Latin America economies and governments

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LATIN AMERICA
GOVERNMENTS
AND
ECONOMIES
GOVERNMENTS
IN LATIN AMERICA
MOST COUNTRIES HAVE A HISTORY OF
MILITARY RULE
CORRUPTION
POLITICAL INSTABILITY
IN LATIN AMERICA
MOST COUNTRIES CURRENTLY HAVE A
GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE
(SUCCESSFUL TO VARYING DEGREES)
• WHAT TYPES OF GOVERNMENTS ARE THEY?
• WHAT COUNTRY IS THE BLATANT EXCEPTION?
• WHAT TYPE OF GOVERNMENT DOES THIS
EXCEPTION COUNTRY HAVE?
PRESIDENTS
ECONOMIES
• MOST LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES HAVE A
FREE MARKET ECONOMY (FREE ENTERPRISE)
• ONE IS HEADED QUICKLY TOWARDS
SOCIALISM. CAN YOU NAME THE COUNTRY?
• ONE HAS AN ECONOMY CONTROLLED BY THE
GOVERNMENT. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THIS
TYPE OF ECONOMY? IN WHAT COUNTRY IS IT
FOUND?
*INEQUALITY OF INCOME
POVERTY GAP
A FEW RICH AND MANY POOR
WHAT FACTORS MIGHT LIMIT THE
DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN
COUNTRIES?
ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
MOST ARE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
*DEFINE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
MANY *TERTIARY ACTIVITIES (SERVICES) IN THE
REGION ARE RELATED TO TOURISM
WHAT DOES THIS TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR
GENERAL LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT?
LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT
• YOUR WONDERFUL TEACHER WILL NOW
SHARE WITH YOU A MOST EXCELLENT
REFRESHER ACTIVITY ON DETERMINING
LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT!
COSTA RICA
• ONE OF THE MOST
ECONOMICALLY SUCCESSFUL
COUNTRIES IN THE REGION
• BASED ON *ECOTOURISM
THANK YOU, CHILE!!!
• HOW DOES COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE IN
LATIN AMERICA MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER?
• HINT: WHEN IT IS WINTER IN THE U.S., WHAT
SEASON IS IT IN MOST OF SOUTH AMERICA?
FREE TRADE ZONES
FACILITATE TRADE
• *NAFTA - NORTH AMERICA FREE TRADE
AGREEMENT
• *MERCOSUR – SOUTHERN COMMON MARKET
• *CARICOM – CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY AND
COMMON MARKET
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• *OPEC – ORGANIZATION OF PETROLEUM
EXPORTING COUNTRIES (VENEZUELA)
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