a large mostly flat highland area
a narrow strip of land tat has water on both sides and joins two larger bodies of land
a region of plains in argentina and uruguay
a river or stream that flows into a main river
the height of land above sea level
all of the following are regions of latin america except
the us and canada
the long mountain chain that runs west coast of south america is
some carribean islands are coral islands formed from
skeletons of tiny sea animals
the amazon river basin is home to
the largest tropical rain forest in the world
one statement that can be made about climate in latin america is that throughout the region it is
different from place to place
two south american countries that produce coffee as a key crop are
brazil and columbia
to reduce their reliance on one natural resource or crop,many latin american nations have begun to
diversify their economies
trade and travel among the regions of south america has been affected by
high mountains and dense rain forest
what do we call the often destructive warm ocean current that flows along the western coast of Latin america every few years?
most people who live in mexico lives in the
most latin american languages have their roots in
the second largest river in the world,also called the ocean river is the
where is latin america located?
if travelers experienced a temperature change form decreasing levels they were probably traveling
higher into the andes mountains
areas that have rich soil and warm climates
can grow many different crops
what large plains regions similar to the great plains in the united states that stretches across argentina and uruguay?
the higher up the mountains you go the colder it gets. this is known as
why are rivers and lakes important to people throughout latin america?
they provide fish water power and a way to reach remote areas
the following are characteristics of mexico city except
what type of farming is it called when a famed grows crops to sell?
one effect of this rapid urbanization is
a shortage of housing
the mesopotamian region of argentina is warmer than patagonia because
the mesopotamian region is located closer to the equator
what type of farming is it called when a farmer only grows enough for their family?
where is latin america located?
in the western hemesphere of the u.s.
a squatter is someone who
lives on land they dont own
which would be found near 1 on the map
which number on the map is the carribean sea
d.sierra madre mountains
the pacific ocean would be found on what number on the map
which physical feature can be found near 2 on the map
the panamal canal was built to
provide shortcut for trade
the panama canal is located
which countries are included in the term latin america
b. all countries in north and south america
haiti and cuba are located in the
which of the following is a environmental concern in mexico?
air pollution in mexico city
which problem is destroying the amazon rainforest
venezulas economy is effected by its
how does geo play a role in mexico citys air pollution problem
d. it lies in a valley that trap air pollutants over the city
a.the government gets about half of its money from the oil business
which is a problem associated with deforestation?
d. there is a less forest to produce goods that humans need
whats a major scources of income for both mexico and venezuela
which country has about 3/4 of the trade with mexico
which region of mexico has the most people?
a. central plateau
venezuela is a world leader in the production of
whats 1 major reason few venezuelans are farmers
there is little arable land
how has venezuelas location helped its trade
d. it has a coastline with ports on the carribean and the atlantic
where do most brazilians live
along the eastern coast
the amazon rain forest is located mainly in
brazil is the 2nd larger exporter of which of the following resources
the large amount of arable land is most helpful in which industry to cuba
c. needs to import more products
whos who is latin america history
write a short bio for each historical figure