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South America

I look at the continent South America
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Cheryl Essex

on 9 May 2014

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South America
Chile
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
Paraguay
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Colombia
Venezuela
Guyana
Suriname
French Guiana
South America
-Once ruled by Portugal
-Main language is Portugese
- Brazilian coffee
-the largest country in South America
- worlds second largest river the Amazon is found in Brazil
-Soccer

Ecuador, a country on the equator, has quite a varied landscape, from the volcanic islands and sparkling turquoise waters of the Galapagos Islands, to snow covered volcanoes in the Andes, rain forests and tropical rivers in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Christopher Columbus first sighted French Guiana in 1498.
French Guiana is a part of France, and France is a democracy.
Guyana is one of the most important exporting country of gold.
Guyana Waterfalls are situated in some of the most undeveloped rainforests left in the world

Peru shares the Amazon River and Rainforest.
It's famous for its food.
The potato is originally from Peru and they produce over 3000 varieties.
The Tomato is originally from Peru.
Around 30 percent of the land is protected by law as wildlife reserves. About 80 percent is covered by tropical rainforest.
federal republic.
founded in 1813
president Hugo Chávez
Venezuela has the largest waterfall in the world called Angel Falls.

Venezuela has the largest waterfall in the world called Angel Falls.

CHILE
Chile's unique geography gives its fruits plenty of natural barriers to insects and disease. Protected by the Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atacama Desert to the north and the Antarctic ice cap to the south, Chile's fruit regions feature long, healthy growing seasons. Since Chile's fruit-growing season is opposite that of the US, Americans can enjoy their favorite summertime fruits even in the cold winter months. Every year, Chile ships nearly 1 billion pounds of fruit to North America, with a retail value of over 3 billion US dollars When you consider the hundreds of thousands of US jobs that depend on the import and sale of Chilean fruit, and the fact that North America is just one of the world's markets that depends on Chile for its fresh fruit, it's easy to understand just how important this unique country is to the world's economy and food supply.


Chile is one of only two countries in all of South America that does not border Brazil
Over 1/3 of the world's copper production is produced in Chile
Chile has one of the longest recorded dry spells in the Atacama Desert it did not rain for 40 years.
Along the mountainous region of Chile, there are over 1300 volcanoes and a number of them can still be active.
Chile has an unusual name for a football team (soccer) they call themselves the “O’ Higgions a Patriot of Chilean rule”
CHILE
TO SUMMARIZE
NOTES: Protected by the Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atacama Desert to the north .
Every year, Chile ships nearly 1 billion pounds of fruit to North America.
Chile is one of only two countries in all of South America that does not border Brazil.
Along the mountainous region of Chile, there are over 1300 volcanoes and a number of them can still be active.

-Democracy in 1983 and the president is female.
The main religion is Roman Catholic and the main language is Spanish.
The heartland is a grassy area called the "pampas"
"gauchos"=cowboys
CRISTINA KIRCHNER
Chile…
Chile is one of only two countries in all of South America that does not border Brazil
Over 1/3 of the world's copper production is produced in Chile
Chile has one of the longest recorded dry spells in the Atacama Desert it did not rain for 40 years.
Along the mountainous region of Chile, there are over 1300 volcanoes.
Just for fun...
Chile has an unusual name for a football team (soccer) they call themselves the “O’ Higgions a Patriot of Chilean rule”

Colombia is the only South American country that has coast on both oceans, Pacific and Atlantic.
95% of the world’s emeralds come from Colombia.
12% of the world’s coffee is produced in Colombia.

Just FYI ( not for notes)
As of 2011 Colombia remains the world's largest cocaine producer.
Since the establishment of the War on Drugs, the United States and European countries have provided financialand military aid to the government of Colombia in order to implement plans to combat the illegal drug trade.
Colombia has a long history of violence within the country, with most of the violence relate in some way to the illegal drug trade. Rebel groups such as FARC use the drug trade to fund their associations, which not only causes drug violence, but also weaken the Colombian government. Furthermore, the countries receiving the drugs are seriously affected as well. It is reported that 80% of the world’s cocaine comes from Colombia, resulting in violence worldwide.
Nearly half of the Colombian population lives in poverty due to the weak government and economic system resulting from the violence and drug trade. Currently, Plan Colombia implemented by the United States is providing millions of dollars worth of military aid in order to combat FARC. In addition, they are supporting frequent sprayings of herbacides over jungles to prevent drug cultivation, however, there is speculation that this is ruining crops and causing families to starve.
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In the mid-1800s, after decades of struggle and thousands of deaths, several French plantations were operating somewhat successfully along the northern coastline, unfortunately on the backs of African slaves. France ended African slavery in the middle of the 19th century, and shortly thereafter, plantation life and all related profits from same collapsed.

Then facing severe prison overcrowding at home, the French government decided to make French Guiana a penal colony, and over time, they shipped many thousands of prisoners to Iles du Salut, and the now infamous Devil's Island.
The largest deposit of salt on the planet is found in Bolivia.
Home to the world's largest butterfly sanctuary also.
Uruguay’s carnival is less famous than some others, but it’s the longest carnival in the world, lasting 40 days.
Paraguay's chief export is electricity. It supplies 20% of Brazilian power from its plant at the Itaipu dam.
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WELCOME!
Looks yummy!
The waterfall has been known as the "Angel Falls" since the mid twentieth century; they are named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator, who was the first person to fly over the falls. Angel's ashes were scattered over the falls on July 2, 1960.
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