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Latin America. Cody Donato Chris Gieri Kelsey Rosebeary Paolo DeGuzman. Argentina- 40,913,584 Belize- 307,899 Bolivia- 9,775,246 Brazil- 198,739,269 Chile- 16,601,707 Colombia- 43,677,372 Costa Rica- 4,253,877 Ecuador- 14,573,101 El Salvador- 7,185,218 French Guiana- 229,000.

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Latin america

Latin America

Cody DonatoChris GieriKelsey Rosebeary

Paolo DeGuzman


Countries

Argentina- 40,913,584

Belize- 307,899

Bolivia- 9,775,246

Brazil- 198,739,269

Chile- 16,601,707

Colombia- 43,677,372

Costa Rica- 4,253,877

Ecuador- 14,573,101

El Salvador- 7,185,218

French Guiana- 229,000

Guatemala- 13,276,517

Guyana- 752,940

Honduras- 7,810,848

Mexico-111,211,789

Nicaragua- 5,891,199

Panama- 3,322,576

Paraguay-6,349,000

Peru- 29,461,933

Suriname-470,000

Uruguay- 3,494,382

Venezuela-26,814,843

Total: 561,183,291

Countries


Religion

Religion

  • Majority: Roman Catholic

  • Minority: Protestant


Exports

Exports

  • Apparel

  • Bananas

  • Chemicals

  • Coffee

  • Fish

  • Nickel

  • Petroleum

  • Steel

  • Textiles

  • Zinc


Imports

Imports

  • Chemicals

  • Consumer Products

  • Electricity

  • Machinery

  • Petroleum

  • Plastic


Education

Education

  • An average of about 9 years compulsory

  • An average of about 90.95% of the population are literate


Poverty levels

Poverty Levels

  • 33.2% of the regional population are living in poverty (as of 2008)

  • 12.9% of the regional population are living in extreme poverty

  • Between 2002 and 2007, the percent of people living in poverty dropped by 9.9% because of the social development in Latin America caused by improvements in income distribution

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45047


Historical conflicts

Historical Conflicts

  • Wars usually resulted from wars of independence, revolutions, or border disputes

  • Peru and Ecuador have fought three times (1941, 1989, and 1995) over a section of land on the Amazon River Basin known as the Cordillera del Condor region. This conflict was resolved with a peace treaty signed in 1998

http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-132662-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html


Critical events

Critical Events

Carlos Montemayor, drug gang leader in Mexico, was arrested by Mexican police November 23, 2010.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-capture-20101125,0,5210819.story

Armored vehicles storm Rio de Janeiro searching for illegal drugs and gang leaders

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/28/brazil.rio.violence/index.html

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, wants a Socialist country.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-world-latinamerica/20101127/LT.Venezuela.Chavez/


Current events cont

Current Events cont.

Rafael Correa

Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia and Ecuador are resuming full diplomatic relations.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/26/colombia.ecuador/index.html


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