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D - SS - Unit 6

Geography of Latin America - Natural Resources & Where People Live

What are the main natural resources of Mexico? silver, oil & minerals
What is Mexico's most valuable natural resource? oil
Where is most of the oil in Mexico found? along the Gulf of Mexico coast
What are the main natural resources of Brazil? iron ore & sugar
What has iron ore allowed Brazil to produce? steel
What does Brazil produce with the steel it makes? vehicles & other goods for trade
What natural resource is Brazil's #1 export? coffee
What is Cuba's largest natural resource export? sugar
Who does Cuba heavily trade with? Venezuela & China
What are the main natural resources of Cuba? nickel, tobacco & fish
Why has the US not traded with Cuba in decades? there is a ban on trade because of its Communist government
Where do most people in Mexico live? in or near cities in Central Mexico
Why do most people live in Central Mexico? to find jobs in factories
Why do people live in Northern Mexico? the areas are rich with natural resources
What is very important in resort towns, such as Cancun and Acapulco? tourism
Where do most people live in Brazil? in cities along the Atlantic coast (east)
In the past the rain forest area was lightly populated, but in recent years why has the population increased? the government has developed parts of it
Where do most people in Cuba live? cities and towns, like the capital city of Havana
Where do those that live in rural areas of Cuba work? work on farms
Who owns the farms in rural areas of Cuba? Cuba’s Communist government
What is an important natural resource in Cuba? nickel
Why does Cuba have fewer natural resources than larger countries? it is a small island
What is Cuba forced to do because they has fewer natural resources? import more goods
Who are Brazil's top trading partners? US & Argentina
Who does Mexico trade with the most? US
Created by: lprinke



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