In 1519, Hernando Cortés landed on the coast of Mexico, tearing apart the rich fabric of native life in the _____
The Aztec city of _______ is the site today of Mexico City
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
A new political part that arose in Mexico in 1929, which helped introduce democracy and maintain political stability for much of the 20th century.
People of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
Factories found in Mexico that assemble imported materials into finished products that are exported, mostly to the US
North American Free Trade Agreement, which created a huge zone of cooperation on trade and economic issues
A place from which important ideas spread
United Provinces of Central America
Central America declared independence from Mexican rule and called themselves the _____
Canal which cuts through the land bridge and connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Type of music started in Trinidad, which combines musical elements from Africa, Spain, and the Caribbean.
Type of music started in Jamaica, which deal with social problems and religion.
Economy which takes place outside of official channels, without benefits or protection for workers (street vending, shining shoes, and a variety of other activities and services that provide people with a small income)
Descendants of people who came across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska and eventually crossed the Isthmus of Panama into South America. When they reached the west coast of South America, they found the Andes Mountains.
Language of the Inca, which was overshadowed by Spanish as settlers became the dominant culture.
a trading block composed of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela, with associate members Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; superceded in 2008 by the Union of South American Nations (Unasur or Unasul), by uniting with the Andean Community
Treaty of Tordesillas
In 1494, Portugal gained control over the land that became present-day Brazil through the ______
Brazil's most colorful feast day (Not the gay pride parade OH SEE WHAT I DID THERE ZING)
Carnival takes place to the music of the _____, a Brazilian dance with African influences.
Martial art and dance that developed in Brazil from African origins.