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A walk through latin america


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A walk through latin america

  1. 1. A Walk Through Latin America<br />Get off the tracks because the freight train is coming, hop on board and we’ll get a running.<br />Follow me into<br />the world<br />of Latin America<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Brazil Peru
  3. 3. Venezuela Bolivia
  4. 4. Mexico Cuba
  5. 5. Argentina Chili</li></ul>You should visit these awesome cities<br />You will find exciting adventure in the following cities…<br />
  6. 6. Latin America’s rivers, oceans, and mountains provide beauty and pleasure.<br />Angel Falls in Venezuela is the largest waterfall in the world.<br />The Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin are one of the largest landforms in Latin America.<br />Lake Titicaca is the highest, large lake in the world.<br />Latin America is surrounded by the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.<br />That’s a biggun<br />
  7. 7. You will get to experience two main languages.<br />Spanish - Espanola<br />Hello- Hola<br />Goodbye- Adios<br />Welcome- Bienvenido<br />How are you- Como estausted<br />Where are you from- De dondeeres<br />Good morning- buenosdias<br />Have a nice day- Quepase un buendia<br />Where’s the toilet- Dondeesta el bano<br />Thank you- Gracias<br />Portuguese – lingua portuguesa<br />Hi- Oi<br />Good morning- Bomdia<br />Bye- Tchau<br />Please- por favor<br />Hi how are you- oitudobem<br />See you later- Ate depois<br />It’s a pleasure to meet you- prazer<br />Thank you – obrigado <br />My name is – meunome e <br />hola<br />
  8. 8. Latin Americas government, yesterday and today…<br />In the past, wars for independence were led by Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin, Miguel Hidalgo, and Francisco de Miranda. In the 1800’s Latin America revolted and became independent republicans. Only Brazil made<br /> a peaceful translation from colony to republic.<br />Today’s government are multiparty democracies. Elections are held to instate a president but he does not have full control; the military leaders do because they are considered the most important peoplegroup in Latin America.<br />These guys are pretty creepy<br />
  9. 9. Coffee, Bananas, and Sugarcane are a few of the many natural resources. <br />These things look pretty tasty.<br />
  10. 10. If you want to visit Venezuela and Mexico, here are a few things to consider…<br />Venezuela <br />Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Northern Latin America. <br />Climate is mostly humid, tropical and hot. <br />Natural Resources are Petroleum, Natural Gas, Iron Ore, Bauxite and Diamonds. <br />The population is 267,000,000 people, 76/sq. mi. Most people live in Valencia and Caracas, high agricultural regions where live stock raising and subsistence farming are their jobs.<br />Mexico<br />Located south of the United States along the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.<br />Climate varies from tropic to desert.<br />Natural resources are minerals, agriculture fishing and forestry.<br />The population is 107,000,000, 142/sq. mi. Most people live in and around Mexico City where subsistence, commercial farming and manufacturing are their jobs.<br />
  11. 11. Latin America’s total population is 545,000,000…Look at how Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Cuba relate to this number.<br />
  12. 12. Oil related pollution in Venezuela affects the earths surface.<br />Because Venezuela is a leading producer of oil, oil pollution can be a major problem . However, the government continues to try and come up with ways to reduce the spills.<br />According to , effects of oil spills can be devastating.<br />When oil is spilled or leaked into in waterways and the ocean, it spreads very quickly with the help of wind and currents. A single gallon of oil can create an oil slick up to a couple of acres in size! The BP oil slick had spread over 580 square miles in just three days. <br />When oil starts mixing in water, it can change composition and becomes what's known as "mousse". This is a sticky substance that clings even more to whatever it comes in contact with. Many marine animals don't know to avoid a slick and some fish may even be attracted to it as it can resemble food.<br />Some of the many effects on animals coming into contact with crude oil include:<br /> - hypothermia and drowning of birds as the oil breaks down the insulating capabilities of feathers, makes them heavier and compromises flying ability<br />- hypothermia in some seal pups as the oil destroys insulating fur<br />- if oil is ingested, it can either poison the animal outright, make them extremely sick or create a level of toxins in their system that then causes poisoning further up the food chain. Birds and other animals often ingest oil when trying to clean themselves. Shellfish and corals are particularly at risk in these scenarios as they cannot escape from an oil slick.<br />- damage to the airways of birds and animals.<br />- damage to animal immune systems<br />- interruption of breeding and fouling of breeding grounds<br />- thinner bird and turtle egg shells and also damage to fish larvae, causing deformities<br />- damage to sea grass beds and other shelter/feeding areas<br />- tainting of algae, which perform a vital role in waterway ecosystems<br />Dirty duck<br />
  13. 13. In conclusion…<br /> Latin America is a continent of many surprises. Every corner you turn there is either something to eat, to visit, or to see. When you plan to visit, here are some things you should do. You should definitely go to several awesome restaurants to experience the different foods. Also, don’t miss skiing in Chile or going to Angel Falls in Venezuela. However, the most important thing to experience is the Amazon River or Basin. Sight seeing is your key to understanding Latin America and its cultures. Go ahead and book your tickets, we are anxious to introduce you to our way of life.<br />
  14. 14. By: Bennett Counts<br />Mrs. AyokoDogbe<br />6th Grade <br />December 13, 2010<br />