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Culture of Latin America. Mrs. Carter World Geography. Native American Groups. Aztecs in Mexico Mayans in Central America Incas in Peru (Andes Mountains). Cultural Impact of European Colonization. Spanish and Portuguese Language: Spanish and Portuguese Religion: Roman Catholic

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Culture of Latin America

Mrs. Carter

World Geography


Native American Groups

  • Aztecs in Mexico

  • Mayans in Central America

  • Incas in Peru (Andes Mountains)


Cultural Impact of European Colonization

  • Spanish and Portuguese

  • Language: Spanish and Portuguese

  • Religion: Roman Catholic

  • Architecture

  • Dance: traditional (tango, etc)

  • Music: African Influences

    • Calypso, steel drum bands, reggae


Cities in South America are located along the coast. Why?

  • Easy access for trade, transportation, travel

  • Rainforest makes inland travel difficult


Cultural Landmarks

  • You need to know:

    • What is the name?

    • Where is it located?

    • What region is it in?


Machu Picchu


Tikal


Haciendas


Cathedrals


Cathedral


Gaucho in Argentina


Iguassu FallsBrazil


Andes Mountains from Chile


Economic Geography

  • Diverse economies

  • Subsistence farming

  • Plantation agriculture

  • Slash and burn agriculture

  • Cash crops and food crops

  • Cattle ranges and gauchos


Natural Resources

  • Oil in Venezuela, Mexico and Ecuador

  • Copper in Chile

  • Iron Ore in Venezuela and Brazil

  • Hydroelectric power in Brazil


Income disparity:Huge gap between the rich and the poor!


Mexico City:smog and pollution


Urban Sprawl

  • Results: pollution, megacities, squatter settlements

  • Increased drug, and crime rates

  • Increased poverty


Mexico

  • Out-migration: large numbers of people leaving a place, region, or country to settle elsewhere


Trade Agreements

  • NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement

    • Between CANADA, US and MEXICO

    • Makes trade easier between the 3 countries


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