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Cultural Books Mexico

Colonialism: affect of Spanish rule: 1519 Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes led army into Mexican to conquer the mexican/Aztec empire.

Culture: Aztec: The culture of the people referred to as Aztecs, shared most basic cultural traits most of the traits cannot be said to be exclusive for the Aztecs. Cultural practices in Mexico: Has changed rapidly during the 19th and 20th centuries. In many ways, contemporary life in its cities has become similar to that in neighboring United States and Europe.

Economy: Mexico has a free market economy in the trillion dollar class. Number of population: 114,975,406 Manufacturing: Mexico's industrial economy is food manufacturing.

Life today: emigration, work & school Emigration: 97% of all Mexican emigrants reside in the United States, that is more than 12 million migrants. Work: Mexico has an estimated labor force of 44.71 million people. Major jobs agricultural related works. School: Publics school doesn’t teach English but in private schools they may have English.

Central America & The Caribbean:

Native Peoples, Colonialism in Central America Native Peoples: Achi' , Bokota , Bribri, Garífuna, Chorotega, Ch'orti', Chuj, Embera-Wounaan, Guaymi, Itza, Ixil, Jakaltek, Tolupan, Kaqchikel, K'iche', Kuna, Lenca, Maleku, Mam, Miskito, Mopan Maya , Naso, Ngöbe–Buglé, Pech, Poqomchi', Poqomam, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Rama Nicaragua, Sumo, Tojolabal, Tz'utujil and Xinca. Colonialism: Spanish conquest in the 16th century, most of the inhabitants of Central America shared a similar history.

Native Peoples, Colonialism in Central Amarica Native peoples: Carib, Galibi, Taínos, Neo-Taíno nations, Ciboney, Ciguayo, Lucaya, Macorix, Guanahatabey and Eyeri. Colonialism: One of the colonist are Christopher Columbus and both Portuguese and Spanish ships began claiming territories in Central America too.

Culture: language, religion, music Language: English, Spanish, Dutch and French Religion: Christianity and Catholic Music: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Bomba y Plena

Economy: jobs, population distribution, tourism Jobs: Agriculture, Fishing, Tourism, Food Industries and Manufacturing. Population: 197,385,196 Tourism: Central America and the Caribbean will be the subregions most affected by the stagnation in tourism caused by the financial crisis.

Spanish Speaking South America

Spanish Conquest & Rule: Inca, independence, government Inca: The Spanish Conquest Inca Empire was one of the most important campaigns in the Spanish colonization that 169 Spanish soldiers under Francisco Pizarro captured it. Independence: All South America is independent. In 1809 the first declarations of independence from Spanish rule occurred in the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Government: South American governments have drifted to the political left, with socialist leaders. They are many different and independent countries. Culture: literature, music, arts/crafts Literature: Draw on diverse cultural traditions include the native cultures of the peoples that inhabited the continents. Music: Latin music Art/craft: Beyond the rich tradition of indigenous art, the development of Latin American visual art owed much to the influence of Spanish, Portuguese and French Baroque painting, which in turn often followed the trends of the Italian Masters.

Economy: income gap, products, Chile’s economy Income gap: South America made the top 15 ranking. Products: banana, cocoa, gold, oil, tobacco, sugar, sheep, wheat, coal, silver, copper and pearls. Chile’s economy: is a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade and a reputation for strong financial institutions.

Education: literacy, education in Chile Literacy: In 1964 in Brazil, Paulo Freire was arrested and exiled for teaching peasants to read. Since that the literacy have increase. Education in Chile: Chile has a long tradition of freedom in education and if we're talking about foreigners in Chile, they are pretty much left alone.


History: native peoples, Portuguese conquest, independence Native peoples: Large number of native peoples were in Brazil like the Tapirajé, Kaiapó, Kapirapé, Rikbaktsa and Bororo-Boe. Portuguese conquest: Brazil haved been in more than three century under Portuguese rule, that’s why the talk now Portuguese. Independence: Brazil gained its independence in 1822 .

Culture: the people, language, religion, architecture The peoples: Brazilians are the friendly and talkative people who inhabit Brazil, in South America. They love to play soccer, to dance and to party. They also work really hard. Language: They talk Portuguese. Architecture: Brazilian colonial architecture was derived from Portugal, with adaptations demanded by the tropical climate. The more enduring examples of this very attractive style are to be found in the churches and monasteries of the older cities.

Economy: natural resources, industries, migration to cities Natural resources: coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus and beef Industries: textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts. Migration to cities: During most of the World War II period, the largest cities grew fastest as a result of gradual migration to progressively larger cities.

Life today: Carnival, martial arts, city life(Rio De Janeiro) Carnival: is an annual festival held forty days before the beginning of Easter in Rio De Janeiro. Where they dance and party. Martial arts: They have two types of martial arts Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system and Capoeira is a type of martial arts that combines dance and music. City life: Life in Rio de Janeiro is very much like life in any other major city in the world. There are only a few behaviors that are particular to this city. They usually brush their teeth several times

a day and shower or bathe at least twice a day. Their heaviest meal is at lunch and when they are at home the television is always on. A lot of people enjoy happy hours after a hard day of work.

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