Latin America Travel Journal
By Niko Mears
I was amazed at how many different species of fish exist here. They have been able to thrive here because of the very suitable climate. Then I went to the main at Panama City, the Panama Canal. I got to see the business it makes. I saw many American trade companies passing through the canal. The US built this canal for an easier route to the Pacific ocean in exchange for giving the independence from Colombia. I also noticed that the canal runs straight through the rain forest. So the tropical rain forest supplies the canal with water. Most of Panama's income comes from use of the canal.
It was a smart idea got the U.S. to build the canal here because it is a such a narrow piece of land.
One day, I decide to take a road trip to Covenas, a coastal city to the west. This runs right through the Andes mountains. As I pass by all the small towns known as "Pueblos", people seem to have different behaviors and cultures. This is becuase the different people have been almost isolated from each other because of the mountains
or the branches of the Amazon River. This caused a strong diversity over time. When I get to Covenas, I am greeted by the hot sun and ocean breezes. People here are used to the warm weather and climate, so they darker skin. Colombia is a very diverse place.
ALL these people pay and my commercial goods and give the city even more money.
Brasilia has a very strong economy and is a very modern city.