S.S chapter 6 Mexico

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Isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
Tierra Caliente
Spanish term for "hot land"; the lowest altitude zone of Latin American highlands climates
Tierra Templada
Spanish term for "temperate land"; the middle altitude zone of Latin American highlands climates
Tierra Fria
Spanish term for "cold land"; the highest altitude zone of Latin American highlands climates
Maquiladoras
A factory in Mexico that assembles imported materials into finished goods for export
Megacity
A giant urban area that includes surrounding cities and suburbs
Staples
Products that are bought often, routinely, and without much thought
surpluses
extra goods
Conquistadors
Spanish conquerors
Colonialism
exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one
plaza
a public square in a city or town
Syncretism
A blending of two or more religious traditions
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