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The Andean States are nations in South America that contain portions of—or border—the Andes mountain range. The Andes occupy the western part of South America, and are associated with the following countries: South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Satellite Image of the Andes (Source:http://earthobservatory. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ...

North - Bordering the Caribbean Sea This region is semi-tropical and semi-mountainous. Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea is a tropical body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ...

West - Bordering the Pacific Ocean

Central - Landlocked


Other regions in South America include the Guyana Highlands, Southern Cone and Eastern South America. Guiana (also known as the Guiana highlands or the Guiana shield) forms a portion of the northern coast of South America. ... The term Southern Cone (Cono Sur or Cone Sul) refers to the southernmost areas of South America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...

When grouped as "the Andean states", the emphasis is, of course, on the mountainous regions of these countries. For example, the Argentine pampas are not part of the Andean region, but western Argentina is part of the Andean region, and has cultural continuities with its Andean neighbors. Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia are part of the Andean Community (a trade grouping), and each contains Amazon rainforest and Amazonian indigenous people as well as Andean mountains. The pampas (from Quechua for plain) are the fertile lowlands that extend across c. ...

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On-the-Record Briefing: Andean Regional Initiative (5849 words)
The United States response to and support for that effort was approved by Congress in July of the year 2000.
What we see with the President's Andean Regional Initiative of this year for Fiscal Year 2002 funding is an effort that is, in fact, more balanced between the economic social development and institutional reform side and the law enforcement and security side.
Counter-drug obviously is a part, a very important part, of the Andean Regional Initiative, but it is an attempt to integrate a coherent approach that covers all elements of the problems and threats affecting the Andean region and indirectly the United States of America today.
3. Andean Civilizations. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History (253 words)
Andean states developed in every kind of environment imaginable, everything from mountain valleys high in the Andes to arid coastal plains.
Thus, Andean civilization pursued many evolutionary paths, which came together in a remarkable mosaic of states that depended on one another for survival.
The formation of states both on the coast and in the highlands was also fostered by continuous interchange between coast and interior.
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