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Paraguay in Pictures (Visual Geography (Twenty-First

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A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. The CIA action took a form that became the mold for CIA intervention in Latin America: The bribery of military officers and a propaganda campaign against the leftist government that included the resurrection of oppositional radio stations, the mass distribution of anti-government leaflets, and the anonymous submission of articles to newspapers painting the Arbenz government as communist.

Fidel Castro: Cuban President & Revolutionary (Essential

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Beltrán has worked extensively on human rights and organized crime, particularly in… Adam Isacson joined the Washington Office on Latin America in 2010 after 14 years working on Latin American and Caribbean security issues with the Center for International Policy. Copacabana Beach is also lined with luxury hotels, nightclubs and restaurants. The coup was followed by a 40-year period of instability and brutality in Guatemala. For more information on De Ayllon, click here. Vitus Jonassen Bering (1681-1741) was a Danish explorer and navigator who explored the seas off Alaska and northeastern Siberia.

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal

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Bernal Diaz del Castillo published "Verdadera Historia de la Conquista de Nueva España", (True History of the Conquest of New Spain) in 1568. It was also the tipping point that pushed the United States to enter World War I. Vigorous economic growth during the 1960s and ’70s was followed by national indebtedness and low or negative economic growth rates in the 1980s. The CIA documents reveal that during the fiscal years 1960-1961 they spent 1.1 million dollars on radio operations and programming and establishment of transmitters, and $600,000 on press and publications.

Empire of the Incas (Great Empires of the Past)

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Rising 200 feet, its base of 600 feet equaled that of the pyramid of Khufu in Egypt — although it was only half Khufu's height. Peanut production steadily grew the first half of the nineteenth century. Atole is another drink made from maize that is mainly a feature of Guatemalan cuisine, but is present throughout Central America under many local variations. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The Aftermath of the Sandinista Revolution (Aftermath of

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The Sassanians overthrow the Parthians in Persia. Video/C 4003 Provides a view of the history, sacred traditions and the ancient religious and agricultural ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians. c1976. 26 min. Today, all five nations fly flags that retain the old federal motif of two outer blue bands bounding an inner white stripe. ( Costa Rica, traditionally the least committed of the five to regional integration, modified its flag significantly in 1848 by darkening the blue and adding a double-wide inner red band, in honor of the French tricolor).

Augusto Pinochet's Chile (Dictatorships)

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The decade sees the rise of Maxwell House, which becomes the country's dominant brand, consumed from coast to coast. All of this is not to surprising though am not going to get between hub and. From 1604 to 1606 he established a settlement at Acadia in Nova Scotia, and in 1608 he traveled up the Saint Lawrence River, made contact with the Huron and Algonquin peoples, and established a French settlement at Qu�bec. Small-scale cultivation gradually gave way to more intense production to maximize yield and minimize loss.

Nicaragua (Cultures of the World, Second)

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This page provides a selected feed of recent articles quoting WOLA and our experts. European physicians believed, for example, that some diseases were caused by an excess of blood in the body, and “cured” them by attaching leeches to patients’ skin to “bleed” them. We will also visit Mykonos, the ‘Queen of the Cyclades’, an island of white windmills, sinuous lanes and whitewashed buildings, with a small port where fishing boats and dinghies lazily bob at the foot of the terraces.

Francisco Pizarro: Destroyer of the Inca Empire (Wicked

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However in 1838, Chief of State Braulio Carrillo withdrew and proclaimed Costa Rica a Sovereign State. It also gives context to the recent trend in Latin America to elect left-wing governments. C., the Incans of Peru used peanuts as sacrificial offerings and entombed them with their mummies to aid in the spirit life. The last 30 years have seen more land taken from the Indians than at any other time. Rita became a hurricane that day and reached Category 2 intensity as the center passed about 50 miles south of Key West, Florida.

Uruguay in Pictures (Visual Geography. Second Series)

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Upcoming Events: Down to Earth, Trick or Treat Safe Zone, and more... The Bighouse stands at the centre of their history, where traditional ceremonies make them a distinctive people. Examination of the history of white oppression of the Native American from slavery to stereotyping for the movies. 29 min. Aymara Weavings: Ceremonial Textiles of Colonial and 19th Century Bolivia. Leif Ericsson (also spelled Eriksson) the Lucky (980?-1020?) was a Viking (Norse) explorer who was possibly the first European to sail to North America.

Building the Panama Canal (Essential Events)

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American rubber companies, as a step toward diminishing foreign control of the supply, enlarged their plantation holdings in Liberia and in South and Central America. We have very few actual leaflets from the invasion. The books represent the analysis of the authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official United States Government position, policy, or decision. It is especially popular in the cool mountainous areas of the region. The numbers were so huge and the malarial wetlands they worked on were so unhealthy that masters encouraged slaves to organize their own labor and to work unsupervised.