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MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH. WHY???. WHY MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH. 1. RELATIVE LOCATION. The economic NUCLEUS to the NORTH. --NAFTA member. --NATO member?. (Who else is not?). MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH. 1. RELATIVE LOCATION. RESOURCE RICH --one resource in particular. Oil: a great resource?.

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WHY MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH

1. RELATIVE LOCATION

The economic NUCLEUS to the NORTH

--NAFTA member

--NATO member?

(Who else is not?)

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MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH

1. RELATIVE LOCATION

  • RESOURCE RICH
    • --one resource in particular
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MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH

---but they’re not…

WHY NOT???

1. People

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MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH

---but they’re not…

WHY NOT???

1. People

2. Maquilladoras

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IMPACTS:

What do they make?

What is it

worth?

Where are the jobs

going now?

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MEXICO SHOULD BE RICH

---but they’re not…

WHY NOT???

1. People

2. Maquilladoras

3. Wealth Disparity/Landlessness

-A MAJOR ISSUE ACROSS ALL OF LATIN AMERICA

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In Mexico…

1910 Revolution

--LAND!

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So why aren’t they rich?

A combination of issues…

Wealth disparity

Land issues?—Viva Zapata!

The deal with oil?

Maquilladoras?

DRUGS?

Population?

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In Latin

America…

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Simon Bolivar was one of South America's greatest generals.  His victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.  He is called El Liberator (The Liberator) and the "George Washington of South America."

China sells communication satellite to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela has finalized a deal to buy a satellite from China that is to guarantee the South American nation autonomy in telecommunications.

President Hugo Chavez's government says the "Simon Bolivar Satellite" -- named after the South American independence hero who inspires Chavez's socialist "revolution" -- will make Venezuela self-sufficient in telecommunications.

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The

United

States

Of

South

America?

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Climate?

Terrain?

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The Andes look tough…

but what is an

ESCARPMENT?

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Historic

Development

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1492

Columbus

1494

?

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Angola urged to join trade fight

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has urged Angola to fight against protectionism which causes "great damage" to developing nations.

Lula's historic Africa tour

The five-nation tour - which began in the archipelago of Sao Tome and Principe and then Angola - will end in South Africa.

Brazil has strong historical ties with the African continent - nearly half of all Brazilians trace their ancestry to black slaves imported during the colonial era.

President da Silva, usually known simply as Lula, wants to build a partnership to fight hunger and poverty.

Deep bonds

Just walking down the street in the centre of Sao Paulo you can't help but notice the incredible African influence on this country.

It's everywhere - whether it's the samba music blaring out of the record shops, the food that's on sale in the markets or, above all, the incredible racial diversity of the Brazilian people.

The links between Brazil and Africa are all around you.

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Highest

Urbanization

Rates

In the world

WHY?

-Physical

-Industrialization

-Lure of the City

-Land Issues

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TODAY’S ISSUES:

MERCOSUR Countries

Why these countries?

Who is in charge?

Non-MERCOSUR

countries?

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MERCOSUR

REPLACEMENT???

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FTAA

The effort to unite the economies of the Western Hemisphere into a single free trade agreement began at the Summit of the Americas, which was held in December, 1994 in Miami. The Heads of State and Government of the 34 democracies in the region agreed to construct a Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, in which barriers to trade and investment will be progressively eliminated, and to complete negotiations for the agreement by 2005. The leaders also committed to achieve substantial progress toward building the FTAA by 2000. Their decisions are contained in the Miami Summit's Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action.

Building block of the future…

or

Economic imperialism???

(Neo-colonialism)

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Wednesday, 14 January, 2004

Americas leaders 'overcome' riftsLeaders attending an Americas summit in Mexico have signed a final declaration, despite earlier rifts on the key issues of free trade and corruption. The document pledges support for the setting up of a free trade area for the Americas in 2005 - a key US demand.

Many see it as a victory for President Bush in the face of fierce opposition, particularly from Venezuela and Brazil.

The planned Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) aims to create the world's largest free trade area with a market of some 800 million people.

During the summit, many of the leaders challenged Mr Bush's belief that the FTAA was the right solution to the region's deepening poverty.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2005

US pushes for Americas trade zoneThe US says it will continue to push for a 34-nation free trade zone in the Americas, despite opposition from left-wing governments in the area.

Earlier, President George W Bush said plans for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) had stalled.

Venezuela's leader said he would resist any effort by the US to revive talks.

The idea of the FTAA, which was intended to cover the whole hemisphere except Cuba, was originally put forward at the first Summit of the Americas in Miami in December 1994.

However, differences between the US and Brazil over how to proceed, the 2001-2 economic crisis in Argentina and the rise to power of FTAA opponent Hugo Chavez in Venezuela all disrupted the timetable.

Mr Chavez and Cuban President Fidel Castro are promoting their own left-wing economic alliance.

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South America's leftward sweep

The inauguration this week of the latest left-wing president to be elected in South America, Tabare Vasquez of Uruguay, has led analysts to talk of a "pink tide" sweeping the region. The BBC's James Painter looks at some of the common elements of these new regimes, including what is being called a "polite distancing" from Washington.

Three-quarters of South America's 350 million people are now ruled by left-leaning presidents, all of whom have been elected in the last six years.

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Thursday, 3 November 2005

Battle ahead at Americas summit

Foreign ministers from 34 countries are have begun talks in Argentina ahead of the fourth Summit of the Americas.

There are deep divisions over free trade, with the US championing it as the best way to relieve poverty.

President George Bush is among those attending the meeting. He is expected to be targeted by left-wing protesters.

Thousands of people are due to stage a protest rally that will be addressed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.