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  • 1. South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Columbia Ecuador Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela
  • 2. Overall Culture <ul><li>Main Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caucasian, African, and Indian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish is official language in 9 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Indians speak native languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazilians speak dialects of Portugal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic is most popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protestant sects becoming more popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other religions include Judaism, Hinduism, and native religions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airplanes are used for communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long railways and paved roads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most countries use some form of a republic as government. </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Overall Culture Continued… <ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main food crops are maize, rice, wheat, beans and root crops such as cassava and potatoes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major biological resource-anchovies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influenced by Native South Americans and the Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Songs usually about Earth, seasons, harvest time, love, family, children, and stars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different music for different occasions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruments used include flutes, rattles, guitars, violins, and oboes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular styles of music include Waltzes, Tango, Salsa, and Soca </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More literate men than literate women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More literacy in urban areas than in rural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Argentina, Chile, Guyana, and Uruguay all have literacy rates greater than or equal to 96%. </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Argentina <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>97% white (Italian and Spanish) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% mestizo, Amerindian, or non-white </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>92% Roman Catholic (< 20% practicing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% Protestant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% Jewish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4% Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish (Official) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italian, English, German, French </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat, livestock </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Buenos_Aires-Puerto_Madero-Hilton-River_View.jpg
  • 5. Bolivia <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30% Quechua, 30% mestizo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25% Aymara,15% white </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish, Quechua, Aymara </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All official </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>95% Roman Catholic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% Protestant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.mayuc.com/images/bolivia-tiahuanaco_statues.jpg
  • 6. Brazil <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>53.7% white and 6.2% black </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38.5% mulatto (mixed white and black) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.9% other and 0.7% unspecified </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>73.6% Roman Catholic and 15.4% Protestant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.3% Spiritualist and 0.3% Bantu/voodoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.8% other,0.2% unspecified and 7.4% none </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portuguese (official) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish, English, French </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federative Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Gramado.7.jpg
  • 7. Chile <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>95% white and white-Amerindian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% Amerindian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% Roman Catholic, 15.1% Evangelical, 1.1% Jehovah’s Witness, and 1% other Christian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.6% other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8.3% none </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grapes, apples, pears, onions, wheat, corn, oats, peaches, garlic, asparagus, beans, beef, poultry, wool, fish and timber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel, wood and wood products, transport equipment, cement, textiles </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Torres1.jpg
  • 8. Columbia <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>58% mestizo, 20% white, 14% mulatto, and 4% black </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% mixed black-Amerindian and 1% Amerindian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90% Roman Catholic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic where executive branch dominates governmental structure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables, forest products, and shrimp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Textiles, food processing, oil, clothing, footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement, gold, coal, and emeralds </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lezo.jpg
  • 9. Ecuador <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65% mestizo, 25% Amerindian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% Spanish and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% black </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>95% Roman Catholic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish (official) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amerindian languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca), plantains, sugarcane, cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products, balsa wood, fish and shrimp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, and chemicals </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.export.gov.il/Eng/_Uploads/3846ecuador.jpg
  • 10. Paraguay <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>95% mestizo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5% other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>89.6% Roman Catholic, 6.2% Protestant, and 1.1% other Christian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.9% other or unspecified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1% none </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish (official) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guarani (official) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitutional republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables, beef, pork, eggs, mild, and timber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic, electric power </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Paraguay-001.jpg
  • 11. Peru <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>45% Amerindian, 37% mestizo, and 15% white </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% black, Japanese, Chinese, or other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>81% Roman Catholic, 1.4% Seventh Day Adventist, and 1.4% other Christian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.6% other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16.3% unspecified or none </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitutional republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish and Quechua (official) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aymara and minor Amazonian languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Asparagus, coffee, cotton, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, corn, plantains, grapes, oranges, coca, poultry, beef, dairy products, fish, and guinea pigs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mining and refining of minerals, steel, metal fabrication, petroleum extraction and refining, natural gas, fishing and fish processing, textiles, clothing, and food processing </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunrise_2.jpg
  • 12. Uruguay <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>88% white </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8% mestizo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4% black </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>66% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1% Jewish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31% nonprofessing or other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish and Portunol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitutional republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rice, wheat, corn, barley, livestock, and fish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, and beverages </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Playa_Pocitos.jpg
  • 13. Venezuela <ul><li>Ethnic Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, and indigenous people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>96% Roman Catholic and 2% Protestant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish (official) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indigenous dialects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal republic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corn, sorghum, sugarcane, rice, bananas, vegetables, coffee, beef, pork, milk, eggs, and fish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Petroleum, construction materials, food processing, textiles, iron ore mining, steel, aluminum, motor vehicle assembly </li></ul></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Altamira.JPG

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