Grantham University Colonialism and Immigration Discussion Paper
Colonialism and Immigration
The Zapatista revolt made worldwide headlines in 1994 immediately after the treaty of NAFTA went into effect. Do some more research on this event and explain how the conditions at that time in Mexico might be classified as an example of neo-colonialism or, as George Collier is cited as saying in the opening of the chapter, as an “internal colony” for Mexico. Why did the Zapatistas respond to these external events (such as NAFTA)?
Do internet research on the locations of various refugee camps currently in existence. What is life like in these camps? What does it mean to be a refugee? How would your life be different than it is if you were a refugee today?
Prepare a paper (750-1250 words) in which you describe refugee camps. Describe the locations, the status of the people who occupy the camps, and the outlook for their futures.Include citations and references in your paper for at least 3 sources.