Latin America: Systematic and Regional Survey

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The development and the consequent operation of the La Portena (the first rail locomotive in Argentina). In 1945 Argentina was facing a challenge in the development due to the confederation war Buenos Aires and the rest of the provinces. When the conflicts were squashed, the people were in a position to make changes in their ways of life. This sparked development in the agricultural productivity and mores o in livestock keeping. The rails developed made 2,700 miles (Blouet, & Blouet, 2017; Pg356). The process made it possible for the people to exploit the economic opportunities that were presented by the development of rail travel from the Argentinian pampas to Buenos Aires.

The railroad development t made it possible for the people for exploitation of the natural resources in Argentinian and transported to Buenos Aires for processing and further trading to other markets. The livestock transported from the ranches was transported for slaughter and processing. The processed products were also transported to the final consumers using the railroad. The increased economic activities lead improved growth employment and the living standards of the residents in Pampas (Blouet, & Blouet, 2017; Pg356). The increase in the agricultural productivity eventually lead to the growth of the infrastructure in Pampas and consequently the development of industries. This eventually led to the expansion of the Pampas for the industrial and agricultural space. Besides the growth an agriculture-based economy, the economy was also boosted by the consequent exploitation of mineral resources such as gold.

The development in the Argentine northwest precedes growth on the Pampas due to the heavy investment of the population and governmental operations in the region. The area has a semi-arid climate but has fertile soils that assist the management of pastures for large herds. The population of Buenos Aires has led to the heavy investment of industrial functions and connectivity of the region (Blouet, & Blouet, 2017; Pg356). The people are required to relate with the people making it possible for the people to address the challenges they are exposed to.

The export economy of Chile to Paraguay. On the old ranking of exported in 2016, Chile ranked as 41st largest exporter while Paraguay ranked at the 93rd position. The leading export products include copper. Chile is the leading copper producer worldwide hosting the largest copper producing industry (Guagliardo et al., 2014; Pg12). The products include raw copper, copper ore, Sulfate, and chemical wood pulp. Besides the copper based products, Chile is also known for the export of fish fillets, crude oil, telecommunication devices, machinery, and refined petroleum products. The market of the goods the people were primarily exposed to China, United States, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and Germany. Chie has been able to consistently maintain a positive balance of trade by keeping their exports higher than imports.

Paraguay leading exports are electricity, soybeans, beef products, petroleum products and pharmaceuticals. The country importers of goods from Paraguay include Brazil, Russia, Chile, Argentina, and Italy. The people are invested in the development of good management strategies trade balances (Guagliardo et al., 2014; Pg15). However, their exports are still at a deficit with the incurred higher imports compared to their exports. The Paraguay was predominately retarded by political conflicts which inhibited nay forms of economic growth. Ciudad Del Este is likely to pass Asuncion in population due to the overall economic benefit it bears to the countries economy. It presents the potent opportunity of exploitation of the networks within.


Blouet, B., & Blouet, O. (2017). Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic and Regional Survey, th Edition (7th ed., p. 356).

Guagliardo, S., Barboza, J., Morrison, A., Astete, H., Vazquez-Prokopec, G., & Kitron, U. (2014). Patterns of Geographic Expansion of Aedes aegypti in the Peruvian Amazon. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(8), e3033.

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