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Location of Brazil
South of French Guiana, north of Argentina, east of Peru, west of the Atlantic Ocean
Climate of Brazil
Mostly humid subtropical and subtropical climates. Warm year-round. Abundant rainfall.
Natural Resources of Brazil
Produces 1/3rd of the world's coffee. Iron, bauxite, gold, timber, hydroelectricity, oranges, papaya, sugarcane
Population Distribution of Brazil
Typically near the coast, very few live in the Amazon region.
Religion, Language, and Literacy Rate of Brazil
Roman Catholic, Portuguese, 92.9%
Location of Cuba
South of U.S.A, north of Panama, east of Mexico, west of Haiti
Climate of Cuba
Tropical, warm to hot all year. Trade winds provide relief. Rainy season May-Oct. Dry season Nov-April
Natural Resources of Cuba
28% arable land, sugar is most important export, tobacco, nickel, fishing
Population Distribution of Cuba
Typically near the coast
Religion, Language, and Literacy Rate of Cuba
Christian(prior to Castro), Spanish, 99.75%
Location of Mexico
South of U.S.A, west of Cuba, east of the Pacific Ocean, north of Honduras
Climate of Mexico
tropical and subtropical, high elevations have cooler temps (Sierra Madre)
Natural Resources of Mexico
Oil, Silver, arable land
Population Distribution of Mexico
Central and near coast
Religion, Language, and Literacy Rate of Mexico
Christian, Spanish, 94.47%
Sierra Madre Mountains
Gulf of Mexico
Environmental Concern of Brazil
Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
Environmental Concern of Mexico
Air pollution in Mexico City - heavily populated and the Sierra Madre Mountains block the pollution.
The Columbian Exchange
The exchange of food, animals, ideas, diseases and people involving Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
The Old World
Europe, Asia, Africa
The New World
the revolution led by Fidel Castro and a small band of guerrilla fighters against a corrupt dictatorship in Cuba
a political theory derived from Karl Marx in which all property is owned by the government and citizens are equal
Communist dictator of Cuba who came into power in 1959.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The 1962 confrontation between US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Unitary system, autocratic type, and mixed command economy
Federal presidential democracy. Mixed economy, slightly leaning toward market
Federal presidential democracy. Mixed market economy.
North American Free Trade Agreement; allows open trade with US, Mexico, and Canada.
Brazil's environmental issue
Destruction of Amazon Rainforrest
Mexico's environmental issue
Air pollution caused by emissions and trapped by the Sierra Madre Mountains