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The Strange Case of Paraguay Lecture

-most unusual country in the Americas in 19th century

-isolated in the interior of South America

-most culturally/racially mixed

-Francia

-geography helped shaped destiny of Paraguay

-17th Century Jesuits move Indians into Paraguay

-Missions region is between Portuguese and Spanish empires

-Jesuit republic - Totalitarian society

-Treaty of Madrid --> Jesuit missions region falls on Spanish side

-1767: Jesuits expelled from Spanish empire

-yerba mate=a strong tea, main export

-Paraguay has a local history of relative local autonomy

-ISOLATION, imperial authority still felt (taxation)

-farming economy

-Paraguay has 1 outlet to world (down the river to Buenos Aires)

 

Struggle for Independence 1810:

-More than 200 notable citizens assemble in Asunción and debate and discuss what course of action they should take, Creoles + others hesistate

-choose to remain loyal to the Spanish crown by affirming their loyalty to the Council of Regency in Spain

-Refuse to accept authority of Buenos Aires

 

-Belgrano leads force into Paraguay, Spain scared --> flee, royal officials gone

 

1811:

-local elites declare independence

-Paraguayans now in charge of local affairs

 

1812-1813:

- 3-man junta (2 powerful landowners + Francia) tries to establish a national govt. in Paraguay

 

-Francia uses friendship to gain total control of country (Dictator: 1814-1840)

-theology

-tough + honest man --> negative reputation, thought of as an enemy of progress

-populist

-creates a self-sufficient nation

-Paraguay's autonomous revolution

-economic development

 

- 3-man --> 2-man junta (Francia and Yegros - co-consuls of republic)

-won friendship of lower classes (on a personal basis)

-elected perpetual dictator

 

-centralized regime, although many believed he made it totalitarian

 

Ideals of French Rev., equality, Enlightenment ideas

-goes after Catholic Church

-gains complete control of army

-extensive network of spies

-crushes power of landowning class

-does not abolish slavery

 

-Paraguay closes borders --> trade was denied

 

-Francia dies w/ no successor --> Lopez and his son (more dictators) until 1870

 

-self-sufficiency of Paraguay in 19th century, isolation saves money

 

-"inorganic democracy"

-Francia + Paraguay negatively portrayed


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We chose this article because  it talks about how the geography of Paraguay has affected the country and it's development.

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So much more than samba - The Economist (blog)

So much more than samba - The Economist (blog) | North America and South America | Scoop.it
So much more than samba
The Economist (blog)
AS RIO DE JANEIRO clears up after Carnival, it is not only the sound of samba that is subsiding. The relentless dance music that is increasingly a feature of the week has also been turned down from 11.

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We chose this article for intellectual arts because it involves music. Music is and art form, and in this case, it's electronic music. This article  shows how much of an effect Latin electronic music has affect on Brazil. It talks about RMC (Rio Music Conference) has sparked a hub for a more modern, and technological society. 

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Want More Happiness and Less Economic Turmoil? Move to Ecuador

Want More Happiness and Less Economic Turmoil? Move to Ecuador | North America and South America | Scoop.it
According to Gallup Poll if you desire happiness and economic freedom, live in Ecuador. Those born in this South American nation enjoyed more positive attitudes and higher poverty reduction rates in 2012.

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Economic: the high poverty reduction rates and economic freedom in Ecuador has lead to positive and happy lives.

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A fortune made of sand: How climate change is destroying Cancun

A fortune made of sand: How climate change is destroying Cancun | North America and South America | Scoop.it
CANCUN, Mexico —Sipping outsized cocktails and peering gingerly at the sparkling turquoise waters from behind sunglasses, the partiers sprawl on deck chairs, recovering from the night before.

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BraydenJulietteGeo's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:39 PM

Interesting article on how climate change is affecting mexicos beaches. One such place is cancun that because if hurricane Wilma in 2005 moved a large majority of Cancuns sand away. The only way it is still attracting tourists is Mexicos last ditch effort in 2010  to take more than 1billion tons of sand of the seabed to preserve the beach. I have chose this for geography because it talks about how Mexicos geography is changing due to climate change

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Mexican Drug Cartels Using Drones To Scout Border Crossings?

Mexican Drug Cartels Using Drones To Scout Border Crossings? | North America and South America | Scoop.it
Drones have become almost an everyday part of life now (not the kind Mark Levin speaks of - the robotic flying kind!

 

 

A wonderful technology for us to have and use. Potentially saving lives every time one is deployed rather then a scouting unit. The down side, quite litteraly, is the possibility of one of our drones falling into the hands of a cartel. Reproduction would be fairly easy with the seemingly unlimited amount of money they possess. It would not be hard for them to turn our own weapon against us.


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Revisiting the Role of Religion In Canadian Society

Revisiting the Role of Religion In Canadian Society | North America and South America | Scoop.it
The recent discussion about the Quebec government’s proposal to force religious minorities working in the Quebec civil service to remove their religious symbols has generated an avalanche of anti-r...

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In our eyes, this article falls under the category of religion, because it talks about the quoebec society removing religious minorities. It also elaborates the idea of the Shiam trial and clash of religious views.

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Jason, Charlie's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:42 PM

NORTH AMERICA!!!!  Religion: This article talks about one man who believes that Canadians need to revisit why religion is so important.  It also talks about how religious fredom is viewed differently in some peoples mind. 

KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:49 PM

This article fall under the religion catagory because it discusses the recent religious issues in Quebec, Canada .

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Religion: The South American Way

Religion: The South American Way | North America and South America | Scoop.it
Latin America is
traditionally regarded as solidly Roman Catholic. Yet much of it is so
in name only. For men to kneel before the Host, as they did in Bolivia
shortly after the recent revolution TIME,...

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Religion: explains the main religion of South America, Roman Catholic, but also the others practiced in South America 

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DJ and Sammy's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:57 AM

religion

Delaney and I chose this article because it talks about how much of the population is Roman Catholic. 

Essential Question: What other religion so you think is one of the top religions in South America?

Olga Varlamov's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:01 PM

This article is under religion. It talks about how the main religion practiced in south america is roman catholic. More women practice this religion.

Ali and bradyn's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:03 PM

this is a religion article Talks about how a lot of South America is predominately Roman Catholic. But sadly In many Latin countries churchgoing is largely for women only.a Chilean Government bureau brought the wrath of the Catholic press on its head by bravely pointing this out.By ali


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South American Politics

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South American Politics in today's world enjoys a certain democratic political rule but it is gained by the continued struggle against the decades of dictatorship and the country has passed through a lot of political crisis.

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Politics: South America background of dictatorship brings continued difficulties with their new democratic rule

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Lauren and tatyana's curator insight, March 7, 2014 3:10 PM

South American Politics in today's world enjoys a certain democratic political rule but it is gained by the the continuance struggle against the decades of dictatorship and the country has passed through a lot of political crisis. What do you think South America had to go through to get to that point?

Andrew and Tom's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:38 AM

Politics- In South America they lived under a dictatorship for many years. Allow they have broken free of this hold they still feel some of its lasting impacts.

Ali and bradyn's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:44 AM

This is a political article.south america has suffered with many years of dictatorship .also  Has went through many years of political crisis's. by ali

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Small claims rules prompt lawsuits against local school boards - March 2010

Small claims rules prompt lawsuits against local school boards - March 2010 | North America and South America | Scoop.it
Parents in Waterloo, Ont., have a new legal weapon in the fight against bullying - the Small Claims Court.

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Gabby and I chose this article for intellectual/arts due to its tie to education. It talks about parents fighting against school bullies and how it affects the education of a child.

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Video: Prop. 8 at Supreme Court: Cheers, 'USA' chants for plaintiffs

Video: Prop. 8 at Supreme Court: Cheers, 'USA' chants for plaintiffs | North America and South America | Scoop.it
Proposition 8 plaintiffs emerged from the Supreme Court on Wednesday to cheers and 'USA' chants following the historic rulings on gay marriage.
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We feel that this video belongs under the social category because most people believe that marriage is between women and man. Prop8 changes the views on gender roles and relations. The men and women holding hands symbolizes love , friendship, and non descrimination towards others despite our differences. This video incorporates the social topic of gender relations which is why gabby and I chose it for our social category. 

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Exclusive: 'Dozens' of Terrorists May Be in US as Refugees

Exclusive: 'Dozens' of Terrorists May Be in US as Refugees | North America and South America | Scoop.it
Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Gabby and I chose this article for Political because it talks about the al Queida disguising as war refugees to get into the country and plan attacks. 

 

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