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Al Jazeera | Haiti Trade Hurt by Poor Infrastructure


After textiles, mangoes are one of Haiti's biggest exports; however, their export industry is severely hampered by a lack of infrastructure.



Map Location: Haiti

Comprehensive Questions

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How do Haiti’s economic issues fit with the typical challenges facing developing countries?
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One of the people interviewed in the video stated, “Haiti is too rich to be poor.” What does he mean by this? Why is Haiti’s economy failing?
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When discussing the problem of too much bureaucratic red tape, what part of Haiti’s history do they mention as relevant to understanding why this problem exists today?
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Multiple-Choice Questions

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For the mango farmer interviewed at the beginning of the video, the primary reason that he faces difficulty getting his goods to ports is that
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The reform policies the video recommends at the end best fits under which approach?
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The Council on Foreign Relations | Beyond the BRICS


When people think of emerging countries, they often think of the BRICS (Brazil, India, China, Russia, and South Africa), but CFR Senior Fellow Stewart M. Patrick discusses four other countries that are worth watching. These countries represent a diverse range.



Map Location: Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea

Comprehensive Questions

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According to Patrick, where do the interests of BRICS members align, and what factors create tensions between them?
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The four countries discussed (Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Korea) each face significant domestic challenges. What is the main challenge for each country, and how does each fit into the book’s categories of the typical challenges faced by developing countries?
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What is Patrick’s prediction for what the rise of these middle-income countries means for the future of global politics?
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Multiple-Choice Questions

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On the question of whether the BRICS will be able to translate their growing economic power into political influence, Patrick argues that
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Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, and South Korea have several similarities. However, what DON’T they have in common?

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