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Agrarian Revolt in the Sierra of Chihuahua

Elizabeth A. Henson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Revolutions and Rebellions. 10161 words.

On September 23, 1965, several years of protest, including land invasions, strikes, sit-ins, and cross-country marches, culminated in an armed attack on an army base located in the remote...

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Alfred Métraux: Between Ethnography and Applied Knowledge

Rodrigo Bulamah.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 11880 words.

Alfred Métraux was part of a prolific moment in which French sociology and ethnology were enlarging their scientific scope and advancing toward new fields. Following the colonial expansion...

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Alien Sightings and OVNI Culture in Argentina

David M. K. Sheinin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 8833 words.

During the Cold War, there were thousands of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) sightings in Argentina (in Spanish, Objeto volador no identificado or OVNI). The mainstream media reported on...

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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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Anticommunism in 20th-Century Chile: From the “Social Question” to the Military Dictatorship

Marcelo Casals.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Revolutions and Rebellions. 13684 words.

Anticommunism was a central force in the history of the Chilean political conflict in the 20th century. Not only did several political actors define their identities and actions by their...

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Architecture in Mexico City, 1940–1980

Kathryn E. O’Rourke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Urban History. 9420 words.

Architecture in Mexico City in the mid-20th century was shaped by rapid economic and urban growth, demographic change, new construction technologies, and politics. Architects adapted...

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Argentine Media Regulation, Fake News, and the Election of Mauricio Macri

Mariana De Maio.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 11161 words.

November 2015 became a key date in the history of Argentina as former president Cristina Fernandez’ party lost the national elections by the narrowest of margins, less than 700,000 votes,...

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Arthur Meighen

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — History of the Americas.

(1874–1960)

Canadian Conservative politician, Prime Minister (1920–21; 1926). Meighen advocated a protective system of trade tariffs. His second term was curtailed by his party's...

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Bloc Québécois

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — History of the Americas.

(BQ)

(Canada)

A party founded by Bouchard in 1990 to represent the Quebec separatist movement in the federal parliament. Supported by the Parti Québécois (PQ), it gained...

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The Bracero Program, 1942–1964

Juan R. García.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; History of Gender and Sexuality; Labour History. 11409 words.

The Bracero Program began in 1942 as a temporary wartime measure but was extended repeatedly until 1964. During that time, more than 4.5 million braceros received contracts to work in the...

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Brazil—The Country of Football

Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 10955 words.

Football appeared in Brazil in the end of the 19th century, among a favorable environment for the practice of English sports. These sports were initially practiced not professionally by...

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The Brazilian Military Regime, 1964–1985

Marcos Napolitano.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Military History; Social and Cultural History. 11542 words.

Since its establishment in 1889, the history of the Brazilian republic was marked by the centrality of the armed forces, particularly the army, in political life. But between 1964 and 1985,...

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Catholics, Evangelicals, and US Policy in Central America

Michael Cangemi.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); History of Religion; Diplomatic History. 8707 words.

During the Cold War’s earliest years, right-wing governments and oligarchic elites in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua fostered closer relationships with the Catholic Church....

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Charles Vincent Massey

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1887–1967).

Born in Toronto, heir to the Massey-Harris farm implement manufacturing empire, and best-known as Canada's first native-born governor general (1952–9), Vincent Massey...

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Chiapas and the Zapatista National Liberation Army

Marco Estrada-Saavedra.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Revolutions and Rebellions. 11090 words.

The 1994 Zapatista uprising in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas was the culmination of centuries of repression and exploitation of the country’s indigenous minority at the hands of its...

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Civilian Aviation in Mexico

Peter Soland.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); History of Science and Technology. 8819 words.

The Mexican government’s civil aviation program implemented elite development strategies during a period of national reconstruction. In the decades following the revolution, political...

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The Collor Presidency from the Electoral Campaign to the Impeachment

Brasilio Sallum.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 8221 words.

In December 1989, Fernando Collor was elected President of Brazil, in the first election after the 1988 democratic Constitution. The election occurred under the threat of hyperinflation....

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Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(CCF)

A political party backed by farming interests, intellectuals concerned with social welfare, and some representatives of industrial labour, founded in Calgary in 1932 as a...

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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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Cuban Immigration to the United States

Eric Paul Roorda.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Diplomatic History; Revolutions and Rebellions. 9439 words.

After more than a century of sporadic immigration from the island of Cuba to the United States, the trajectory of the diaspora accelerated steeply, beginning with Fidel Castro coming to...

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