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World Geography Latin America
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What is the world's largest river in VOLUME that runs through South America?
Middle America, the Carribean, and South America
What are the three areas geographer's divide Latin America into?
What is the largest country in South America and is the center of industry and development?
What mountain range extends on the western edge of South America and is the longest mountain range in the world?
What are the grasslands of Argentina and Uruguay called?
Mexico's natural resource and the reason they were exploited by the Spanish
grassy, treeless plains of southern South America
Rio de la Plata
Estuary of the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers between Uruguay an Argentina. Literally means "river of solver"
River in the United States forming part of the boundary between the United States and Mexico
The world's largest expanse of tropical rain forest blankets; world's wettest tropical plain
is coastal desert so arid that in some places no rainfall has ever been recorded in the last 400 years.
climate with cool to mild winters and hot summers
climate with high temperatures, abundant rainfall, and an extended dry season
climate with cool winters, high summers, and light rainfall
Much of Latin America is characterized by which type of climate?
Mexico and the & countries of Central America (Costa Rica and Mexico)
Largest land area with 13 countries (chili & Brazil)
mountains on western and Eastern coast of Mexico
plateau so large it spans several climate and vegitatioin zones; located in SE Brazil
world's highest large navigable lake
"hot land" sea level to 2,500 ft.
Which country has a canal that provides a link between the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, & Atlantic Ocean?
American factories in Mexico taking advantage of cheap labor
Main reason for Latin American migration to United States
Mexican cultural influences
Aztec, Maya, and Spanish
Ancient civilization on the Yucatan Peninsula that is known for their pyramids and calendar.
rule of the few
poor slums in Brazil
poorest country in Latin America
economic activities not tracked by the government
Free trade agreement between USA, Mexico, and Canada
Slash & Burn
agriculture suitable to rainforrest
an artificial 77 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Ancient Civilization that was in Central Mexico and had a very large city in the middle of a lake. Conquered by the Spanish.
Ancient civilization that sprung up along the Andes in Peru and Chile. Conquered by the Spanish.
Highland region located in Northern South America
Ring of Fire
Area in the Pacific that is known for active volcanoes.
Conquistador that defeated the Aztecs
Conquistador that defeated the Inca.
River in Northern South America. 8th longest river in the world.
Catholic Priests that helped to convert most of the people in Latin America to Catholicism.
The Aztecs and Mayans were known for this to observe their religious beliefs.
Ancient city of the Inca that was on a mountain top, but is now abandoned.
Large estates or plantations in Latin America that were created by Spanish colonists.
Military dictatorships that were prevalent in Latin America in the 1900s
A policy of suppressing the locals in Latin America by the Spanish ruling class using military force.
Latin America struggles with a small middle class, resulting in large numbers of poor, and a few elite or extremely wealthy.
Children in Latin America that are orphaned or abandoned by their parent and left to fend for themselves. They are often killed or exploited for human trafficking.
Latin America is becoming more urban with roughly 80% of their population living in cities.
Newly Industrialized Country; this is where most Latin American countries are in development
A product of deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest
War on Drugs
A US policy meant to curb the import of illegal drugs from Latin America
When people leave their native country for economic, political, or social reasons.
When people come into a new country to seek a job or freedom.
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