Welcome to the 11th grade Socio Economic Development course! We have already read three to four chapters from the book. We should be able to handle the ABCs of government, religion, ideologies and development theories. We should already have ideas on the main thesis of the class, which is, Why Are We Poor? By the end of the course we should be able to express ideas in writing, orally, and comprehend Latin American reality without the usual left wing prejudices so common in Latin America!