 The longest mountain chain in the world is______________, running all the way from thenorthern South America all the way...
 The Andes Mountains
 Governments run by generals in many SouthAmerica countries are known as _________.
 Junta
 The economic trade group created by severalSouth American countries to benefit theireconomies is best known as _________...
 The Mercosur Trade Group
 Perhaps one of the most important man-madewaterways in the world, the ______________connects the Atlantic to the Pacific...
 Panama Canal
 Before being conquered by Cortez, these peoplewere known for a rich culture and complexmythological and religious tradit...
 The Aztecs
 Spain and Portugal were the two initialleaders of the exploration in the New World.To divide the territory between them,...
 The Treaty of Tordesillas
 One of the longest rivers in the world, the____________ flows around 4,000 miles andcarries more water than any other ri...
 Amazon River
 He heard of a gold rich land in South Americaand led and expedition into modern day Peruwhere he conquered the Incan emp...
 Francisco Pizarro
 Mexican and Columbian drug cartels generateapproximately $______ a year in revenue.
 $39 Billion!
 Perhaps the worst problem facing therainforests to day is ____________, caused by“slash and burn” farmers.
 Deforestation
 Dropping over 3,200 ft. and 15x tallerthan Niagara Falls, _______ is the highestwaterfall in the world.
 Angel Falls
 Rainforests have great biodiversity but only cover____% of the earth’s surface; however, theycontain over ____% of the s...
 Rainforests cover 6% of the earth’s surfaceand contain over 50% of the species on earth!
 _________ was the Colombian drug lord whowas said to responsible for the large scaleintroduction and distribution of the...
 Pablo Escobar
 Mexico has a large Mestizo population.What is Mestizo?
 Blending of European (Spanish) and Native America
 The city of _______ in Mexico has seen especiallyhigh crime due to drug cartels. In fact, it isestimated that over 5,000...
 Ciudad Juarez
 What is debt-for-nature-swap?
 When environmental groups givegovernments money so they will discourageslash and burn farming and the destructionof the ...
Latin america review2
Latin america review2
Latin america review2
Latin america review2
Latin america review2
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  1. 1.  The longest mountain chain in the world is______________, running all the way from thenorthern South America all the way to thesouthernmost point!
  2. 2.  The Andes Mountains
  3. 3.  Governments run by generals in many SouthAmerica countries are known as _________.
  4. 4.  Junta
  5. 5.  The economic trade group created by severalSouth American countries to benefit theireconomies is best known as ________________.
  6. 6.  The Mercosur Trade Group
  7. 7.  Perhaps one of the most important man-madewaterways in the world, the ______________connects the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
  8. 8.  Panama Canal
  9. 9.  Before being conquered by Cortez, these peoplewere known for a rich culture and complexmythological and religious traditions, as well asreaching remarkable architectural and artisticaccomplishments. The capital city ofTenochtitlan had around 200,000 – 300,000residents, making it one of the largest cities inthe world. Who were they?
  10. 10.  The Aztecs
  11. 11.  Spain and Portugal were the two initialleaders of the exploration in the New World.To divide the territory between them, theyagreed to a boundary known as_________________________.
  12. 12.  The Treaty of Tordesillas
  13. 13.  One of the longest rivers in the world, the____________ flows around 4,000 miles andcarries more water than any other river in theworld!
  14. 14.  Amazon River
  15. 15.  He heard of a gold rich land in South Americaand led and expedition into modern day Peruwhere he conquered the Incan empire. Hisactions made Spain one of the richest andmost powerful in the world. Who was he?
  16. 16.  Francisco Pizarro
  17. 17.  Mexican and Columbian drug cartels generateapproximately $______ a year in revenue.
  18. 18.  $39 Billion!
  19. 19.  Perhaps the worst problem facing therainforests to day is ____________, caused by“slash and burn” farmers.
  20. 20.  Deforestation
  21. 21.  Dropping over 3,200 ft. and 15x tallerthan Niagara Falls, _______ is the highestwaterfall in the world.
  22. 22.  Angel Falls
  23. 23.  Rainforests have great biodiversity but only cover____% of the earth’s surface; however, theycontain over ____% of the species on earth!
  24. 24.  Rainforests cover 6% of the earth’s surfaceand contain over 50% of the species on earth!
  25. 25.  _________ was the Colombian drug lord whowas said to responsible for the large scaleintroduction and distribution of the drugcocaine to the U.S. in the 1970’s and 80’s.
  26. 26.  Pablo Escobar
  27. 27.  Mexico has a large Mestizo population.What is Mestizo?
  28. 28.  Blending of European (Spanish) and Native America
  29. 29.  The city of _______ in Mexico has seen especiallyhigh crime due to drug cartels. In fact, it isestimated that over 5,000 murders occur eachyear since 2011!!!
  30. 30.  Ciudad Juarez
  31. 31.  What is debt-for-nature-swap?
  32. 32.  When environmental groups givegovernments money so they will discourageslash and burn farming and the destructionof the rainforests.

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