The Legal Occupation of the Amazon

The Legal Occupation of the Amazon

Amazonia of yesterday and today Colonization and exploration The occupation and settlement of the Amazon are the result of a long historical process that began with colonization and was marked by countless conflicts between indigenous peoples and explorers. The way of life of the peoples of the Amazon, in the past, was based on forest collection, fishing and subsistence agriculture. The exploitation of natural resources was limited, providing for its…

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The Problems of the Amazon

The Problems of the Amazon

The main current problems in the Amazon are listed below: The large public or private projectsthat developed after the creation of Sudam (Superintendence for the Development of the Amazon), such as, for example, the large Carajás project, the Manaus Free Trade Zone and hydroelectric plants, mainly the Tucuruí project, in addition to the projects agriculture, among others. Land ownership conflicts. Sudam was created in 1966 to attract capital for regional…

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Agriculture in Developed and Underdeveloped Countries

Agriculture in Developed and Underdeveloped Countries

Agriculture in developed countries With the agricultural revolution of the 20th century ( green revolution ), rich countries began to employ less and less labor in rural activities. In this group of countries, agriculture is modern and uses advanced production resources, such as the intensive use of pesticides , fertilizers, mechanization, biotechnological resources and adequate methods of soil management. The result of this is high productivity and large agricultural production.…

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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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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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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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