Presentation on theme: "Today’s Issues: Latin America"— Presentation transcript:
1 Today’s Issues: Latin America Chapter 11 NotesToday’s Issues: Latin America
2 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Rain Forests have great biodiversity-Wide range of plant & animal speciesCover 6% of earth but are home to 50% of earth’s species
3 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources DON’T WRITEDeforestation- cutting down & clearing of treesMajor problem in the rain forests of the worldWhy are they cut down?Global Warming?
4 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Global Warming & Rain Forests-Absorb carbon dioxide from atmosphereAs they are cut down, carbon dioxide then builds up in the atmosphereCausing temps. to rise
5 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Rain Forest PreservationEnvironmentalists have programs such as debt-for-nature swap-Environmental organizations agree to pay off part of a governments debt in order to protect part of the rain forest
6 Section 2: Giving Citizens a Voice DON’T WRITEAfter the Spanish Conquest, most of Latin America was ruled by Spanish colonists, this is known as rule by the few, or oligarchy.Limited rights & freedoms
7 Section 2: Giving Citizens a Voice If this didn’t work then the government would be run by generals, this is known as a junta.
8 Section 2: Giving Citizens a Voice Caudillo- military dictator of Latin AmericaDON’T WRITEExisted mainly during the 20th CenturyMost famous would be Juan Peron of ArgentinaSupported by wealthy & military
9 Section 2: Giving Citizens a Voice Land Reform- process of breaking up large landholdings & giving portions of it to land-poor peasant farmers