13.5 Latin American News Patterns

Developing cities are influenced by colonial rule.

Precolonial Cities

Before the Europeans established colonies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, most people lived in rural settlements.

Colonial Cities

When Europeans,gained control of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, they expanded existing cities to provide colonial services, such as administration, military command, and international trade, as well as housing for Europeans who settled in the colony.

Cities Since Independence

Following independence, Latin American cities have grown in accordance with the sector and concentric zone models.
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