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An Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist; the ideal Latin American
Fidel's brother who was a rebel commander
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
Last independent Incan emperor who defeated his half-brother Huascar and was captured by the Spaniards.
was the Incan emperor until 1532 A.D. when his half brother defeated him and took over.
The supreme god of the Incas
northernmost point of the Inca empire
capital of the Inca empire
stone platforms on which the moai stand
stone statues found on Easter Island
Sun god of the Inca
low-income community found outside large metropolitan areas in Latin America.
family-owned restaurant found in Cuba
the movement of an individual into another's country
the "exiting" of an individual from one's country
language of the Inca
a decrease in the value of money
an increase in the value of money
economist/philosopher who greatly dislike mercantilism
an economic system attempting to achieve a favorable balance of trade
form of measurement used to identify a country's wealth
a democracy with limited freedoms and a strong, central authoritative figure.
ideally the type of government found in the U.S.
democracy that involves some government programing
Latin American cowboy
cause of the downfall of the advanced civilization found on Easter Island
Weak Latin American government
Organization of American States
School of the Americas; U.S. attempt to oust "leftist" regimes in Latin America.
President of Mexico
Trade agreement between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico; North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement
Belief in that those born in one country deserve more rights than an immigrant to that country.
Largest city in South America
Latin American nation with an extremely high inflation rate due to the decreasing price of oil
Adam Smith's terminology for supply and demand
Largest economic sector for most Latin American countries
Author of the book, Race
Teacher who tried to simulate the discrimination of the American social system by giving advantages to brown and green-eyed students while taking privileges away from blue-eyed students.
Amazonian group highlighted in the book of Race; they use the word "pariwat" to describe those that are different from them.
Time period in European history when people turned to science from theology to explain phenomenon including racial differences
Laso-like instrument used by the gauchos of Argentina
Latin American cattle ranch
Derogatory Latin American term for an unskilled laborer
The world's largest cattle industry can be found here.
A combination of French and Amerindian cultures
A combination of Spanish and Amerindian cultures
A form of democracy in which citizens elect officials to make votes for them
A form of democracy in which citizens cast votes and participate in all forms of legislation
Portugal and Spain
Two European countries who had the most influence over cultural development (via colonization) in Latin America
Location of Che Guevara's death; he was shot by CIA-backed rangers.
Free Education and Free Health Care
Two social programs in Cuba that the Cuban people do not want to give up; consequently, the Cubans dislike capitalism and democracy.
The original inhabitants of Easter Island were assumed to be of this ethnicity.
Tierra del Fuego
Land of Fire
Supposed birthplace of the Inca people; highest navigable lake in the world
Consumption factor of the average American
Worst of the greenhouse gasses; produced by cattle flatulence
Magic of the washing machine?
Location in which the Spanish conquistadors were able to take Atahualpa captive
Author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
Pizarro's library was described as "an expository of dirty tricks" by Jared Diamond. This library was made possibly by what invention?
Conflict between the U.S. and Russia in which no actual fighting took place
Location of Russian missile sites during the Cold War; provoked extreme tension between the U.S. and Russia - some thought it was the end of the world.
Diamond's explanation for the Spanish conquest of the Inca
Diamond's explanation for the destruction of the civilization at Easter Island