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  • Chiquita Banana Commercial
    by Jennifer Groepl on August 3, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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    This commercial first appeared in 1944 to educate Americans on bananas since this was a new and exotic fruit to North Americans at that time. The term "Banana Republic" is used to denote a politically unstable Latin American country that relies on exportation of a limited resource (like bananas). It is a pejorative term that suggests exploitation of a country's people by a foreign power with the help of a corrupt dictatorship.

  • Latin American Independence
    by Jennifer Groepl on August 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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    Crash Course World History provides a good overview of the Latin American independence movements.

  • Tupac Amaru II by Alex Drik
    by Jennifer Groepl on January 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    Revolt against the Bourbon Reforms in Peru.

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