Geography: Barriers and Challenges

  • Robert C. Williamson


The geography of Latin America is no less complex than its peoples. This chapter examines the physical structure, including the topography of plains, valleys, mountains, and river systems, focusing on the implications of these features on human habitation. In this context, geographic variables determine cultural and economic regionalism. Further, the area’s resources, both natural and human, are analyzed for their contribution to the economy in the world setting of the twenty-first century. In other words, geographic factors are always changing, even more so in an era of globalization.


Mexico City Amazon Basin Mate Yerba Fecal Coliform Count Andean Country 


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