This week’s topic asked the question: given that modernity and the export boom were coming (in all its superficial, gilded glory), what would be the cost for Latin American countries? One element seems to have been almost a positive feedback loop – new technologies introduced by modernity (railroads, telegraphs) lead to more upheaval in Latin […]
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As someone who couldn’t remember much background knowledge about Columbus, reading his journal was fascinating. It was interesting to see how ingrained the colonial mindset was to him. Everything was for the servitude of the King and Queen. Seeing how Columbus essentially conditioned the islanders into admiring him and his men felt sleazy to read, […]
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Just found an article online that deals kinda with the same thing. Some members of the Yanomami tribe, near the border of Brazil and Colombia, have been slaughtered by some ruthless, illegal gold miners.
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This week the readings were based on what we may consider, today, the beginning of Latin America. For me Latin America has always been full of culture and history. I had never considered the beginning of it; I had only ever considered it as it is today. Hence, I found 1942 an interesting but logical […]
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