Latin America: Comparing location, climate, natural resources
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What metal is mined more in Mexico than anywhere else?
Silver, 15% of silver sold in world comes from Mexico
Mexico has three-fourths of their trade with which country? Why?
United States; Share common border, many Americans are tourists in Mexico
Which region of Mexico has the most people?
What is a problem for the farmers in Mexico?
The soil is not very productive
What is a major reason that few Venezuelans are farmers?
There is very little arable (farmable) land
What is a negative result of Venezuela's oil business?
Pollution has damaged the air and land.
How has Venezuela's location helped its trade with other countries?
Venezuela has a coastline with ports on the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
What type of area do most people in Venezuela live?
How does Mexico's population compare to Venezuela's?
Mexico has about 4 times as many people.
What industry is helped in both Mexico and Venezuela by a warm climate?
Why do most Mexicans and Venezuelans live in urban areas?
There are more jobs in the factories and businesses of the cities.
What is the major source of income for the governments of Venezuela and Mexico?
When can it be harmful to depend on oil exports for government income?
When the price of oil goes down, the country begins to run low on money.
Where do most Brazilians live? Why?
Along the eastern, coastal area; Trade is easier because of access to the ocean
What products, because of its climate, does Brazil export?
Sugar cane, oranges, and coffee
What natural resource is an important export for Brazil?
Why does Brazil have a fast-growing tourism industry?
Brazil has many natural wonders that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
How does Brazil's location help it trade with other countries?
Seven major seaports; Coast on Atlantic Ocean; Closeness to Panama Canal
What has been a major export for Cuba for the past two hundred years?
Which industries are helped by Cuba's location and the ocean?
Which product does Venezuela provide at a reduced cost to Cuba?
What industry is helped because Cuba has a large amount of arable land?
Which country supported Cuba until 1991? Why did it stop?
Soviet Union: had many economic problems during the fall of communism in 1991.
Who is Brazil's largest trading partner?
United States is largest trade partner for this South American country.
How are Cuba and Brazil similar?
Most people live in urban areas
How are Cuba and Brazil different?
Brazil has a much larger population than Cuba
How does the amount of land area for these two countries compare?
Brazil is about 8 times larger than Cuba
In which industries do Cuba and Brazil compete with each other for trade with other countries?
Coffee, Sugar, Tourism