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Unit 12

Latin America Since WWII

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Dictator who led a communist revolution in Russia. Fidel Castro
Communist terrorist group in Peru that was responsible for killing politicians, priests and peasants in Peru Shining Path
the land in the Western Hemisphere south of the United States Latin America
The selling of government owned businesses to individuals privatization
Treaty that lifted all trade barriers between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Led to increased interdependence. NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
Anti-communist forces in Nicaragua who was receiving support from the United States in the 1980s Contras
to provide order and stability in the years following WWII, many Latin American nations turned to this type of government military dictatorship
Recently (the 1980s and 1990s) the political trend in Latin America has been a shift from dictatorship to ____________________ democracy
Chaos in Colombia has been caused by these organizations that control the drug trade. cartels
Process of redistributing land to the peasants. Designed to fix the problem of large amount of land held by very few individuals. land reform
War waged by the military government in Argentina that resulted in the deaths of between 10,000 and 30,000 Argentinians Dirty War
Cuba has struggled economically since the fall of this nation Soviet Union
There is large amount of resentment toward the interference of this nation in the affairs of Latin America United States
A crop produced for the purpose of selling rather than by the use of the grower. cash crop
Communist revolutionaries who gained power in Nicaragua Sandinistas
The idea that the Catholic Church in Latin America should work against corruption and advocate for the rights and economic improvement of the poor and disadvantaged Liberation Theology
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