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Section 1 Why are Brazil’s inland areas so sparsely populated?

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Boo!

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They Exist!

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Section 1 What are the voting requirements in Brazil?

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Section 2 Why are the pampas an important region of Argentina?

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Section 3 What % of Mexico’s population lives in urban areas?

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Random What temporarily halted Venezuela’s economic activity in the early 2000’s?

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Section 1 When and why did Brazil’s government move the capital city to Brasilia?

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Section 1 In a chart like the one below, identify arguments for and against the cutting down of the rain forest.
Cutting down the rain forest Pros Cons

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Section 1 In Brazil, which landform covers about 1/2 of the country, then drops sharply to the Atlantic Ocean?

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Section 2 In which country would you be more “comfortable”: Paraguay or Uruguay? Explain.

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Section 2 Which of Venezuela’s resources is its main source of income?

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Section 2 Which of Brazil’s neighbors has been a colony of France since the 1600’s?

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Section 2 Where is the Itaipu Dam? What is so special about it? How much of the power generated by the dam is sold to neighboring countries? (%)
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Section 3 What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?

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Section 3 Why did Mexico’s government refuse to allow foreign factories in Mexico?

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What is so special about the city of Chiapas?

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cattle farm: ranch :: hacienda : ______________ ranch hand: cowboy :: vaquero : _____________ desert : rainforest :: desierto : ________________

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Section 3 What are some of the problems Mexico is facing due to its large national debt?

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Section 3 Describe Mexico’s government. Is Mexico’s government similar to the American government? Why or why not?

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Section 3 Who is the artist that painted this:

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Section 2 What is Argentina’s most valuable resource? Why has their economy suffered, despite this resource?

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Section 2 In Uruguay, sheep and cattle outnumber people by _____ to ____!

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Section 1 When and why is Carnival celebrated?

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Section 1 In Brazil, many people live in shacks with neither running water nor sewage systems. These slums are called: ______.

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Random Why is Lake Maracaibo different from most “lakes”? What word describes the water in the lake. Hint: mix
fresh and salt water. of

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Random What is the Gran Chaco, and where is it found?

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Random What are Capybaras? Describe them…

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Random Use a sheet of paper to complete “Place Location Activity” on page 248.

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Random What facts support the statement, “Argentina is one of the most industrialized countries in South America”?

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Ah, A Child!

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Don’t be Jealous!

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Put another shrimp on the barbi!

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Not my Gum-drop buttons

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A Pirate’s life for me!

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I love chocolate!

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Gum, gross!

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Frag-il-e

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You’re mocking me!

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My eyes!

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I’m good looking!

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You’ve got skills!

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Tots!

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Dance!

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Can’t take him anywhere.

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Yikes!

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How Sweet

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Poor Guy

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