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Latin America

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Che Guevara
An Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.
Raul Castro
Fidel's brother who was a rebel commander
Fidel Castro
A Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as its Prime Minister, and then later on as the President.
Cuban Missile Crisis
A 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning Soviet ballistic missiles deployment in Cuba.
Bay of Pigs Invasion
A failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
Literacy rates in Cuba
99.7%
Atahualpa
Last independent Incan emperor who defeated his half-brother Huascar and was captured by the Spaniards.
Huascar
was the Incan emperor until 1532 A.D. when his half brother defeated him and took over.
Viracocha
The supreme god of the Incas
Quito
northernmost point of the Inca empire
Cuzco
capital of the Inca empire
Ahu
stone platforms on which the moai stand
Moai
stone statues found on Easter Island
Inti
Sun god of the Inca
Favela
low-income community found outside large metropolitan areas in Latin America.
Paladar
family-owned restaurant found in Cuba
Immigration
the movement of an individual into another's country
Emigration
the "exiting" of an individual from one's country
Quechua
language of the Inca
Inflation
a decrease in the value of money
Deflation
an increase in the value of money
Adam Smith
economist/philosopher who greatly dislike mercantilism
Mercantilism
an economic system attempting to achieve a favorable balance of trade
GDP
form of measurement used to identify a country's wealth
Quasi Democracy
a democracy with limited freedoms and a strong, central authoritative figure.
Liberal Democracy
ideally the type of government found in the U.S.
Social Democracy
democracy that involves some government programing
Gauchos
Latin American cowboy
Deforestation
cause of the downfall of the advanced civilization found on Easter Island
Banana Republic
Weak Latin American government
OAS
Organization of American States
SOA
School of the Americas; U.S. attempt to oust "leftist" regimes in Latin America.