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1 STUDY GUIDE FOR MID-TERM LATI 50 Introduction to Latin America

2 ATTENDANCE AT SECTIONS An important component of course grade, as follows: – 9-10 absences (failure in course) – 5-8 absences (penalty = 2 letter grades) – 3-4 absences (penalty = 1 letter grade) – 1-2 absences (OK but you must explain absences to your TA) Consult with your TA if there is any confusion or miscommunication about attendance!

3 ABOUT THE MIDTERM (i) Coverage: Weeks 1-6 Grade share: 33% (without optional paper) Format: closed-book exam (no electronic devices) Date: Thursday, May 16 (in class) Duration: 80 minutes (2:00-3:20 pm) Bring blue books and writing materials

4 ABOUT THE MIDTERM (ii) Readings: – Modern Latin America, introduction + chapters 1-6, 9-10, – MLA website, Documents 3, 6, 14 – García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold Videos: – “Garden of the Forking Paths” – “Mirrors of the Heart” Class Notes: – Lectures 1-12

5 STUDY GUIDE (a) Identify and state the significance of: – Santiago Nasar – Bayardo San Román – Francisco Madero – Evita Perón – The “boom” – ISI – César Augusto Sandino – Mestizaje – Platt Amendment – NAFTA – Bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes – Augusto Pinochet – Hispanidad

6 STUDY GUIDE (b) Compare the Spanish American path to independence with that of Brazil. What difference did it make? How does Chronicle of a Death Foretold exemplify the phenomenon of “magical realism”? Compare the Mexican Revolution with the Cuban Revolution. Compare economic strategies in Chile and Argentina. Describe Latin America’s patterns of democratization during the course of the twentieth century. What are the implications of these trends?


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