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Atlantic South America

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favelas
large slums in urban areas of Brazil
landlocked
lacking access to the ocean, surrounded by land
encomienda
colonists received land from Spanish monarchs and were given the right to the labor of Indian workers
estuary
partially enclosed body of water where salty seawater and freshwater mix
gauchos
Argentine cowboys
Montevidea
capital of Uruguay
Gran Chaco
Flat, low plains south of the Brazilian Plateau
Pampas
wide, grassy plains of central Argentina
Mercosur
trade organization that promotes economic cooperation amont South American members
Brasilia
capital of Brazil
Portugal and Spain
Uruguay has been ruled by
The Amazon and Parana
drain most of the region
95%
people in Paraguay are mestizos
soil exhaustion
occurs when repeated planting of the same crops causes soil to lose nutrients
1816
Argentina gained independence from Spain after a long period of violence and wars occurred
Buenos Aires
Capital of Argentina
moist tropical climates
northern and coastal areas of Atlantic South America
steppe
climate that is not found in Atlantic South America
Spanish
the official language of Uruguay
1822
Brazil won indepence from Portugal
Amazon
provides natural rubber, wood, food, medicinal plants, and other products
Asian
migrants who probably settled Brazil first
Carnival, samba, and feijoada
elements that make up Brazil's culture
Paraguay River
seperates Paraguay into two regions and runs past its capital
Argentina's government
includes an elected president and elected legislature
Cordoba and Sao Paula
you cannot find these in the Amazon rain forest
Argentina's culture
milonga, beef, and Roman Catholicism
Brazil
occupies nearly half of the South American continent
northeast
Brazil's poorest region