Select a Country: Select one featured in the Political Change PDF (Note: it must be a country in Latin America). You may work in a group of up to 4 students, but you must all be working on the same country and you must include the names of the group members on the uploaded document. Only one group member needs to upload it.
Research the Current Political Situation: After reading the section in the PDF about your selected country, you will research what’s happened in that country, politically, since 2012 to bring yourself up to date, focusing especially on the last two years.
Write a Summary of Your Findings: Try not to get bogged down in too much detail; instead, describe the overall political situation in the country you selected. Write as though you are a reporter, emphasizing objectivity. Regardless of your personal opinions, try to present events as objectively as possible.
Mechanics: You should keep your summary brief (around 500-750 words), but you should use full sentences, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
Source Requirements: Please DO NOT use Wikipedia! Instead, use an online newspaper or news site for your research like BBC News, Miami Herald, NY Times and/or a periodical from your selected country. You might try looking up your country’s “Timeline” on BBC News as a starting point.
Plagiarism Warning: Plagiarism is presenting the work of others as your own – directly or indirectly. Put quotation marks around exact statements or phrasing and cite everything that is not your own – even paraphrasing. Avoid over quotation – if 50% or more of your paper is directly quoted from another source, points will be deducted even if it’s cited. You should process most of what you learn into your own words.
Submit: Turn in your Political Geography Summary on the assignment submission page by the due date.