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The plateau region of South America

Altiplano

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Mountainous regions of elevated land in South America

Altitudinal zonation

3

The exploits of Christopher colombus

Columbian exchange

4

An economic strategy in which a country adopts the US dollar as its currency

Dollarization

5

Weather and climate that relates to warm ocean water temperatures that affects the pacific coast of South America

El Niño

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A decline in temperature as one ascends higher into the atmosphere. -3.5 degrees f for every 1000 feet

Environmental lapse rate

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The conversion of tropical forest into pasture for cattle ranching

Grassification

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A primitive form of capitalism

Informal sector

9

Largest state or land holding in Latin America

Latifundia

10

Christian concept that relates to the teachings of Christ in Latin America

Liberation theology

11

Assembly plants on the Mexican border

Maquiladora

12

Urban conglomerations of more than 10 mil people

Mega city

13

The free trade agreement of Latin America. Third largest free trade agreement in the world

Mercosur

14

European and Native American(Latin) offspring

Mestizo

15

The tropical areas of north central and South America

Neotropics

16

Money sent back home by immigrants working abroad

Remittance

17

The flow of migrants from rural areas to urban areas/cities

Rural to urban migration

18

The blending of different belief systems in Latin America

Syncretic religion

19

the union of South American regions. Economic union.

UNASAUR

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Government program backed by redistribution of agriculture land

Agrarian reform