What is the "wet feet, dry feet" policy and what country does it pertain to?
Cuba - Cubans who get to the US have a chance to stay, while those caught before the cost are sent back
What is the definition of a Refugee?
Person who has fled their country of origin out of fear or persecution
What is the most appropriate way to refer to people who are in a country without proper
What are push and pull factors? And what are some examples of each?
things that cause people to immigrate or emigrate to other countries. War, persecution, bad economy, jobs, opportunities
What amount of money does the minority of Guatemala's population live on per day?
Less than a dollar
Are Guatemala's social development indicators, such as infant mortality and illiteracy among
the Best or Worst in the World?
Worst in the world
Why is Chile a deeply divided nation?
Violence. Pinochet dictatorship, severe oppression, exiles, mysterious disappearances
Colombia's conflict, according to the International Institute for Peace, is among the most bloody
in the world. True or False?
Have Evangelical Christians in some cities in Columbia multiplied by twenty times in the last 10
What has been destroyed with the discovery of oil in Ecuador?
Amazon rain forest. The economy: rich get richer, and poor get poorer
Uruguayans share a Spanish linguistic and cultural background, even though about one-quarter
of the population is of what origin?
What did República Oriental del Uruguay recognize at the national level In November 2007?
Same-sex civil unions
Up to what percent of the population of República Bolivariana de Venezuela are involved (to
some extent), with spiritist practice?
Why was the gang MS-13 originally established?
Refugees from El Salvador in L.A. for protection from other gangs
What is the definition of the Brazilian word "favelas"?
Shantytown or shack - epicenter for gang violence and drug trade
What are the possible causes of gang activity in Mexico?
Overcrowding, social acceptance, lack of opportunity for higher education, unemployment, and money made through drug trade
What/Who is "Santa Muerte"?
"Saint Death", blend of Catholic and pagan beliefs, popular in Mexico among gang members
According to UCA (Central American University) Honduras is the most violent country in
Central Americas. True or False?
What is the definition of the term "mano dura"?
"Firm hand" zero tolerance of gang activity in Honduras and El Salvador
Analyses of gangs in Latin America tend to characterize them as a product of the prolonged
political violence and civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s. True or False?
Poverty is most prevalent among women, children, and certain ethnic groups such as
indigenous peoples and people of African descent. True or False?
Do the statistics show that Latin American young people can rise significantly above the
educational level of their parents?
No, the % is very low
What illegal action is a large part of Bolivian Economy?
Exports of coca. Industry and production of cocaine
Do Bolivians think there is a drug problem in their country?
No, they blame Americans for the drug problems
Which country is the poorest in Central America? In South America? In the Caribbean?
Nicaragua, Bolivia, Haiti
Why has Cuba succeeded in providing health care and education for the poor?
They have no military and all of their money goes to these efforts
What are the top three most lucrative businesses in the world?
Human trafficking, arms trade, and narcotics