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Natural Resources of Latin America
Transcript of Natural Resources of Latin America
Iron ore The climate and rich soil is good for farming.
Cacao (Seeds are made into chocolate and cocoa.)
Latin America has an abundant source of natural resources that are a product of it's diverse geography and
Latin America's economy is based on the export of its natural resources.
$ Agricultural products
$ Fresh water and fish
Oil and Natural Gas
The Caribbean Caribbean countries also have rich soil and good climate for farming.
They also grow...
Jamaica is one of the worlds'
main producers of bauxite--a
mineral used to make aluminum.
Cuba and the Dominican Republic
have nickel deposits.
Trinidad is rich in oil South America Minerals:
Most of South America's oil is found in...
Coffee is cash crop in Colombia and Brazil.
Wheat is important in Argentina.
Trees (Forests cover about half the continent!)
Mahogany and rosewood are used to make furniture.
Rain forests contain a variety of tree and plants that are used to make medicines.