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TD Unit 3

Latin America and the Caribbean

Border Towns town close to the boundary between two countries stats, or regions. Usually the term implies that is is one of the things the town is most famous
Caribbean Sea an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf Stream
Galapagos Island a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador, known for unusual animal life
Panama Canal a ship canal 40 miles long across the Isthmus of Panama built by US, joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and a key conduit for international maritime trade
Rio do Janeiro 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port, famous as a tourist attraction
Yucatan Peninsula a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea
Amazon large river in South America
Andes mountain range in South America along the western cost
Carnival a festival marked by merrymaking and processions, festive season which occurs immediately before Lent, the main events are usually during February
Where is Mexico? Mexico is just South of the US border
What countries make up Central America? Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
What countries make up South America? Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guiana
What are the four bodies of water near Mexico? Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
What is the only major mountain range? Andes
Which dessert is perhaps the driest dessert in the world? Atacama
What is is by far the most visited destination in South America? Brazil
What is the capital of Mexico? Mexico City
The Baja Peninsula visitors travel to bargin at the thousand little shops, engage in nightlife, and to say they’ve been to Mexico
The Mexican Riviera famous for it’s resorts including Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Mazatlan
The Copper Canyon almost as dramatic as Arizona’s Grand Canyon, stretches through North-central Mexico, train rides available
The Colonial Region Mexico was long a Spanish colony and briefly a French one, remnants of this colonial past mark many of Mexico’s inland cities
How is the weather in the winter in Mexico? warm, dry, and inviting
What are the four misgivings about Mexico? Sickness, Language Barrier, Poverty is a problem-crime, corruptions, street begging, Food disagrees with some people
Created by: Zurtle