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ZIPskinny demographic information for 02863 - CENTRAL FALLS RHODE ISLAND

Demographic profile for ZIP Code 02863 in CENTRAL FALLS, RI.
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The charts on this page charts illustarte the difference in demographics between the City of Central Falls, the State of Rhode Island, and the United States. There are some pretty obvious differences in these charts. Think about the implications of those difference...

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Republica de colombia

REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIAIMPORTANCE OF COLOMBIAAlejandro RestrepoGeology 40005/02/2013
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How To Piss Off a Colombian | j3ssica's Blog

How To Piss Off a Colombian | j3ssica's Blog | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
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This just about narrows down the way every Colombian feels. Great article to get a feel for the Colombian culture. Stop the ignorance!

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Politics and Ethnicity in Ecuador and Bolivia: Twins or Opposites?

Politics and Ethnicity in Ecuador and Bolivia: Twins or Opposites? | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
On the surface, Ecuador and Bolivia exhibit close political similarities. Both countries are led by popular presidents who pursue leftist agendas, taking on multinational corporations, enacting land redistribution, and opposing U.S.
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The biggest and most important difference between Bolivia and Ecuador, despite their many similiraties, is the ethno-political difference, Bolivia with 55% indigenous citizens and Ecuador with 25%. That statistic makes a big difference when it comes to the voting polls. Evo Morales takes complete advantage of this situation in Bolivia seeing as he is from indigenous descent. Morales grassroot politics keep him connected with these indigenous roots. His treatment for indegenous groups in Bolivia is also what has kept him in charge in Bolivia.

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How to pronounce words (and use them) | A video pronunciation dictionary

How to pronounce words (and use them) | A video pronunciation dictionary | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it

This site gives you example pronunciation or words and also finds videos with subtitles that show the words being used in context.


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Intersting concept for some that cannot pronounce certain words. 

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RitaZ's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:08 AM

Good for practice in EFL classes.

David Montero's curator insight, March 30, 2013 1:00 AM

people in real situations naturally speaking and using the word in context. 

Ruth Vilmi's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:52 AM

The best site I know for teaching you how to pronounce any word, and to hear it in authentic situations on You Tube. Please share!

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After Hugo Chávez Who Will Lead in Latin America? - ABC News

After Hugo Chávez Who Will Lead in Latin America? - ABC News | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
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After Hugo Chávez Who Will Lead in Latin America?
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What does this do to the composition of South America? 

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Mexico enacts major education reform

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto enacts a major shake-up of the education system, amid a nationwide strike by teachers.
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Congratulations to Mexico on its new education reform. Now, is this reform going to bring in immigrants from neighboring countries such as Belize and Guatemala? With good education comes a prosperous future, which entices citizens of other countries without these kind of education reforms.

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Catherine Shabo's curator insight, March 8, 2013 4:59 PM

Progess and reform especially in education is always a good thing. The wishful thinking to this matter is that it would cause a domino effect and some of South America's smaller countries could form something also.

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Spanish Immigration to Latin America: Let Them Come! | The ...

Spanish Immigration to Latin America: Let Them Come! | The ... | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
Latin American migration to Spain in recent years is largely a result of the economic success experienced by peripheral European countries prior to the 2008 global recession. According to The Economist, around 1.5 million ...
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The Spanish were some of the first massive migrants in the world, when they started conquering and sending Spanish citizens to these new colonies all over the world, but such massive immigration to a country the size of Spain can will cause havoc among it's citizen population. 

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Who Made 'Latin America' Latin? | Babalú Blog

Who Made 'Latin America' Latin? | Babalú Blog | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
A guest post and a history lesson from Asombra: Who Made “Latin America” Latin? The idea (repeat, idea) goes back to the 1830s, particularly the writings.
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The term "Latin America" was used by Napoleaon for social, economic, and military gain... The man was always 2 steps ahead of the rest. 

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Catherine Shabo's curator insight, February 20, 2013 7:18 PM

Without reading this I would honestly have no idea that the term "Latin America" had a connection to France. This is a fun fact I will be sharing with others! :] He had a very good idea in mind and smart political motive.

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Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

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Income maps of every neighborhood in the U.S. See wealth and poverty in places like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, and more.

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Very interesting aspect of our demographics here in Central Falls. Any one with an interest in demographics and the make up our city should take a look a this and compare it to other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. Knowledge is power. Empower yourself!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 13, 2013 9:32 AM

This is the most user-friendly website I've seen to map economic census data.  This maps the average household income data on top of a Google Maps basemap that can be centered on any place in the United States.  This is a great resource to share with students of just about any age. 


Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, K12.

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:16 AM

Can you find your neighborhood HUGGERS?

Allison Anthony's curator insight, February 16, 2013 7:25 AM

Compare the neighborhoods in and around your area.  What trends do you see?  Any surprises?

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7.0 earthquake rocks Colombia

A deep-magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked parts of Colombia Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reporte
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An earthquake of 7.0 has the potential to do a good amount of damage. Luckily there were no major injuries or damages. 

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A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly

A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
Months have gone by since the last of the grisly mass killings that have marked the conflict’s darkest moments.

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 4, 9:13 AM

As military and government officials stepped in to control the drug wars, cartels have made greater efforts to quiet their attacks. Although the attacks are quieter, they are still happening at constant rates. As cartels clash into eachother, more problems arrive and once again question the legalization of marijuana.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 4, 9:28 AM

This article talks about the realization of the Mexician drug war and the way that these riots have affected Mexican land overall. For example the statistics of the violence against the Mexican military army for 2011-2012 is alarming; there has been 503 Attacks, 181 Injjuries and, 31 deaths of the people who are sworn to protect the citizens.

Paige Therien's curator insight, February 6, 12:02 PM

The new president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, has been trying to make the Cartel and governments fighting less apparent.  In a war, each side has to learn how to play the other's game, which is what is happening here.  Perhaps the Cartel is going along with this so they can "test the waters" of this new president and his very different policies (compared to Felipe Calderon).  Nieto wants to focus less on the drug wars, so the Cartel is laying low in northern rural areas, so they can still smuggle drugs into and guns out of the United States.

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Miles conmemoran sin Chávez su fallido golpe de Estado de 1992

Miles conmemoran sin Chávez su fallido golpe de Estado de 1992 | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
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Thousand of "Chavistas" take the street to celebrate Hugo Chavez 21 years in control of Venezuela. 

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ZIPskinny demographic information for 02863 - CENTRAL FALLS RHODE ISLAND

Demographic profile for ZIP Code 02863 in CENTRAL FALLS, RI.
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The charts on this page charts illustarte the difference in demographics between the City of Central Falls, the State of Rhode Island, and the United States. There are some pretty obvious differences in these charts. Think about the implications of those difference...

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Prezi: an Alternative to Powerpoint

Shake things up by trying Prezi.  This one I use at the end of the semester for my Regional Geography course.  Geography and Prezi are both all about "making the connections..."


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MBrunelle's comment, December 8, 2011 10:42 AM
Pretty cool!
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check out for study.

 

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The wealthiest Americans get wealthier - Economy

The wealthiest Americans get wealthier - Economy | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
The wealthiest Americans get wealthier
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Economic inequalities keep on coming... So the cataphrase "the rich get richer and poor get poorer" is 100% true in this case. Where is Marx with his "Law of Increasing Poverty" when you need him?

 

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Japan's Geographic Challenge

Stratfor examines Japan's primary geographic challenge of sustaining its large population with little arable land and few natural resources. For more analysi...

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Part the reason why Japan wanted to expand its empire was because of its lack of natural resources. 

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Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:51 PM
Unlike other larger, more geographically diverse countries, Japan is faced with the problem of a general lack of farmable land and natural resources. The fact that the country is itself an island does not make things any easier for it in an economic sense. The way the country is divided up also makes for a difficult political situation, as mountain ranges create division, and therefore, political disunity.
The proximity of the Korean peninsula and China to Japan is also important to examine. Whenever Japan wishes to acquire natural resources and other economically beneficial materials, Korea is the conduit through which Japan tends to invade the mainland, usually China. Because of this, we can see how Japan’s geographic location may cause strained relationships with its neighbors, both politically and economically. Alienating two of its closest neighbors would clearly be a disastrous move for Japan, but it may be seen as necessary due to its unfortunate geographic location.
Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:31 PM

It would make sense to me that for a place like Japan to sustain itself successfully, it would have to have some help from other areas with more resources.  Again with the concept- people don't choose to be born, or where they are born... To be born in Japan is as unchosen by that person as it would be in any other country.  I don't think people should have to pay for resources that they do not have available, especially because they are on an island/island chain that simply doesn't have what they need.  I am really repulsed by the bartering system because of absolute indication of beyond excessive surplus and profit and greed and all that garbage that humanity reeks of.  Yeah some people are happy, but we could be completely unburdened of all negativity if we banded together to rid the world of negativity itself.  I know that Japan would be happy to receive everything that they need for no cost, but I also know that many people would be willing to work, and more willing to work, if they didn't have expenses to pay for... it would really be serving their life's purpose as a component of humankind if they worked to help others, rather than to pay their monthly rent.  I don't have a clue how I would go about organizing a movement to transform this idea into a reality, but I'll work on that.  In the mean time, I would advise supranationalism for Japan, and hope that with the alliance of other countries, they can band together and make deals that work for the greater good of their country, population, and the world.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 10, 7:58 AM

This short video did a great job in explaining why Japan became expansionist in the decades leading up to WW II.  The mountainous nature of the islands and lack of arable land challenges Japan to provide food for its people.  To understand Japan you must understand her geography, this helps to understand why a country acted the way it did in the past and can be a predictor of future actions. 

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St Kitts and Nevis profile

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Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small Caribbean island nation
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Interesting small Carribbean Island inhabited by descendants of West African slaves. Without the sugar industry, I wonder how they manage to keep up?

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Medellín arrasó en votos como la ciudad más innovadora del mundo

Medellín arrasó en votos como la ciudad más innovadora del mundo | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
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Medellin becomes wins prize for the most innovative country in the world! Medellin paired up with cities like New York and Tel-Aviv. With a new infrastructure, metro, education, and social programs, Medellin outlasted some of the best known cities in the world. “Medellin finds new solutions to old problems” stated the world street journal. With its new metro-cable which reduces commutes from hours to just minutes, new museums, libraries, roads, and many more, Medellin has made its mark on the world.

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The human cost of Spain's financial crisis - CNN.com

Hard hit by the global financial crisis and trouble in the eurozone, Spain is suffering its second recession in three years, with unemployment rates at record levels.
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Even the mother land is hurting.With two recessions in three years, students, workers, and citizens are protesting all over Spain's cities. Spain, welcome to what the rest of Latin America has been suffering from for the last 500 years, ever since you decided it was a good idea to opress every country you colonized.

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You are looking at our future hear in the U.S. ladies and gentlemen.
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Vatican reaches out in Latin America - Washington Post

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The Guardian Vatican reaches out in Latin America Washington Post Latin America accounts for 40 percent of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, and if temporal concerns such as majority voting have any sway over the cardinals' conclave, the next pope...
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I wonder what the influence of Latin America will be on the next Pope. Being one of the largest group of relgious followers, I think Catholocism is ready for a latin american Pope. 

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Brazilians learn about science through samba and carnival - SciDev.Net

Brazilians learn about science through samba and carnival - SciDev.Net | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
Science and scientists have been the inspiration for several performances and parades, at carnivals taking place across Brazil. (RT @tezira: Innovation in science communication...
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With science in mind and carnival music in the feet #geog400ric

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Guatemala's coffee rust 'emergency'

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Guatemala declares a state of agricultural emergency after a coffee tree fungus blights about 70% of the national crop.
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If 40% of coffee production is wiped out, what will that do the average worker? Will there be an influx of migrants to neighboring countries such as Mexico?

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Farc urges drug crops legalisation

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Colombia's Farc rebels propose land use reform, including the legalisation of some coca, poppy and marijuana crops, during peace talks with the government.
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This drug battle has been Colombia's biggest downfall. The FARC have terrorized the Colombian population since the 1960's. Unforunately, there is a  soft sentiment towards the FARC in certain areas of Colombia, mostly among the poor. I think the FARC have a good arguement here, although the Colombian government cannot give the FARC control of the legal drug trade business, if it is legalized. 

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6 Foreign Subcultures You've Never Heard Of

6 Foreign Subcultures You've Never Heard Of | Alejandro's Global View | Scoop.it
Dandies in Congo, emos in Iraq, electro-hillbilly truckers in Japan. No matter how hard life can be, people carve out original ways of living.
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Very interesting article on foreign subcultures. These subcultures have not appeared in the US yet, but when will it, if it ever does. These are some very orginal ways of living. Who woud of thought some of these countries allowed these type of subcultures to exist. Some countries are very strict on their own culture, sometimes trying to not let the culture get "Westernized."

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American FactFinder

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American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information.
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Great website for data, statistics, and news on numerous demographics topics. 

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chris tobin's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:03 PM

This is a site to get economic and housing information----nice!

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chris tobin's comment, February 3, 2013 7:04 PM
Thanks! great site
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Thanks! great site