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Latin America 10

TermDefinition
Spanish conquest when Cortes landed on the coast of Mexico
Tenochtitlan the capital of the Aztec's
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) introduced democracy to Mexico
mestizo people of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
Maquiladoras factories in Mexico that assemble imported materials into finished products that are then exported
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) between Mexico, Canada, and the US. Designed to create jobs
cultural hearth a place from which important ideas spread
United Provinces of Central America the name for central america after it got its independence from Mexico
Panama Canal cuts through the land bridge and connects the Atlantic and Pacific ocean, good for trade
Calypso music of Africa, Spain, and Caribbean
Reggae music developed in Jamaica
informal economy jobs such as street vending, shining shoes etc
Inca descendants of people who may have crossed a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska and eventually found their way to South America, built their civilization in the Andes
quechua language of the Inca
Treaty of Tordesillas agreement to divide South America, Portugal gained Brazil
Carnival most colorful feast day in Brazil
samba Brazilian dance with African influences
Capoeria a martial art and dance developed in Brazil
Created by: megancasey