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World: Latin America

World Cultures: Latin America Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Favela the poverty-stricken slums that surround many cities in Brazil
Neocolonialism having influence over the political, social, economic affairs of another country
Communism a system in which there is no social class or private property; all political, social, and economic decisions are made by the governing body
Cartel an organization that controls the production, price, and trade of a particular good
Coyote someone who smuggles people across the US-Mexico border by guiding them through the desert
Pollero someone who smuggles people across the US-Mexico border in a vehicle/with fake documents/bribing the border guards
Socialism a system in which many social, political, and economic decisions are regulated by the governing body
Migrant someone who travels to another place, usually in search of work
Immigrant someone who comes to a new country with the intention of remaining there permanently
Caste system a system of permanent social levels. In many Latin American countries, this is based on race, so it is called "racial caste system"
Colonialism the act of claiming sovereingty over territories outside a country’s borders
Colony a territory that does not have autonomy
Nefarious wicked or villainous
Dichotomy a division into two groups; being twofold
Braggadocio boastful or arrogant behavior
Misanthrope someone who dislikes people and avoids society
Imbroglio an altercation or complicated situation
Plutocracy rule by the wealthy and powerful
Eristic controversial, subject to a lot of argument
Cultural appropriation adoption or use of elements of one culture by another without accurate understanding or context
Arable land suitable for growing crops
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