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Chapter ten Voc

isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas.
sinkholes is a steep- sided depression that forms when the roof of a cave collapses.
Conquistadores Spanish conquerors of foreign lands during the colonial era.
Haciendas were large estates usually owned by wealthy families but worked by many peasants, usually Indians.
Plaza is a common feature in towns throughout middle and South America, Spain, and other parts of southern Europe.
Mestizos People of mixed European and American Indian ancestry.
Dictator is a leader who rules with almost absolute authority.
Cash crops are crops grown for sale in a market.
Maquiladoras special factories in Mexico owned mainly by American companies.
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