Brazilian Economy - 1,751 words
Our aim of this part of the project is to go through a detailed analysis of Brazils statistical information which is to be found in the appendix provided. By analysing the data in our appendix we found out the relation between different variables, whether these relations being negative or positive. We must now find out whether those relationships that we have come to conclude actually are consistent with any of the economic theories that we have learned during this course. Our interpretation will be based on the following theories, and these are the Monetarist, Classical, New Classical, Keynesian and New Keynesian. However, it must be noted that we will not mention each and every correlation ...
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The Impact Of An Old Fleet On The Demand For Air Transportation: The Case Of Vasp Brazilian Airlines - 1,751 words
Introduction The Viao Area So Paulo, known by the great public as VASP Brazilian Airlines, was created in November of 1933, in So Paulo. The company at first was investor owned and its first planes were two Monospar, bought from an English airline. Even though it had a good beginning, the company had constant losses and the only solution to solve the crisis was asking for government help. On March of 1935, the So Paulo government agreed to help the company, not lending money but making it a public company owned half by the state and half by the city of So Paulo. The VASP owners agreed with that decision, because it was the only way to avoid bankruptcy. After decades under government control, ...
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Research On Brazilian Toucans - 923 words
Toucan is the Brazilian name for a bird of the family, Ramphastidae, with approximately 42 different species of the bird. These peculiar birds belong to the order Piciformes, whose members have feet with the first and fourth toes reversed and are all cavity nesters. The toucan is an unusual looking bird, characterized by an enormous but light-weight bill, that has many useful qualities. Most species, posess a brilliant solid or multi-colored bill. They live in the tropical and subtropical forests of Central and South America, especially in the Amazon regions. Toucans are intelligent, curious and entertaining creatures. Eventhough they do not have the ability to mimic speech, they are playful ...
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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,910 words
From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave laborers in plantation economies requiring a large workforce. African peoples were transported from numerous coastal outlets from the Senegal River in West Africa and hundreds of trading sites along the coast as far south as Ben ...
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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,865 words
... tes often greater than for all other overseas trades combined. Slave mortality usually increased during the last stages of a particularly long passage when there were shortages of food and water. The Atlantic crossing lasted three to five weeks from West African trading sites such as the Gambia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone Rivers. Near the equator, in regions such as the Bights of Benin and Biafra (near present-day Nigeria), the voyage to the Americas took several months. A few French ships transported slaves from Mozambique or Madagascar to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean and then returned to France via Saint-Domingue in the West Indies, where additional cargoes of captives from ...
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Mixed Blood - 677 words
The question of race has been a long debated topic that still has not been answered. Jeffrey Fish embraces this issue in his writing entitled, "Mixed Blood." The document opens by proposing the question of "What is race?", then breaking it down into smaller factions. The two lesser questions that are formed instead are: "How can we understand the variation in physical appearance among human beings? How can we understand the kinds of racial classifications applied to differences in physical appearance among human beings?" The preliminary hypothesis determined is that race is a myth and does not really exist. Yet, Fish chooses to expand on various possibilities that may lead to other conclusio ...
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Brazil - 1,422 words
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. It represents almost half of South America. It borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador. Brazils immense size and population contribute to a variety of culture, environmental wildlife, ethnic groups, and an abundant of natural resources. The Brazilian Indians were the first inhabitants of Brazil. Historians express that their were two to five million Indians living in the region before the arrival of the Portuguese. Today there are less than 200,000. [Destination Brazil web site]. The first Portuguese explorers arrived in Brazil in 1500. During this period Brazil became the first ...
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Social Responsibilities Of Business - 1,699 words
... leges and universities and one member independent state college fund. These awards mark the AT&T Foundation's second consecutive year of support through this program, with a total of $494,000 in contributions now reaching 48 colleges in 11 states. According to the BSR Education Fund's Global Business Responsibility Resource Center, research shows that a company's role in its community is a factor in increasing profitability, promoting company image, reducing costs and elevating employee morale and customer loyalty. For example, a 1997 Walker Information survey found that employees involved in community activities were 30 percent more likely to want to continue working for a company and t ...
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The Mystery Of Samba - 768 words
Vianna, Hermano. The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil. (1999). In "The Mystery of Samba", Vianna discusses samba in a different light than other authors have. He explains that although samba has become a symbol of their culture and something they are proud of, that it was not always that way. The author is not interested in where samba originated or about the history of its players, he says "I am thinking of samba's transformation into a 'national rhythm," when it was suddenly 'discovered' by the nation as a whole and adopted as a defining element of brasilidade or Brazilian identity" (Vianna 10). Around the 1920's and 1930's samba was viewed as music that was ...
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Proof Of Evolution - 1,361 words
... come, by this time, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, ect., ect., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian. The question then continually rose before my mind and would not be banished, is it credible that if God were now to make a revelation to the Hindoos, would he permit it to be connected with the belief in Vishnu, Siva, &c, as Christianity is connected to the Old Testament. This appeared to me utterly incredible. By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be r ...
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Body Language - 1,180 words
It's not what you say, it's how you say. Parents have a lot on their mind, and sometimes, it's tough to slow down and focus on how they're communicating. The style you use when speaking is as important as the words you choose. If you speak hurriedly, your listener will most likely come away with an impression that you were preoccupied or in a hurry, regardless of what you said. Most people are unconscious of their body language, but it speaks volumes about what they're really thinking. Watching your body language as well as that of your child can help you learn to modify what you say so that your child hears you. Some things to watch for (in your kids and in Body posture. When you speak, are ...
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Free Trade In Americas Interest - 1,088 words
No nation was ever ruined by trade, stated Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century. Franklin's maxim is just as true today as it was in the 18th century in that trade is enriching nearly all nations today. In the past ten years free trade has done more to alleviate poverty than any well-intentioned law, regulation, or social policy in history. Even the United States benefits from opening its markets to free trade. Two epochal forces are sweeping the world today: the spread of new technology and the spread of free markets. Their combined effect has been to let capital, labor, and production move more freely across borders. This freedom of movement has allowed for a more efficient allocation of ...
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Latin America - 327 words
For my creative piece I was wanted to write a poem. My inspiration for this task was tropicalism. Webster defines tropical as Of relating to, the characteristic of a region. Tropicalism in Brazil is The idea to take the Brazilian values the trashy ones as well as the good ones, the ugly ones as well as the beautiful ones and incorporate them into its art. In attempting to write this poem I wanted to bring up five aspects of Brazilian culture. Using the Tropicalism take on this poem; to illustrate the good of the country I focused on family structure and the issue of race, to illustrate the bad/ugly values of the country I wrote about the methods used in colonization, for the beautiful aspect ...
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Brazil - 449 words
Brazil is often viewed as the economic giant of the Third World. Its economy and territory are larger than the rest of South Americas, and its industry is the most advanced in the developing world. Brazilian foreign debt is also the Third Worlds largest. The problem of foreign debt has plagued the Latin American economies since the 1960s, when foreign borrowing was the only way for Latin American nations to sustain economic growth. However, when international interest rates began to rise in the 1980s, the debt these nations accumulated became unmanageable. In Brazil, the debt crisis of the 1980s marked the decline of an economy that had flourished since 1967, when foreign borrowing enabled t ...
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Brazils Film Industry Past To Present - 1,717 words
Brazils Film Industry: Past to Present Within a year of the Lumiere brothers first experiment in Paris in 1896, the cinematography machine appeared in Rio de Janeiro. Ten years later, the capital boasted 22 cinema houses and the first Brazilian feature film, Os Estranguladores (The Stranglers) by Antonio Leal, had been screened. From then on Brazils film industry made continuous progress and, although it has never been large, its output over the years has attracted international attention. In 1930, still the era of the silent movie in Brazil, Mario Peixotos film, Limite was made. Limite is a surrealist work dealing with the conflicts raised by the human condition and how life conspires to pr ...
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None - 1,581 words
"We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we have There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never ending battle. It is predicted that by the year 2020, the casualties will reach 150 per day. This total does not even include the loss of human life due to the lack of oxygen and the unsuitable living conditions. This horrible scenario would be the result of mankind's fa ...
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Bolivia Complete Culture Study - 1,469 words
... y guidelinesAs a rule, visitors fare best with US dollars, which are the only foreign currency accepted throughout Bolivia. Currencies of neighboring countries may be exchanged in border areas and at certain La Paz casas de cambio. All casas de cambio change cash dollars and some also change travelers' checks. You can often change money in travel agencies, jewelery or appliance stores and pharmacies. When exchanging money, ask for the cash in small denominations, as there are chronic problems with change. Major credit cards may be used in larger cities. IMPORTANTTipping- With the exception of being at very expensive restaurants and hotels, you should not tip or the natives will consider ...
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Amazon Deforestation - 1,599 words
The battle for the Amazon rainforest is a daunting task. Its a long going battle between miners, loggers, and developers against the indigenous people who call it home. Its a battle like any battle in a war; it affects lives, families, the economy, politics, and the environment amongst other things. The main topic of this debate is the effects of the Amazon deforestation on the people who live in it, this will be the focus of this research paper. In this paper, I will discuss the history, causes, effects and solutions for the Amazon rainforest deforestation. Needless to say, the environmental problems of today started a long time ago, before automobiles, electricity, and the Industrial Revol ...
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Amazon Deforestation - 1,582 words
... way. This leaves a bare plot thats not very useful for anything anymore. Slash and burn agriculture in essence ruins the very delicate ecosystem that promoted growth in that area. Something as simple as opening up an area to direct sunlight throws the balance out of whack. Because the soils are left less fertile, the farmers must slash and burn new lands to raise more crops. This is a continuing process thats repeated over and over again, leaving behind it a deadly trail of unprotected land causing more problems that its worth. For example, soil erosion into the rivers. This makes once clear waters muddy and murky from added silt deposits. Figures range on the extent of the damage of sla ...
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Nike - 2,143 words
... nd recreate the very best performance product. The company that we know today as Nike (received this name in 1972) was formally known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Between 1957-1960, Bill Bowerman, a coach at the University of Oregon was handcrafting shoes for his runners, when he met Phil Knight an athlete at Stanford Business school. Knight, interested in breaking the domination of Germany over the United States athletic shoe industry, thought it would be logical to do so with high-tech exports from Japan. In 1962, Knight traveled to Japan to meet with the Onitsuka Tiger Company. By 1963, Knight was receiving his first shipment of 200 Tiger shoes. In 1964, Knight and Bowerman both contributed ...
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