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South America - Intellectual - South America's first Apple store opens in Rio

South America - Intellectual - South America's first Apple store opens in Rio | North and South America | Scoop.it
Some 1,700 impatient shoppers lined up for hours Saturday for the grand opening of Apple's store in Rio de Janeiro—the first official outpost in South America.

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This article falls under the intellectual category. The first official outpost in South America had their grand opening of Apple's first store in Rio de Janeiro. Although the Apple prices in Brazil continue to be very high, because of high import taxes in Brazil, they are expected to gradually come down.

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Emil Bodnar's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:28 PM

South america intellectual

Ally Clark/Mayse Thao's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:54 AM

South America intellectual

BraydenJulietteGeo's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:32 PM

cool article about social  in South America how apple is finally putting a store in rio for its costumers. People in South America have a high demand for apple products and are happy to finally get some outside company's putting store into their country

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Native American religions :: South America

Native American religions :: South America | North and South America | Scoop.it
Religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Until the 1950s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little...

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This article falls under the religion category. This article explains how Indigenous people's religious life is still varied even after all of the suffering that their culture has gone through. There are about 1,500 distinct languages and native cultures in South America. Also, only a few of the surviving communities have been influenced by Christianity.

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Megan and Hillary's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:38 PM

This article relates to religion in South America. The article talks about how  the religious life of indigenous South Americans is vibrant and varied. Also about how no matter how many people have suffered  physical And cultural extinction It doesnt die. 

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Understand The Colombia Drug War History Timeline and Internal Conflict

Understand The Colombia Drug War History Timeline and Internal Conflict | North and South America | Scoop.it
Learn in an easy timeline the key historic origins and events that led the armed conflict in Colombia to turn into a drug war of more than 50 years of bloodshed
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The article belongs to South American politics. it shows an internal battle between two opposing sides over a silly yet passionate reason. and let's face it, that's all politics really are.

 

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Sentenced to a Slow Death

"If this were happening in any other country, Americans would be aghast. A sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for trying to sell $10 of marijuana to an undercover officer? For sharing LSD at a Grateful Dead concert? For siphoning gas from a truck? The punishment is so extreme, so irrational, so wildly disproportionate to the crime that it defies explanation.

 

# And yet this is happening every day in federal and state courts across the United States. Judges, bound by mandatory sentencing laws that they openly denounce, are sending people away for the rest of their lives for committing nonviolent drug and property crimes. In nearly 20 percent of cases, it was the person’s first offense.

 

# As of 2012, there were 3,278 prisoners serving sentences of life without parole for such crimes, according to an extensive and astonishing report issued Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. And that number is conservative. It doesn’t include inmates serving sentences of, say, 350 years for a series of nonviolent drug sales. Nor does it include those in prison for crimes legally classified as “violent” even though they did not involve actual violence, like failing to report to a halfway house or trying to steal an unoccupied car."

 


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This article I chose falls under the United States of America politics. This article states that everyday across the U.S. in federal and state courts, judges, bound by mandatory sentencing laws are sending people away for the rest of their lives for committing nonviolent drug and property crimes. Also, over the past four decades, the laws have helped push the American prison population to more than two million people, and to the highest incarceration rate in the world.

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Mexico’s Growing cost advantage over China

Within five years, higher manufacturing exports due to a widening cost advantage over China and other major economies could add $20 billion to $60 billion in output to Mexico’s economy annually. And thanks to the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. manufacturers of components for everything from automobiles to computers assembled in Mexico also stand to benefit, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The key drivers of Mexico’s improving competitive edge are relatively low labor costs and shorter supply chains due to the country's proximity to markets in the U.S. Another important advantage is that Mexico has 44 free-trade agreements—more than any other nation—allowing many of its exports to enter major economies with few or no duties.

A tipping point was reached in 2012, when average manufacturing costs in Mexico, adjusted for productivity, dropped below those of China. By 2015, BCG projects, average total manufacturing costs in Mexico are likely to be around 6 percent lower than in China and around 20 to 30 percent lower than in Japan, Germany, Italy, and Belgium.


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This article I chose falls under Mexico's economy. According to a new research done by The Boston Consulting Group, within five years higher manufactoring exports could add $20 to $60 billion in quantity to Mexico's annual economy. The key drivers of Mexico's improving competitive edge are relatively low labor costs and shorter supply chains.

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5 Reasons Why Quebec Separatism Is a Cause That Will Not Die

5 Reasons Why Quebec Separatism Is a Cause That Will Not Die | North and South America | Scoop.it
Learn why the separatism cause is alive and well and is unlikely to go away soon.
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I am using this article, though it has been used in class, for the area/geography section of my persia chat. This being because, it disscusses issues of sepratism in Canada, and the cause is the very location of thisterritory. Because it was so distant from the rest of the great nation it recieved differing cultural influences and being a peninsula felt cut off from their world. For more reasons simply reread the article.

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An Overview and Geography of Brazil

An Overview and Geography of Brazil | North and South America | Scoop.it
Overview of Brazil: Read this article to learn about the 15 most important facts to know about Brazil- South America's largest country by area. Learn Important facts about Brazil from Geography at About.com.

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This article falls under the area/ geography. Brazil is the largest country in South America. It covers nearly 47% of the South American continent. Brazil is also considered one of the most biodiverse places in the world because its rainforests are home to more than 1,000 bird species, 3,000 fish species, and many mammals and reptiles.

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This article tells about the Geography of Brazil

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A Cultural Primer in South America | Frommer's


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This article is social because it shows the cultures, customs, and cast systems and influences from places like... Spain, Portugal, and Africa.

 

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Jess Lexi's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:47 AM

This article falls under the category of social in South America.  It talks about how their culture traces back to Spain, Portugal, and Africa. Also, it described how each country has different customs from one another.

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South America: Economy | Infoplease.com

Economy Beginning in the 17th cent., the exploitation of the continent's resources and the development of its industries were the result of foreign
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This article demonstrates the history and background of South America's economy.  and what is the base of their said economy.

 

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Younger generation driving down church attendance in Canada - Deseret News

Younger generation driving down church attendance in Canada - Deseret News | North and South America | Scoop.it

Deseret News Younger generation driving down church attendance in Canada Deseret News The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life examined Canada's religious landscape through census data and government surveys and determined that the drop in church...


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This article I chose falls under Canada's religion. This artice is telling us that attendance at religios services have been in steady decline. The younger Canadians are also more leaning to be related with any religion. By region, Quebec has experienced the steepest decline in church attendance from 48% in 1986 to 17% in 2011.

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The Women’s Rights Movement, 1848-1920 | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives

The Women’s Rights Movement, 1848-1920 | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives | North and South America | Scoop.it
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This article,though irritably long, demonstrated social events that occured in the USA therefore falling into the social catergory' It shows the roles of women and the hard work they endured to ensure their rights and the rights of their posterity yet to come.

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Traditional Mexican Music

Traditional Mexican Music | North and South America | Scoop.it
The music of Mexico sings of love, country, passion, history, legend and oppression. Here are three vibrant genres of traditional Mexican music explained.
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this article falls under the intellectual/art category of our persia chart. Mainly because the article revolves around music as most people do. the music drives the lives of it's listeners on the long cultural highway of life. the article explains the genres of music and how they are caried out or played.

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