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Brazilian president rebukes diplomat in Bolivian affair - Politics Balla

Brazilian president rebukes diplomat in Bolivian affair - Politics Balla | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

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Myrtle Johnson's curator insight, August 28, 2013 12:57 PM

Brasilia, Aug 28 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has distanced her government from the actions of a diplomat who smuggled a Bolivian senator seeking asylum out of the Brazilian embassy in La Paz over the weekend and drove him to Brazil.

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South America Social Media

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South America Social Media. The Central and South America regions comprise 18 independent nations. While these countries may share borders, each has a unique history and culture.

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South America has become hugely reliant on social media

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Shayna and Kayla's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:29 PM

This represents the social part of South America. The central and South America regions are showing the massive growth potential in the region. 5 out of 20 nations spending most time on social networks are in South America.

BraydenJulietteGeo's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:28 PM

Interesting article for social in South America how internet users are becoming more and more frequent in the area using Facebook and other social networkings. This is helping the country's in South America grow and spread ideas and information

Ali and bradyn's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:44 PM

this  is a social article .shows how south america is blooming into a more advanced country .As of December 2011 there were 50.1 million internet users  in Central America and 173 million internet users  in South America and the number grows largely every year .  by ali

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Brazil Economy | Economy Watch

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Brazil’s economy is the largest economy in South America and the country boasts well developed agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service sectors.

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Economy: Brazillian economy has been developing well and helping buisnesses and agriculture suceed

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madisonandkylie's curator insight, March 9, 2014 11:46 PM

ECONOMY:

I chose this article because it shows different aspects of the Brazilian economy, not just if it has enough money.

COSTA'S QUESTION:

Describe what you see within all of the graphs, also which labor force is the highest and which is the lowest?

Shayna and Kayla's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:41 PM

This represents the economic part of South America. Brazils economy is the largest economy in South America . Brazil was one of the first emerging markets to stage a recovery. The service and industrial sectors contribute a lot to the countries economy. This chart represents the GDP returning to positive levels.

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The South Is America's High-School Dropout Factory

The South Is America's High-School Dropout Factory | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it
America's educational attainment, mapped. 

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Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture :: Young Scholars in American Religion Syllabi

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture :: Young Scholars in American Religion Syllabi | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it
All YSAR syllabi
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Abusing The Surveillance Scandal To Punish Internet Freedom Even More | Techdirt.com

Abusing The Surveillance Scandal To Punish Internet Freedom Even More | Techdirt.com | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Senators Ron Wyden and John Thune highlight the growing hostility to American-based Internet companies from foreign governments that range from China to Brazil to the countries of the E.U. Each of these governments is aggressively pressing trade policies that would limit the free flow of information- based products and services.

The Senators, in what might at first blush seem a rare display of bi-partisanship, urge U.S. negotiators in on-going talks over existing or proposed trade agreements to press for free trade in digital goods, and to "protect America's digital economy from the political and protectionist scruples of foreign leaders."

Such agreements have historically dealt exclusively with trade involving physical goods, but now the focus is on information. As more and more of the world's commerce -- both physical and intangible -- moves online, we are witnessing a replay of the kind of trade wars that plagued world economies during much of the Industrial Revolution, with developing nations (then including the U.S.) using tariffs and other restrictions to prop up local industries. The goal of protectionism, then as now, was both to weaken the prospects for foreign companies and to impose political punishments in largely or even wholly unrelated international disputes.

 

Senators Wyden and Thune, along with many of their colleagues in Congress and the Administration, are right to push harder for digital free trade. Despite the obvious social and economic benefits of unrestricted global commerce and the innately international nature of the Internet ecosystem, digital goods and services today are often regulated more severely than physical goods.

 

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Researchers dive into cause of Lake Bonneville flood

Researchers dive into cause of Lake Bonneville flood | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

"Lake Bonneville once covered much of what is today Utah, including Cache Valley, and at one point rivaled the largest of the Great Lakes in size. The lake’s northern natural dam near Red Rock Pass failed around 14,000 years ago, an event today known as the Bonneville flood. The lake never recovered from the flood, and all that remains of it are the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and a few others.

 

... According to the Utah Geological Survey, the flood lowered the lake by 375 feet in less than one year. The peak strength of the flood has been estimated to match the average flow of all the world’s modern rivers combined."

 

Some are theorizing that an earthquake was the trigger for the flood.  The image shows paleo-liquefaction features in a gravel pit at Green Canyon.

 

Lake Agassiz, Lake Missoula, Lake Bonneville--these enormous flood events had a catastrophic effect upon at least one continent.  One can only wonder about the impact of all that fresh water flowing into the ocean basins.

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The evolving landscape of plant varietal rights in the United States, 1930-2008 - Pardey &al (2013) - Nature Biotechnol

The evolving landscape of plant varietal rights in the United States, 1930-2008 - Pardey &al (2013) - Nature Biotechnol | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

The types of plants being protected, by whom and by what form of varietal right, has changed markedly since the United States first enabled intellectual property protection for plant varieties in 1930. 

 

Intellectual property (IP) protection for plant varieties seems perpetually embroiled in policy controversy and professional debate. The United States, a hub of plant innovation with multiple types of plant IP protections, has long been at the center of the storm. As early as 1869, the objections of a writer in the Rural New Yorker captured the essential argument against such protections that persists to this day... 

 

When plant varietal rights were first offered in the United States in 1930, the agriculture sector, including horticulture, produced $10.2 billion in output; there were 6.5 million farms in the United States, averaging 151 acres per farm. Almost 80 years later, the US agricultural economy has grown 24-fold, yet the farm sector has massively consolidated, down to 2.1 million farms, averaging 446 acres in size. Moreover, 70% of the agricultural production (by value) came from just 7% of all commercial farms in the United States in 2003. 

 

... substantial amounts of seed are now purchased annually rather than saved and reused. Accordingly, seed and other input markets servicing US agriculture have evolved and adjusted. The scientific basis for manipulating cultivated crops has also changed radically over the past 80 years, again changing the incentives and structures of the crop-breeding, multiplication and marketing sectors.

 

Along with these broader market changes have come changes in US markets for IP in general, and for IP pertaining to plant varieties in particular. Here we describe the changing legislative and legal structures that directly affect plant varieties, as well as the marked changes in the crops being protected, the types of varietal rights sought and the applicants seeking them since 1930... 


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Syria and Our Educational System | Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Lawrence Davidson and Ilan Pappé interviewed by Daniel Falcone

Syria's civil war that started in March 2011 continues to attract Western attention. Although nearly half of the Syrian population does not support US leadership in the world, the United States has shown a "resolve" to make this one of our international priorities. For many citizens outside of the public arena, Syria is an obscure and irrelevant geographic location. Recent events in the diplomatic field have, however, catapulted the country to headlines across the United States. I spoke with four prominent public intellectuals to discuss the context of Syria within our educational system. This is a roundtable format including the eminent linguist and social scientist Noam Chomsky from MIT, Princeton professor emeritus of international law Richard Falk, professor of Middle East studies and author of the Middle East Reader Lawrence Davidson and Israeli historian and author of The Modern Middle East Ilan Pappé.


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Preparing for a Strategic Shift on U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

Preparing for a Strategic Shift on U.S. Policy Toward Egypt | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it
The United States needs to offer a clearer choice about the future of the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship.

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São Paulo to get first bitcoin ATM in South America | ZDNet

São Paulo to get first bitcoin ATM in South America | ZDNet | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

The first bitcoin ATM in South America will be up and running at Brazil's largest technology and innovation event next week. The machine that will be in operation at Campus Party in São Paulo was imported by Brazilian company Mercado Bitcoin at a cost of $10,000 - the equivalent of 11.5 bitcoins - and was designed and manufactured in Portugal by Lamassu.

 


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Catholic Church At Crossroads: Demographics, Social Issues Pose Challenges : NPR

Catholic Church At Crossroads: Demographics, Social Issues Pose Challenges : NPR | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict XVI leaves the church in the midst of change: American Catholics' social views tend to diverge from the Vatican's, and the church now sees much of its support in South America and Africa.
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Religon:Pope Benedict XVI has stepped done and people are worrying who is going to replace him

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What can we learn from…South America? « Excellence in Governance and School Leadership

What can we learn from…South America? « Excellence in Governance and School Leadership | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it
RT @eboardsolutions: Bailey Mitchell of Forsyth County Schools wrote a blog about a tech visit with #CoSN to S. America. Interesting read!

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Intellectual: We can learn a lot of things about South Amerca Like education and technology

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South America: Physical Geography

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Encyclopedic entry. South America is a continent of extremes. It is home to the world's largest river (the Amazon) as well as the world's driest place (the Atacama Desert).

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Area Geography:South America is has a wide variety of  geographical features

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Kate and Sierra's curator insight, March 7, 2014 11:07 PM

This site shows a slideshow of pictures of the geography of South America . It goes under the catagory of area/geography. South America has a wide range of physical geography from glaciers and Patagonia to flatlands and the Amazon Rainforest.

Jake Reardon's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:47 PM

South America has an incredible physical composition. It is the most biologically diverse of all Earth's continents. In terms of natural resources South America has always been very rich. Throughout studying history i learned of how European governments practicAlly salivated over the country and invested head over heels in it. The Andes and the Amazon rainforest are also not the easiest of places to farm and to develop. It's also extremely hard to make roads to many towns in the Andes and it's hard to build roads crossing them. Same goes for the Amazon.

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The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State

The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

Not every state is equally impacted by migration, and the demographic profile of migrants is different for every state. This is an online mapping tool to search a large database that can give the user state specific information about the impact of economics and politics based on migration from Latin America and Asia on any given state.

 

Tags: Immigration, unit 2 population, migration, economic, statistics, mapping, political.


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Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 26, 2014 12:43 PM

Unit 2 population and migration 

This map shows the population of migrants in certain states and compares them to other states. This demographic specifically highlights Texas and shows its migrant information. Texas has the highest immigrant income out of all of the states. Also Texas has very few naturalized citizens who used to be an immigrant.

This map relates to unit 2 because it shows the illegal immigration. And immigration theories. This proves ravensteins laws correct because it shows how people move a short distance to migrate, knowing that most migrants to America come from Latin America. This map is a great example of ravensteins theories and unit 2

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Appalachian rock art reveals a conceptual universe : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Appalachian rock art reveals a conceptual universe : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

It is likely some of the most widespread and oldest art in the United States. Pieces of rock art dot the Appalachian Mountains, and research by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, anthropology professor Jan Simek finds each engraving or drawing is strategically placed to reveal a cosmological puzzle.

Recently, the discoveries of prehistoric rock art have become more common. With these discoveries comes a single giant one—all these drawing and engravings map the prehistoric peoples’ cosmological world.

The research led by Simek, president emeritus of the UT system and a distinguished professor of science, is published in this month’s edition of the journal Antiquity. The paper is co-authored by Nick Herrmann of Mississippi State University, Alan Cressler of the U.S. Geological Survey and Sarah Sherwood of The University of the South.


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Historic photos in Niagra Falls going digital

Historic photos in Niagra Falls going digital | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

 Many of the Niagara Falls Public Library’s historical pictures of the city are falling apart.That’s to be expected – some are 150 years old.The roughly 10,000 historic photographs in the archives of the Local History Departme...

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China vs. U.S.: The cyber Cold War is raging

China vs. U.S.: The cyber Cold War is raging | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it
Chinese government cyberattacks have threatened our national security and intellectual property. But the United States government is advancing its cyber defense capabilities against hackers as well.
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Syria children targeted by obama bff taliban snipers, you remember, the ones shooting pregnant women

Syria children targeted by obama bff taliban snipers, you remember, the ones shooting pregnant women | Northern and Southern America | Scoop.it

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The United States versus Everybody | Immanuel Wallerstein

Once upon a time, the United States had many friends, or at least relatively obedient followers. These days, it seems to have nothing but adversaries, of all political colorations. What is more, it seems not to be doing too well in ...

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