South America

The region of the world that falls between the Tropic of Cancer (23.43 degrees North) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23.43 degrees South).

Goods that come from agriculture, forestry, mining, and fishing.

An amalgam of gangs, ex military and military backed irregulars within a country, that were often involved in appropriations of peasant lands in South America.

A movement that seeks the reaffirmation of indigenous people and their rights.

Refers to people of mixed European-indigenous origin, including the vast majority of the people of Central America.

A grassy plain that contains few trees.

A term used to describe anti-imperialism rhetoric that promotes income redistribution, national sovereignty and a distancing from the orbit of power of the USA.

A movement that values a renewed appreciation of African culture.

An economic development strategy marked by protectionist policies in order to bolster local growth.

A term used to describe people with both black and white ancestry.

Often follows an El Niño event, and is characterized by a decrease in sea temperature across the Eastern Central Pacific of up to 5 degrees C, which also has an impact on the weather of the region and across other regions of the world.

The name for marginal settlements or slums in Brazil.