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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


Venezuela

Venezuela


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


Argentina

Argentina


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


Augusto pinochet

Augusto Pinochet


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


Ecuador

Ecuador


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


Hugo chavez

Hugo Chavez


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


Bolivia

Bolivia


Spanish conquistador conquered inca in 1526

Spanish conquistadorConquered Inca in 1526


Francisco pizarro

Francisco Pizarro


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


Hernando cortez

Hernando Cortez


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


Che guevara

Che Guevara


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


Bernardo o higgins

Bernardo O Higgins


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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


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Peru


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


Paraguay

Paraguay


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


Inca empire

Inca Empire


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


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Maya


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Lush tropical country full of a variety 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


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Spanish dictator from 1939-1975Controlling 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


Francisco franco

Francisco Franco


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


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Cuba


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5th 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


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


El encierro la corrida de toros

El Encierro(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


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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 Bolivar


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Island in the Caribbean that borders HaitiBaseball most popular sport hereSugar a major exportMuch of the country consists of a mixed African descent


Dominican republic

Dominican Republic


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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


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80% of the world’s cocaine comes from hereFARC – 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


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


Uruguay

Uruguay


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