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a period of economic and cultural imperialism on latin america by US and Europe without direct intervention
the idea that authoritarian rule is the answer to achieve order and progress (as long as its for the good of the country)
united fruit company
central american (and columbian, venezuelan) company that basically controlled land and government
spanish american war
war between US and spain over US intervention in cuban war of independence. US wins cuba and other countries
part of the cuban constitution which allows US to intervene in cuban affairs if we withdrew our troops (after spanish american war). guantanamo bay
white mans burden
often used as an excuse for US intervention, the idea that we (white people) are superior and need to help inferior races
statement by the US saying only we have the right to involve ourselves with latin american affairs (no european)
addition to the monroe doctrine saying that US are the "police" of latin america and we will enforce european requests rather than them directly
mexican dictator during the neocolonialism period. welcomed US investment which led to prosperity for mexico
machado de assis
one of the great brazilian novelists despite being half black during the late 1800s
great export boom
time during the neocolonial era where exports grew, large landowners/middle class prospered, and mass migration to urban areas
it was during this period that the old ideas of inferior races began to die in latin america
import substitution industrialization
the process of latin americans operating in markets left vacant by US and european factories because of the great depression. brazil, argentina and mexico benefitted greatly
good neighbor policy
the decision by the US to avoid aggressive intervention with latin american countries. improved relations
one of the leading figures in the mexican revolution, gathered former workers and cowboys in the north to fight
cuban nationalist army sergeant who helped overthrow the cuban government and ran cuba as a pro-US "client state"
1932, when an el salvadorian dictator massacred more than 10,000 people because they were indians
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