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In which country does the extreme north differ from the extreme south and the extreme west differ from the extreme east? How?
West- Baja peninsula- European and Spanish
East- Yucatan Peninsula- Amerindian
Extreme north- wealth, foreign investment (trade)
Extreme south- agriculture, Amerindian, poor, traditional
What country has a changing population that affects its growth and relationship with the US? Explain.
Since they are getting wealthier their growth is slowing down so less cross border migrants to work in US farms
What is the most populous city in Mexico and what portion of the Mexican population lives in cities?
77% lives in cities
26% lives in Mexico City
What is transculturation? And which country has it affected?
Transculturation- cultures moving back and forth with eachother without making changes
Mexico- Amerindian (retained natural language) and Spanish (speak Spanish)1
What is an ejidos? Which country's land management was affected?
Ejidos- government came in and bought out hacienda and divided them up into ejidos and each ejido has one family that lives there. You grow things there and the gov taxes the things. Started to function like a community (communal agriculture) and shared there things. Still wasn't very productive because they kept growing on the same land so productions got less so government let each people own their own land and it didn't work
How have "miquiladoras" changed post-1990? Why is the city of Monterrey important to Mexico's economic future?
Since 1990 production has gone way down because they have moved factories to east and south east Asia
Monterrey improved education, develop high skill labor, high tech industries because the maquiladora is going down
Who is the Zapatista National Liberation Army? Which country?
Liberation army in Mexico of the Mayan (Amerindian and poor) Population
- peasant farmers, ignored by government and Spanish and Metizos population so they created guerrilla warfare
- involved in damaging property, demanding better treatment
Which Mexican city is the biggest U.S. port of entry for illegal drugs? How is the United States assisting drug cartels? Which cartel currently has supremacy over the others?
Us assisting- we buy the drugs and we are selling them guns to shoot our border guards to let in drugs
Los Zetas has supremacy but Sunaloa isn't far behind
How has the Los Zetas cartel diversified their activities? Which country?
They take oil from Mexican pipeline and control towns on it and they sell he oil and the US and other countries buy it.
Which country had a civil war from 1960-1996 and has the population the Ladinos?
Civil War- military region vs Mayan peasants
Military- supported by foreign investments instead of putting them into the country 200000 peasants were killed 50000 disappeared
Ladinos- Mestizos wealthy pop
1 group that fought the Mayans
Which country is considered a staging area for drug cartels and what is the long time effect if the cartels are not stopped?
Staging area- drug cartels bring drugs into Guatemala and moves them into Mexico then Mexico moves them into the US
Long term affect- then they go into Honduras and Costa Rica, and then Panama Canal becomes completely disfunctional
Which country's legacy differs from all others? Explain.
1) was a British dependency legacy is English
2) more Caribbean then it is Central American because it was plantation oriented and sits in Caribbean Sea and has mixed population
How has the cultural geography in Belize changed since 1980?
Started being British then African population came in to work (Milado) then the wealthy Spanish came in because of all the other countries drug problems
50% or more Spanish since 1980
What is ecotourism? What is offshore banking? Which country has been effected by these things?
ecotourism- can't disturb environment to create tourist site
offshore banking- banks in Belize dont report what has been put in them by foreign countries
Which country suffered from a category 5 hurricane named Mitch?
Which country is considered the most densely population country in Central America? why
smallest in territory and one of the largest growing population in Central America
Which country is different from most of the other countries in Central America because it can access only one body of water, is almost purely one culture (90% Mestizos), and is a coffee republic?
What are remittances? Which country have they affected and how?
money earned in a country and sent back to its home country
El Salvador- build up economy, large portion of El Salvador's country
Which country has a group of people called the Miskitos that live in their rainforests and swamplands?
Which country differs from the rest of the countries because they havent had a military for the past 6 decades?
Which country has the highest standard, highest literacy rate, and highest life expectancy?
Describe the Panama Canal Zone.
1) opened in 1914- control by US/ connects Atlantic and Pacific (purpose not to have to go all the way around to get across)
2) production- 14000 ships per year- hundreds of $ worth of goods
3) new negotiation- Panama wants control back-1977 slow process until 1999 Panama gets control
Which country is considered a gap in the Pan American Highway?
Panama because of a protected rainforest
How will the expansion of the Panama Canal affect the United States? Who will benefit the most from this expansion?
-US now sends buisnesses down there
-China benefits the most because they are so big
Describe the Colon Free Zone.
North- Ultra modern port- entrepot= trade hub (transfer and store goods)
comes in by ship and is transports by train or highway
Which country had a dictator that got our guns and took control and made it communist and stopped trade with the US and was going to kill everyone against him so people fled to Miami?
Which country holds a US Naval Base?
prision camp for terrorists tried by the US
What was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
1962-Soviet was bringing Cuba missiles and we stopped it as long as we dont attack Cuba
Which country's plantation mainstay is sugarcane?
How do Cuba and Venezuela support each other
Venezuela gives Cuba energy resource for reduced cost as long as Cuba gives them health care services
Which country has a British Legacy? describe
- members of common wealth, regconize British monarchs as Chiefs of State, English is official language
What is the largest source of income in Jamaica? What are the main sites?
Tourism- Kingston, Montigo Bay, Cockpit Country
Which country had an earthquake in 2010 that its capital city was the epicenter, their schools, hospitals, railroads, and ports were completely destroyed, millions were left unemployed and 1.5 was homeless, and 300,000 people died and 300,000 more were servrely injured?
Which country had a landscape so vulnerable to natural disasters because it sits in hurricane alley and its capital is the epicenter of techtonic plates?
Which country's government imploded in the early 2000s because it had an exceedingly corrupt government, banks began to commit fraud, and their currency collapsed?
Which country made an agreement in 1952 with Washington DC that allowed them (under US) to have their own written constitution, US citizenship with exemption on US taxes, and 4 billion dollars subsidy to support development of economy?
Which country is made up of 3,000 islands were only 700 are vegitated, and 30 are inhabited?
Nassau is their leading tourist island
What islands are different then the rest because they are coral islands?
Which country has ammonia, ethanol, and manufactured gas?
Trinidad and Tobago
Which country is Point Lisas Industrial Estate important to? Why.
Trinidad and Tobago
1) ultra modern industrial facility that attracts foreign business
2) Trinidad and Tobago sealane crossroad from Brazialian Amazon and Venezuela
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