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  South America: map of south america, columbia south america, map of central and south america   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
South America comprises the major southern portion of the landmass generally referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere, the Americas, or simply America (which is sometimes considered a single continent); it is south and east of the Panama Canal, which transects the Isthmus of Panama.
South America is home to many interesting and unique species of animals including the llama, anaconda, piranha, jaguar, vicuna, and tapir.
The earliest known South American civilization was at Norte Chico, in the littoral of central Peru; though a preceramic culture, the monumental architecture of Norte Chico is contemporaneous with the pyramids of Ancient Egypt.
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  Economy of South America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The biggest Trade Bloc in South America is Mercosur with members like: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela and associate states like: Chile, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
Below is a list of the currencies of South America, with exchange rates between each currency and both the Euro and US Dollars.
Economy of: Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
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 South America - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
South America is a continent situated in the western hemisphere and, mostly, the southern hemisphere, bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest.
Geographically, South America is generally considered a continent forming the southern portion of the American landmass, south and east of the Panama Canal transecting the Isthmus of Panama.
South America contains the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls, the largest river (by volume), the Amazon River, the longest mountain range, the Andes, the driest desert, Atacama, the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest, the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia, and the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, Argentina.
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 South America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As part of the Americas, like North America, South America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a New World unknown to Europeans.
South America is home to many interesting and unique species of animals including the llama, anaconda, pirana, jaguar, vicuna, and tapir.
South America is thought to have been first inhabited by people crossing the Bering Land Bridge, now the Bering strait.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Economy of Peru
South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere.
Economy - overview: Guinea-Bissau is among the worlds least developed nations and one of the 20 poorest countries in the world, and depends mainly on agriculture and fishing.
The Republic of Peru, (Spanish: República del Perú), or Peru, is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Economy of Asia
The largest economy in Asia in terms of nominal GDP is Japan, the smallest East Timor (although there is currently no reliable data for either Iraq or North Korea).
After the liberalization of the economy of India, undertaken by the then finance minister and current Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Indian economy coupled with the Chinese economy which was already booming with the wise economic measures undertaken by Jiang Zemin powered Asia to being one of the hotspots for world trade.
Economies by region Asia is the largest and most populous region or continent depending on the definition.
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 South & Central America Quizzes - Fun Map Games
The economy of South America has been changing from a colonial one to a modern one throughout the 20th century.
South America is the fourth largest continent by area in the world, just slightly smaller than North America.
Simon Bolivar is considered a hero by many of the nations of South America, having led most of them to independence in the 19th Century.
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 South America on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
South America is connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama; it is washed on the N by the Caribbean Sea, on the E by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the W by the Pacific Ocean.
Geologic studies in South America have supported the theory of continental drift and have shown that until 135 million years ago South America was joined to Africa; a Brazil-Gabon link has been established on the basis of tectonic matching.
Elsewhere in South America the population is generally mestizo, although Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and S Brazil have primarily European populations.
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 South America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere.
South America is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
The largest country in South America by far, in both area and population, is Brazil.
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 South America -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Commonly referred to as part of the Americas, like North America, South America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a previously undiscovered New World.
South America contains the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls, the largest river (by volume), the Amazon, the longest mountain range, the Andes, the driest desert, Atacama, the largest rainforest, Amazon, the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia, and the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, Argentina.
South America is thought to have been first inhabited by people crossing the Bering Land Bridge, now the Bering strait, though there are also suggestions of migration from the southern Pacific Ocean.
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 Chapter Six   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The physical environments of South America range from the Atacama Desert where years pass without measurable precipitation, to the dense Amazonian rain forest and from snow capped volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range to hot vast subtropical grasslands.
Latin America is somewhat of a misnomer for South America, since it is comprised of many cultures and people from all parts of the world (Africa, India, Japan, Europe, and Indonesia).
South America is characterized by widespread rural to urban migration.
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 Paraguay Economy
The economy is dependent on exports of soybeans, cotton, grains, cattle, timber, and sugar; electricity generation, and to a decreasing degree on re-exporting to Brazil and Argentina products made elsewhere.
It is, therefore, vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and to the fortunes of the Argentine and Brazilian economies.
The underground economy, which is not included in the national accounts, may equal the formal economy in size.
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 Paraguay the Economy
Paraguay was the most agricultural economy of South America, and that sector influenced the performance of virtually every other sector of the economy.
Its economy grew at the fastest pace of all the Latin American countries during most of the 1970s as the Paraguayan-Brazilian project, Itaipú, the world's largest hydroelectric plant, was constructed.
The economy recovered in 1984 and 1985, stagnated in 1986, and continued to expand in 1987 and 1988.
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 Economy - Venezuela - South America: deficit national, economy venezuela, economy venezuela, economy nation, inflation ...
Economy - Venezuela - South America: deficit national, economy venezuela, economy venezuela, economy nation, inflation national
The economy of Venezuela is built upon the nation’s rich petroleum and mineral resources.
High petroleum prices in the early 1980s gave the country the highest annual per capita income in South America, but in the early 1990s a weak global oil market, coupled with political instability and a crisis in the banking system, produced a series of economic shocks for the country.
www.countriesquest.com /south_america/venezuela/economy.htm   (166 words)

  
 TAP: Web Feature: The Global Economy Is Teetering. by Robert B. Reich. November 6, 2001.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Germany, the largest economy in Europe, is in a slump, dragging the rest of Europe down with it.
Argentina, until recently South America's powerhouse, is in deep recession and about to default on its international loans.
Ministers will have to agree that the global economy is in sufficient danger that their agreement can be suspended.
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 Uruguay the Economy
Other major limitations on growth were the continued dependence on a few agricultural products and one of South America's lowest levels of foreign and domestic investment.
Uruguay's economy developed rapidly during the first three decades of the twentieth century because of expanding beef and wool exportation.
In 1986-87 the economy recovered from the recession as real GDP increased by 6.6 percent in 1986 and 4.9 percent in 1987.
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 Storm Clouds in South America
At a time when a strong U.S. presence in South America could help democratic governments confront their economic and political difficulties, the Clinton Administration's growing disengagement projects the mistaken message that South America is not of great importance to the United States.
U.S. policy is foundering in South America because the Clinton Administration lacks both a long-term vision of U.S. relations with the rest of the Americas and a strategic framework to achieve that vision.
South America's fragile emerging democracies face a long-term struggle to promote licit economic development, reduce poverty and crime, eradicate corruption and drug trafficking, and ease economic pressures that encourage large-scale illegal migration to the United States.
www.heritage.org /Research/LatinAmerica/EM599.cfm   (1039 words)

  
 1Up Travel > South America > Travel & Tourism | Tourist Guide to South America
South America is the fourth largest continent in area.
South America is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the northwest and north, the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, east, and southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
In the northwest it is joined to North America by the Isthmus of Panama, which forms a land bridge narrowing to about 50 miles (80 kilometres) at one point.
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 Economy - Guyana - South America: currency foreign, 1980s economy, economy guyana, economy guyana, south america
Economy - Guyana - South America: currency foreign, 1980s economy, economy guyana, economy guyana, south america
The development continued under an economic plan drawn up by British, United States, and Canadian experts.
Manufacturing, which was on a small scale in the late 1960s, was expanded in the 1970s, but in the late 1980s the economy of Guyana was dominated by agriculture and service industries.
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 AllRefer.com - Argentina : Economy, South America (South American Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Argentina's economy has traditionally been based on agriculture, but the industrial and service sectors have also grown in importance in recent years.
Livestock (cattle and sheep) and grains have long been the bulwark of its wealth; its cattle herds are among the world's finest.
The economy was hurt by Brazil's recession and currency devaluation in the late 1990s, but the pegging of the peso to the dollar combined with Argentina's own economic problems resulted in economic collapse in 2001.
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 Business and Economy Peru South America Regional
Peru's economy reflects its varied geography - an arid coastal region, the Andes further inland, and tropical lands bordering Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.
However, overdependence on minerals and metals subjects the economy to fluctuations in world prices, and a lack of infrastructure and a reliable judicial system deters trade and investment.
After several years of inconsistent economic performance, the Peruvian economy was one of the fastest growing in Latin America in 2002 and 2003, growing by 5% and 4%, respectively, with the exchange rate stable and an annual inflation lower than 2%.
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 Paraguay - The Economy
Paraguay was the most agricultural economy of South America, and that sector influenced the performance of virtually every other sector of the economy.
Its economy grew at the fastest pace of all the Latin American countries during most of the 1970s as the Paraguayan-Brazilian project, Itaipú, the world's largest hydroelectric plant, was constructed.
The economy recovered in 1984 and 1985, stagnated in 1986, and continued to expand in 1987 and 1988.
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 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
South American and Arab leaders gathering for a summit in Brasilia, Brazil, are expected to adopt a declaration condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory.
Speaking to Arab and South American business executives and government officials ahead of the summit, al-Attiyah said the two regions were a natural fit for each other because millions of people of Arabic descent lived in South America.
Brazil, South America's largest economy, exports just $4 billion annually to Arabic countries and imports $4.1 billion mostly in petroleum.
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 Growth in the United States and China Spurs World Economy
As the world economy continues to expand, concerns about inflation will lead central banks around the world to increase interest rates.
China’s booming economy is expected to expand by 8.6 per cent in 2004 and 7.7 per cent in 2005, adding to inflationary pressures.
South America's real GDP is expected to grow by 4.3 per cent this year, as Brazil and Argentina - its two largest economies - perform well.
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 cars - South America
It can be geographically defined by subtracting North America from the supercontinent of the Americas.
South America ranks fourth in area and in population, after Eurasia, Africa, and North America.
From the 1530s, the indigenous inhabitants of South America were invaded by European conquistadors, first from Spain, later from Portugal, who divided it into colonies.
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South America is home to the largest contiguous tropical rainforest in the world, the vast Amazon rainforest.
Richard Canny, President, Ford of South America presented the award to AFL Brazil's General Manager, Jose Carlos Vieira on November 11, 2002 in Sao Paulo.
In Brazil, South America's largest economy, Lula is under fire for not being liberal enough.
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 Women & The Economy - Beatrice's Story
Originally from Guyana, South America, Beatrice is mother to two beautiful daughters, Maiko and Bahiyyih, and mother-in-law to a wonderfully talented son-in-law Remy Shand.
Like the noticeable division of labour that was and continues to be divided along gender lines, so there was a gender division of the economy which did not escape me even as a child growing up in Guyana, South America.
However, although my dad appeared to be the major economic head of the household, it was my mother who took care of the bills that were important to me and I looked to her for meeting my needs.
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 The Future of South America
South America is composed with mountains (The Andes rise to numerous snowcapped peaks: Mt. Aconcagua 6,960 meters), highlands, the amazonian forest, pampas and deserts.
According to this marxist speech, many people in Europe believe that South America is inhabited by a large majority of poor indians and fl dominated by some white landlords.
The attempt to export the Cuban revolution in South America during the cold war has been a failure: Che Guevara complained that he could not rally the poor bolivians peasants.
www.freeworldacademy.com /globalleader/southamerica.htm   (7128 words)

  
 Latin America
But the projects in the northeastern part of the country and near the industrial center of Sao Paulo are also being pressed as Brazil is looking increasingly turbulent, suggesting that barriers to entry aren't limited to regulatory concerns.
But both the carriers have relatively limited flights in the region and their expansion efforts are not focused on South America right now.
The recent Mergeglobal 2001 Air Freight Forecast projects traffic from North to South America growing 6.9 percent annually through 2005, significantly ahead of the forecast 5.2 percent growth rate for world air freight tonnage.
www.aircargoworld.com /archives/reg3_jun01.htm   (789 words)

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