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Unformatted text preview: January 10, 2008 Landscapes of Inequality Introduction regions of extreme wealth and poverty -polrized in distributions of wealth, land wealthy in respect to resources – gold, silver, zinc, lead, copper, tin, oils, precious metals UN report – slight improvement in education, hunger levels, but great shortages in primary education – 222M are very poor / 40% of the region, 96M are desperately poor External imbalances – trade imbalances, heavy borrowing into major debt – over $700B Internal inequalities – example Brazil (small amount make 100,000/year, whereas majoirty make less than $1,000) Rapid urbanization – Sao Paulo over 20M(Brazil), Mexico City (25-30M people) Remittances – biggest source of foreign incoem Issues of Tourism – being denied access to resources open sewages – floods, etc. ½ of the First Naions at contact completely eliminated Guatemala 66% indiginous people remain, and 22 languages exist today hand full in the Amazon havent come into contact with modern society influence of military dictatorship Unit 1: Indigenous Civilizations, the Rise of European Imperialism and Conquest The Mesoamericans – civilization still exists resiliance uneven in the Americas – Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia – retained a large portion of indigenous survival But Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Brasil, Argentina, and Paraguay – only 1-3% remain Caribbean extreme extermination Outline 1. Indigenous societies at contact Beringia: ice-free corridor – people of the Americas through to South America, 10,000 years...
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- Spring '08
- Mesoamerica, Americas, Mexico City, Indigenous peoples of the Americas