September 26, 2011
1. Took attendance, chose country presentation groups, signed up for recording minutes
and new reports
2. No texting during class, instead step out politely to use cell phones
3. Discussion ques
October 3, 2011
Axel Kalbfleisch and Ognjen Vesic
1. Start off class going over requirements/ clarifications for minutes
Include not simply what is on PP slides, but go further to include details,
discussions and conclusions.
2. Covered new
Nicklaus Theobald & Erica Davis
News Report: The Cuban Five
~ United States formed Cuban-exile groups to overthrow Castro.
~ Castro sent spies to U.S. in response, which resulted in a plane being shot down and the death
of 4 U.S.
Richard (Trey) Hoover
Class Minutes (Part 1)
Chile protests for centralized education, education reform
o Want more opportunities and equality
o Higher institutions mostly private
Students want more openness and better op
Minutes from 10/5/11 Part 2
- Have suffered much discrimination over the course of Latin American history
- As a group, havent developed economically as much as other ethnic groups
o Brazil is an
Rachael Sauceda and Kelly Sklavounos
Mimes invade Venezuela
This initiative is based on Bogota's experience with mimes and other non-repressive
methods to improve traffic.
Antanas-Mockus (former mayor of Bogota)
Formal vs. informal rules, mimes enforced r
Etiquette in Latin America
Class Minutes for October 24, 2011
L.A. culture is relationship-based; people want to be accepted and trusted
You will be exposed to diverse situations (i.e. lunches, after-work
meetings, social gath
Class Minutes Nov 2
By Tim Clark and Rory Deken
Today was the day for the Chile presentation. And there was a discussion on Argentina.
In regards to Argentina two issues were spoken about:
1. Mercosur Argentina is stuck in the agreement, it is not using a
First we took a quiz over Brazil.
Not all countries will have a quiz associated with it like Brazil.
We were given the answers the quiz from the day before.
Then we discussed some of the questions
VINH DAT NGUYEN CLASS MINUTES (NOVEMBER 14, 2011), PART I
1. NEWS REPORT Belo Monte Dam Construction Axel and Shelby
a. Proposed dam on Xingu River (3rd largest), in Brazil
b. Conceived in 1975
c. Will displace 50,000 people and flood 500 sq kilometer
Class Minutes: Part 2
November 14, 2011
Group Presentation: Venezuela
1498 Discovery, 1521 colonization
Venezuela is Spanish for Little Venice
Agricultural importance was developed in 1700s.
Antonio Guzman Blanco 18
The class started with the short presentations about colonial legacy from Spain to Latin America.
Several features, besides corruption were presented. Presentations and discussions included the