Major Development:

Political- PRI gains power in Mexico; Batista establishes a democracy in Cuba in 1933; Castro brings communism to Cuba in 1958; North American Free Trade Agreement

Economic- Fidel Castro reconstructs Cuba's system of trading in order to get a world standing- used communist motives; Castro used collectivized farming for trade

Social- Education was improved - literacy rates rise; liberation authority became popular;



Change Analysis Chart: Latin America 1914 - Present
Theme
Basic features at beginning of period
Key Continuities
Key Changes
Basic Features at the End of the Period
Causes and effects
Economic
· Open markets
· Export-led economic expansion
· Large gap from rich to poor
· Competition with Europe/North America
· Underdevelopment
· Gap between rich and poor
· Commercial competition
· Open markets
· industrialization
· Open markets
· Capitalism
· Communism (Cuba)
· Problems in wealth distribution
  • North American Free Trade Agreement is signed
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· The Great Depression
  • Mexico buys more good from U.S. due to NAFTA because taxes were taken away
Cuba's economy went down after the collapse of the Soviet UnionThe Panama canal was built and allowed more efficient trade
Politics
  • Mexico was controlled by the Party of the Industrialized Revolution
  • Cuba was a democracy by 1933
  • Mexican constitution 1917
  • 1910 Mexican Revolution
  • Centralized leadership
  • Imperial beliefs
  • Cuba is a communist nation
  • North American Free Trade Agreement is established
  • Populism
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  • Cuba is a potential threat to the nations around it due to the strong dictatorship
  • Mexico buys more good from U.S. due to NAFTA because taxes were taken away
  • Cuba establishes Communism
  • Populism becomes popular
Social