Issues in Anthropology: Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

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Table of Contents

Section One: The cultural legacies of political leaders

  1. Fidel Castro and his impact on US-Cuban relations
  2. Che Guevara and the 26th of July Movement: An analysis of his legacy in relation to American Imperialism
  3. The formation of the Nicaraguan Revolution, from Augusto Sandino to the newly re-elected Daniel Ortega: gender, land reform, military, and education.

Section Two: Cultural Revitalization

  1. The Preservation of Garifuna Culture
  2. Vodou and its role in Haitian history
  3. El Salvador: Government, Social and Economic Effects on Violence
  4. The Expression of Love and Romance in Cuba
  5. Maya Culture Revitalization

Section Three: US-Central American and Caribbean Interactions and Ideology

  1. Concepts of race in Haiti and the United States Blaine
  2. Cuban Immigration
  3. Implications of Racism on the island of Hispaniola and how it has affected racism.

Section Four: Agricultural Issues in Mexico and Central America

  1. Agricultural exports as a development strategy, focusing on highland Guatemala.
  2. The Affects of Pesticides on Rural and Migrant Farming Populations in Mexico and Central America.
  3. Globalization and the effects it has on small rural farmers.

Section 5: Foreign Involvement in Central America

  1. Mining in Guatemala
  2. US Intervention in Guatemala
  3. Panama and the effects of United States foreign intervention specifically focusing on the connections to Manuel Noriega and the US invasion of Panama.
  4. UN mission in Haiti: MINUSTAH.

Section 6: Tourism in Central America and The Caribbean

  1. Sex Tourism and Neocolonial Power Relationships in the Caribbean
  2. A Critical Look at Ecotourism in Central America.

Section 7: US/Mexico Border

  1. Mexico/US border and drug trafficking
  2. Social interactions between the US and Mexico population. The influence that immigration policies have on social relations between the US and Mexico