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    Vitana Biehl Summary

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    In VITA: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, João Biehl investigates life within Vita, an alternative community Porto Alegre, a region of southern Brazil where unwanted people find residence. Vita’s residents have typically been abandoned by their families due to poverty, mental illness, addiction, or physical disabilities. While Vita’s makeshift community seems to provide a solution for people who have nowhere else to turn, it lacks the necessary government funding and medical personnel to be…

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    Zika Impact

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    scared to travel. Most guests are young couples and couples that are on their honeymoon, which are most at risk ("Tourist Industry on Edge as Zika Virus Spreads”). The Zika virus will also have a remarkable impact on the Olympics scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the summer of 2016. In addition to the cost of building the stadium, Brazil will have to deal with low audience and athlete attendance rates because of Zika. Athletes expected to perform in the Olympics have been given…

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    Hidden beneath the bustling metropolises of the captivating Latin American country of Brazil are it’s notorious favelas. Favelas are highly populated, urbanized areas located within many of Brazil’s largest cities. Brazil is continuously recognized for its slum regions within its cities because of the increasingly poor and dangerous living conditions in which its inhabitants are exposed to. Although there are many issues present within these communities the importance of access to clean water…

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    There are two major mining companies in Colorado. The Henderson Mine in Empire, Colorado and the Cresson Mine is located in Victor, Colorado. The Henderson Mine produced the mineral molybdenum. The Cripple Creek & Victor Mine produces the mineral gold. Cripple Creek & Victor mine is Colorado’s largest gold mine. The Henderson Mine was founded in 1976 and operated by Climax Molybdenum Company. It has produced 770 million pounds of molybdenum since opening. The mine annual revenue is unknown, but…

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    Robert Keagan Parry Big Idea Part 2: First Peoples of the Klondike Gold Rush, the Tr'ondek Hwech'in The Tr'ondek Hwech'in were the first peoples to occupy the valley at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers, now known as Dawson City. This area is known as being the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, and to this day is subjected to vast amounts of mining,…

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    Similarities Of Brazil

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    The people of Brazil and Bolivia both faced problems unique to their political and environmental climates. Across both countries the poor suffer from specific acute problems, for instance the people of Brazil suffer from issues of housing and environmental loss. The people of Bolivia had a different problem, particularly in the town of Cochabamba who fought for basic necessities against a totalitarian government and a massive international company. Ultimately all of these groups achieved some…

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    Classicism In Brazil

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    central figure in this difficult period was Francisco Manuel da Silva, disciple of Father José Mauricio and successor of his master in the Chapel. He was a composer of scarce resources, but deserves credit for having founded the Conservatory of Music of Rio de Janeiro, having been regent of the Teatro Lirico Fluminense, and also in the National Opera, and the author of the Brazilian National Anthem. His work reflected the transition from musical taste to Romanticism, when the interest of the…

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    Agenda 21 Case Study

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    1. Introduction UNCED, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over the period of 12 days in the year 1992. This is also referred to as Rio Summit or Earth Summit. Magnitude and scale of this meet was so huge that 172 countries participated including 116 countries which sent head of the states for this. Also more than 2000 representatives from NGO attended this conference. Agenda 21 which was one of the tangible results of this Earth Summit…

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    Rio de Janeiro, travel history. Rio de Janeiro is now one of the best known holiday destinations in Southern – America, famous for its carnival and the favela tourism, Rio attracts a lot of domestic and international tourist. A long time before this, Rio de Janeiro already had a travel history. Rio de Janeiro was founded by the Goncalo Coelho in 1502, A Portuguese explorer. He is also the one who gave Rio de Janeiro the name that it still has now. 70 years later, Rio de Janeiro even became the…

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    Falls In Argentina Essay

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    Fantástico Viaje a Argentina Argentina is a fantastic vacation spot to visit because of all the unique features/places to visit and many monuments to explore. To start off, one of Argentina’s unique feature/place to visit is Iguazu Falls which is located on the Iguazu River, on the border of Brazil and Argentina. In the area of the falls includes walkways to take strolls near it and boat rides to get as close as possible to the falls. This main waterfall was mentioned as one of the New Seven…

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