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#1 producer of oil in South AmericaArepa is a common bread from this countryLake MaracaiboFlag recently changed to have an 8th star and the horse running to the left



Tango is the national dance.Pampas Plains are hereAgricultureSouth America’s #1 exporter of beefCristina Fernandez – current presidentAconcagua – tallest peak in South America



Chilean President 1973-1990Human rights violationsControversial figureChile did well while he was in office



2 nd largest producer of petroleum in south america us dollar for currency 19 000 foot volcano

2nd largest producer of petroleum in South AmericaUS Dollar for currency19,000 foot volcano



Current president of VenezuelaAnti-AmericanSocialistA coup attempt to overthrow him a few years ago



Landlocked countryMany mineral resourcesLots of tin95% in extreme povertyPoorest country in South AmericaDonkey sitting on a gold mineNamed after Simón Bolivar



Spanish conquistador conquered inca in 1526

Spanish conquistadorConquered Inca in 1526



Spanish conquistadorConquered AztecsFamous for burning ships to fully commit his men to not leaving Mexico



From ArgentinaMedical studentTraveled by motorcycle to see Latin AmericaBecame friends with Fidel CastroAccomplish goals by using violenceGuerilla warfare


Che guevara

Che Guevara


Captain of Chilean NavyLiberator of ChileDesigned Chilean flagFirst Chilean head of stateStatues of him in Chile



Fishing plays a major role“Ceviche” – national dishHeart of Inca empire is hereApproximately 50% of country is below poverty lineWorld’s top producer of silverWind instruments very popular



2nd poorest country in South AmericaWorld’s 3rd largest exporter of soybeansGuaraní still spoken here90% work in agricultureLandlocked country50% go beyond the 6th grade



Cuzco, Peru was the heart of thisMachu Picchu – ancient city high in the Andes Mtns.Quechua – native languageQuipu– Numbering system



Ancient civilization in Guatemala and Yucatan Peninsula in MexicoOnly known fully developed written language of pre-Columbian AmericasBuilt pyramids, human sacrificing at times


Maya Mexico


Lush tropical country full of a Mexicovariety of wildlife and plantsNo national armyA center of peaceOscar Arias won Nobel Peace PrizeOver 1200 types of butterfliesApproximately the size of West Virginia


Costa rica

Costa Rica Mexico


Spanish dictator from 1939-1975 MexicoControlling with many rulesCatholicism enformed, no divorce, men and women not to mix at pools/beaches, classical music onlySpain opened its doors to the world upon his deathHad friendly relations with Hitler



Island located south of Florida MexicoCommunist historyFidel Castro ruled here from 1959-2008Government forbids its citizens from leaving this country without 1st getting permission


Cuba Mexico


5 Mexicoth largest producer of wine in the worldMost fertile soil in the worldMichelle Bachelet – current presidentAtacama Dessert – driest dessert in the world, astronomy here


Chile

Chile Mexico


La Fiesta de San MexicoFermín in Pamplona, SpainOne week festival in JulyBulls run through the streets(What is bull fighting called?)


El encierro la corrida de toros

El MexicoEncierro(La Corrida de Toros)


Spanish author who wrote the best selling fiction book of all time don quixote de la mancha

Spanish author who wrote the best-selling fiction book of all time – Don Quixote de La Mancha


Miguel cervantes

Miguel Cervantes all time – Don Quixote de La Mancha


Revered as a hero throughout much of South America – their “George Washington”Brought 5 South American countries (the northern most 5) their independence from Spain as well as Panama from Central America (6 total)


Sim n bolivar

Simón “George Washington” Bolivar


Island in the Caribbean that borders Haiti “George Washington”Baseball most popular sport hereSugar a major exportMuch of the country consists of a mixed African descent


Dominican republic

Dominican Republic “George Washington”


Island in the Caribbean that is a semi-autonomous territory of the United StatesNo passport needed to travel from US to this islandTainoindians lived hereOriginally called “San Juan Bautista” island


Puerto rico

Puerto Rico of the United States


80% of the world’s cocaine comes from here of the United StatesFARC – terrorist groupOne of the world’s leading suppliers of emeraldsOver 70% of cut flowers in US come from here15 major volcanoes in this countryNo middle classVariety of ethnic groups – more than half are “mestizo” in this country


Colombia

Colombia of the United States


Agriculture main source of economy of the United StatesMore than 90% of its people are of European descentSmall coastal countryFerries go between its capital and the Argentine capital daily


Uruguay

Uruguay of the United States


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