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Blending of African, European, and some Amerindian cultural elements into the unique sociocultural systems found in the Caribbean
Escaped slave
Economic flight of Caribbean people across the globe
A crude factory in which workers sew clothing, assemble sneakers, and perform other labor-intensive tasks for extremely low wages
Migration of the best-educated people for developing countries to developed nations where economic opportunites are greater
When people consider themselves either nonreligious or outright atheistic
A spread of desertlike conditions into semiarid areas
Religions that attempt to appeal to all peoples, regardless of location or culture
A general agreement on tariffs and trades
The effect that provides us with a warm atmospheric envelope that supports human life and comes from the trapping of incoming and outgoing solar radiation by an array of natural gr
Human-caused
An alliance between the US, Mexico, and Canada
The increasing interconnectedness of people and places through converging processes of economic, political, and cultural change
Land characterized by shorter, less dense grasslands
The value of all final goods and services produced within a country’s borders
State in which power is centralized at the national level
How well different locations become linked with one another through improved transportation and communications networks
Money sent back home
Economic and political strategies by which powerful states indirectly extend their influence over weaker states
A language two countries with different tongues agree upon as a third language
Foreign workers contracted to labor on agricultural estates for a set period of time
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Mixed ancestry
The potential of return migrants to contribute to the social and economic development a home country with the experiences they have gained abroad
Forced removal of Africans from their native are
A business practice that transfers portions of a company’s production and service activities to lower-cost settings
Practice that stresses privatization, export production, FDI, and a few restrictions on imports
The GDP combined with net income from abroad
The process of a colony’s gaining control over its territory and establishing a separate, independent government
Assembly plant on the US-Mexico border
James Monroe's proclamation saying the United States would not tolerate European involvement in the Western Hemisphere
A “revolution” which involved new agricultural techniques using genetically altered seeds coupled with high inputs of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
4 large Caribbean islands--Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico
A process by which a country adopts the US dollar as its official currency
Duty-free and tax-exempt industrial park created to attract foreign corporations and create industrial jobs
An increase of temperature of Earth’s atmosphere
The idea that European capitalism is responsible for the underdevelopment of Latin America
The active promotion of one cultural system at the expense of another
Arc of small Caribbean islands from St. Maarten to Trinidad
Firm that does global business through international subsidiaries, disrupts local ecosystems in its incessant search for natural resources and manufacturing sites
A nation that allocates considerable political power to units of government beneath the national level
The process of protecting and defending a cultural system against diluting or offensive cultural expressions while at the same time actively promoting national and local values

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