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Exploitation in Latin America of Food and Water

Mitch Zinser

on 18 April 2016

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Transcript of EXPLOITATION!!!!!

and Water
In Latin
America History Current Technology Future Economy

* Latin America = 30% worlds renewable water supply

* Huge money resource = COFFEE

* Large exports and imports = High

* 1990’s water privatization limits water supply

* 1992 Constitution = water contracts

* Water and Food dispute between nations

* International trade competition

* Nation v. Nation water preservation
Works Cited

*"Across Much of Latin America, Inflation Is the Top Issue -
CSMonitor.com." The Christian Science Monitor -
CSMonitor.com. Web. 22 Apr. 2010.
This included the perspective of people living in South
America and included quotes by those people about what
they think of the inflation and the prices. It was very nice.

* Barlow, By Maude. "The Struggle for Latin America's Water."
Global Policy Forum. July 2004. Web. 14 Apr. 2010.
This site was used to find information on the water
constitution. This was very useful information.

*Barlow, Maude By, and Tony Clarke. "The Struggle for Latin
America's Water." Global Policy Forum. July 2004. Web.
13 Apr. 2010.
This was a very good webstie to know some of the negative
effects of water in Latin America. It talked about why the
water was so contaminated in Latin America and what it
meant for people living there also.

*Brown, Phyllida. "Latin America Struggles as Cholera Spreads -
Health - 04 May 1991 - New Scientist." NewScientist 4 May
1991. New Scientist. Web. 12 Apr. 2010. This a weekly
science magazine that publishes various articles that are
relevant to the aspect of science such as health, environment,
technology, etc.

*Clarke, Robin T., and Jannet King. The Water Atlas. New York:
New York: New ; Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2004. Print.
This book was very helpful for finding out information
pertaining to the specific area of water and the future of it's
use and availability in Latin America. There was also a
wealth of data and stastitics presented in an easy to
understand format.

AMERICA: Framing a New Policy Approach. Rep.
Oakland Institute, 2008. Web. 24 Apr. 2010.
This website had very useful information about the effects
of inflation of food in Latin America. It included topics
such as cahotic protests and was just extremely useful.

* Food & Water Corp. "Water Privatization." Food & Water
Watch. Web. 12 Apr. 2010.
This website was used to find information on the water
supply in Latin America. It was very useful.

* Frieden, Jeffry. "Sustaining Fixed Rates: The Political Economy
of Currency Pegs in Latin America." IDEAS: Economics and
Finance Research. Nov. 2005. Web. 15 Apr. 2010.
This site was used to find research on the political economy
in Latin America. It was a useful tool.

* Global Policy. "Water in Conflict." Global Policy Forum. Web.
16 Apr. 2010.
This site was used to find information regarding water
supply and disputes over water. It was a very useful tool in
gathering information.

* GRAIN. "Land Grabbing in Latin America | World Food &
Water |Axisoflogic.com." AxisofLogic - Activism News and
Comments. 11 Mar. 2010. Web. 12 Apr. 2010.
This website was helpful for finding out information about
how there has been a growing trend of land being overtaken
by European invaders and how they are beginning to contol
the production and flow of food in Latin America. This will
cause problems with the native population of Latin America
because they are losi

* International Scientific Cooperation Policy. "International
Cooperation - The Developing World - Healthy Societies."
EUROPA - European Commission - Homepage. Web. 13
Apr. 2010.
This web site was used to gather research on the sanitation
within Latin American countries. It was greatly used for

*Pinstrup-Andersen, Per. "APSnet Feature - The Future World
Food Situation and the Role of Plant Diseases." Plant
Pathology / Plant Disease Online - The American
Phytopathological Society. 2001. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. This
website was very helpful for projecting how the food
supply will vary in the future. It was helpful because there
were a variety of sources and statistics that were relevant
and informative.

*"Water Supply and Sanitation in Latin America." Wikipedia,
the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 21 Apr. 2010.
Wikipedia was a good place to get a rough outline of the
subject and to get graphs and statistics of they were well
documented sources that could be trusted. This website
made it easy to understand the issue and to know what to

*Weisbrot, Mark, and David Rosnick. Inflation Experiences in
Latin America, 2007-2008. Rep. Center for Economic and
Policy Research, Feb. 2009. Web. 21 Apr. 2010.
This site was very good for information concerning food
in Latin America. It had many graphs about the inflation
of food and the concerns that are growing.

*United States of America. The World Factbook. Washington,
D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency. Print.
This website was very useful for gathering numbers in
order to be able to make the graph about inflation in Latin
America. It had all of the countries on there.

Pictures Used


-Soil degradation

Food Supplies
-Abundant food exports
(coffee, grapes, olives, etc.)

Polluted Water
-Causes: industry, mining,
agriculture and garbage
-Man made problem Negative Positive Environment
Water sanitization methods are improving
Desalination is becoming more common
There will always be the same amount
of water in the world as there is today


Class Ranking
-Rich receive clean water and food
-Poor do not

Cholera Epidemic
-Started in Peru
-Cause was unsanitary water
-Poor were mostly affected

*Most fresh water available

*Causes of bad water



*International crop businesses

*Biggest issue- inflation

*Latin America's trade and agricultural policies

*Prices shift; people cannot afford

*200 million earn less than $2/day


*Hunger and poverty have hit hard

Water Privatization

*Governments work with private water companies

*Former Mexican President, Vicente Fox

*Water is a matter of national security

*Allows state powers to be applied


What it has caused:

- Lower economy in Latin America

- Polluted water areas

*Advanced crop production
- Higher outputs of food
- Less jobs/need

How technology is currently being used:

*Higher Class water purification

*Water dams = electricity

*Advanced machinery
- More crop production
Future technology: Desalination could provide a new way to obtain fresh water Desalination plants also provide new jobs in countries Desalination plants can be powered by waves;
New technology allows the power of waves to be harnessed
Food could become widely available, and much cheaper if technology is distributed well
This would give Latin Americans more available jobs
Be similar to U.S.A with a free market and strong economy Politics
Power could be voted on, equal distribution of power
Equal representation throughout Latin America
Latin America could be a democracy

People could live without fear of not having water
Equal rights would be wide spread
Poverty level would lessen

Electrical demand for desalination too high
Destroying natural aquifiers Social
Lower class could become larger and enslaved
Latin America would split between rich and poor Economy
Rich would control everything, including trade
Wealthy would hold all power, destroying Latin America's economy
Rich would over-price food and water for profit Politics
Rich would control Latin America's government
This would make Latin America an oligarchy
Wealthy leaders could go rogue Done by Tracy and Michael Done by Luis and Nicolas Luis Nicolas Mitch Michael Michael Mitch graph supplies by Alex Bibliography: Everybody Outline and pictures of Prezi: Mitch
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