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Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries of Mexico and Central America. Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Countries of South America.

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Countries of Mexico and Central America

  • Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama


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Countries of South America

  • Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay


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Countries of the Caribbean

  • Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico (US)


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Physical Features

  • Major Mountain ranges

    • Andes Mountains

    • Sierra Madre Mountains--Oriental and Occidental

  • Rainforests

  • Coastal Desert--Atacama Desert

  • Amazon River Basin


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Economic Characteristics

  • diverse economies

  • subsistence farming

  • plantation agriculture

  • slash and burn agriculture

  • cash crops and food crops

  • haciendas

  • cattle ranches and gauchos


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  • deforestation

  • destruction of the rainforests

  • oil resources--Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico

  • Heavy smog and pollution--Mexico City


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Cultural Characteristics

  • Indian civilizations--Aztec, Inca

  • African traditions--slaves

  • influences of European colonization--Spanish

  • predominance of the Roman Catholic religion

  • rigid social structure—no movement


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  • Mestizos-European and Native

  • location of settlements--coastal in South America

  • Megacities with large squatter settlements

  • rapid population growth

  • out-migration


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Cultural heritage

  • music--African influences, calypso, steel drum bands, reggae

  • traditional dances

  • Spanish and Portuguese languages


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Cultural landscape

  • pyramids and cathedrals

  • haciendas and ejidos (communal land)

  • ruins at Machu Picchu

  • ruins at Tikal


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LatinAmerica

From Mexico to Chile and Argentina


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Andes

2nd highest range in the world.

Run from Chile to Panama

Sierra Madres

In Mexico

3 different areas

ORIENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

DEL SUR

Mountain Ranges


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Latin Americain Pictures


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SquatterCity in Brazil





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Inca Chieftain








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Tikal the center of the earth.in Guatemala


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  • ancient Mayan city the center of the earth.

  • ceremonial and civic center

  • Tikal is the "New York City" of the Maya, its skyscraper-like pyramids soaring up out of the jungle canopy.


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Gauchos in Argentina the center of the earth.


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ANDES the center of the earth.


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Peaks in the ANDES the center of the earth.


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Looking up the center of the earth.


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Inca city of Machu Pichu the center of the earth.


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Sierra Madres the center of the earth.


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Sierra rocky cliffs the center of the earth.


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Green slopes the center of the earth.


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Looking across the range the center of the earth.


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Amazon River Basin the center of the earth.

  • Over 1000 tributaries feed the Amazon River.

  • Drains an area almost the size of the USA.

  • Amazon 2nd largest river in the world.

  • Drains 60 times more water then the Nile.


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Amazon River Basin the center of the earth.(dark green)


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Amazon flowing through the rainforest. the center of the earth.


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Pampas the center of the earth.

In Argentina

Used for grazing and farming

Llanos

In Venezuela

Used for grazing and farming

Grasslands


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Cattle on the Pampas the center of the earth.


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Shade trees on the llanos the center of the earth.


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A small pond on the llanos the center of the earth.


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Rainforests the center of the earth.

  • Rainforests cover much of Latin America.

  • Rain forests are near the equator.

  • Amazon rainforest covers almost 2 million acres.


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Water fall in the forest the center of the earth.


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Deserts the center of the earth.

  • Atacama Desert

    • Driest desert in the World.

    • Sheltered from the rainforest by the Andes


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Atacama the center of the earth.


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Archipelagoes the center of the earth.(groups of islands)

  • Bahamas

    • Hundreds of islands off the tip of Florida and to the North of Cuba

  • Greater Antilles

    • Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola


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  • Lesser Antilles the center of the earth.

    • Smaller islands to the South of Puerto Rico


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Bahamas the center of the earth.


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Bahamas from space the center of the earth.


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The Beach the center of the earth.


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Warm Blue Water the center of the earth.


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FIN the center of the earth.


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Latin America--Test Review the center of the earth.

  • What is the main language of Latin America?

  • Spanish

  • What is the main religion of Latin America?

  • Roman Catholic


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  • What is an EJIDOS? Spanish in Mexico?

  • Farmland owned collectively by members of a rural community

  • What is a HACIENDA?

  • Large Spanish-owned estates of land, usually run as a farm or cattle ranch


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  • What is an isthmus? Spanish in Mexico?

  • A narrow strip of land with water on both sides

  • What is the main economic activity of Central America?

  • Agricultural


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  • What is an archipelago? and the Dominican Republic) make up?

  • Island group or island chain

  • What is subsistence farming?

  • Growing only enough for your use

  • What are the tropical grasslands of South America called?

  • Llanos and pampas


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  • What is Macchu Picchu? by Spain?

  • Ancient Incan ruins

  • What is the name of the ancient Mayan ruins in Guatemala?

  • Tikal


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