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Chapter 9 Vocab

plaza public square in Latin America city around which government buildings and major churches were built
vaquero Mexican cowhand
maquiladora a foreign-owned factory in Mexico where workers assemble parts make in other countries
subsistence farm small plot of land on which a farmer grows only enough food to feed his or her family
plantation large farm
migrant worker person who earns a living by temporarily moving to a place separate from his or her home in order to work
literacy rate percentage of people who can read and write
command economy economic system in which the government decides how resources are used and what good and services are produced
remittance money sent back home by workers who leave their home country to work in other nations
commonwealth self-governing territory
selva Brazilian name for the Amazonian rain forest
favela on overcrowded city slum of Brazil
gaucho cowhand in Argentina
national debt money owed by the government
default failure to make payments that are due to lender
sodium nitrate mineral used in fertilizers and explosives
Created by: dcaeschliman