Latin America Essay by The Research Group

Latin America
Examines patterns of political & economic development in Latin America. Also explores relationship between First World & developing countries.
# 17561 | 2,025 words | 2 sources | 1987 | US

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" Latin America is a region showing extremes of great wealth and utter poverty in country after country. Theorists have indicated that one of the reasons for this is the nineteenth and early twentieth century patterns of political and economic development as Latin America was tied to the countries of the so-called First World, meaning Europe and the United States. One of the elements cited in these views is dependency theory, which provides a way of seeing the relationship between the First World and developing countries such as those of Latin America both during and after the colonial era.

Throughout the modern era, Latin American countries have sought to achieve political and economic independence from colonial, imperial, and neo-imperial powers. Latin America presents a series of contrasts in its history and in its current (...)"

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