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People, Places and Change Chapter 7 (Central America / Caribbean)

Chapter 7 (Central America and the Caribbean) from People, Place, and Change
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cooperatives
organizations owned by and operated for their members
calypso and reggae
types of Caribbean music
Havana
Cuba's capital and largest city
Santeria
mixes traditional African religions with Catholicism
civil war
conflict between two or more groups within a country
Costa Rica
Central American country with a long history of democratic, stable governments
cacao
small tree on which the cocoa bean grows
bauxite
aluminum ore found in large reserves in Jamaica
Greater Antilles
Four large islands in the Caribbean archipelago
hurricanes
Tropical storms that bring heavy rain, high seas, and violent winds
refugees
many of these left Haiti and Cuba for the United States
guerrilla
Since 1959 Cuba has supported these movements that attempt to overthrow other governments
Caribbean
Mangoes, rice, yams, and okra are popular in the
Belize
After it gained independence in 1981, British Honduras changed its name to this
civil wars
Both El Salvador and Nicaragua are rebuilding after lenthy _________
Spain
controlled much of Central America from the 1500s until 1821
mestizo
Largest ethnic group in Central America
Cloud forests
High-elevation, very wet tropical forests that contain a wide variety of plants and animals
tourism
the most important industry in the Caribbean
humid tropical
The Caribbean islands have tropical savanna and _________ climates.
commonwealth of the United States
The island of Puerto Rico is a __________________
Roman Catholic
The religion of most people in Central America
Belize
The country with the smallest population in Central America
West Indies
Christopher Columbus named the Caribbean islands
Cuba
Has a poor relationship with the US
ice storms
Central America and the Caribbean do not have this weather problem
an archipelago
Central America is located on _________________
Nicaragua
the largest country in Central America
Guatemala
Of the following, this is not a Caribbean island: Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, or Cuba
corn
Of the following, which is not an important crop in the Caribbean: sugarcane, coffee, corn or bananas?
archipelago
a group of islands
Guatemala
The most populous country in Central America. Almost half of its people are Indians.
Haiti
It is the poorest country in the Americas. It has many people living there.
Cuba
Since the early 1960's the US government has banned trade with this country. US citizens are not allowed to travel there.
Nicaragua
The Sandinistas overthrew this country's dictator and then ruled the country for many years. Today the country is a democracy.
Panama
This country controls a canal that links the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
Fidel Castro
leader of Cuba
dictator
a person who rules a country with complete authority
plantain
type of banana used in cooking
guerrilla
person who takes part in irregular warfare, such as raids