For my research , I am interested in looking at the “caste system” and how that has impacted the political structures throughout history, even reaching into recent times. This system was originally put in place by the Spanish and was very complex with many categories. I thought it was interesting to see how little social structures changed after independence and it seems like that has had long lasting impacts on the region. The political structures in Latin America have not always been stable and it seems that class structures may have played a role in this. I am also a political science major so looking at the changes in government throughout history is particularly interesting to me. I think this issue is complex and worth looking into more.