Latin America Newspaper

By: Nick Cox

Mexico Physical Features

There are more than a few really neat physical features in Mexico. One of them is the Sierra Madre Mountains. With elevation levels at 10,863 feet, this phenomenon is surely a sight to see. Another cool physical feature is The Gulf of Mexico. It is a body of water that helps contribute to the Gulf Stream. One physical Feature I would to see if the Rio Grande because it is the longest river between a border in the world.

Cuban History

In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba. After his arrival, Cuba became a Spanish colony. Then, in 1762, Havana was briefly occupied by Great Britain, before returning it to Spain in a trade for Florida. Later, a series of rebellions failed to end Spanish rule. Cuba finally earned its freedom in 1902. Fidel Castro, The former leader of Cuba, was born August 13, 1926. He was the leader of Cuba from 1976-2008. Cuba is now lead by Fidel's brother Raul Castro.

Brazil environmental concerns

Brazil is the biggest country in Latin America. So it would make sense that is has the biggest rainforest in the world, right? Brazil is home to the Amazon rainforest, which houses the Amazon River (the 2nd biggest river in the world) is having deforestation issues. The Amazon rainforest has lost 600,000 kilometers of trees. People are cutting down the amazon because of the mahogany wood in the bark of the trees. The people only want the mahogany so they can say that they have wood from an amazon tree. The Amazon also gives one third of the worlds oxygen.

Government of Cuba

Cuba is lead by the communist leader Raul Castro. A term in Cuba can be as long as they get re-elected. Technically, a leader can stay leader for as long as they live. One major issue in Cuba's government is that the people have no freedom. People don't have the right to vote or do basic freedoms that we in the U.S do.

Venezuela Economy

Venezuela's economy is based on the oil district and manufacturing. Their top three trading partners are The U.S (34.3%), India (15.9%), and China (14%). Their #1 import is electronics. Their #1 export is oil, which with declining oil prices, it could be very difficult for Venezuela. Venezuela's literacy rate is 96.3%. If there is a high literacy rate, then the standard of living will be higher.