Latin America

Bella Downer Period 6

Havana, Cuba

Location

Absolute: 23.1 N , 82.4 W

Relative: Northwest Cuba


Place

Physical Features: Varadeo Beach and Sierra Maestra

Human Feature: La Cabana and Museum of the Revolution


Human Environment Interaction

Accommodation: The Almonacid de la Cuba Dam

Modification: Wearing shorts because the weather is warm year round.


Movement

1: Cuba played a big role in the Columbian Exchange

2: Many Cubans rely on public transportation.


Regions

Language: Spanish

Religion: Roman Catholic

Food: Boliche - Roast stuffed with chorizo sausages in olive oil and onions with potatoes.

Education Systems: Primary School, ages 6 - 11, Grades 1 - 6. Secondary Basic School, ages 12 - 15, grades 7 - 9. Technical Secondary School, ages 15 - 18, grades 10 - 12

Kingston, Jamaica

Location

Absolute: 17.9 N , 76.8 W

Relative: South East Jamaica


Place

Human Feature: Rose Hall Great House, Iron Bridge in Spanish Town

Physical Feature: Montego Bay, The Blue Mountains


Movement

1: Trade Routes

2: Railways


Human Environment Interaction

Modification: Hermitage Dam

Accommodation: Wearing flip flops to the beach


Region

Language: English

Religion: Mostly Christian

Food: Mannish Water (goat soup)

Education System: Primary School grades 6 to 12, education is compulsory for ages 6 to 11

San Jose, Costa Rica

Location

Absolute: 9.6 N , 83.9 W

Relative: South Central Costa Rica


Place

Physical Feature: Irazu Volcano , Pacuare River

Human Feature: Cartago Ruins, Costa Rica National Museum


Movement

1:Railroads

2:Highways


Human Environment Interaction

Modification: Lake Arenal Dam

Accommodation: Air Conditioner when it is hot.


Regions

Language: Spanish

Religion: Roman Catholic

Food: Chiracharron, Fried crispy pork

Education System: 6 years elementary, 6 years high school

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Location

Absolue: 34.6 S , 58.4 W

Relative: Northeast Argentina


Place

Physical Feature: Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazu Falls

Human Feature: La Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza De Mayo


Movement

1: Bus

2: Subway


Human Environment Interaction

Modification: Yacyreta Dam

Accommodation: Putting a jacket on when it's cold


Regions

Language: Spanish

Religion: Roman Catholic

Food: Empanadas

Education System: Primary grades 1 to 6, ages 6 to 11. Lower Secondary grades 7 to 9, ages 12 to 14. Upper secondary grades 10 to 12, ages 15 to 17.