Latin America Study Guide Part 1 Flashcards


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How manny political parties are there in Cuba?

one=communist

2

How long is the president of Mexico allowed to serve?

one six year term

3

How is the political power distributed in Cuba?

Unitary/Autocratic (dictator)

4

What type of government exists in Mexico?

Federal Republic & Presidential Democracy

5

What type of government exists in Brazil?

Federal Republic & Presidential Democracy

6

Which Latin American countries that we`ve studied have a Presidential Democracy?

Mexico & Brazil

7

What regions are included in Latin America

Central America, South America, and the Caribbean

8

What is the difference between a literate person and an illiterate person?

A literate person can read and write,but an illiterate person can`t

9

What is the difference between a federation and a confederation?

In a federation the government divides power between the central government and small units such as states. In a confederation the power is with the governments of member countries. Fed= stong central govt. Con= weak central govt.

10

Who has the power in an autocracy?

A single ruler (ex. King, Queen, dictator)

11

What is the Prime Minister`s role in a parliamentary democracy?

chief executive & run the military

12

What are the primary languages of Latin America?

Spanish & Portugeese

13

In Latin America which group often has the better jobs making more money?

Europeans

14

What are the 3 main "source" cultural groups of most Latin Americans?

Native Americans, Europeans, & Africans

15

Why do most people live in urban areas in the Latin American countries we`ve studied?

there are more education and job oppurtunities

16

Cuba`s location is most helpful to which 2 industries?

tourism & fishing

17

What are the top 2 crops exported by Brazil?

coffe & sugar cane (oranges & papayas)

18

What are the 2 major crops imported and exported in cuba?

imported-wheat
exported-sugar cane

19

Why is there so little farming done in Venezuela?

there is too much rain/ only 3% land is arable

20

What region has the highest population density in Mexico?

Central Mexican Plateau

21

Who do the Zapatistas support?

indegenous people of Mexico

22

Why don`t the Zapatistas like NAFTA?

they were afraid that it would cause poor Mexicaan farmers to go out of buisnesss

23

What was Cuba`s closest ally and supporter until the 1980`s?

USSR/Soviet Union

24

Who lead the Revolution and became the dictator after Batista?

Fidel Castro (1959-2008)

25

What type of goivernment was created in Cuba after the Revolution?

communist

26

What is a tariff?

a tax on imported goods

27

What are the 4 types of economic systems?

morket, mixed (most common), command (Cuba), & traditional

28

What is the difference between human and physical capitol?

human capitol is the investment of workers and their training. physical capitol is the investment of the building and machines.