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13 terms

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