Research Papers on All Latin-American & Carribean Studies

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  • Overview of Illegal Aliens

    Illegal aliens are considered in this overview consisting of five pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Coyotes by Conover

    This is a paper that looks at the book Coyotes by Ted Conover and examines the issue of immigration and illegal immigration. There is one source in this four page paper.

  • Illegal Immigration as Seen Through the Eyes of Ted Author Conover

    This paper presents an overview of the nation's immigration problem as is revealed in “Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Illegal Migrants”. There are two sources listed in this three page paper.

  • Illegal Immigration in the Bahamas

    This 3 page paper examines illegal immigration in the Bahamas. Some history is included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CBT and NST to Treat Latino Victims of Sexual Abuse, A Research Method

    This 5 page paper gives an example of how the method for a research study on Latino children victims of sexual abuse could be conducted. This paper includes the methods to prove the hypothesis that CBT is more effective in treating these children and their parents than NST therapy. Bibliography list 6 sources.

  • Mexican Film/Maria Candelaria

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses Emilio Fernandez’s Maria Candelaria (1943) and how this film relates to the task of addressing the legacy of colonialism within the context of Mexican history. Mexico, as Andrea Noble points out, is fundamentally a “mestizo entity,” that is, it is the product of “the colonial encounter between Indians, Spaniards (and Africans)” (Noble 81). As such, the Mexican culture struggles to understand its fundamental nature and to express the cultural dichotomies held within this paradigm. One of the ways in which this task has been expressed is through cinema. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Export and Transport in Costa Rica

    In fourteen pages Costa Rica's exporting and importing of bananas and the problems they have caused throughout the country's history are analyzed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic and Political Issues in Costa Rica and The United States

    This paper compares and contrasts the economic and political climate in the US and Costa Rica. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil and His Reign

    This paper pertains to the rule of Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil. The writer describes his accomplishments, as well as the factors that contributed to the demise of the monarchy. Three pages in length, one source is cited.

  • The Status of Human Rights in Brazil

    The writer analyzes the status of human rights in Brazil and the changes since the 1996 passage of a human rights act. The writer concludes that although there have been some reforms, there are still many human rights violations. The paper is five pages long and there are six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Cuban Refugees and U.S. Policy on Immigration

    The Elian Gonzalez case is the central focus of this paper that consists of an eight page examination of Cuban immigration to the United States along with immigration policy consideration and statistical information. There are thirteen sources cited in the bibliography.

  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

    In this combination research paper and essay that is comprised of six pages the novel's historical connection to the murders of three sisters during Trujillo's Dominican Republic regime is analyzed in terms of characterization and the sisters' narratives. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Favelas Housing and the Political, Social, and Economic Situation in Brazil

    This paper addresses Favelas, a type of low-income housing seen in Brazil that offers a more attractive and appealing alternative to low-income housing structures seen in other countries. This three page paper has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Iranian and Guatemalan Revolutions

    This 5 page paper discusses the revolutions in Iran in 1953 and the revolt in Guatemala the following year. It also discusses U.S. involvement in both actions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Win Some, Lose Some: Views of the Bay of Pigs

    The Bay of Pigs fiasco of April 1961 is viewed from U.S. and Cuban perspectives in 8 pages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Chile During Pjnochet

    A 3 page paper which examines Chile during Pinochet’s rule. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Outlook of Chile

    In five pages the economy of Chile is discussed and its future outlook is also considered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Concept of Freedom in the Hispanic Culture

    A 3 page discussion of the Hispanic quest for freedom. This paper defines the Hispanic culture as a broadly encompassing culture and one that has repeatedly sought freedom both from outside imperialistic powers and from inside dictatorial powers. Examples from Chile are emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) During Recent History

    This paper provides a historical analysis of FDI policy and its effects on native populations of various Latin American countries. The author also addresses cultural injustices and how they relate to FDI issues. This five page paper has no bibliography.

  • Mexican Culture and Chicana Feminism

    This paper examines the gender inequality that has always characterized Mexican culture in a consideration of Chicana feminism consisting of six pages.

  • Illegal Immigration and the Cuban Issue

    American immigration policy as it pertains to Cuba has been a sea of contradictions, especially when compared to the policy on Haiti. This paper examines the problems with Cuban immigration and compares it to immigration as a whole. Cites financial, social and historic aspects. This paper has thirty pages and fourteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Gary Jennings/Aztec

    A 6 page book review and essay that consists of 2 parts, each 3 pages in length. The first half of the paper offers a synopsis of the novel Aztec by Gary Jennings. The write covers the structure and main topics of the novel, describing how it informs the reader about Aztec culture. The second part of the paper then compares Aztec culture to the modern world, pointing out similarities and differences. No additional sources cited.

  • Jennings/Aztec/Summation of Latter Half

    A 6 page research paper in which the first half of the paper (3 pages) offers a summation of Gary Jennings' novel Aztec covering the latter half of the novel. The next 3 pages offer a discussion concerning Aztec religious rituals. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Incas and Aztecs

    In four pages this paper discusses sixteenth century tributes in a consideration of Incan and Aztec systems. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Costa Rican Banana and Coffee Production

    In five pages the significance of the production of bananas and coffee to the economy of Costa Rica is examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Solving the Problems of Poverty in Brazil

    The writer considers ways in which the economic inequality in Brazil may be addressed. The writer argues that applying economic theories such as the trickle down effect may help Brazil solve its difficulties. The paper is five pages long and there are eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Brazil's Urban Life

    Emilia Viotti da Costa's The Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil: A Problem of Social Mythology is referenced in this consideration of Brazil's urban lifestyle in a paper consisting of five pages. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Unfair Treatment of Brazilian Indians

    The centenary celebrations in 2000 for the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese landing in Brazil may have been a cause for celebration for the majority of Brazilian people, but for the indigenous population the celebration has been referred to an inappropriate and insensitive. The paper looks at the history of the Indigenous people, discussing why the centenary was not welcomed by all. Twenty-two sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty-three page paper.

  • Cook and Cook's Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance and Family Relationships

    In four pages this text by Cook and Cook is referred to in a consideration of Latin American family relationships during the sixteenth century. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Road Construction Environmental Impact

    An 11 page paper. The proposal is to construct a road in a remote area in Latin America. This essay discusses environmental issues related to the project, including an initial simple assessment of ecological, economic and social impacts. The paper discusses both the negative and positive environmental, social and economic consequence of the project. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Negron-Muntaner/Barbie's Hair

    A 3 page paper that discusses this essay. A doll seems like an unlikely candidate for controversy. Yet, yet Frances Negron-Muntaner, in her essay "Barbie's Hair," describes how controversy immediately arose when the Mattel Toy Company released a Puerto Rican version of their famous Barbie doll in 1997. Communities, both in Puerto Rico and the mainland US, associated the doll with cultural connotations that involved "Puerto Rican identity" (Negron-Muntaner 39). The author of this provocative essay makes a number of pertinent points about this version of Barbie within the context of popular culture, however, two of the most intriguing points made in the essay are the significance that was attached to the meaning of the doll's hair and how this related to Puerto Rican identity and also how the doll represented a political position in terms of Puerto Rico's place on the world stage. No additional sources cited.

  • 1834 Bermuda

    In eight pages the master and slave relationship as it existed in Bermuda in the early nineteenth century is discussed along with an examination of the slave process of freedom and includes the assertion that the masters predominantly wanted their freedom as well. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Causes and Results of Brazil's Military Rule from 1964 to 1985

    In ten pages this paper examines Joao Goulart's role in military action in Brazil in a consideration of why the military seized control in 1964 with socioeconomic issues among the topics discussed. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Octavio Paz/Diego Rivera

    A 5 page research paper/essay that critiques how each man viewed Emiliano Zapata. The Labyrinth of Solitude is one of the most famous works by the noted Mexican author Octavio Paz. It is a collection of nine essays that are all concerned with the central theme of how one should understand Mexican identity, which translates in the book into understanding the quest for this understanding as an existential labyrinth, which leads inevitably to a profound feeling of solitude. Diego Rivera, through his art, also expresses a vision of Mexican identity. This discussion interprets Rivera's "Agrarian Leader Zapata" in light of the themes brought out in Paz's text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Is Maria Teresa Tula's Thinking Still Relevant?

    This 5 page paper discusses whether human rights abuses can be generalized over both the New World and the East. The writer explains that in her book Hear My Testimony, Maria Teresa Tula gave an account of the struggle for human rights in El Salvador, her native land. The purpose of the paper is to examine the struggle Tula described and see if it can be conflated with struggles elsewhere, and the writer argues that it cannot. Human rights abuses take similar forms everywhere, but the historical origins of such abuses are very different in the East and West. The writer concludes with an account of women's involvement in the struggle, which is relevant to oppression everywhere. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Puerto Rico as Fernando Pico Knows It

    The writer summarizes the book “History of Puerto Rico: A Panorama of Its People” by Fernando Pico. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Literature Review of Emergency Preparedness in Puerto Rico

    The writer provides a literature review of possible approaches to emergency preparedness for natural disasters in Puerto Rico. The writer discusses the types of disasters that occur in Puerto Rico and includes recommendations to help encourage the creation of an emergency management program. The paper is fifteen pages long and there are twelve sources listed in the bibliography.

  • North and South America Differences and Their Reasons

    In three pages this paper applies the theories of Ken Sokoloff and Stanley Engerman to the reasons behind the economic differences between North and South America. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Politics, Religion, and Language of South America

    In five pages this paper examines South America in a consideration of politics, religion, language, and how the political economy is affected by culture. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Demetria Martinez Speaks the Mother Tongue

    The writer discusses the imagery in Demetria Martinez’ novel “Mother Tongue.” There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • The Columbian Exchange

    This 5 page paper discusses the Columbian Exchange and its effects on the people of the New World. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Dominican Republic and Asian Status

    The struggles between the Dominican Republic and its Haitian neighbor that led to the settlement of Asians in the Dominican area are examined in terms of conditions, lack of government support for the newcomers, and the repatriation of most of the Japanese settlers to other countries in Latin America. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dominican Republic's Twenty First Century Population Growth Interpretation

    In five pages this paper discusses the Dominican Republic's growth in population projected for 2000, 2025, and 2050 in terms of how this would impact this nation. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • History and People, Dominican Republic

    This research paper pertains to Dominican Republic history, relating its discovery by Europeans, its domination by the Spanish, involvement with pirates, and demographic details. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba Development Comparison

    In four pages the development of these countries over the past several years are compared in terms of society, politics, and economics. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Latin America's Water Problems and Conservation

    In seven pages this paper discusses the importance of water conservation in Latin America. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Haiti and Insuring Water and Food

    In five pages this paper discusses how water resources and food may be insured in Haiti in a consideration of various methods. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Global Economy, Trade, and Caribbean Nations That Speak English

    In twelve pages the problems of these Caribbean countries are examined in terms of trade, the global economy, the ineffectiveness of the WTO, and the promise of CARICOM to initiate change. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.


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