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The whole of Latin America is located in the
Southern Hemisphere
To reduce their reliance on one natural resource or crop, many Latin American countries have begun to
diversify their economies
One effect of rapid urbanization in Mexico is
a shortage of housing
Carnival is an event that is celebrated in many parts of Latin America to mark
the start of Lent
The three cultures that have had the most influence on Latin American culture are
Native American, African, and European
Most people in Latin America belong to what church?
Catholic
What is the term for a person who is descendant of a region's first inhabitants?
indigenous
Which Latin American river has hundreds of tributaries that dump into it?
Amazon River
Trade and travel among the regions of South America has been affected by
high mountains and dense rain forests
Some of the land in this region is formed from coral.
The Caribbean
Many people of this region are emigrating to the United States to find work.
Mexico and Central America
One of the Native American groups of this region is the Caribs.
The Caribbean
The world's largest community of Japanese living outside of Japan call this region home.
South America
The world's largest community of Japanese living outside of Japan call this region home.
South America
One-half of this region is covered with forests.
South America
This region is home to the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
Mexico and Central America
Women are not treated equally in this region.
South America
The Creole language is spoken in many parts of this region.
Caribbean
This region is an isthmus.
South America
Calypso and reggae music are part of the culture of this region.
Caribbean
Portuguese is one of the languages spoken in this region.
South America
Cattle ranchers in the pampas are quite successful in this region.
South America
This region is home to the largest tropical rainforest in the world.
South America