Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards




share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

D - SS - Unit 6

History of Latin America - Current Issues

QuestionAnswer
What is poverty? a condition where people’s basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, etc) are not being met
About how many people live in chronic poverty in Latin America? 20%
What are causes of poverty in Latin America? lack of high-quality and high skilled jobs, lack of investment and access to education
What are 3 heavily trafficked drugs? cocaine, marijuana, and heroin
What is a cartel? groups which dominate the trade of a specific good or service or organized crime units
What are some ways that cartels bring drugs into the US? jet airliners, eighteen-wheelers, submarines and large tunnels beneath the US-Mexican border
Why can't Mexico stop the cartels? there is government corruption, intimidation, bribes, and collusion with the cartels
What is the US doing to stop the drug trade? started targeting producers rather than users
How has illegal drug trade become a major part of the economy? it gives money to small areas
What are some of the types of migration? economic, social, political and environmental
What are some PUSH/PULL factors for Latinos moving to the US? war, lack of economic opportunities, poverty, safety concerns, safer living conditions, more or better jobs, better healthcare & political stability
What are 3 patterns of migration? Rural to Urban areas within the same country; Regional Migration between Latin American and Caribbean Countries; and Migration to Europe, Asia, and Anglo America
Currently, Latinos are the _________ group of minorities in the US. largest
What is economic migration? migration that occurs when another area appears to have more economic opportunities then where they are (jobs, poverty, drugs, etc.)
What is social migration? migration that occurs when another area appears to have ‘happier’ or better quality of life (with friends/family) then what they have
What is political migration? migration that occurs due a need to escape political persecution, imprisonment, or death
What is environmental migration? migration that occurs as a result of natural disasters
What are people called that move due to political migration? refugees
What is the most common type of migration? Rural to Urban areas within the same country
What 3 countries are the centers of Latin American and Caribbean migration? France, US and Japan
What is a negative affect of migration? brain drain
What is brain drain? caused when highly educated and specialized people leave their native country and relocate in a country that will better compensate them for their skills
What are remittances? money that workers send back to support those they left behind
How does brain drain effect countries’ economics ? it takes the educated and high earning people away from their native country
What is an economic benefit of migration? remittances
How do remittances effect countries’ economics ? they get money without having local jobs
Created by: lprinke