latin America today
by Jose Q.
The land of eternal spring, Mexico
The economy of Mexico is the 15th largest in the world with a GDP of 1.16 trillion dollars. The system of the economy is a mix of command and market. Which has the people produce the goods that are needed, and the government control economic activities, this will help to achieve social aims. And with 11.8% of arable land to work with, the people have jobs. Natural resources like natural gases, silver, copper, and zinc, need to be harvest, this is why only 4.5 of the population is unemployed, and the GDP per capita is 18,500$. 18,500$, is pretty weird for the country to have a poverty of 51.3%, no wonder the people are always Great full for even the smallest gifts.
Mexico has had a democracy since 1917 when the constitution called for it. Every since then, the people were happy. The people are allowed to vote at the age of 18, and vote for the next president, like they did with Enrique pena nieto. The legislative branch is bi-cameral, which means that they have two houses, which are national congress, and the senate. As for the country, it contains 31 states, and 1 federal district, the capital being Mexico city.
Land of colors, Brazil
Brazil, officially the federative republic of Brazil is the largest sovereign state in latin America. A federal republic or democracy, Brazil is the 5th largest country in both size and population. Brazil gained their independence in September 7, 1622 from portugal, the capital city becoming Brazilia. The government setting up bi-cameral houses consisting of the federal senate and the chamber of deputies which have 513 seats. Citizens can vote at the age of 16 and over 70, but have to vote at the ages of 18 and up. The country consist of 26 states and 1 federal district. The one who lead this country is the executive branch, and the elected leader is delma rowseff.
Brazil has the world's seventh largest economy by nominal GDP of 1.8 trillion, and seventh largest by purchasing power parity. Brazilian economy is characterized by a mixed system of command and free market economy. The economy is the largest in Latin America with 8.6 of arable land filled with gold, iron, nickel, petroleum, and rich soil. The people are well educated with a 92.6% of literacy, 6.4% unemployment rate, and 15,000$ per capita. The poverty of brazil is more the half of the population with 51.3% which is the lowest of the three countries in this list.
The pearl of Antilles, Cuba
For years, Cuba has had different types of governments, but it has now ended up a communist country. Their date of independence is September 7, 1898 and the capital becoming Havana. The legislature branch becoming uni-cameral, the house being named the national assembly of peoples power, with seats up to 614 seats. the suffrage age is 16 years of age, which wouldn't matter for the fact of Cuba being a dictatorship. Speaking of dictatorship, the one how owns this wonderful country is raul castro since 2008.
The economy of Cuba is a command economy, which is dominated by the government. Most industries are owned and operated by the government, and most of the labor force is employed by the state. Arable land is available for 33.8% of the country, the exports of the country involving cobalt, petroleum, silver, gold, and salt. GDP is 77.15 billion ,and the population surprisingly being very educated with a literacy rate of 99.8%, and a poverty rate of none?. Either their doing really good or their doing so bad they have to lie about it, we may never no.