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W.H. C.10 : Human Geog. of Latin America


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The conquering of native americans by the Spanish which began with Hernando Cortes & solders arriving
in 1519,& conquering them by
What was the Spanish Conquest?
p. 222
The Aztec capital city on the present site of Mexico City founded in 1325 A.D.
Where is Tenochtitlan?
In 1929, a new political party arose in Mexico which introduced democracy, land reforms & maintained political stability in most of 20th C.
What is the (PRI) Institutional Revolutionary Party?
People of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage, from "Mexica" the name for Aztecs.
What are Mestizoes?
U.S. owned factories in Mexico that assemble imported materials into finished products that are then exported, mostly to the U.S.A. (e.g., electronics,
clothing, and furniture)
What are Maquiladoras?
p. 220
A trade agreement between Mexico and U.S.A. that created a huge zone of cooperation with gradual reduction of Import Tariffs on Manufactured goods until it reachs zero.
What is N.A.F.T.A?
(North American Free Trade Agreement) p. 220
A place from which important ideas originate and spread.
What is a Culture Hearth?
p. 222.
Central America declared independence from Mexico in 1823.Mexico declared indepencece from Spain in 1821. The Central American coutries became El Salvdore,
Nicaraqua, Costa Rica, Quatemala, Honduras and later Panama which broke off from Colombia &am
What are the United Provinces of Central America?

p. 223
A project started by the French and completed by the Americans which connected the Atlantic with the Pacific Oceans with a system of canals, locks, natural & man-made lakes in the Isthmus of Panama.
What is the Panama Canal?

p. 226.
Music that originated in Trinidad that combines musical elements from Africa, Spain and Carribean. Uses steel drums & guitars with improvised lyrics.
What is Calypso? p. 227
A style of music that developed in Jamaica in 1960's made popular by Bob Marley.
What is Reggae? p. 227
Jobs available outside official channels w/o benefits or protections for workers. Ex. street vendors, shoe-shining, et. al. which provide people w/ nontaxable small income.
What is Informal Economy?
p. 227.
An advanced Native American population of the Quechan peoples of S. America who built a civilizaton in the Andes Mtns. of Peru in the 15th C. & 16th C.
Who were the Incas?

p. 230.
The language of the Inca still spoken in the Andes highlands.
What is Quechua? p. 231
An Economic Common Market that began operating in the Southern cone of South American in 1995. Its goals were: 1. to make member economies more stable 2. to increase trade w/n region & thereby decrease dependability by unstable global markets. 3. To
What is Mercosur?
Spain and Portugal agree in 1495 to separate colonization of S. America by the Papal Line of Demarcation drawn in 1493.
What is the Treaty of Tordesillas?

p. 236.
The most colorful feast day in Brazil.
What is Carnaval?
A Brazilian Dance with American influences.
What is the Samba?
A martial art and dance that developd in Brazil from Africn origins. Angolans came to Brazil by Portuguese
What is Capoira?

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