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Alliance for Progress

Stephen G. Rabe.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; International History. 7989 words.

On March 13, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the Alliance for Progress, an economic assistance program to promote political democracy, economic growth, and social justice in Latin...

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The Cuban Embassy in Uruguay, 1959–1964

Roberto García.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; International History; Revolutions and Rebellions. 12296 words.

The 1959 Cuban Revolution, the revolution’s subsequent strengthening, and the radical change that the process underwent beginning in 1961 marked a turning point in the history of Latin...

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The Drug Trade in Mexico

Aileen Teague.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Diplomatic History; International History. 6662 words.

The drug trade in Mexico and efforts by the Mexican government—often with United States assistance—to control the cultivation, sale, and use of narcotics are largely 20th-century phenomena....

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Economic Integration in 19th- and 20th-Century Central America

Dora María Téllez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); International History. 10844 words.

Throughout their history, the countries of Central America have attempted several forms of political and economic integration. After declaring independence in the 19th century, the region...

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French Intellectuals and Cultural Diplomacy in Brazil, 1934–1943

Hugo Rogelio Suppo.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Diplomatic History; International History; Intellectual History. 12505 words.

Between 1934 and 1943, French cultural diplomacy in Brazil was the task of intellectuals, the so called “intellectual ambassadors.” Notwithstanding the differences in their individual...

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The French Intervention in Mexico and the Empire of Maximilian and Carlota

Luz María Hernández-Sáenz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); International History. 8776 words.

In 1861, Spanish, British, and French forces all landed in Veracruz to collect the debts Mexico owed them. After two months, the Spanish and British representatives reached an agreement...

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The Galíndez Case in the Dominican Republic

Elizabeth Manley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; International History; Social and Cultural History. 10700 words.

On March 12, 1956, Basque National and Columbia University lecturer Jesús María de Galíndez Suarez disappeared from New York City never to be seen again. While no conclusive evidence was...

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Hollywood and Disney in Mid-20th-Century Inter-American Relations

Fernando Purcell and Camila Gatica.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; Diplomatic History; International History. 9472 words.

Hollywood, and Disney in particular, played a key role in inter-American relations during the mid-20th century. Hollywood cinema became an important weapon of cultural diplomacy in the...

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Housing in the Latin American City, 1900–1976

David Yee.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; International History; Urban History; Intellectual History. 9753 words.

Housing has been a central feature of Latin America’s dramatic transformation into the most urbanized region of the world. Between 1940 and 1970, the portion of people who lived in urban...

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Huguenots in the Atlantic

Bryan A. Banks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; International History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 6362 words.

Huguenots refer to the group of French Calvinists in France, those expelled from France into the wider European, Atlantic, and global diaspora, and those descendant from either of the first...

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