Environmental Issues of Latin America

1.The environmental issues in Latin America include:Deforestation in Brazil,Oil pollution in Venezuela, and Air pollution in Mexico.


Cause: New settlements, Cattle ranching, and farming.

Effect: Loss of species, destruction of the natives' homes, and loss of clean oxygen.

Oil Pollution

Cause:money(most of Venezuela's income is from oil).

Effect:Loss of habitat for species and harm in the fishing industry.

Air Pollution

Cause:location and carbon dioxide from cars.

Effect: people who live there are more likely to get lung cancer and heart disease.

3. Deforestation

Solution:create more laws about illegal logging and enforce the ones they already have.

Oil Pollution

Solution:regulate the factories that produce oil more often.

Air Pollution

Solution:invest in public transportation,recycle, and limit the days that you can drive cars.

Climate Location Population & Resources of L.A.

The climate of Mexico is mostly Semi-arid in the middle. With tropical wet, arid, and temperate on the sides.

Natural Resources: silver, copper, salt, fluoroscope, iron, manganese, sulfur, phosphate, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum, mercury, gold,gypsum,and petroleum.

Most people live in  Mexico City, 

Iztapalapa,Ecatepec, Guadalajara,

Ciudad Juarez.

The climate of Venezuela is mostly tropical in the middle, semi-arid in the middle and temperate in the west.

Natural Resources: diamonds, bauxite, gold, iron ore, natural gas and petroleum.

Most people live in Caracas, Maracaibo, Maracay,Valenciat.

The climate of Brazil is mostly tropical at the top, semi arid and atlantic tropical near the Atlantic Ocean, and subtropical at the bottom.

Natural Resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates,platinum, tin, rare earth elements,uranium, petroleum, and timber 

Most people live in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeriro, Salvador, and Fortaleza.

The climate of Cuba is mostly tropical and tropical wet on the sides and the middle is semi arid.

Natural Resources: nickel, iron ore, cobalt, chromium, silica, copper, and petroleum.

Most people live in Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, and Holguin.

Culture of Latin America

1.The main language in Latin America is Spanish.

2. Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro from Spain mostly influenced the language of Latin America.

3. Most people in Latin America are Mexican and Puerto-Rican.

Exploration & Colonization of Latin America


a. Montezuma ll was the leader of the Aztecs, an ancient civilization in Latin America

b. Atahualpa is the leader of the Incas, they are also an ancient civilization in Latin America.

c. Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conquistador who caused the fall of the Aztec empire on August 13, 1521.

d.Francisco Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador who caused the fall if the Inca empire in 1533.

2. Cause: Sugarcane farming, and the growing need of workers.

Effect: Most people in Latin America have ancestors who were once slaves. Many places in Latin America for example the Caribbean are rich with African culture.

Independence Movement of Latin America


a. Toussaint L'Ouverture was a slave who freed Haiti from the French in 1804 and was dictator for life.

b. Simon Bolivar was a military leader he fought to free many countries in Latin America such as Venezuela. He had Bolivia named after him.

c. Miguel Hidalgo was catholic priest who wanted to free slaves and give land to Mexican farmers. He also wanted to stop Spain from taxing Mexico.


2. Cause: angry citizens because Cuba experiences massive widespread poverty because Batista put all the country's resources into providing holidays for the rich Americans he did business with.

Effect the united states does not trade with Cuba. Cuba is communist. Citizen of Cuba have very limited freedoms.

3. Cause: NAFTA

Effect: the poor got more help and assistance from the government.

Government of Latin America

Presiential Demcracy: The three Branches are seprate. The citizen elect the president/leader. Citizen also elect the legislative branch

Parliamentary Democracy :

The legislative branch is elected by the citizens who then elect the leader.


a system of government by one person with absolute power


an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league


a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives

Economics of Australia

Australia's currency is called the Australian dollar. In order for Australia to trade with other countries Australia has to exchange their money for the currency of the country they are trading with.


having or relating to a system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs


a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution


Government of or relating to a system of government in which the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of each state in a body of states are vested in a central authority

Exploration & Colonization of Australia

Causes:The Europeans wanted the 3G's Gold, God, and Glory. England also needed a place to put the fugitives after the American Revolution.

Effects:Almost all the native in Australia were killed. Most people in Australia speck English and are Christian.

Climate,Location,Population,& Resources Of L.A. Continued

2.The climate of Mexico is more arid while the climate of Venezuela is more tropical. The location of Venezuela is much closer to the Equator than the location of Mexico. The population of Mexico is 128,439,440. The population of Venezuela is 31,469,860. Mexico has nearly 4 times the amount of people in Venezuela. The #1 natural resource of Mexico is petroleum for Venezuela it is oil.

3.The climate of Brazil and Cuba are tropical but Brazil is also arid. The location of Brazil is closer to the equator than the location of Cuba. The population of Brazil is 209,363,235. The population of Cuba is 11,392,495. Brazil has nearly 20 times the amount of people in Cuba. The #1 natural resource of Brazil is coffee beans. The #1 natural resource of Cuba is sugarcane.

4.Most people in Mexico,Venezuela,Cuba, and Brazil live in urban areas or cities because of the job opportunities. Most people also live in cities that are built in places with a mild climate.

4. Because of different climates and locations of Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, and Cuba these countries are able to plant crops that other countries may not be able to.

Climate,Location,Population,& Resources Of Australia

1.    The climate in Australia is mostly desert in the West Coast and Center. There are some tropical rain forests in the northern Queensland. The climate in the East Coast is Mediterranean and marine.

    Natural resources: asbestos, silver, gold, bauxite, copper, manganese, nickel, lead, platinum, tungsten, zinc, coal, iron ore, natural gas,and crude oil.

   Most people live in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth.

Most people live in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth because of the job opportunities they have in the city. They also live there because of the mild climate.

Because of Australia's location and climate they are able to grow plants that many countries can't grow such as cycad palm and the grass tree, and brilliant wildflowers such as the waratah, Sturt's desert pea, banksia and kangaroo paws.

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