The Struggles for Land in the Amazon

The Struggles for Land in the Amazon

The Amazon , through regional planning, has always been seen as the frontier of natural resources in Brazil, represented by the following proposals: ⋅ projects encouraged by Sudam, aimed at the exploitation of wood and agriculture; ⋅ Grande Carajas Project, for the extraction and export of minerals; ⋅ hydroelectric plants that exploit the water potential of rivers. The policies responsible for this regional planning have turned the Amazon into a…

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The Three Industrial Revolutions

The Three Industrial Revolutions

1st Industrial Revolution According to loverists, the First Industrial Revolution took place in England, in the 18th century (1780-1830). England was the first country to go through this revolution. Around 1830, the Industrial Revolution was completed in England, and from there it migrated to the European continent. It arrived in Belgium and France, countries close to the British archipelago. Around the middle of the 19th century, it crossed the Atlantic…

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Main Hydrographic Basins in the World

Main Hydrographic Basins in the World

We can highlight in each continent some hydrographic basins of great importance for human use. American continent America has land in all climatic zones, with the exception of the Antarctic glacial zone. For this reason it presents a dense and quite varied hydrographic network. Depending on the use and the degree of importance for transport, we can highlight: – North America – The Mackenzie and São Lourenço rivers, in Canada.…

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American Belts – Agriculture USA

American Belts - Agriculture USA

American agriculture has its great prominence in the high level of mechanization. The region of greatest importance in the sector is the belts , where there are extensive ranges of cultivation of products such as wheat ( wheat-belt ), in the North and in the center; corn ( corn-belt ), in the Northeast and in the center; cotton ( cotton-belt ), in the South; in addition to the dairy belt…

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Economic Blocks

Economic Blocks

The economic blocs are associations of countries that aim to strengthen and privilege trade relations and improve the economy among themselves, in addition to boosting relations with other blocs and countries. The end of the Cold War acted as a stimulus for the regionalization of the economy and the formation of blocs organized based on commercial interests. The dispute for hegemony started to be determined by commercial competition, and the…

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NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement

NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (short for NAFTA by Abbreviationfinder) was signed by the leaders of: Canada, Mexico and the USA on October 7, 1992, but only came into force on January 1, 1994 after a troubled confirmation process by part of the USA, where xenophobia, ethnocentrism and prejudice from certain political sectors offer formidable obstacles. NAFTA has created a free trade zone in which tariffs and certain other…

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British Commonwealth of Nations

British Commonwealth of Nations

Between 1649 and 1660, Oliver Cromwell’s government already used the term Commonwealth in England , in reference to the community of peoples that made up the British kingdom. Denominated in English The Commonwealth of Nations or simply The Commonwealth, the British Commonwealth of Nations is an association of sovereign states formed by the United Kingdom and some of its former colonies, which spontaneously decided to maintain bonds of friendship and…

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Economic Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific – APEC

APEC

The APEC Economic Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, was created in 1989 in Australia as a talk forum between the member countries of ASEAN (United Nations Association of South – East Asia) and six economic partners in the Pacific region, as US and Japan. However, it was only in 1994 that it acquired the characteristics of an economic bloc at the Seattle Conference, when members pledged to transform the Pacific into a…

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Holidays in Jamaica

Holidays in Jamaica

In addition to Jamaica’s chalk-white beaches and turquoise seas, the beautiful greenery is perhaps the best feature of the island nation. Here you will find a fantastic flora and fauna with 3,800 different kinds of plants and a rich bird life with over 200 bird species. There is so much to see and do in Jamaica – the country offers not only beautiful nature but also a rich cultural and…

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Mercosur

Brazil in Mercosur

The Southern Common Market – Mercosur – began to form in 1988, when Brazil and Argentina closed agreements that provided for the reduction of customs tariffs between them. Block history In 1991, with the accession of Paraguay and Uruguay , the Asunción treaty was signed, officializing the existence of Mercosur. In the 1990s, Chile and Bolivia also signed association agreements with Mercosur, becoming privileged trade partners in the common market.…

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Asian Tigers

Asian Tigers

The Asian Tigers correspond to South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong (ex-English territory and current Special Administrative Region of China) which experienced a rapid industrial process, receiving the name NICs (Newly Industrialized Countries – New Industrialized Countries) . The expansion of industrial activity after the Second World War reached Southeast and East Asia, regions that have always had agricultural prominence, with rice production in the gardening system or in…

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USMCA: the Objectives of the New NAFTA

USMCA

After the economic agreement of the North American countries established by the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which began in 1988, the bloc underwent a restructuring for its renewal in 2018. The agreement now called USMCA ( United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ) was first established as a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico , and only after much negotiation did Canada join . Despite the fact that the…

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Before the trip to the USA

Before the trip to the USA 2

Passport and visa Absolutely no later than 72 hours before your trip to the United States, you must apply for an entry permit. This permit costs $ 14 (May-11). Use the following link: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/application.html?execution=e1s1 Or search for “ESTA View waiver program” via your search engine. On the page you will find the heading “Apply for entry permit to the USA” Click on the “button” where it says “Apply”. Read the…

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Sights in Berlin

Berlin

Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, but also the largest city in the country with around 3.6 million inhabitants. It looks back on an eventful history, not least it was a divided city for many years. This is reflected in numerous museums, as well as in many art exhibitions. Today the city pulsates and offers leisure activities and entertainment for every taste. Berlin is a stronghold for cultural…

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City life and sports celebration in Vancouver

VANCOUVER

Vancouver is one of the largest and liveliest cities in huge Canada. In the heart of the city center, you can enjoy the offer of cafés and museums. The nature surrounding the city offers opportunities for a wide range of activities, whether you enjoy skiing or photography. VANCOUVER AS A TRAVEL DESTINATION A big city close to nature Vancouver, the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, is located on…

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FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN RIGA

FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN RIGA

The Old Town of Riga cannot be missed on a weekend trip to Latvia. Flying to Riga The Latvian national airline Air Baltic operates to Riga from all of Finland’s largest airports. Finnair also transports passengers to the city without stopovers. You can get a one-way flight with up to a couple of dozen, and you can also travel from Turku and Tampere. There is no ferry connection from Finland…

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MACAO ATTRACTIONS

FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN MACAO

FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN MACAO The architecture of the casino hotels is startling, but in contrast to the modern buildings, the city also has several parks. Travel to Macau via Hong Kong The easiest way for a Finnish tourist to travel to Macau is to fly to Hong Kong and continue the journey by ferry to Macau. There are both direct and scheduled flights to Hong Kong. Finnair’s direct…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia

Southeast Asia has many magnificent cultural and natural sites that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The UNESCO World Heritage List is a system designed to protect the world’s unique cultural and natural heritage. The sites selected for the list often represent important eras in the history of each country and also have a significant impact on the country’s current culture. For the tourist, a visit to a UNESCO…

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Angola Culture and Traditions

Angola Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, Angola’s population is divided into a variety of peoples and religious groups, often with different customs and traditions. The national identity is usually very weak – if it even exists. Instead, Angolans identify with their own group of people in which they share traditions, languages ​​and history. The traditional life patterns have changed significantly in recent decades. The elderly council, which had a strong…

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Benin Culture and Traditions

Benin Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, the family and clan are important in a Beninier’s social life. The family is expected to stand up for the individual, while at the same time he is expected to be loyal to the extended family. Women often decide on the children and the household (although the children are considered to be men), but in society life is the men who dominate. Especially in…

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Botswana Culture and Traditions

Botswana Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, Botswana means “tswana’s place” in the majority language setswana. The residents are called batswana meaning “tswana people” but the word is also used about the twsana ethnic group. The dual meaning reflects tswana’s dominance in the country, and much of what is typical of the country is actually tswana’s traditions. Botswana’s democratic rule is considered to have its roots in the tswana community, where…

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Burkina Faso Culture and Traditions

Burkina Faso Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions Hospitality and courtesy are important characteristics of Burkinis. It is part of the mossi culture of the majority people that a person should not attract too much attention or arouse jealousy by showing himself or herself. This is especially true of rich people. It is polite to ask how someone’s family is doing, as the family is the given point of reference in society. According to Abbreviationfinder,…

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Burundi Culture and Traditions

Burundi Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions According to Abbreviationfinder, as a visitor in Burundi, it may be wise not to go too fast in the contacts with people you meet. A half-century of violence and racist public rhetoric has led some Burundians to look with some distrust at strangers. Politeness, discretion and restraint can be described as basic rules in the interaction with and between burundians. Conversations can initially address neutral and uncontroversial…

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Cameroon Culture and Traditions

Cameroon Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions When visiting a Cameroonian home, you prefer to talk about the family and the village, and avoid political and religious discussions – at least at the first visit. In working life, punctuality and personal contacts are important. In Cameroon, most people greet each other through a regular handshake. If you know each other well, you usually use your fingers as a sign of friendship. Some cheek pussies…

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Cape Verde Culture and Traditions

Cape Verde Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions Traditions, celebrations and customs on the Cape Verde Islands are characterized by the mixed African and European origins of the population. Christian traditions dominate here, but elements of traditional African customs and customs are found. Cape values ​​strongly identify with the culture of their special island. Generally speaking, Cape values ​​from the northern part of the island (barlavento) are more Portuguese influenced, while the country’s southern islands…

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Central African Republic Culture and Traditions

Central African Republic Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions Prior to the conflict that broke out in 2012, the interaction between the country’s people groups was usually relaxed, although there was a historical contradiction between the river peoples in the south and the savanna peoples further north. Equality is a widespread ideal, but like other peoples, Central Africans can be divided into different walks of life. Social classes are based on where you live and what…

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Chad Culture and Traditions

Chad Immigration Statistics

Culture The cultural differences between Chad’s many ethnic groups are sometimes great. An important dividing line is between the south, whose inhabitants are generally more Western-influenced and able to read and write to a greater extent, and northern Chad, where modern education is less common and traditions stronger. Many Chadian peoples are prominent in handicrafts such as weaving, wood carving, silversmithing and goldsmithing, leather work and more. Decorated gourds are…

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Comoros Culture and Traditions

Comoros Immigration Statistics

Customs and traditions The everyday life of most Comoros is characterized by Islam and the Muslim holidays. Islamic fundamentalism is not common, but it gives high status in society to have made a pilgrimage to Mecca. According to Abbreviationfinder, the Comoros are described as a relatively open and tolerant society, and even people who meet temporarily are happy to discuss politics and social issues. However, distrust of politicians is usually…

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