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Latin America
The geographic region that includes Middle/Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Middle/Central America
The region of North America that includes the countries of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; connects the US to South America.
South America
The 4th largest continent which stretches from Middle America almost to Antarctica.
Caribbean
Islands in the Caribbean Sea of which the largest are Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
modify
To change, especially as in the geography.
geography
Study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, countries, people, industries and products.
indigenous people
The original people to live in a place (did not migrate or colonize).
trade-offs
What is given up in order to compromise or the consequences of making a deal.
physical characteristics
Describe the natural environment of a place: also called physical features.
human characteristics
Describe the people of a place; human-made.