Venezuela - This country was colonized by Spain in the early 1500s. It was found to have the largest reserve of petroleum in Latin America.
Nicaragua - This Central American country was invaded in mid-nineteenth century by American William Walker who ultimately declared himself President.
Peru - This country's coast was one of the main centers of sugar production in Latin America.
Colombia - This country boasts the world's largest coffee resource. Its coffee industry is dependent hugely upon exports to the U.S.
Mexico - This country's regions now known as Texas and California were annexed by the United States is 1845.
Brazil - This country was the home to the Minas Gerais region which contained the largest gold reserve ever discovered to that time; but the riches were quickly mined and exported by the Portuguese.
United States - The author of this book considers this country...
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