Latin American Governments (Cuba, Brazil, And Mexico)

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  • 1. Latin American GovernmentsUnit 8

2. Brazil: Type of Government
Representative Democracy
Brazil is made up of 26 states
Each state has its own constitution and legislature.
3. BRAZIL
CapitalCity: Brasilia
Date of Independence:September 7, 1822.
Status: DEMOCRACY!
Voting Age: 18
4. Brazil: Type of Legislature
State level:
Has its own legislature in which to make state laws.
Citizens vote on representative for their state legislature.
National level:
National Congress consists of 2 houses:
Chamber of Deputies
Federal Senate
States vote on representatives for each of these houses.
5. Brazil: Type of Executive Branch
President LuizInacio Lula Da Silva.
Since January 1, 2003.
6. Political Parties
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party; Brazilian Labor Party; Brazilian Renewal Labor Party; Brazilian Republican Party; Brazilian Social Democracy Party; Brazilian Socialist Party; Christian Labor Party.
7. Cuba: Type of Government
Unitary Socialist Republic
14 provinces and 1 special municipality
8. CUBA
Capital City: Havana
Date of Independence: May 20, 1902.
Status: DICTATORSHIP
Voting Age: 16
9. Cuba: Type of Legislature
National Assembly of Peoples Power
600 members voted on by citizens of Cuba
National assembly appoints members to Council of State.
Council of State
31 members
Led by President
Controls Cubas economy at the national and regional level.
10. Cuba: Type of Executive Branch
President: Raul Castro
Since: February 28, 2008.
11. Political Parties
Cuban Communist Party
12. Cuba: Role of Citizen
Age 16 Cubans must vote.
Vote for members of legislature
Do Not vote on the president
13. Mexico: Type of Government
Federal Republic
31 states, one federal district
14. MEXICO
Capital City: Mexico City
Date of Independence: September 16, 1810.
Status: FEDERAL DEMOCRACY
15. Mexico: Form of Leadership
Elected President: Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa
Since: December 1,
2006.
16. Mexico: Type of Legislature
Senate
96 elected members
Serve six year terms
Chamber of Deputies
300 members
Serve 3 year terms
17. Mexico: Role of Citizen
Age 18 citizens are required by law to vote
Vote on state governors, city mayors, members of legislature and the President.
18. Political Parties
Convergence for Democracy; Institutional Revolutionary Party; Labor Party; Mexican Green Ecological Party; National Action Party; New Alliance Party