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    against the local Indians. Summary The first chapter covers the years from 1500 to 1537, and begins in the city of Santiago de Nueva-Extremadura in Chile. Ines, feeling she is on the verge of dying, ask her daughter-in-law Isabella to write her memories. She starts by talking about the death of her beloved husband Rodrigo de Quiroga and of her actual situation as “highly placed senora” within the kingdom of Chile. Her memories begin by the description of her family and her hometown in the city of Plascencia where she met her…

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    He was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in Barrio Cabanas- one of the most dangerous cities in the entire world. There were a low of shootings, a lot of killing, a lot of violence, and little to no opportunity. Growing up, they lived next to a really dirty creek. This is a memorable place because in the creek were various things, things such as dead animals and people. People would use this river to wash their clothes, fish for food, and bathe. He had watched his younger brother pass away in…

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    taking advantage of prevailing winds along the coast of Africa. Following several months of sailing, he rounded the Cape of Good Hope and began making his way up the eastern coast of Africa, toward the uncharted waters of the Indian Ocean By January, as the fleet neared what is now Mozambique, many of da Gama's crewmembers were sick with scurvy, forcing the expedition to anchor for rest and repairs for nearly one month. da Gama's first journey covered nearly 24,000 miles in close to two years,…

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    from Spain, the lower classes were not the main advocates for a revolution. In Mexico the revolutions were led by priests, first by Miguel Hidalgo and later by Jose Maria Morelos. The first peasant revolt, supported by both mestizos and creoles, failed. Fueled by father Hidalgo’s personal story of oppression by the Spaniards and a strong sense of nationalism, Mexican peasants marched alongside Hidalgo to wage war against Spain. Hidalgo’s militia was able to win a few sloppy battles, but lack of…

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    Global Art Cinema

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    (international) success of art cinema depends on the word-of-mouth publicity it receives while traveling along film festival circuits. Galt and Schoonover state, “If art films are to travel to international audiences, they must make the claim that their forms and stories are comprehensible across languages and cultures (2010, p.10).” Among the many critically acclaimed filmmakers associated with art cinema, only few have been able to prosper beyond their region. Included in this group is Spanish…

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    A Primeira Missa No Brazil

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    Nacional de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro, and I had the opportunity to see this work many times during my life. The painting shows the first mass celebrated in Brazilian soil and the event was documented by the Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha. Pero Vaz de Caminha, the clerk of Pedro Alvares Cabral, recorded his first impressions on the uncovered land in a 27 pages long document. A Primeira Missa no Brasil appears many times in Brazilian History books when we are at school learning about the…

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    Once we all piled in the van, we had to stop at McDonald’s for food. When we got done eating, we started on our way to Des Moines. About half way there, some of us girl started to get a little tired. Some fell asleep in their seats, and some fell asleep on the floor of the van. I was one of those girls. When we got to Des Moines, we had to go check into our hotel. We had to share the whole hotel with West Lyon. When morning arrived, we all headed down to the lobby for some breakfast. Once we…

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    Gold In Utopia Every country in the world recognizes gold as a very valuable metal that people desire. The value of gold is immense because it is malleable and ductile, it is used in many industries, and it has had a high value since ancient times. Although most people perceive gold as an extremely treasured item, Thomas More presents a vastly different perception of gold in the book Utopia. Thomas More was a philosopher in England and the advisor of King Henry VIII but was killed after not…

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    De Beers focuses on building brand Nothing is forever in business, not even diamonds. Ask De Beers, which runs the world 's diamond cartel. The London-based company, actually De Beers/Centernary, has developed and inflated the connection between diamonds and romance -- a link that goes back only to the 19th century. Its highly effective advertising slogan, "Diamonds are forever," was established in 1948 and is still going strong. "De Beers ' operating strategy has been pure and simple," says…

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    Introduction: De Beers is an association of companies that dominate any things related to diamond such us diamond trading, diamond mining, diamond shops and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors. The company was established in 1888 by British businessman Cecil Rhodes and funded by London-based N M Rothschild & Sons bank and the South African diamond magnate Alfred Beit. They have many places for mining like Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada.However; there was a big debate about some…

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