Giagraphy Around the World

By: Gia Scheels

Todays News:

Get all the latest info and updates about Cuba and Brazil. Also, a sneak peak on Mexico's pollution problem, and fun games and puzzles.

CUBA

Is Cuba's Leader a Fraud?

Is it true that Raul Castro is a fraud? Research has been shown to prove that he has asked his people to call him "president" instead of dictator. He does this because he thinks saying dictator is disturbing. Castro runs a dictatorship government, where one person has absolute power. Castro claims he is a democratic centralist but Is that really true? What does that even mean? Obama has recently talked to Castro and discussed their plans of eliminating a television program that says Cuba's medical care needs to go on oversea assignments to help other people. Does that really matter? I think Castro is just stalling because he knows the real truth. CASTRO WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD IN A COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT.

Hey you!

Make sure to check with Gia so she can show you the cartoon for Cuba, if she hasn't already.

BRAZIL

Yay or Nay?

One of Brazils biggest sights is the Espinhaço mountains. This beautiful mountain range is 1,100 km long, and a big tourist attraction. But, this also a big problem. These mountains divide Sao Francisco and other rivers flowing to the Atlantic. Some people think these mountains are good for the environment, some think that they are bad and block trade ways. Even though these mountains were a major passage way to the gold rush in the 18 hundreds. So, with all of that being said, do you think these mountains are good or bad? Are they a yay? Or are they a nay? You decide.

Relationship Status...

So, Brazil has been having some problems with Argentina. What is going on? Well, I am glad you asked. Here is the scoop. In the 19 hundreds Brazil and Argentina were having some disputes over land and resources. Their biggest problem though was the Cispatine War of 1825. But, they had also decided to be allies if ever in war, and, often gave hospitality to one another. This caused a lasting fre-nemy relationship for the past, well, decade! Their relationship today is steady, being international trade partners, but who knows what could happen in the future? I guess we will just have to wait and see.

MEXICO

Bonus Article!

Mexico City is surrounded by mountains. This means that no air pollution can get out. Now in a regular city, air pollution just floats away. Not in Mexico!!! Mexico City was considered the most polluted city in the world just last year. There are 500 to 1,000 deaths a year because of this. The pollution is trapped inside the mountains where it can not escape. This causes the whole city to be a big cloud of smog. Did you know that people in Mexico City have to get their cars checked every month to make sure they are not giving off to much pollution? But, on the other hand, Mexico City has been doing well in the past year or so. They have made an improvement in air quality and much more. Hopefully by 2050, they will be all cleared up!