give two reasons why the amazon rainforests destruction is absurd?
1. disastrous for animals and their habitat, killing off biodiversity
2. disastrous for natives in brazil's interior, their culture and ways of life
who was the dictator president of chile
general pinochet- he took power through a military takeover with financial support of the CIA this led to the overthrow to the only elected communist salvador allende
What are the primary languages of: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Belize, Brazil, Haiti, jamaica
english, dutch, french, english, portugese, french, english
what 2 european descents make up the majority of argentina and uruguay's population?
spanish and italian
what was the only central american nation to qualify for the world cup of soccer in 2010? only caribbean island to qualify for 2006 world cup was?
honduras... trinidad & tobago
latin america stretches from the_____-_________border to the souther tip of _________.
US american border, southern tip of chile
geographers divide latin america into what 3 regions?
middle america, the caribbean, and south america
what countries do the anes mountains run through?
venezuela, colombia, ecuador, peru, bolivia, chile, argentina
what are the names of the 3 highlands we learned about in this unit?
mexican plateau, mato grosso plateau, brazilian highlands
what country are the patagonia and pampas regions located in? describe each
-patagonia- hills and lower flatlands
-pampas- vast grasslands
what does the physical geography of the latin american region hamper the development of?
transportation and communication lines
what is south america's largest lake? what country is it located in?
lake titicaca in the andes of bolivia and peru
what native dialect is spoken in paraguay? bolivia? bolivia,peru,ecuador?
list 8 latin american cities that are ranked in the top 20 of the world's largest urban areas.
mexico city, mexico
rio de janiero
list 5 examples of why families face major challenges in urban areas
1. jobs scarce
2. housing scarce
3. schools overwhelmed
4. health care centers overwhelmed
list 4 countries of latin america who were once under military control
brazil, argentina, mexico, chile
list 3 ancestral religions that are still practiced in latin america:
condomble (brazil), santeria (cuba), voodoo (haiti)
what sport is the most popular in: dominican republic, peurto rico, argentina, the west indies, cuba
dominican republic - baseball
puerto rico - baseball
the west indies- cricket