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    Tropicália

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    ‘For the Tropicália movement, music was a form of politics.’ Discuss. The music of Tropicália brought a subtle political message of unity and social activism to Brazil in a time of heavy repression. It developed in 1967, following the psychedelic rock movements of USA and UK, but was quickly restricted the following year when its founding members, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, were exiled as threats to society. Its music applied a mixture of musical styles, from Brazilian traditional dance to American rock, to create a new, synthesized culture of the tropical and the modern. In doing so, it rejected Brazil’s strong nationalist agenda, from both sides of the political spectrum, and posed as a social critique to both the conservative elite and modern consumerism. The use of foreign instruments, such as the electric guitar, was seen by some critics as unpatriotic and an abandonment of Brazilian romanticism. As part of its mixed style, Tropicália embraced Afro-Brazilian music and culture and saw some its greatest political success in its fight for the rights of the Afro-community. However, the movement has also been criticized for political complacency, with some declaring that its radical message was simply not enough without action. Tropicália embraced a synthesis of cultures, rejecting the modernismo’s idea of a dichotomy of cultures, to create a political message of unity in heavy divided society. Whilst Oswald de Andrade’s ‘Brazil Manifesto’ proposes the ‘forest and…

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    A trip to live in Ecuador for a year with my family did not only lead to a cultural revolution in my life but gave me opportunities to give back to a different community. On top of going to a completely immersive school, I spent afternoons and some weekends teaching English to Ecuadorian children. In turn, I was able to get a pretty good grasp on Spanish, allowing me to better teach the kids and learn about the area I lived in. Spanish did not only help me in Ecuador but also more recently in…

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    Women In Poverty

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    mistreatment and respect from men due to the way their culture has set women to be seen. Girls in these countries are taught to think with a mentality that their purpose in the world is to serve men and become a housewife. Little girls from the moment they can reach the stove they are trained to cook, clean and take care of others. This cultural custom in has caused a big gender role issue and women are viewed as helpless and weak without men in their lives. Many organizations have taken the…

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    I have always loved to travel. I love to just see the world and experience different cultures, but there was one place in specific that I really, really wanted to go to. That place was Samara, Costa Rica. I had been begging my parents to take me there for around a year or even a little longer. We knew some people who had lived there for a while and they just got me hooked on that one little town. I mentioned it every single day. I would even send them links to houses for us to stay in and…

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    Turtle Populations

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    A considerable amount of research has looked at different impacts on turtle populations in Costa Rica, as well as the underground economy and the informal sector. However, almost no research has been conducted concerning the reasoning behind why poaching is prominent considering the importance of ecotourism to the country’s economy. The majority of research conducted about turtle population in various locations in Costa Rica is quantitative information on the populations, as well as quantitative…

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    Sophie Cruz, 6 year old Activist for Immigrant Rights. Sophie Cruz a young activist from America born in 2010. Her parents, Raul and Zoyla Cruz, are undocumented immigrants from the state of Oaxaca,Mexico, she was born is america, she also has a 3 year old sister that was also born in america, but her parents are undocumented immigrants and might face deportation. “I have the right to protection. I have the right to live with my parents,” Sophie declared, “I have the right to live without…

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    Carlson Company Case Study

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    accountable for any of its actions that affect, their environment (Lawrence and Weber, 2008, 48).” The company can follow two different theories. The Ownership Theory is defined as “the firm is the property of the owners; the purpose is to maximize market value in the long term and make money for owners” (Lawrence and Weber, 2008, 6). The Stakeholder Theory is defined as “corporation serves a higher purpose- to provide value to society” (Lawrence and Weber, 2008, 6). These two theories are…

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    I was given the opportunity to travel and experience the Spanish culture. I am so grateful for my experiences and all the things I learned in Costa Rica. By learning a little bit about a new language, I was about to create instant friendships with people by speaking a few words the recognize. To the children, Americans seemed so different. I was able to make connections with them by speaking their language. My life was forever changed in Costa Rica because of being able to speak and understand…

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    Costa Rica Research Paper

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    Costa Rica is a country in Central America filled with forests, volcanoes, mountains, and dramatic skies. North of Costa Rica is Nicaragua and to the south is Panama. Costa Rica has a population of about 4.872 million people as of 2013. The total land area of Costa Rica is 19, 560 square miles and the total area is 19,730 square miles. The main spoken language of Costa Rica is Spanish and the second most spoke language is English due to all the visitors. A very big number of people in Costa Rica…

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    Trip To Cancun

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    Omaha is such a beautiful place to live that when you decide to take a trip away from your home, it can be challenging to find a destination that will provide you with a wide range of activities and adventure. Fortunately, if you are considering a trip to Cancun, you will not be disappointed when you book cheap hotels in Cancun. Sunny beaches and beautiful waters are a great place to relax and experience an environment that is likely quite different than your own. Although finding cheap flights…

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