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Chapter 11 Notes Today’s Issues: Latin America. Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Rain Forests have great biodiversity- Rain Forests have great biodiversity-

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1 Chapter 11 Notes Today’s Issues: Latin America

2 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Rain Forests have great biodiversity- Rain Forests have great biodiversity- Wide range of plant & animal speciesWide range of plant & animal species Cover 6% of earth but are home to 50% of earth’s speciesCover 6% of earth but are home to 50% of earth’s species

3 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources DON’T WRITE DON’T WRITE Deforestation- cutting down & clearing of trees Deforestation- cutting down & clearing of trees Major problem in the rain forests of the worldMajor problem in the rain forests of the world Why are they cut down?Why are they cut down? Global Warming?Global Warming?Global Warming?Global Warming?

4 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Global Warming & Rain Forests- Global Warming & Rain Forests- Absorb carbon dioxide from atmosphereAbsorb carbon dioxide from atmosphere As they are cut down, carbon dioxide then builds up in the atmosphereAs they are cut down, carbon dioxide then builds up in the atmosphere Causing temps. to riseCausing temps. to rise

5 Section 1: Rain Forest Resources Rain Forest Preservation Rain Forest Preservation Environmentalists have programs such as debt-for- nature swap-Environmentalists 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 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 WRITE DON’T WRITE After the Spanish Conquest, most of Latin America was ruled by Spanish colonists, this is known as rule by the few, or oligarchy. After the Spanish Conquest, most of Latin America was ruled by Spanish colonists, this is known as rule by the few, or oligarchy. Limited rights & freedomsLimited 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. 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 America Caudillo- military dictator of Latin America DON’T WRITE DON’T WRITE Existed mainly during the 20 th CenturyExisted mainly during the 20 th Century Most famous would be Juan Peron of ArgentinaMost famous would be Juan Peron of Argentina Supported by wealthy & militarySupported 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 Land Reform- process of breaking up large landholdings & giving portions of it to land- poor peasant farmers Land Reform- Land Reform-

10 Latin Minority to Majority? Latin Minority to Majority?

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