- General Resources
- Democratic and Revolutionary Traditions in Latin America Author(s): Alan Knight Source: Bulletin of Latin American Research,Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr., 2001), pp. 147-186 Instability vs. Democracy
- Democracy in Latin America Author(s): Harold E. Davis Source: World Affairs,Vol. 170, No. 1, REPRINT ISSUE (Summer 2007), pp. 45-49. An Anglo-American concept?
- Organizational Bureaucracy in Latin America and the Legacy of Spanish Colonialism Author(s): Mark Hanson Source: Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs,Vol. 16, No. 2 (May, 1974), pp. 199-219 Colonial Heritage
- The Bases of Accommodation Author(s): Samuel P. Huntington Source: Foreign Affairs,Vol. 46, No. 4 (Jul., 1968), pp. 642-656 "The Viet Cong will remain a powerful force which cannot be dislodged from its constituency so long as the constituency continues to exist."
- Religion and Achievement Motivation in the United States: A Structural Analysis Author(s): MARC S. MENTZER Source: Sociological Focus,Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 1988), pp. 307-316 On Max Weber and the Protestant Work Ethic.
- Rivers: Amazon, Orinoco, Rio de la Plata (or River Plate—soccer team--Paraguay in Paraguay and Parana in Uruguay)
- Mountains: Andes, Sierra Madre (B. Traven, The Bridge in the Jungle, The Carreta, Government)
- Largest Cities: Mexico, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Bogota, Santiago, Caracas—PRIMATE CITY PHENOMENON
- Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Quechua, Aymara, Nahuatl, Mayan languages, Guarani, Italian, English, German, Welsh, Dutch, Haitian Creole
- Ethnicities: Indigenous (Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru), Anglo (European—Southern Cone with Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile—also Costa Rica), Mestizo, African (Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil)—issues of assimilation
- Religion: Catholic—liberation theology, evangelical Protestantism, Santeria
- Land-locked countries: Bolivia and Paraguay
- Colonialism—Hispanic heritage—Church, hierarchical ordering of relationships—patron/peon—monopoly and paternalism—economic centralization—language (se me cayo).
- Independence—1810-1826—French and Napoleonic conquest of Portugal and Spain; conflict between European-born Spaniards and creoles (American-born Spaniards); economic exploitation of the colonies
- For Review
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- Geographic highlights
- Primate city phenomenon
- Languages and ethnicities
- Hispanic Heritage
- Precipating factors in Independence