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Orinoco

carries fertile soil into the Llanos of western Venezuela

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Greater Natilles

Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica

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Central America

isthmus that links North America and South America

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Brazilian Highlands

cordillera along the Pacific coast of South America

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desert

climate of northern Mexico

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Amazon Basin

holds the world's largest rain forest

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Caribbean islands

developed a tourism industry despite hurricans

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humid subtropical climate

the short winters and long, humid summers of Argentina's Pampas

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Mediterranean climate

enables central Chile to grow large amounts of fruit

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Aztec

built a huge empire in central Mexico

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Toltec

held a monopoly on the obsidian trade

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Olmec

Latin America's first civilization in southern Mexico

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Inca

empire that stretched more than 2,500 miles along the
Andes

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caudillos

ruled as dictators and did little to help the poor

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Maya

first civilization of the pre-Columbian Amercias to fully develop a written language and calendar; also known for its mathematical and astronomical systems, and its art and architecture

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Quechua

ancient and current language of Peru and Bolivia

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Sao Paulo

has a large Japanese community

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Central America

region of high birth rates in Latin America

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Cuba

country whose music shaped American jazz

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Rio de Janeiro

this city's Carnival is famous for its color and excitement

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vaqueros

Mexican cowhands

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mestizos

people with a Spanish and Native American heritage

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subsistence farms

small plots where farmers grow enough food to feed their families

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plantations

large farms that raise a single crop for sale

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maquiladoras

factories in which workers assemble parts made in other countries