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  • 1. Modern Latin America
    Sayda Vega
    History 141
    Class # 50587
    *Britain’s economic interest in Latin America was much more noticeable during the mid 1870’s and early 1890’s
    *Britain’s interests in River Plate
    *Britain also played an important role in Argentina since most of its trading businessmen were British.
    *Britain was a dominant role in Brazil’s trade, shipping, and imports.
    *Britain had investments all over Mexico, Peru, Chile and Uruguay
    *Everything changed by the end of the 20th Century when Britain’s influence almost dissapeared.
  • 3. *The Second World War brought more problems and automatically reduced trade. This put Britain into debt to Latin America and to the United States too.
    *”At the time of independence Latin America was still a frontier of European colonization.”
    *There were huge differences in wealth, social status and income all along the Latin American countries.
    *Slavery remained to be vital for some of the Spanish Colonies due to the commercial agriculture.
    *The Latin America’s reorientation of external connections was influenced by independence.
  • 4. *Many problems of different types after independence including, fiscal problems, external security problems and intense civil conflicts.
    *Some of the most instable counties at the time were: Mexico, Peru and Bolivia.
    *Paraguay’s President Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia (2814-1840)
    *“In British eyes there were two exceptions of instability and caudallismo: Brazil and Chile.
    *Formation of strong national structures.
  • 5. *Predomination of Liberalism
    *Balmaceda President of Chile and the end of his term culminated in a civil war, in which at the end he committed suicide.
    *The main causes of the Latin America’s Wars were: race war, ideology of independence, separation versus union, boundary disputes, territorial conquests, caudilloism, resource wars, interclass struggles, capitalism and religious wars.
    *Political, economic, and social frustrations were the result of the Latin America Wars of independence
  • 6. *Another events happening in Europe and North America helped to achieve independence as well.
    *American Revolution (1775-1783)
    *French Revolutions (1789-1799)
    *Both revolutions were very influential to other countries and persons such as Simon Bolivar and Miguel Hidalgo.
    *“Not all wars of independence in Latin America were against the European Monarchy.
    *Break up-separation versus union.
    *During the colonial era kings of Spain and Portugal were at war.
  • 7. *Golden Rule of Latin America power politics: “Relations between nations which share a common border are cool, and those who do not, are warm.”
    *Frontier wars began right after the wars of independence and continued during the 19th Century.
    *“The post-independence wars of territorial conquest were and extension to the colonial experience.”
    *Participants in territorial conquest just wanted to gain more land.
    *British expansion in Central America (1821-1856)
    *War of Tripe Alliance (1864-1870)
    *Migration has transformed the Americas
    *Zacatecas was once the silver capital of the nation. It only remains its colonial architecture.
    *Zacatecas was one of the richest agriculture areas buy today it is an example of Mexico’s decay.
    *Older people remember how it was like before when the time of revolution came.
    *President Lazaro Cardenas was in charge during the 1930’s.
    *Mexico became the main supply of winter vegetables and fruits for the United States.
    *Mexico City became a powerful attraction for people with the creation of thousands of jobs
    *Creation of government programs in education and health care.
    *More immigrants arrived, now the city of Tijuana.
    *Tijuana counts with many maquiladora industries that’s why many people from other places come to work.
  • 9. MIGUELHIDALGO (Wikipedia)
    *Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a Mexican cleric and important leader who played an important role during the Mexican Independence.
    *He was born on May 8, 1753 in Penjamo, Guanajuato
    *Miguel Hidalgo strongly believed in the Virgin of Guadalupe and always would go into revolts accompanied by groups of mestizos with the banner of the Virgin.
    *He was captured on March 21, 1811 and executed on July 30.
    *He was the first man who started to fight for independence.
  • 10. *Later on, he was supported by Jose Maria Morelos and Agustin de Iturbide.
    *He was influenced by American Revolution (1775-1783) and French Revolution (1789-1799).
    *Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is considered “Father of the Nation of Mexico.”
    *He was responsible for the Grito de Dolores on September 16, in which he called a mass and urged people to join him in the fight against the vice regal government.
    *Hidalgo’s Grito de Dolores focused on being loyal to the Catholic Religion. He firmly believed on Catholicism.