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  1. Chile Geographical Facts
  2. Urbanization of Argentina
  3. Galapagos Islands
  4. Argentinazo
  5. Francisco Pizarro
  1. a a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life where Darwin found the fiches that led him to the theory of evolution
  2. b Because of its long, narrow profile and position adjacent to the Pacific Ocean and Andes Mountains, Chile has a unique topography and climate. Northern Chile is home to the Atacama Desert, which has one of the lowest rainfall totals in the world.

    By contrast, Santiago, is located midway along Chile's length and lies in a Mediterranean temperate valley between the coast mountains and the Andes. Santiago itself has hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The southern inland portion of the country is covered with forests while the coast is a maze of fjords, inlets, canals, peninsulas and islands. The climate in this area is cold and wet.
  3. c Spanish explorer who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
  4. d rapid urban migration in developing countries. Latin America has already become the most urbanized region in the world
  5. e The December 2001 riots were a period of civil unrest and rioting in Argentina, which took place during December 2001, with the most violent incidents taking place on December 19 and December 20 in the capital, Buenos Aires.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In 1809, the "Liberator," Simon Bolivar began the battle for independence, and after the Spanish defeat in 1824, Bolivia finally gained its hard-fough freedom in 1825.
  2. Argentina is a land of immigrants. The majority of its people descend from early Spanish and Italian immigrants. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries immigrants from many parts of Europe arrived in the country. 3% of Argentina's population is native indian or meztizo, the rest of the population is white. As of July 2001, Argentina's estimated population is 37,384,816.
  3. Former president of Argentina, died Oct 27, 2010
  4. Plan Colombia sharply increased US support to the Colombian military and the National Police, bringing with it a wide variety of military and intelligence related hardware and training, all with the goal of assisting the Government of Colombia in their efforts to resist the depredations of narcotics terrorists.
  5. president/dictator of Venezuela

5 True/False questions

  1. FARC...


  2. Juan & Eva Peronwas the second wife of President Juan PerĂ³n (1895-1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.


  3. Guyana languageThe current President of Peru.


  4. Venezuelan oilfound off the coast, can make them RICH!


  5. MarianismoKEY VALUE: The "ideal" traditional Latin American woman who is patient, loving, gentle, and willing to suffer in silence