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  About Acxiom - Latin America
Acxiom has been increasingly active across all of Latin America for the past two years, servicing both US-based international firms marketing to Latin America and local and multi-national companies marketing within specific countries.
To support these efforts, Acxiom has invested in a Latin American Solution Center (located in Phoenix, Arizona), which is both the center of development for solutions tailored for the region and a center of expertise in dealing effectively with the uniqueness of Latin American data.
Acxiom can provide your company with a variety of business solutions designed to help you with your marketing efforts in Latin America.
www.acxiom.com /default.aspx?ID=1640&DisplayID=119   (614 words)

  
  BBC NEWS | Americas | Latin America looks to 2007
Latin America enters 2007 with renewed political leadership and generally booming economic prospects.
But if Latin American countries are likely to be too busy setting their own affairs to rights to form a coherent challenge to the United States and the perceived neo-liberal model it promotes in the region, Washington does have two major concerns.
Perhaps the new-found political stability and maturity of Latin America could lead it to play a decisive role in ensuring that whatever comes after Fidel Castro is the genuine expression of the Cuban people's political aspirations.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/6199641.stm   (0 words)

  
  The EU's relations with Latin America - Overview
The EU is an important economic and political partner for Latin America, it is the leading donor in the region, second foreign investor, and second most important trade partner.
As far as Central America is concerned, it was agreed to discuss the issue at the XV Joint Committee between the EC and Central America (Guatemala, 23/24 May 2007), which meanwhile took place and where it was decided to start the negotiations before end June 2007.
The EU is the biggest donor in Latin America and the European Commission funds to the region have risen steadily.
ec.europa.eu /external_relations/la/index.htm   (2454 words)

  
  Latin America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Latin America is the region of the Americas where Romance languages — those derived from Latin — are officially or primarily spoken.
The population of Latin America is an amalgam of ethnic groups.
Latin America, and in particular Brazil, are active in developing the quasi-socialist Roman Catholic movement known as Liberation Theology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin_America   (3692 words)

  
 Latin America - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Latin America is a cultural region of the American continent consisting of countries where the official and predominantly-used language is latin-based : Spanish ; Portuguese and to a lesser extent French.
The term 'Latin America' has come to be applied to this region because the majority of its inhabitants speak a language descended from the ancient Latin language.
A large percentage of the people in Latin America is of mixed origins, the result of racial intermingling among European settlers, African slaves, and American natives, with notable exception of the "Southern Cone" ("cono sur": Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil) where the population and the culture is the most Europeanized of all the Americas.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/l/a/t/Latin_America_2c96.html   (1116 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Latin America
Latin America is a geocultural region consisting of countries on the continents of North America, South America, and some of the islands of the Caribbean, whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages (languages decended from Latin).
Strictly speaking the term Latin America could conceivably be applied to all regions of the Americas whose inhabitants speak either Spanish or Portuguese, or French, however all Romance speaking regions north of Mexico (ex/Quebec) are usually excluded.
However, French-speaking areas of the Americas, such as Quebec and Acadia in Canada, are not generally considered part of Latin America.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Latin_America   (754 words)

  
 Latin America forecast, Latin America analysis - Business Monitor International - Latin America Monitor
Latin America Monitor (LAM) provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for each country across the region.
According to our Sovereign Risk ratings Latin American economies are in a much better position to withstand global economic shocks, as well as a slowdown of the US economy.
The replacement of the two top officials at Grenada's Elections Office raised opposition fears that the ruling New National Party (NNP) was preparing to gain an unfair advantage ahead of general elections expected by year-end.
www.latinamericamonitor.com   (765 words)

  
 Learn Spanish in Latin America
Latin America, home to more than 525 million inhabitants, is a diverse landscape united by a common language: Spanish.
When you learn Spanish in Latin America, you will discover a region unsurpassed in natural beauty with everything from rainforests and volcanoes to waterfalls and snow-covered mountains.
Latin America is an expanse full of fascinating contrasts: the coexistence of indigenous and colonial culture, of the impoverished and sophisticates, of simple, rural life and the hustle and bustle of some of the largest cities in the world.
www.enforex.com /latinamerica.html   (0 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Latin America
Americas Program-- From the International Relations Center, a progressive "nonprofit policy studies center whose overarching goal is to help forge a new global affairs agenda for the U.S. government and people--one that makes the United States a more responsible global leader and partner." Articles, commentaries, and reports on Latin American issues are posted online.
Handbook of Latin American Studies-- From the Hispanic Division of the United States Library of Congress, this is an annual multidisciplinary bibliography on Latin America, consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars.
Washington Office on Latin America-- A leading advocate for human rights, democracy, and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
www2.etown.edu /vl/latamer.html   (1424 words)

  
 Volunteer Latin America: Voluntary Work Abroad, Volunteering South America
Latin America truly offers something for every interest and its top attractions are some of the most fascinating and memorable on the planet.
From the volcanoes of Costa Rica to the fjords of southern Chile and from the coral reefs of Belize to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador - Latin America is truly a paradise of natural wonders.
Although the rainforests have all the fame and glory, the seasonally flooded landscape of the Pantanal has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Latin America: 20 million caimans coexist with anteaters, anacondas, armadillos, brilliant hyacinth macaws, capybaras, egrets, giant river otters, jabiru storks, jaguars, macaws, maned wolves, marsh deer, pumas, rheas, and tapirs.
www.volunteerlatinamerica.com /latin/index.html   (1667 words)

  
 Foreign Affairs - Latin America's Left Turn - Jorge G. Castaneda
Summary: With all the talk of Latin America's turn to the left, few have noticed that there are really two lefts in the region.
And at the invitation of President Bill Clinton, Latin American leaders were preparing to gather in Miami for the Summit of the Americas, signaling an almost unprecedented convergence between the southern and northern halves of the Western Hemisphere.
Latin America is swerving left, and distinct backlashes are under way against the predominant trends of the last 15 years: free-market reforms, agreement with the United States on a number of issues, and the consolidation of representative democracy.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20060501faessay85302/jorge-g-castaneda/latin-america-s-left-turn.html   (1117 words)

  
 Latin America WebQuest
Latin America is a majestic area of the world to visit.
Beyond these tourist stops are the deep routed traditions of Latin America that have been shaped by the geography and history of this area of the world.
Latin America is certainly a diverse and complex area of the world.
cte.jhu.edu /techacademy/fellows/Jones-S/webquest/swjindex_htm3.html   (543 words)

  
 Latin America
WCS uses science to grapple with the panoply of threats in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The breadth of skills found among the people of the WCS Latin America and Caribbean Program, backed by their decades of experience and the experience of the institution, results in a formidable team.
The environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean are as immense as they are complex, but WCS is committed to continuing its legacy of long-term wildlife conservation.
www.wcs.org /international/latinamerica   (607 words)

  
 www.elpanorama.net: Latin America News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
America is a nation of the wealthy, by the wealthy and for the wealthy.
Latin Americans were hoping that these would exhibit at least a passing interest in issues pertaining to social justice and the assertion of exercisable options.
Trade between South America and the EU is quickening as the region seeks to construct new economic and political ties around the world, and as Washington becomes an increasingly problematic partner.
www.elpanorama.net /index.php?id=848   (13703 words)

  
 Latin America
What occurred in Latin America between the years 1808 and 1826 was no exception.
It can also be said that there is no way the Latin American revolutions would have been possible, or maybe even they wouldn’t have needed to occur, if prior revolutions hadn’t exerted their influence over the situation.
The Spanish empire in Latin America was at its height in the early years of U.S colonization.
www.trincoll.edu /classes/hist300/group3/latin.htm   (1240 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Latin America
Americas Program-- From the International Relations Center, a progressive "nonprofit policy studies center whose overarching goal is to help forge a new global affairs agenda for the U.S. government and people--one that makes the United States a more responsible global leader and partner." Articles, commentaries, and reports on Latin American issues are posted online.
Handbook of Latin American Studies-- From the Hispanic Division of the United States Library of Congress, this is an annual multidisciplinary bibliography on Latin America, consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars.
Resource Center of the Americas-- "Informs, educates and organizes to promote human rights, democratic participation, economic justice and cross-cultural understanding in the context of globalization in the Americas." Content oriented toward justice, democracy, and human rights issues.
www.etown.edu /vl/latamer.html   (1424 words)

  
 Latin America - South America - Central America Business Etiquette and Mannners
Latin America is comprised of Central and South America.
In all Latin countries, the attitude toward time is less rigid than among North Americans and a 30 minute delay should not be a surprise.
You may even be startled to have a Latin businessman hold your elbow while conversing, or walk down the street arm-in-arm.
www.cyborlink.com /besite/latin_america.htm   (448 words)

  
 Latin America Curriculum Map
Examine the reasons some of the peoples of Latin America have chosen to emigrate to the United States.
The first paragraph should explain what people in various Latin American countries are doing to improve their economic and political situations.
Create a poster based on the quote: "The weather in Latin America is a great friend to the people, but also a terrible enemy." The students must produce visual examples and written information that supports the statement.
schools.portnet.k12.ny.us /~rmclean/Latin_America/curriculummap.htm   (1793 words)

  
 Jones Day - Services - Latin America - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our global Latin America Practice Group brings together lawyers from the Jones Day network with appropriate specialties to ensure that the most current and relevant experience is made available for matters involving Latin America.
The Latin America practice is centered in Madrid, with important contributions from Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, and Washington D.C., as well as other Jones Day offices.
Our attorneys are active in many important matters in Latin America, particularly in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela, including the representation of financial advisors and banks in a reorganization of a Mexican conglomerate, investors in the reorganization of a Brazilian telecommunications company and investors in the restructuring of their assets in Argentina.
www.jonesday.com /latin_america   (1013 words)

  
 The right side of Latin America's left | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The resurgence of the left in Latin America is part of an ongoing process - which began with the 1910 Mexican Revolution and the rise of leftist parties in the 1920s and 1930s - of extending democratic reform, broadening markets, and increasing the involvement of the middle class in politics.
Latin Americans want decent living conditions in secular democracies, and despite concerns about American power and intervention, they want economic and cultural ties to the US and free movement for immigrants and visitors.
In the near future, Latin Americans may choose, through democratic means, to change economic rules or set limits on private property, in order to provide fair wages for workers, and food and education for children.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1212/p09s02-coop.html   (1025 words)

  
 Is the U.S. Losing Latin America?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Latin America's populist surge, including the recent election of a leftist president in Ecuador, has left some analysts concerned that American clout in the region is declining.
Peter DeShazo, Director of the America's Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, says the perception that the United States is no longer interested in Latin America is largely due to its focus on other parts of the world.
Most analysts agree that while the United States should be wary of some of Latin America's leftist governments, it should also view them as an opportunity for cooperation to encourage the region along a path to political and economic reform.
www.voanews.com /english/archive/2006-11/LatinAmerica2006-12-02-voa4.cfm?CFID=30730345&CFTOKEN=38087194   (1162 words)

  
 Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies.
agrarian reform: Latin America and Africa - Latin America and Africa In South America land reform is a major problem because enormous tracts of...
The theoretical landscape and the methodological development of archaeology in Latin America.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0828974.html   (236 words)

  
 Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Adelante!: The New Rural Activism in the Americas.
In the year 2000, Latin American expatriates earned (in the US) and sent back to their native countries in excess of $23 billion, which equaled or exceeded 10% of the Gross Domestic Product in six Latin American countries.
Latin American Perspectives 28:5-32 Describes the rise to power of Chavez, his policies and external threats to his economic plan.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/Latin/LatAm3.htm   (2074 words)

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