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1 South America Geographical Basic Overview and Contemporary Issues Ms. Ramos

2 Ms. Ramos

3 Imp Basics 12 states 4 th lgst continent 5 th lgst pop Brazil – lgst pop & area Ms. Ramos

4 World’s: Highest waterfall: Angel Falls (Venezuala) Lgst River by vol: Amazon Longest Mtn Range: Andes Ms. Ramos / h-america/the-amazon-river.htm /salnd.htm

5 Driest Place: Atacama Desert Lgst Rainforest: Amazon Rainforest mzRceAtacama_6.htm Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana Ms. Ramos

6 Climate Mostly wet & hot Every 2-7 yrs-El Nino: causes heavy rain in dry S Am Ms. Ramos

7 Trade High interest rate Tourism Rely on export goods/services Ms. Ramos

8 People Euro Influence Home to lg African pop Lang: Spanish & Portuguese mostly Ms. Ramos

9 Current Issues Ms. Ramos

10 Debt Ms. Ramos

11 Economic Gap Ms. Ramos

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13 Drug Cartels Ms. Ramos

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16 Make sure to remember to process your notes on the left side! Refer to your yellow notebook handout and the website for ideas. Ms. Ramos


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