Thu, Feb 4
- Keystone XL Discussion and Mock Trial
- Comments and ratings
- Exam 1 on Thu, Feb 18
- Geography of Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
- Study this map of the region. Know all countries, capitals and key cities.
- Sample locations I might ask you to identify
- Countries: Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic.
- Capitals: Mexico City, Havana, Port-au-Prince, Managua, San Jose, San Salvador, Panama City, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa
- Key Cities: Guadalajara, Juarez, Tijuana, Monterrey
- Landmarks: Yucatan Peninsula, Baja Peninsula, Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico
- Mexico’s Drug War
- Who is in control?
- Map of Cartel territories
- BBC Documentary
- Tijuana, Juarez
- Sinaloa Cartel – El Chapo (Rolling Stone article by Sean Penn)
- People of Mexico (including politicians, police, journalists, etc) – “Plata o plomo“
- Corridos – glorification of gang leaders & lifestyles, financial contributions to communities
- Drug Distribution
- HQ move from Columbia to Mexico – why?
- Central America
- Guerrillas from wars in the 1970-80s, now operating as death squads for drug runners
- Migrants fleeing poverty, violence, instability
- Watch Harvest of Empire
- Prepare to discuss Immigration