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The key development challenge of our time

Spanish and Portuguese colonialism has left its imprint in many areas of politics, culture and economy in Latin America. Boundaries and cultural borders were established, identities were erased through slavery, and their geographical roots were excavated. Both economically and politically, Latin America finds itself in a transition and in a moment of self definition, where […]

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The lectures, seminars and your own research

  Japan Australia, Venezuela, Italy and Mexico were found to be high on this dimensions compared to countries such as Thailand, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Yugoslavia. Uncertainty avoidance: ‘is the extent to which members of a society feel threatened by ambiguous situations and have created beliefs and institution which try to avoid these’. Greece, Portugal, […]

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An Allegorical Reflection on the Mexican Revolution

Alfonso Arau’s Like Water for Chocolate (1993) can be read as an allegorical examination of the Mexican Revolution, tracing the effects of the conflicting ideologies underlying the revolution through the displacement onto the family structure. At once removed and central to understanding the narrative, this portrayal of the Mexican Revolution valorizes and romanticizes the contributions […]

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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U. S. -Mexican War. Signed on February 2, 1848, it is the oldest treaty still in force between the United States and Mexico. As a result of the treaty, the United States acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and emerged as a world power in […]

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