Central America by Jan L. Flora, Professor Edelberto Torres-Rivas (eds.)

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82), describes an 30 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Origins of Social Structure and Class Formation important example of this type of animistic world in his study of the Quiche ofUtatlan. See also H. Ernest Lewald, Latinoamirica: sus Culturas y Sociededes (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973) pp. 41-2. Woodward, Central America, pp. H~20; Emilio Willems, Latin American Culture: An Anthropological Synthesis, p. 132; Lewald, Latinoamerica, pp. 38-9. Douglas E. Brintnall, Revolt Against the Dead: The Modernization of a Mayan Community in the Highlands of Guatemala, pp.

54. Ibid, p. 100. Ibid, p. 105. Ibid, p. 133. Ibid, pp. 103 and 174. Ibid, p. 116. Ibid, pp. 117-18. Ibid, pp. 120-6. Ibid, pp. 130-1. Ibid, p. 196. Woodward,Jr, Central America, pp. 92-3. Ibid, p. 93. Wortman, Government and Society, p. 247. Woodward,Jr, Central America, pp. 99-105. Ibid, p. 113. Wortman, Government and Society, pp. 268-77. Note: a caudillo is an authoritarian figure who governs by the use of traditional (clientelistic) authority, often with a dash of charismatic authority manifested in macho behaviour.

While there were brief interventions in Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador, the most significant US military intervention was in Nicaragua. The intervention of the US Marines began in 1912. They remained almost continuously until 1933. Nicaragua became a US protectorate. US financial officers handled collection of Nicaraguan customs duties and took over the National Bank and the railways. Of great significance were the agreements which culminated in the BryanChamorro treaty of 1916 which gave the USA exclusive and permanent rights to build a transisthmian canal and established a 99-year lease on the Corn Islands in the Caribbean and on a naval base in the Gulf of Fonseca on the Pacific.

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