Latin American History - Part 2
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Toussaint L'Ouverture fought for independence in what is now
Father Miguel Hidalgo fought for independence in what is now
He led the fight for independence in many South American countries
Simon Bolivar is known as the "George Washington of South America" because
American Revolution & French Revolution
The leaders of Latin American independence were inspired by what event(s)?
Cuba gained independence from which European country?
Money from what crop dictated Cuban politics?
Who led the revolution against Batista in Cuba?
Personal freedoms were reduced
Personal Freedoms after the Cuban Revolution were
Bay of Pigs
An attempt by US trained Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government is known as the
An economic system wherein land and businesses are owned by the government
Which is the name of the group of Mexicans who support improved rights and living conditions for Mexico's indigenous people?
The indigenous people of Mexico were hardest hit by what factor?
Spanish & Portuguese
What are the main languages of Latin America?
After the Cuban Revolution, Fidel introduced what type of government system?
Unable to read or write
What does this quote mean? "over half of 15-year-olds in Latin America are functionally illiterate."
Illegal activity, threats of violence, lack of economic opportunity
Why have many people in Latin America emigrated to the United States in recent years?