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  • Latin America Basics

    1. 1. LATIN AMERICA “A Diverse Region”
    2. 2. Latin America - The Basics
    3. 3. Latin America - The Basics 33 Nations
    4. 4. Latin America - The Basics 33 Nations 2 Continents (1 Region)
    5. 5. Latin America - The Basics 33 Nations 2 Continents (1 Region) North America
    6. 6. Latin America - The Basics 33 Nations 2 Continents (1 Region) North America South America
    7. 7. Latin America - The Basics 33 Nations 2 Continents (1 Region) North America South America Why “Latin” America?
    8. 8. Latin America’s People
    9. 9. Latin America’s People United by:
    10. 10. Latin America’s People United by: Language:
    11. 11. Latin America’s People United by: Language: Portuguese
    12. 12. Latin America’s People United by: Language: Portuguese Spanish
    13. 13. Latin America’s People United by: Language: Portuguese Spanish Religion:
    14. 14. Latin America’s People United by: Language: Portuguese Spanish Religion: Roman Catholic
    15. 15. Latin America’s People
    16. 16. Latin America’s People Most live in urban areas or on coast lines
    17. 17. Latin America’s People Most live in urban areas or on coast lines Mexico City
    18. 18. Latin America’s People Most live in urban areas or on coast lines Mexico City Rio de Janeiro
    19. 19. Latin America’s People Most live in urban areas or on coast lines Mexico City Rio de Janeiro Bogota
    20. 20. The History
    21. 21. The History 1500s - Spain and Portugal ruled most of Latin America
    22. 22. The History 1500s - Spain and Portugal ruled most of Latin America “Conquistadors” - Spanish word for conquerors
    23. 23. The History 1500s - Spain and Portugal ruled most of Latin America “Conquistadors” - Spanish word for conquerors (i.e. Pizarro)
    24. 24. The History 1500s - Spain and Portugal ruled most of Latin America “Conquistadors” - Spanish word for conquerors (i.e. Pizarro) Independence came for MOST by mid 1800s
    25. 25. The Economy
    26. 26. The Economy Some Oil
    27. 27. The Economy Some Oil Coffee, bananas, and sugarcane
    28. 28. The Economy Some Oil Coffee, bananas, and sugarcane Caribbean Islands: Tourism
    29. 29. The Economy Some Oil Coffee, bananas, and sugarcane Caribbean Islands: Tourism Some Illegal Trade
    30. 30. The Economy Some Oil Coffee, bananas, and sugarcane Caribbean Islands: Tourism Some Illegal Trade Colombia, Mexico
    31. 31. Physical Extremes
    32. 32. Physical Extremes Longest River: Amazon
    33. 33. Physical Extremes Longest River: Amazon 4,000 miles long
    34. 34. Physical Extremes Longest River: Amazon 4,000 miles long Driest Place: Atacama Desert (Chile)
    35. 35. Physical Extremes Longest River: Amazon 4,000 miles long Driest Place: Atacama Desert (Chile) Barely any rainfall
    36. 36. Physical Extremes Longest River: Amazon 4,000 miles long Driest Place: Atacama Desert (Chile) Barely any rainfall Amazon Rain Forest
    37. 37. Unstable Societies
    38. 38. Unstable Societies Population issues
    39. 39. Unstable Societies Population issues 1950 = 270 million
    40. 40. Unstable Societies Population issues 1950 = 270 million 1990 = 490 million
    41. 41. Unstable Societies Population issues 1950 = 270 million 1990 = 490 million 2010 = 550 million
    42. 42. Unstable Societies Population issues 1950 = 270 million 1990 = 490 million 2010 = 550 million Drug cartels
    43. 43. Unstable Societies Population issues 1950 = 270 million 1990 = 490 million 2010 = 550 million Drug cartels Women’s rights

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