Social studies project

By ketak

Chile government

Hi I am at the legislation branch court in Chile learning about the government. Chile is a Republic. The president is Sebastian Pinera . I learned that the civil law system was influence by several European law courts. The president is called known as the "head of state". A single president term is four years. The government is very active in foreign affairs. The country use to have a dictator named Augusto Ugarte. Chile is amended under since 1981. Chile is divided into thirteen regions. Valparaiso is the seat of the national legislature . The country has a suffrage going on for 18 years. When the country switched to a republic, it had many problems. Right now the government is pretty stable. I Have a artifact that the government has kept secretly. It was a award for someone for doing something good in the government.


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Mexico city geography

Hi I am at the National Weather Service in Mexico City. The workers told me the location is at the Valley of Mexico City. The city is above sea level , so it's going to be cool weather. The climate is subtropical highland. The lower region gets less rain than the higher regions. The average temperature is from 54 to 61 degrees Fahrenheit. The precipitation is mostly during the summer months. Cyclones sometimes happen during the rainy months. The dry season runs from November to May.The warm period is from March to May. In the upper regions, you see desserts, high plateaus, and low coastal plains. The lower region is mostly green grasslands that don't get a lot of rain. The city is close to the USA. Overcrowding has also become a major problem in Mexico City, and traffic concentrations, combined with the surrounding valley's atmospheric conditions and Popocatepetl sulfur dioxide emissions, have resulted in heavy air pollution. I have a artifact which is a map that shows the valley of mexico and the citys

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Cuba economy

Hi I am at the place were the markets ring. I learned that Cuba's main industries are sugar, tobacco, nickel, and such more. Cuba imports 80 % of its food to the public. People in Cuba can use the U.S. dollar. The GDP is 72.3 billion right now. The Cuban economy is still recovering from a decline in the 1990's. Tourism is the reason why the economy is still hanging on. Industry accounted for 37 % of the Cuban GDP. Many areas in Cuba suffer from blackouts. Only 15 % of Cubans in rural areas have running water. 90 percent of the countries raw sugar was sent to the USA. Cubans receive low housing, transportation costs, free education, health care, and food stamps. Corruption is common. The main import partner is Venezuela. The main export partner is Canada. I have a artifact which talks about the Cuban missile crisis
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Brazil culture/history

Brazil! I was asking people what there culture was like and they said that is is mixed with many countries. about 2/3 of the country is roman catholic. The official language is Portuguese. Architecture has influenced some people from other countries. The Brazilian Carnival is the most famous carnival of huge proportions. They are in coastal cities. Music one of the most famous elements in the country. Samba is the popular genre of music. Theater has played a big roll since the 19th century. Now I am going to switch to history. The first people to reach Brazil were the Indigenous. Portugal claimed Brazil in 1500. Most of the people preferred the coastal areas. at the end of the 17th century, people found valuable resources. There was a fight who would get the land and Brazil won. I have a artifact that people thousands of years ago made.
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