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conquistador name for the Spanish explores who claimed land in Americas
cultural convergence the contact and interaction of one culture
caudillo a Latin american military dictator
pampas a grassland region in Argentina and Uruguay
cay a small island, low island or coral reef
coral the rock like skeletons of tiny sea animals
tropical storm a storm that originates over a tropical ocean
El Nino a warm ocean current off south america's
canopy the uppermost layer of a forest where tree branches
mestizo a person of mixed European and native american
mulatto a person of mixed African and European
hacienda a large Spanish owned estate in the Americas
land redistribution a policy by which land is taken
Ejido farmland owned collectively by members
subsistence farming farming that provides only enough for a family
latifundio a large commercial farm owned by privet people
cash crop a farm crop grown for sale and profit
migrant worker a worker who travels from place to place
NAFTA North american free trade agreement
quadrilateral a factory in mexico along the united states
plateau an area of high flat land
peninsula a strip of land that juts out into a ocean
irrigation the watering of farming with water drawn from rivers
sinkhole a hole formed when limestone is dissolved
command economy an economic system that is controlled by a single central government
GDP per capita the total value of goods and services produced in a country in a year
market economy an economic system in which decisions about production price or determine by supply
traditional economy
Created by: christopher shaw