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Latin America

Definitions of Physical Features, Culture, Environment, Population, etc

Definition Word
This is the most arid (dry) region of Latin America. It is located in Chile to the west of the Andes Mountains. Atacama Desert
This river is located in Brazil and runs through the rainforest. It is the longest river in Latin America. Amazon River
This body of water is located to the east of Mexico and is nearly surrounded by Mexico. Gulf of Mexico
This body of water is located to the east of Central America and it holds many small island nations. Caribbean Sea
Man-made waterway for trade that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Panama Canal
Long mountain range located in western South America. Andes Mountains
The mountain ranges that runs along the eastern sides of Mexico and Central America. Sierra Madre
Ocean west of Latin America. Pacific Ocean
A land-locked county in South America. Bolivia
Large island nation with many ports. small. tropical climate. often hit by hurricanes. main export is sugar cane but also other agricultural products. Cuba
Largest country in Latin America. With its rainforests it provides vast natural trade resources. People mainly live near the coast. tropical climate. Brazil
Diverse climate regions. Mainly exports oil but also silver and farm goods. Main trade partner is the US. Mexico
Has coasts on the caribbean sea and Atlantic Ocean making trade easy. it is close to the Panama Canal. It has a tropical climate. but cooler in the mountains. Its main export is oil. Venezuela
The name of the rainforest in Brazil. Amazon
This country has major air pollution issues in its capital city. Mexico
This country has a oil pollution issue. Venezuela
A person of mixed African and European decent. Mulatto
A person of mixed Native and European decent. Mestizo
Main language of Brazil. Portuguese
Main language of most of Latin America. Spanish



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