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  • Regions of Latin America Central (Middle) America Central (Middle) America The Caribbean South America South America
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  • Countries of the Caribbean Sea
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  • Countries of Central America
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  • Countries of South America
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  • Cities Mexico City Havanna Port-au- Prince Panama City Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Brasilia Rio De Janiero Caracas Bogota Sao Paulo
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  • Satellite Image of Latin America
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  • Land forms of Latin America Cape Horn Falkland Islands Panama Canal Llanos
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  • Important Vocabulary Escarpment-steep cliff or slope between higher land lower land surfaces
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  • Important Vocabulary Cordilleras-parallel mountain ranges like the Sierra Madre Occidentals and Orientals.
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  • Important Vocabulary Altiplano-high plain in Peru & Bolivia that is encircled by the Andes mountain peaks
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  • Bodies of Water Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Amazon R. Lake Titicaca Lake Maracaibo Rio de La Plata Rio Grande Lake Nicaragua
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  • Important Vocabulary Estuary-area where the tide meets a river current Rio de la Plata is a large estuary where 3 rivers meet at the Atlantic Ocean
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  • Important Vocabulary Hydroelectric Power -electricity generated from the energy of water.
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  • Amazon River Western Hemispheres longest river Amazon Basin contains the world largest rain forest
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  • Lake Titicaca 12,500 feet above sea level Worlds highest, navigable lake
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  • Lake Maracaibo Area surrounding lake contains large oil deposits
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  • Rio Grande River that separates the U.S. from Mexico
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  • Mountains and Peaks Andes Mts. Sierra Madre Mts. Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Plateau Mexican Plateau Mato Grasso Plateau
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  • Andes Mountains (Peru)
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  • Llamas in the Andes
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  • The Sierra Madres, Mexico
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  • Guianan Highlands, Venezuela
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  • Brazilian Highlands
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  • Patagonian Region (Chile) Area that lies in the southern part of South America that has high mountains with glaciers down to swampy lowlands.
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  • Valleys Plains and Basins Amazon Basin Pampas Mato Grosso Llanos
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  • Amazon Rain Forest Canopy-continuous high layer of leaves covering the rain forest
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  • Mato Grosso Plateau South American highlands in the central part of the continent.
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  • Orinoco Lowlands, the Llanos Llanos- grasslands in Colombia & Venezuela
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  • Cattle Ranching on the Pampas Guachos- Cowhands that work in Argentina Pampas- Grasslands of Argentina & Uruguay
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  • Deserts Atacama Desert
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  • One of the driest places in the world.
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  • Others Falkland Islands Cape Horn Panama Canal
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  • The Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas
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  • Cape Horn
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  • The Panama Canal
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  • Going Through the Panama Canal
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  • Earthquake Zones
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  • Active Volcanoes
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  • The Tropical Hemisphere
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  • LatinAmericanClimaticZones
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  • Different Climate Zones
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  • Elevation
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  • Vertical Climate Zones Climate in Latin America is more affected by elevation than by distance from the equator.
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  • Important Vocabulary Vertical Climate Zones: Tierra Caliente-hot land; lowest zone. Goes from sea level to 3000 feet. Tierra Templada- temperate land; mid zone. Stretches from 3000 to 6500 feet. Tierra Fria- cold land; highest zone. Reaches from 6500 to 10000 feet.
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  • Amazon Rain Forest
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  • On the Ground Floor of the Rain Forest
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  • Three-Tiered Vegetation Sunlight does not reach the forest floor. Farming is almost impossible. This is why rain forests are cut down.
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  • Agriculture
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  • Banana Plantation
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  • Harvesting Sugar Cane
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  • Growing Coffee
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  • Rubber Industry
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  • Minerals of the Amazon Region Diamonds Amethyst Quartz Bauxite
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  • Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
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  • Eco-Tourism
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  • LatinAmericasPopulationDistribution Most population is clustered near the coast because much of the interior lands highlands or tropical rain forest.
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  • Sao Paolo, Brazil
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  • Overcrowding in Sao Paolo, Brazil
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  • Squatter Settlements in Major Latin American Cities
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