Modern Latin America <br />JAMES SMITH III<br />
Latin America's Wars of the 19th Century<br />Causes for the Wars:<br />Territory – Fights between: Native Americans and the Americans<br />Independence - Many wanting freedom from the European countries <br />Capitalism -American and British influence in trade<br />
Latin America's Wars of the 19th Century<br />Territory<br /><ul><li>As some nations became free from their former mother countries in Europe many Native Americans were forced to live in less livable areas. This caused many of the Native Americans wanted better land this caused riffs with neighboring nations and communities.
The state of Texas is a great example of Territory being a cause of war. The citizens of the country of Texas had once been the citizens of Mexico , but fought for their independence and received it. Their big problem however came from the fact that many Americans wanted to expand west and Texas was seen as a major win for the U.S.A. . With this Texas became a battleground when the U.S. and Mexico fought. In the end Mexico would be paid by the U.S. and the United States would receive land from Texas, California and would soon conquer the west.</li></li></ul><li>Latin America's Wars of the 19th Century<br />Independence<br /><ul><li>Like the United States of America, many Latin American citizens were treated horribly compared to their counterparts in the mother countries. They were heavily taxed and everything that they did was for the benefit of their mother country.
The citizens of Latin America also had to face racism in their homelands. Europeans and Americans living in Latin America were never held to the same standard that the natives were. Often the darker your skin was the worse you were treated. For example those of African heritage were often taxed more. These grievances made for the perfect recipe for multiple revolutions in Latin America</li></li></ul><li>Latin America's Wars of the 19th Century<br />Capitalism<br /><ul><li>When gain freedom and independence from their mother countries often caused many of the nations to become bankrupt.
This led the leaders of these politically dangerous countries to ask for money from American and European investors, these investor often asked for high fees to exploit the fact that the countries were economically dangerous.
When the fees couldn’t be paid or a country couldn’t meet their dues the investors would bring military actions from their countries to help, which would often lead the more advanced nation to have influence in in the nation</li></li></ul><li>The Second World<br />Mexico<br /><ul><li>In 1994, The Northern American Free Trade Agreement was designed in order to bring Mexico into the first world with the help of the United States.
On the day it went into effect the Zapatista National Liberation Army began to rebel to show the “plight of farmers”.
After the agreement manufacturing became 80 percent of Mexican exports, giving the country a diverse economy
In the past decade Mexico has had to deal with the rise of China and losing hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Which has led to many people fleeing the country to the United States.</li></li></ul><li>The Second World<br />Venezuela<br /><ul><li>Founded after gaining liberty from Spain
People from Italy, Spain and Portugal came to the country were their children would thrive in the 1950s
By the 1960s the country began dwindle. With oil becoming the countries main export and political leaders being corrupt Venezuela has gone from a country of dreams to a country lost hope with an economy focused on one export and government that has become a dictatorship. </li></li></ul><li>Full Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripol<br />Born: February 2, 1977<br />Country: Colombia<br />Occupation: Singer-songwriter<br />Number of Albums: 7 Albums in English and Spanish<br />Albums Sold: 60 million world wide<br />Accolades: 2 Grammy Awards, 7 Latin Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, <br />She is also the best selling Colombian artist of all time.<br />
Full Name: Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda<br />Born: August 26, 1971<br />Country: Mexico<br />Occupation: Singer and Actress<br />Number of Albums:10Albums in English, French and Spanish<br />Albums Sold: 40 million world wide<br />Accolades: 1 Latin Grammy Awards, 4 Latin Billboard Music Awards, 5 Premios Lo Nuestro Awards<br />She as also acted in several soap operas and films<br />