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Natural Resources of Latin America

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Lauren Tusso

on 25 February 2013

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Natural Resources of Latin America Mexico Central America Treasure Chest of Minerals!

Gold
Copper
Coal
Iron ore The climate and rich soil is good for farming.

Coffee
Cotton
Sugar Cane
Bananas
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
climates.

Latin America's economy is based on the export of its natural resources.

$ Agricultural products
$ Minerals
$ Fresh water and fish
$ livestock

Oil and Natural Gas
Trees!
The Caribbean Caribbean countries also have rich soil and good climate for farming.

They also grow...

sugar cane
coffee
bananas
cacao
citrus fruits

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:

Gold
Copper
Tin
Bauxite
Iron Ore





Most of South America's oil is found in...


Agricultural Products:

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.
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