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Latin America Week 6

by: SC_Grace Dillon

Latin America Week 6 geography 1100

SC_Grace Dillon
regions of the world 1
Douglas Hurt

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Taken the week of September, 28. About Latin America
regions of the world 1
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This 3 page Bundle was uploaded by SC_Grace Dillon on Friday October 2, 2015. The Bundle belongs to geography 1100 at University of Missouri - Columbia taught by Douglas Hurt in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see regions of the world 1 in Geography at University of Missouri - Columbia.


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Date Created: 10/02/15
Wednesday September 30 2015 Urban Latin America 1 Origins a Latin America is one of the most Urban regions in the world 79 i Because of the Spanish 1 The Spanish focused on making cities as they were colonizing b The rural to urban migration 19505 i Push lack ofjobs ii PullJobs better economics c Incremental housing people to build their own homes in cities d Not uncommon to ne primate cities cities in countries that have more then doubled the population of the second largest city 2 Latin American City Model a The model was created in 1980 based on Bogota Columbia i CBD Central Business district 1 Centered around the plaza open space 2 Catholic churches government buildings high end businesses surrounding it ii White ine road called the spine 1 Main street in the city iii Lime green are elite residential Sector 1 has the homes of the very r iv The black circles zone of maturit 1 Has nice homes not as nic v Red circle Zone of in situ accretio 1 Middle class housing transitional area a Has both nice and houses in disrepair vi Pale Blue circle Zone of squatter settlements 1 Make up 13 of the city 2 Place where people are arriving a Rural to urban migrants b Find land to build on i Very run down 3 Overtime squatter settlements approve Monday September 28 2015 Wednesday September 30 2015 Intro to Latin America 1 Characteristics of the geography a b d 6 Rich cultural Heritage i 3 main groups of people 1 Mayas 200900 AD a Located on the Yucatan Peninsula b Around 2M of them 2 Aztecs 13001500 AD a Located in the Inland Upland Mexico b Around 25M of them 3 Incas 12001500 AD a Dispersed along the Andies mountains b Around 20M of them ii Right after 1500 Europeans arrive and colonize 1 Kill enslave the native population 2 Slaves are used for profit to Europe a Africans also brought over for labor Fragmented Region i Three sub regions 1 Mexico and Central America 2 Caribbean islands 3 South America ii Poor connectivity difficult to move around Political and Cultural Divisions i Does not have a unified organization that links Latin America together economically ii No effective organization that includes all countries together politically 1 Lot of political instability iii Cultural divisions due to Colonization in the 1500s 1 Divisions include a Mulattos People that are a mix of European and African heritage b Mestizos People with a mix of European and Native heritage c Zambos People with a mix of African and Native heritage Economics i Most countries are in the middle to lower economic spectrum compared to other countries around the world ii Has a fairly steady growth rate iii Had a huge rural to urban migration 1 Push and pull forces a Push Lack of jobs b Pull Better services in cities education water medical care Leading Countries g h Monday September 28 2015 Wednesday September 30 2015 i Mexico 1 Combination of large population size and decent economy ii Brazil 1 Combination of huge population size 5th largest country in the world and 9 economy Religious Unity i 80 are catholic 1 caused by the colonization Drugs i South to North ow of drugs ii Columbia 1 FARC Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia a Group of communists b Has the longest running ciVil war in the western hemisphere since 1964 c FARC used the drug trade to finance the war i Makes about 2M a day trafficking cocaine 2 80 of cocaine comes from Columbia Environmental Concerns i Rainforest depletion 1 The trend has been that rainforests have been cut down and replaces With farms and grazing land 2 When economy is better rainforest depletion increases


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