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  1. Around South America in 40 Minutes!

  2. Andes Mountains

  3. Andean Culture • Struggle for land rights • Agriculture in lower altitudes • Coffee, coca, sugar, cotton, and bananas • Pastoral farming in higher altitudes • Llamas and alpacas • Traditional weaving

  4. Argentina – Las Pampas

  5. Gaucho • Important nationalist symbol for Argentina (and Paraguay & Uruguay) • Symbol of freedom and national tradition against European tendencies

  6. Argentine Tango • Musical symbol of Argentina • Argentina is a “melting pot” of cultures • Began as a lower class form of expression but eventually spread to all of Argentinian culture • Forced to go “underground” during the military dictatorships of the 1950s-1970s – seen as subversive

  7. Brazil - Favelas

  8. Richest 10% of Brazilians receive 42.7% of the nation’s income; poorest 10% receive less than 1.2% (PNAD Brazil, GINI Index)

  9. Economic Growth • Natural resources and farming/ranching • Oil

  10. Brazil

  11. Brazilian Rainforest

  12. Amazon Basin Development