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Semester Final Latin America

STUDY
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ISTHMUS
a narrow strip of land that connects larger pieces of land; ex. Panama
PANAMA CANAL
a strategic waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
PULL FACTOR
something that encourages someone to move to another location
PUSH FACTOR
something that forces someone out of one place to move to another place
BIODIVERSITY
the huge variety of plants and animal species that are found in the Amazon Rainforest
ANDES MOUNTAINS
long mountain range that runs down the west coast of South America
AMAZON RIVER
has over 1,000 tributaries and releases more water at its mouth than any other river in the world
TRIBUTARY
a river or stream that connects to another river or stream
SOURCE/HEADWATERS
where a river begins; usually in mountains
PAMPAS
fertile grassy plains of Argentina and Uruguay; good for growing crops and raising cattle
GUACHO
south american cowboy
LLANOS
fertile grassy plains of Colombia and Venezuela
MEXICO & VENEZUELA
have major oil resources
INCA
ancient Indian civilization of Peru
MAYA
ancient Indian civilization of Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and into Guatemala
INFRASTRUCTURE
the basic support systems needed to keep an economy going including roads, electricity, sewers, water, housing, and education