Latin America – Geography and Culture Review

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Sierra Madre
group of mountains in Mexico
Caribbean Sea
body of water that borders the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico; south of Florida (U.S.)
Atacama
the driest desert on Earth; located in southern Peru and northern Chile (in South America)
Mexico
2nd largest country in Latin America; it is one of the 3 countries of North America
Bolivia
landlocked country in South America; named after freedom fighter Simon Bolivar
Cuba
the only communist country led by a dictator in Latin America; island in the Caribbean
Venezuela
country is known for its oil production in South America; north of the equator
air pollution
environmental issue found in Mexico City
mountains
physical feature surrounding Mexico City, which lies in a valley, that traps air pollutants over the city
eastern coast
area where most Brazilians live
arable
land that is fertile and can produce crops for agriculture
farming
Cuban industry that helps its nation economically because of its arable land
Spanish
primary language of Latin America
Portugal
colonized Brazil; reason most Brazilians speak this language
Latin America
countries in Central America, South America, and Caribbean
Panama Canal
physical feature built to provide shortcut for trade
Haiti and Cuba
located in the Caribbean
indigenous
describes early native cultures of America (before Europeans arrived)
Brazil
ranks as the most populous Latin American country
deforestation
environmental issue that is threatening the Amazon Rainforest
slavery effect
Latin America has ancestors from Africa
literacy
the ability to read and write
high literacy rate
equals a high standard of living
mestizo
offspring of European and native (indigenous) American
mulatto
offspring of European and African
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