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<p>Latin American Dictators</p> <p>Latin American DictatorsSo Latin Americanin the early 1900sIn the 1800s and 1900sIn the newly independent Latin American nations:Were still ruled by the creoleswho lived VERY well</p> <p>In the 1880s and 1900sIn the newly independent Latin American nationsWere still ruled by the creolesBut most people were dirt poor</p> <p>In the 1880s and 1900sIn the newly independent Latin American nationsWere still ruled by the creolesMost people were dirt poorAnd sometimes</p> <p>The rich and the poorlived side by sideWhat happened?Some got desperate</p> <p>What happened?Some got desperateAnd chose any leader who said they would help</p> <p>Reason for dictatorshipsDictators were popular because they promised power and money for the lowest classesOnce in power, they usually ignored most of those promisesEventually, they would be overthrown for a new dictator, promising reformReason for dictatorshipsSpanish had structured colonies with clear hierarchyOnce the Spanish control was gone, the highest ranks expected all power and moneyThe lower ranks wanted some power and moneyThe struggle continues today and now your jobOn your cell phonegoogle each of these guys, andName the nationGive the years of dictatorshipTell about something they did, either positive or negative</p> <p>Augusto Pinochet</p> <p>Fidel Castro</p> <p>Hugo Chavez</p> <p>Jos Daniel Ortega</p> <p>Manuel Antonio Noriega Also, tell why hes in jail</p> <p>Juan Peron</p> <p>Eva Peron</p> <p>For each slide:Name the nationGive the years of dictatorshipTell about something they did, either positive or negativeAnswersAugusto PinochetDictator of Chile1973-1990Killed thousandsTortured tens of thousands300 criminal charges (at time of death in 2006)human rights violationstax evasionembezzlementcorruptly amassed a wealth of $28 million</p> <p>Fidel CastroCuba1959-2011Human Rights abusesstate control of press suppression of internal dissent</p> <p>Hugo ChavezVenezuela1999-2013Amassed wealthGave family members jobsVERY anti-American</p> <p>Jos Daniel OrtegaNicaragua1985-19902007-presentLand reform Literacy program</p> <p>Manuel Antonio Noriega </p> <p>Panama1983-1989Found guilty ofdrug traffickingRacketeeringMoney laundering(in April 1992)US jail until 2007, then France, now Panama</p> <p>Juan PeronArgentina1944-1954Programs for the poorAlso human rights violations</p> <p>Latin America todayMost South American countries' governments were overthrown by the military. Under these repressive regimes, citizens enjoyed few if any civil liberties. Beginning in the mid-1980's democratic civilian governments had returned to power in a few countries. By the mid-1990's all were governed by elected rulers.Most South American countries now have universal adult suffrage and real democracy. Central America todayMost Central American countries' governments are struggling. Drug trafficking is a HUGE business. Governments must spend millions fighting the drug cartels, while as much as 75% of the nation is too poor to pay any taxes at all. Most governments have high ranking officials connected to drug cartels.Belize is an English speaking gem, as Costa Rica is huge on Eco-tourism. </p>