The Federal Republic of Central America was a country that existed from 1823 until its collapse in 1840. In 1840, The Federal Republic was formally divided into the sovereign nations of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. These countries have tried several times over the course of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries … [Read more…]
It is well known that during the Cold War, human rights abuses and dirty wars were very common in Latin America. During the Carter administration of the 1970s, human rights preservation became a U.S. foreign policy objective.
Bolivia is a country in which many very different cultures and religious traditions have come into contact with each other and often clashed violently; however, in spite of their radical differences, in a process akin to the creation of the mestizo race, these different traditions have blended together to form a culture that incorporates elements … [Read more…]
It is well known that during the Cold War, the U.S. was heavily involved in the internal affairs of Latin American countries. In the late 1970s, Jimmy Carter became President and attempted to reverse American foreign policy in these countries and stop supporting the dictators who were committing human rights abuses.
Mining, even with modern precautions, puts the world’s delicately balanced biosphere in peril. While staying in the Province of Azuay, Ecuador, I witnessed firsthand the people’s resistance against the Canadian mining company “IAMGOLD” that is currently in the preliminary process of exploitation at the source of the community’s water system.
In Camilio José Cela’s La familia de Pascual Duarte, the reader follows the reflective journey of the protagonist, Pascual, as he recounts the events of his life by writing letters from the jail cell where he awaits his execution. What is apparent through his letters is the connection between Pascual’s sexuality and violence, which is … [Read more…]
In Nicaragua and Bolivia, large women’s movements grew out of women’s participation in opposition to authoritarian governments in the late 70s and early 80s. In each of these countries, the women’s movements condemned the use of birth control in the immediate aftermath of the restoration of democracy. Despite the position taken by the women’s movements, … [Read more…]
Since 2004, Mexico has put into law an article in the constitution that recognizes health care as a basic right for all of its citizens. The impact of this law is manifested in the work of the Programa Seguro Popular, or Popular Health Insurance.
An in-depth look at the cultural differences between medical practices in the United States and Bolivia after an internship in a Bolivian hospital.
My paper confronts the ways in which the Argentine people have chosen to cope with the atrocities committed against them by the government during the last military dictatorship, which racked the nation with fear and clandestine violence from 1976-1983.
This presentation details the various projects and relief efforts conducted during my internship with the United Nations World Food Programme in Cochabamba, Bolivia, during the month of February, 2008.
Unfortunately one of the things Brazil is known for is the number of street children (Hecht 3). Street children have become an intense problem and much social action is rising to aid their need.
Guatemala is a developing country seeking to recover from generations of civil war and instability. Only for the last ten years has it truly been possible for Guatemalans to begin to build and develop their country and move away from the destructive conflict that has plagued the region for so long. Cultural Embrace is an … [Read more…]
I will outline and discuss in Spanish what exactly is marianismo and machismo, especially focusing on how machismo cannot function without marianismo.