Latin_America - Latin America Definition US-Mexican border to Tierra del Fuego Iberian(Spanish/Portuguese imprint Scene of the first European

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Latin America Definition ± US-Mexican border to Tierra del Fuego ± Iberian (Spanish/Portuguese) imprint ± Scene of the first European arrival in the Americas - on Samana Cay ± Early Civilizations Maya Aztec Inca, etc.
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Geographic Division ± Middle America Mexico Central America – “land bridge” Caribbean (West Indies): 13 independent nations Greater Antilles: 4 islands Lesser Antilles - Leeward (N. of Dominica) - Windward How about the Bahamas and the Bermuda? ± South America 12 Countries 1 French Overseas Dept. Mexico ± “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” ± 756,052 sq miles ± Pop: 110.5 million ± 31 States, 1 Fed. District ± US-Mexican border is 2000 miles long
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Mexico’s Population ± Native Americans—30% ± European Americans—9% ± Mixed Mestizo (white and Amerindian): 60% Zambo – Indian-black ± 90% of people Roman Catholic ± Highly urban, 75%
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± Initiated in the 1960s ± Modern industrial (assembly) plants ± Assemble imported, duty-free components/raw
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOG 100 taught by Professor Deaner during the Spring '08 term at Kansas State University.

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Latin_America - Latin America Definition US-Mexican border to Tierra del Fuego Iberian(Spanish/Portuguese imprint Scene of the first European

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