Essays and Research Papers on South America

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A 7 page paper. The paper is a "country brief" for vice-president of a hypothetical company that sells security systems. The VP is on the way over to close a deal and wants information regarding the country. This essay offers that brief and emphasizes the political upheavals of the last decade and the current ...

A comprehensive, 10 page discussion of Stroessner's rise to power and the political factors surrounding his ability to do so. Tactics used to maintain his office and remain leader of this Latin American country are of particular importance to the discussion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6 page report discusses the social hierarchies -- gender, ethnicity, class -- of colonial Latin America. The social histories of nations throughout Latin America provide important insights on the intricate nature of political and cultural groups of a colonial society. As a result, those insights contribute substantially to the reexamination of relationships of power and popular culture in colonial Latin America ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the South American continent with particular attention paid to language, religion and politics. The effect of culture on the political economy of the region is an important component of the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The ancient civilizations of Meso America are of utmost interest to modern students of archeology, history and, or, the behavioral sciences. This 6 page essay explores the similarities and differences between these cultures in art, religion, agriculture and organization.

A 7 page overview of nationalism around the world. This paper notes that nationalism, the strong belief in country and culture, is a characteristic of most contemporary countries. Nationalism has played a particularly strong role in the history of the world during the last three centuries, from the American and French Revolutions right ...

A 6 page overview of the history leading up to the 1996 arrest and attempt to prosecute Pinochet, Chile's ex president. Discusses the progress that Chile has made since the departure of Pinochet and the fact that most Chilean's appear to resent the ongoing investigations into Pinochet's actions preferring to concentrate on Chile's future, ...

An 8 page examination of the political history of Chile and Argentinia with an overview of how political status correlated with economic status. Bibliography includes three sources.

Peru / A Country Study

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper exploring the history, government, economy, education, health, and nutritional status of Peru. Great improvements have been made in the country since 1990, however, due to the fact that nearly half the population live in poverty Peru is a long way from being a nation with equal access to its benefits. ...

A 10 page research paper discussing the history, culture, anthropology, and social evolution of three groups of Native Indians : The Yanomamo (regarded as one of the most violent societies on Earth !), the Zapotecs (known for architecture & urban development), and the Yucatecs (relevant to Mayans) Bibliography lists 7 sources.

In this well-written 30 page paper, the writer examines Columbian 20th century political history and the import role that the drug trade has played in it. The writer posits that although Colombia's economy seemingly improved and is "the best performing in Latin America," it is still drug-dependent and that dependency seems largely intermingled with the ...

The Story of Brazil

  • 25 page paper

The Story of Brazil: This 25 page report discusses the history of Brazil from its days as a colony of Portugal to independence, industrialization, and the modern Brazil. Particular attention is paid to economic development relating to land labor, and capital. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

Policing In Ecuador

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper provides a generalized history of policing in Ecuador and in the United States, concluding with a review of a study done on community policing systems in the United States and a recommendation for Ecuador's emulation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses the history of the Panama Canal, and how it has gone back to Panamanian control. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the coup that occurred in Chile in the autumn of 1973. Victor Jara was a popular singer who was tortured and murdered along with thousands of other innocents. This paper gives an overview of the events leading to his death and the death of thousands of other artists, ...

This 5 page paper examines the problems in the education system of this country. Various causes related to the social, economic, cultural and political climate are examined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing the conditions leading to the currency crises of Argentina in 2002 and Brazil in 1999. Political instability in Argentina and a decade of hyperinflation in Brazil in large part led to government-led money-grabs in each country; Argentina even nationalized personal bank accounts in 2001. A leading fault of ...

A 7 page paper discussing Chile's economy and outlook for the future as conditions existed under the Allende and Pinochet governments, and under the democratic government of today. In recent years, the country has made a consistent and concerted effort to build a sustainable export-driven economy since the first days of NAFTA and continues ...

This paper examines the effect of Chile's multi-party system on the military coup of 1973, which toppled democracy, as well as the reinstatement of democracy in the late 1980s. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page paper discussing the effects of US involvement in the internal politics of Colombia. Colombia receives more US aid than any other country in the hemisphere, even though the Colombian government carries the worst human rights record in the Americas. Most of the aid is designated for anti-drug activity, but too ...

This 11 page paper examines the problem of the increase in overweight and obese people in developing countries, which may also be linked to stunted growth and former malnutrition. The paper first looks at the level of the problem with how and why it occurs, focusing on Brazil, but applicable to other developing countries. The ...

This 3 page paper considers the events surrounding the arrest of ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the request by the Spanish government for extradition as it can be explained through the application of particular paradigms, including formal legalism and dependency theory. No bibliography.

5 pages in length. Brazil has had an interesting and varied government throughout the years, going from military rule to a subsequent transition to civilian rule. South America's largest nation, Brazil has always speculated on what the future holds. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Colombia & Terrorism

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper that offers a profile of the country of Colombia, concentrating on the problem of terrorism within the country. The writer discusses how the country is caught between two insurgent terrorist armies and the efforts of the government to confront this situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper examines the convoluted history of Colombia, its drug wars and the leftist FARC insurgency. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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