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huge slums located in Northeast Brazil


Argentine cowboys who herd cattle and horses on open grasslands


a trade organization that promotes economic cooperation between its members

Gran Chaco

area consisting of flat, low plains covered in shrubs, low trees, and savannas (Located southwest of the highlands)


Capital of Brazil


wide grassy plains located in Central Argentina


the system under which Spanish monarchs gave land to colonists and also granted them the right to work the natives


the capital of Uruguay


a partially enclosed body of water where saltwater and freshwater mix


completely surrounded by land, no direct water access

Brazil (statistics)

Country with largest economy and population of any country in Atlantic South America


country that gained independence from Spain in 1816

The Parana River

This river and the Amazon drain most of the region

Spain and Portugal

These two European countries have ruled Uruguay

Soil exhaustion

The depletion of soil nutrients that occurs when the same crop is planted repeatedly


95% of this country's population are mestizeo

Beunos Aires

A third of all Argentines live in this city, their capital.

Northern and Coastal regions

These two regions have moist tropical climates


Name of the rain forest that provides natural rubber, food, wood, medicinal plants, and countless other products.


Brazil won independence from this country in 1822


the official language of Uruguay

Northern Asians

The group that probably settled Brazil first

The climates of Atlantic South America

humid tropical, humid subtropical, tropical savanna, and temperate grasslands

Brazil (size)

country that occupies about half of the South American continent

Argentina's government today

Democracy with elected president and legislature

Northeast Brazil

Brazil's poorest region

Argentina (dance)

This country's culture includes the tango


a religion that combines African, Indian, and Roman Catholic religious ideas and practices

The Paraguay River

The river that seperates Paraguay into two regions and runs through its capital

Brazil (culture)

Region whose culture does not include the tango

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