Geo chpt 13

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economy

system by which goods and services are produced and distributed to meet people's needs

one crop economy

an economy that is dominated by the production of a single crop.

dictator

a ruler who has absolute power

campesino

a poor Latin American farmer

canopy

dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees

Photosynthesis

process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches

boom

a period of increased prosperity

privatization

process of converting government enterprises into privately owned companies

cosmopolitan

a city whose population is composed of people from all over the world

gauchos

cowboys of the pampas of Argentina

portenos

Europeans who came to Argentina for trade

bolas

a weapon consisting of two or more heavy balls secured to the ends of one or more strong leather cords. sometimes covered in animals skins

estancias

estates owned by rich landowners

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