who defeated the french in Haiti?
Simon Bolivar led a resistance against the Spanish and won independence for what present day country?
Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Who defeated the Spanish in Argentina and Chile?
Jose de San Martin
Early in the history of Latin America what was the economy dependent upon?
cash crops and trade with Europe
How have economic gains been made in Latin America?
government pursued economic policies that reduced dependence on a single crop. reduced foreign control of businesses suppporting/using technology working to decrease debt.
What cash crops have been the economic staples in Latin America?
coffee and bananas
What other industries are important?
automobile, technology, mining, and agriculture.
Which Latin American country is the richest?
Which Latin American country is the poorest?
What type of economey does Mexico have? Explain.
market- supply and demand free enterprise and capitalism
How does the per capita income compare/contrast with the income distributaion in mexico?
top 20% of people make 50% of the money
What type of economy does Cuba have? Explain.
Command- Governmet makes all decisions.
Why did Cuba's GDP drop?
lost aid from the Soviet Union
List and explain two reasons Braxil's economy has been strong?
industrialized- produce goods
diversifcation- making many many different products
What type of economy does Honduras have? Explain.
traditional-responsible for your own livelyhood susistence(Hurricane Mitch)
Describe Honduras's current economic status.
poverty= very high