In any case, quantitative economic growth was visible almost everywhere. It was evident even when expressed as per capita GDP—that is, factoring in a population growth that in most countries was accelerating, because death rates had finally begun to fall sharply while birth rates remained high. In the s in much of Latin America the annual rate of population increase came to exceed 3 percent. But there were clear differences in economic performance among countries.
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Brazil, with a diversified economic base and much the largest internal market , and Panama , with its canal-based service economy, posted the best records, their GDP per capita doubling between and ; Mexico and Venezuela did almost as well, as did Costa Rica. But the Argentine economy seemed to stagnate, and few countries scored significant gains. Moreover, the conviction eventually grew in countries where ISI had been vigorously pushed that the easy gains in replacement of imports were coming to an end and that, to maintain adequate growth, it would be necessary to renew emphasis on exports as well.
World market conditions were favourable for a revival of export promotion; indeed, international trade had begun a rapid expansion at the very time that inward-directed growth was gaining converts in Latin America.
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The promotion of industrial exports was slow to appear. Brazil was the most successful, selling automobiles and automotive parts mainly to other less-developed countries but at times even to the industrial world. In other instances Latin Americans tried to develop new, nontraditional primary commodity exports. It also assumed a leading role in the illicit narcotics trade. Continued advances in public health were the principal basis for the explosion of population growth, which in turn made more difficult the provision of other social services.
Nevertheless, educational coverage continued to expand, and state schools increased their share of students at the expense of private often church-affiliated institutions. Social security systems were introduced in countries that previously had none and expanded where they already existed.
Yet such benefits chiefly went to organized urban workers and members of the middle sectors so that the net effect was often to increase, rather than lessen, social inequality. Moreover, structural land reform received more lip service than actual implementation.
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In the central and southern regions other companies restructured agricultural lands and made them much more productive using new agribusiness techniques and equipment. As the country bloomed, its banking system took off. Mexico repaid its international debt and rebuilt its infrastructure.
Mexico developed economically for some, but many more fell behind. Elites gained wealth and influence, but the majority of the population had to accept the new order of things and found itself working to stay alive. The arrival of new haciendas and international corporations into local areas meant that mestizo farmers and miners became laborers and some indigenous people came to be indentured.
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Hacendados and European and U. The conversion to modernization led to growing social injustice and inequality. Zapata grew up in a village in Morelos, a state to the south of Mexico City. He learned how to read and write, but had little formal schooling. During his early years, haciendas producing for the internal and external market began to gobble up land that had belonged to villages for centuries. By , Zapata had already begun his struggle to return land to those who farmed it and in local people elected him president of the village council.
Zapata soon discovered that Madero, a hacendado, was much more interested in reinstating democratic processes than in land reform. Given what he had learned, Zapata refused to disarm his men and fled to the hills instead, starting a rebellion against Madero. It was the most radical document of the revolution, calling for the return of lands stolen by haciendas and the confiscation and reassignment of other haciendas to villages without land titles.
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After Huerta had Madero assassinated, Zapata continued his struggle as men from a wider range enlisted in the fight. By summer , his forces commanded Morelos, wide swaths of other nearby states, and looked to overrun Mexico City. In November , Zapata chose to ally with Pancho Villa, more a man of the people than the hacendado and senator of the Old Regime, Venustiano Carranza. Instead of continuing, however, Zapata returned home to Morelos to begin his promised land reform.
While was an utopian period in Morelos, it was a disaster for the Villa-Zapata alliance. The movement went into an irreversible decline, and several major leaders defected to the enemy. On April 10, Zapata rode to meet a supposed Carrancista turn-coat, when he was assassinated. Emiliano Zapata, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, seated at table between two standing men. He could read and write, but had little formal schooling. Hacendados who sold to markets began to sieze land that had belonged to villagers for centuries.
Zapata became known as a self-sufficient farmer and horseman. By , Zapata had begun his struggle to return land to those who farmed it and in , his neighbors elected him president of the village council.