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Geography of Latin America - Natural Resources & Where People Live

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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  


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