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1 LATIN AMERICA Mexico, Central America and South America

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3 Physical Geography: Plate tectonics pushing together formed what major mountain range?? Andes Mountains Natural disasters the area is prone to: Volcanoes Earthquakes Tsunamis

4 Trade: Panama Canal Why was it built? Shorten the distance ships had to travel to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans Why is it important? Saves times and money by allowing goods to move more quickly

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6 Destination #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbgewqjx0ra

7 MEXICO

8 MEXICO: History Home to many natives: 250 CE Mayan in Yacatan Pennisula

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10 MEXICO: History 600 Toltecs- military power

11 MEXICO: History 1325: Aztec destroy Toltecs Destroyed by Spanish Conquest: 1519: Hernando Cortes (aka the white God By 1521 conquered all Under Spanish rule for centuries after Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Rio Grande River is the boundary between US and Mexico

12 MEXICO: Type of Government Type: Federal Republic When power is shared between the central government and the states; has a constitution Chief of State: President Enrique Pena Nieto -6 year term Head of Government: President Enrique Pena Nieto

13 MEXICO: Economics Problems: WRITE THEM ALL DOWN 1. Gap between rich and poor is growing 2. Transition from agriculture to modern industrial economy People move to cities in search of jobs Oil is HUGE 3. Maquiladoras: production plants that turn imported materials into finished products, which are then exported.

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15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk2kzigb44i

16 MEXICO: Current Events/ Challenges 1. Migration 2. Corruption 3. Mexican Drug War: (CNN) 60,000 people died from due to drugrelated violence 90% of the cocaine that enters the US comes from Mexico Drug cartels make $19-$20 billion a year from US drug sales Motto: bodies for billions Story Time: Miss Hansen s friend Matt

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18 MEXICO: Culture Ethnic groups: 62% mestizo (mixed Spanish and Native American heritage) Population: million (2013) Mexico City has 21.2 million people (2016) Holidays: Food: Day of the Dead: Nov 1-2 Cinco de Mayo :battle victory Tamalas Music: mariachi

19 MEXICO: Ecotourism Ancient ruins Swimming caves Swimming with whale sharks Lacandon Jungle

20 CARIBBEAN

21 Destination #2 What is the first word that comes to mind: Caribbean

22 CARIBBEAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8 LaRY1nOnQ

23 CARIBBEAN: History Civilizations existed before Europeans Columbus 1492 Islands used for slavery drop offs, ship docks, etc

24 CARIBBEAN CRQ NOTES

25 What is the primary sector??? The collection of raw materials Examples: (write down TWO) Mining Fishing Farming Forestry

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27 Natural Resources: Challenges WRITE ALL 3 DOWN: CANNOT depend on resources for economy 1. Depend on imports (things coming to them) 2. Lack of exports (nothing to trade) 3. Low employment (not jobs) So how do they survive?????

28 TOURISM is KEY??is that a good or a bad thing??

29 Challenges from Tourism WRITE DOWN 4 1. Water shortage 2. Waste: garbage, sanitation- no place to put it all 3. Taking away farmland to build resorts 4. Loss of local culture 5. Dependent on world economy to provide tourists (people hard on cash DON T book vacations) 6. Threat of extinction to some animals

30 CARIBBEAN: Culture

31 CARIBBEAN: Ecotourism? NOT Always Atlantis, Bahamas: Ecotourism???

32 Ecotourism St. Lucia Zip line Jamaica boat rafts Hotels Support local shops

33 Pirates of the Caribbean: For Real What is new in the last two or three years is an increase in the use of weapons Melodye Pompa

34 Destination #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gef6yydd1m

35 Location: Central America COSTA RICA

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37 COSTA RICA: History 1502: Christopher Columbus Storm damaged ship and had to dock to fix it Saw people with gold things in their nose (earrings) and was named by a European as Rich Coast aka Costa Rica civilizations existed here long before Smallpox killed a majority of population Spanish brought slaves from Africa

38 COSTA RICA: Economy and Resources Depend on exports of: bananas, coffee, sugar, beef #1 leading country for ecotourism Most biodiverse country in the world (National Geographic) Natural Resources: Very poor in resources- of no value to economy

39 COSTA RICA: Current Events/Challenges Theft: US citizens are the new targets Mostly petty theft but robberies have increased Some blame it on the slow economic times Border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua about the San Juan River Drug problems

40 COSTA RICA: Culture Dancing and Festivals

41 Envision Festival

42 COSTA RICA: Ecotourism

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47 Destination #4 What is the first word that comes to mind: Brazil

48 BRAZIL

49 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzhenuuk8jg

50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fhq5rkcy7a

51 BRAZIL

52 Rio De Janeiro= city of slums

53 The Amazon Length: 4,000 miles Width: 6-48 kil (240 at ocean)

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55 Who s the President?? It was Dilma Rousseff. BUT. she was impeached for manipulating government accounts Michel Temer stepped in right before the Olympics

56 Culture (pick 3 things) Tend to be warn, fun loving, and free spirited Families are very close The okay sign in the US is offensive Men tend to stare and make comments about women passing by. This is generally ignored by women. Dating begins at age Food: meat, bread, rice, beans, cheese, and eggs Carnival: marks the beginning of Lent (40 day fast before Easter)

57 CARNIVAL

58 Ecotourism

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