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_– Small family owned farms of low production

subsistence farming

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_– Large farms that grow cash crops

plantation agriculture

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people build_in mountainous areas

terraced fields

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gift four examples of cash crops

tea, coffee, sugar, cacao

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people practice_farming in Latin America

slash and burn

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cutting down trees and burning them to fertilize the soil

slash and burn farming

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rain forests are being destroyed for_,_, and_

timber, ranching, farming

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Latin America has many_ranches

cattle

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cowboys in Argentina are called_

gauchos

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gauchos work on the_

pampas

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_Were large land holdings in Latin America

haciendas

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some haciendas could be_,_, or_

farms ranches or mines

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haciendas were owned by_and poor people worked the land

wealthy landowners

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Ecuador, Venezuela, and Mexico have_

Oil

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Ecuador in Venezuela are members of_

OPEC

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what does OPEC stand for?

Organization of petroleum exporting countries

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Chile has large deposits of_

copper

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Venezuela and Brazil have_

Iron ore

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NAFTA stands for what?

North American Free Trade Agreement

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what are the members of NAFTA?

United States Canada and Mexico

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NAFTA as a trade agreement that abolishes _ between the three countries

tariffs

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Mexico city has severe_

Air pollution