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Latin American Governments (Cuba, Brazil, And Mexico)

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  • 1. Latin American GovernmentsUnit 8
  • 2. Brazil: Type of Government
    Representative Democracy
    Brazil is made up of 26 states
    Each state has its own constitution and legislature.
  • 3. BRAZIL
    Capital City: Brasilia
    Date of Independence: September 7, 1822.
    Status: DEMOCRACY!
    Voting Age: 18
  • 4. Brazil: Type of Legislature
    State level:
    Has its own legislature in which to make state laws.
    Citizens vote on representative for their state legislature.
    National level:
    National Congress consists of 2 houses:
    Chamber of Deputies
    Federal Senate
    States vote on representatives for each of these houses.
  • 5. Brazil: Type of Executive Branch
    President LuizInacio “Lula” Da Silva.
    Since January 1, 2003.
  • 6. Political Parties
    Brazilian Democratic Movement Party; Brazilian Labor Party; Brazilian Renewal Labor Party; Brazilian Republican Party; Brazilian Social Democracy Party; Brazilian Socialist Party; Christian Labor Party.
  • 7. Cuba: Type of Government
    Unitary Socialist Republic
    14 provinces and 1 special municipality
  • 8. CUBA
    Capital City: Havana
    Date of Independence: May 20, 1902.
    Status: DICTATORSHIP
    Voting Age: 16
  • 9. Cuba: Type of Legislature
    National Assembly of People’s Power
    600 members voted on by citizens of Cuba
    National assembly appoints members to Council of State.
    Council of State
    31 members
    Led by President
    Controls Cuba’s economy at the national and regional level.
  • 10. Cuba: Type of Executive Branch
    President: Raul Castro
    Since: February 28, 2008.
  • 11. Political Parties
    Cuban Communist Party
  • 12. Cuba: Role of Citizen
    Age 16 Cubans must vote.
    Vote for members of legislature
    Do Not vote on the president
  • 13. Mexico: Type of Government
    Federal Republic
    31 states, one federal district
  • 14. MEXICO
    Capital City: Mexico City
    Date of Independence: September 16, 1810.
    Status: FEDERAL DEMOCRACY
  • 15. Mexico: Form of Leadership
    Elected President: Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa
    Since: December 1,
    2006.
  • 16. Mexico: Type of Legislature
    Senate
    96 elected members
    Serve six year terms
    Chamber of Deputies
    300 members
    Serve 3 year terms
  • 17. Mexico: Role of Citizen
    Age 18 citizens are required by law to vote
    Vote on state governors, city mayors, members of legislature and the President.
  • 18. Political Parties
    Convergence for Democracy; Institutional Revolutionary Party; Labor Party; Mexican Green Ecological Party; National Action Party; New Alliance Party

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