Category: South America

INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
While the export of steel, steel products and aluminum was not a problem, because the Orinoco to Ciudad Guayana can be easily navigated by large cargo ships, transports to the north of the country are still carried out by heavy-lift trucks. At the end of the 1990s, around 200 trucks left the SIDOR production facilities alone to cross the river over this bridge and drive north. With the opening of a second, much closer Orinoco bridge in November 2006, the connection was significantly improved. But Ciudad Guayana is still dependent on heavy goods transport. The plans for a rail link between the city and the economic centers in the north have all failed, not least because of the lobbying work of the transport companies.

Ciudad Guayana already had 40,000 residents in 1961, five years later the number had grown to 100,000, with the last census in 2011 already 850,000 residents were registered. Ciudad Guayana is not only the fifth largest city in the country, but above all the most important location for the Venezuelan heavy industry. Iron, steel and aluminum production is the second most important economic sector in the country after the oil industry, even if it only accounts for less than five percent of exports (as of 2012), which is modest compared to oil. For more information about the continent of South America, please check franciscogardening.com.

Bolivia Topography

Bolivia Topography

The nature of Bolivia is extraordinarily beautiful and varied. Gravel roads meander spectacularly over 4,000 meter high passes in the Andes and lead down into the lowlands of the savannahs and the jungle. La...

SANTIAGO

Santiago Travel Guide

Busy Santiago shows its best side of the upper air. Climb the hill and fall in love with the atmosphere of the Chilean capital. SANTIAGO AS A DESTINATION The hustle and bustle of the...

Venezuela Caracas Tourist Attractions 2

Venezuela 2018

Yearbook 2018 Venezuela. According to Countryaah.com, Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela, a country located in South America. President Nicolás Maduro was not unexpectedly re-elected in the May 20 presidential election for a...

Uruguay Montevideo Tourist Attractions 2

Uruguay 2018

Yearbook 2018 Uruguay. Tensions between the military and the government, led by the left-wing coalition Breda Front (Frente Amplio, FA), increased during the year and reached their most critical point since the FA came...

Suriname Paramaribo Tourist Attractions 2

Suriname 2018

Yearbook 2018 Suriname. The already strained relations with neighboring Guyana deteriorated significantly in April and May when a series of attacks on Surinamese fishing boats on Suriname’s territorial waters near the border with French...

Peru Lima Tourist Attractions 2

Peru 2018

Peru (Spanish República del Perú, officially Republic of Peru) is a state in western South America and borders in the north on Ecuador and Colombia, in the east on Brazil, in the southeast on...

Paraguay Asuncion Tourist Attractions 2

Paraguay 2018

Yearbook 2018 Paraguay. According to Countryaah.com, Asuncion is the capital city of Paraguay, a country located in South America. The April 22 presidential election was won by Mario “Marito” Abdo Benítez of the ANR-PC...

Guyana Georgetown Tourist Attractions 2

Guyana 2018

Yearbook 2018 Guyana. The Caribbean Regional Court announced on June 26 that former President Bharrat Jagdeo (1999–2011) cannot be re-elected president. The matter was submitted to the court after a decision in the Guyanese...

Ecuador Quito Tourist Attractions 2

Ecuador 2018

Yearbook 2018 Ecuador. The political conflict between former President Rafael Correa (2007-17) and President Lenín Moreno, who belong to the same party and was Correa’s vice president, escalated in several areas during the year....

Colombia Bogota Tourist Attractions 2

Colombia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Colombia. According to Countryaah.com, Bogota is the capital city of Colombia, a country located in South America. 42-year-old Iván Duque was elected in the second round of the presidential election June 17...

Chile Santiago Tourist Attractions 2

Chile 2018

Yearbook 2018 Chile. Five months after taking office for a second term, Sebastián Piñera completed a government reform in early August. Among other things, Minister of Education Gerardo Varela, who has been the target...

Brazil Brasilia Tourist Attractions 2

Brazil 2018

Yearbook 2018 Brazil. As expected, Jair Bolsonaro was elected new president in the second round of the presidential election on October 28, with just over 55% of the votes cast, against just under 45%...

Bolivia La Paz Tourist Attractions 2

Bolivia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Bolivia. After five years of investigations, a ruling came in the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) on October 1, which meant a severe defeat for Bolivia in the country’s...

Argentina Buenos Aires Tourist Attractions 2

Argentina 2018

Yearbook 2018 Argentina. Argentina’s economic crisis continued during the year. The economy seemed to shrink by 2-3% – particularly affected were retail and industry – inflation remained high and the value of the currency...

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South America

Latin America The expression “Latin America” is commonly used to refer to all countries on the American continent with the exception of the USA and Canada. However, there is no official “list” of “Latin...