better suited for tedious work and can be paid less </li></ul><ul><li>Many workers live in squatter camps without electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Middle sized cities are currently on the rise with industrial parks replacing farms </li></ul><ul><li>The Mexican government wants to push the country into the first world but an estimated 60 million people live below the poverty line </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Second World (The New Rules of the Game) <ul><li>A good relationship between Latin America and America could allow for energy independence for the western hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>Latin American countries have helped create the developed world yet are themselves relatively undeveloped </li></ul><ul><li>In 1823 “The Monroe Doctrine” removed European control from Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>The Open Door Policy was an attempt by America to control Latin American countries without traditional imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>None of the forty governments that were overthrown by the United States became democratic nations </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Second World (Mexico: The Umbilical Cord) <ul><li>Because of their shared border The U.S and Mexico are connected </li></ul><ul><li>Both countries will suffer economically as long as Mexico is in the second world </li></ul><ul><li>It would benefit both countries if the U.S would invest in micro-entrepreneurship in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>With these investments illegal immigration may be reduced because there would be a reason to stay in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Many companies have moved their factories from Mexico to China </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico is starting to diversify economically </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Second World (Venezuela: Bolívar’s Revenge) <ul><li>Simon Bolívar was a Venezuelan revolutionary who opposed colonial rule and dreamed of a united continent </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela was separated from other Latin American countries because it had oil </li></ul><ul><li>The oil gave Venezuela political power </li></ul><ul><li>Oil provided so much wealth that the government started pandering to oil companies instead of its people </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1980’s when oil prices dropped Venezuela took a hit </li></ul><ul><li>Hugo Chavez became president in 1998 and has since then became synonymous with Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Chavez is still working to create a better future for his country </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Second World (Argentina and Chile: Very Fraternal Twins) <ul><li>Argentina was once the most prosperous nation in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>In 1920 it was the seventh wealthiest nation in the world </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1990’s Argentina fell from power </li></ul><ul><li>The country Argentina most envies in Chile because it tries to remain neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Chile has a very specific topography </li></ul><ul><li>Latin American countries are often motivated by jealousy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Brazil National Football Team <ul><li>They are the most successful team in International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) </li></ul><ul><li>They have won the cup 5 times </li></ul><ul><li>They are the only team that has won the championship in four different continents </li></ul><ul><li>They are the only team to have played in the finals of every world cup </li></ul><ul><li>Pele played for Brazil and he s one of the most famous soccer players in the entire world </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gale Garcia Bernal <ul><li>Gale Garcia Bernal is a Mexican born actor </li></ul><ul><li>He has been in many highly praised films </li></ul><ul><li>He starred in “The Motorcycle Diaries” as Ernest Guevara de la Serna (Che Guevara) </li></ul><ul><li>He also starred in the critically acclaimed “Y Tu Mama Tambien” as Julio Zapata </li></ul><ul><li>Starred in the American Film “Letters to Juliet” </li></ul><ul><li>He has remained busy and has films coming out in 2012, 2013 and 2014 </li></ul>