Cultures and Lifestyles of Latin America 9.3

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Cultures and Lifestyles of Latin America 9.3

  1. 1. Chapter 9 Section 3
  2. 2.  When the Europeans came to the New World they brought with them their religions.  They tried to covert the Native Americans from their pagan ways.
  3. 3.  84% Christians in LA are Roman Catholic.  Roman Catholicism was the religion of Spanish and Portugal.
  4. 4.  Protestant Christianity came to Latin America through the British and the Dutch settlers.  About 9% of Latin Americans practice Protestant Christianity.
  5. 5.  Syncretism- is the blending of beliefs and practices from different religions into a single faith.  This is true with both Native American and African religions  Known as condomble in Brazil, Santeria in Cuba, or Voodoo in Haiti and Dominican Republic
  6. 6.  Engaged in weaving, woodcarving, pottery, metalworking, and jewelry making.  Built temples with colored murals and mosaics
  7. 7.  Latin American music combines Native America, European, and African influences.  Musical styles include Brazilian Samba, Cuban Salsa, and the Mexican Mariachi.
  8. 8.  LA has a strong sense of loyalty to family.  Many people live with their extended families, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
  9. 9.  LA society displays machismo.  This is tradition of the Spanish and Portuguese of male supremacy  Women have made several advances in the recent decades.
  10. 10.  Most kids are required to complete elementary school.  Many drop out to help the family by working.
  11. 11.  Because people are poor, healthcare is very rare for some.  Suffer from malnutrition (lack of food), unsanitary living places, and disease
  12. 12.  FUTBOL! aka Soccer

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