• Costa Rica Country Panama Central
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    Executive Summary: Rica Cheesecake & Coffee Company Imagine sitting at a trendy and relaxing caf'e in the middle of a dynamic and energetic town square, in Latin America, enjoying a cup of fine coffee with a slice of delicious American style cheesecake. You have just entered the world of Rica Cheesecake and Coffee Company. Our team was tasked with developing a concept or service in a foreign country and delivering a research project. The key to this project was selecting the country and a produc...
  • History Of Middle America
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    Central America is a land bridge that connects North America to South America. Today, this area of the world is under major reconstruction. Its recent history is filled with civil wars, military dictatorships, and native uprisings. Though the recent economy has turned toward the better, the history of the economy in Central America has not been a fortunate. Poverty, disease, and discontent were common among the people living in this region. Many of the problems faced by these nations date back ...
  • Civil Affair Poor Salvador Government
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    A Civil Affair There are many different reasons why civil wars occur. These violent conflicts arise in a nation and usually destroy and split the country. The United States felt the pain that civil war causes because of the issue of states rights and slavery. Spain experienced the agony of civil war firsthand because Gen. Franco attempted a coup and tried to install a Fascist government. These two countries experienced civil wars because of political decisions and government policies. The civil...
  • Costa Rica Central America
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    Greg Coff ta Bio 190/Costa Rican Adventures 11/30/1999 Part I Banana: Bananas were most likely picked up by the European traders in Southeast Asia when in search for spices. Soon, as the discovery of the Tropics arrived, traders took bananas to Central America. Breadfruit: this fruit commonly grows among the southern Pacific islands, and it probably found its way to Costa Rica when the natives started to explore on boat. Chocolate: as far as I could find, chocolate is native to Central America. ...
  • Honduras Central America
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    The Republic of Honduras is a comparatively large country in Central America. Its area is at 112, 088 km 2, and has about 13, 000, 000 people in which about 60% are literate. Honduras is the 2 ed largest country in Central America. Their national holiday is their Independence Day and they celebrate this on the 15 th of September, although it is not the only time they gained their independence, it is the only time they celebrate. The nation also escaped from the United Provinces of Central Ameri...
  • Borders Central America
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    Borders are concepts which encompass and exclude. They exist everywhere. Some are literal visible physical lines whereas others go beyond sight and exist in terms of characteristics such as monetary wealth, or even humanity. Over time these boundaries are redefined and in turn change the flow of daily life for the individuals they effect. In many cases it is the powerful governments which are in control of the pen which outline these symbolic and physical lines. However as history can prove even...
  • Central America Government Political Violence
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    Central America Violence or education as forms of oppression carried out by political groups in Latin America is a reoccurring theme as seen in Argentina and Cuba from earlier essays. Government sponsored "cloaks of fear" take over the nation and keep the common citizen subdued as seen in Argentina. The process of educating the common person so that he / she would not only understand, but be able to participate in political affairs was a major force in the Cuban revolution. In the 1980's, Centra...
  • A Brief History Of Costa Rica
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    Human habitation can be traced back more than 10, 000 years but it appears Costa Rica was sparsely populated and a relative backwater in the pre-Columbian era. There is little sign of major communities and none of the impressive stone architecture that characterized the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica to the north and the Andes to the south. When Columbus arrived near Limn on September 18, 1502 on his third and last voyage to the Americas, there were probably no more than 20, 000 indi...
  • Manuel Noriega America Panama American
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    Manuel Noriega: Playing All Sides Of the Fence Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of the Central American country of Panama, rose to power through the art of destruction deception and detail. Manuel Noriega was able to profit and flourish as Panama's new leader because of the Cold War environment. Due to the Cold War, its geographical positioning, and financial liberties, Noriega was able to manipulate all parties involved while making him very wealthy, powerful, a political asset, and finally ...
  • Costa Rica Country President Assembly
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    General Information Within it's 51, 100 square kilometers there is a wider variety of species of birds than in all of Europe or North America. With a relatively small population of roughly three million inhabitants, Costa Rica also boast of one of the oldest and more consolidated democracies in Latin America. In 1869 the primary education for both sexes was declared obligatory and free of cost, defrayed by the State. In 1882 the death sentence was abolished. In the year 1949 the armed forces wer...
  • Cafta United States
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    CAFTA CAFTA is a proposed international free trade agreement between the United States and numerous countries within Central America. Some of the nations who could potentially participate in this treaty are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. This proposed agreement stems primarily from the fact the United States relies on Central America as a primary export market. In fact, it is believed this area of world is Americas 18 th largest export target. Another contributing ...
  • South America India Company British
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    Colonisation After Christopher Columbus landed in the West Indies in 1492, Spain and Portugal started disputing areas of influence on the South American continent. The dispute was eventually settled by the Pope (Alexander VI), who in 1493, drew up defined areas of influence for the two nations with the idea of spreading Christianity to the natives in those territories. In time the Portuguese territory became known as Brazil, hence the working language of that country to this day is Portuguese, w...
  • The Age Of Exploration Europe
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    The Age of Exploration: Europe The age of exploration was filled with courageous voyagers and conquistadors from all over Europe, much like today, there was much competition for land rights. The main disputes were between Spain and Portugal. And these are the representatives from not only these two countries, but surrounding ones as well. Christopher Columbus was a sea captain from Genoa. He first tried to convince Portugal, then Spain to sponsor a voyage to Asia across the Atlantic. Columbus th...
  • Guatemala Worldmark 153
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    It has been said that a country that goes through hard times, will often rebound and become stronger as time passes by. Guatemala is one of those countries. It may not be situated in an area of peace and wealth. It may not have the best medicine. It may not have enough of an army to defend its patriots. All in all, Guatemala has survived through the many hardships and warring and has come out as the stronger of the nations. Guatemala may not be the best of the best, but it has survived through ...
  • Jesuits Martyrs In San Salvador
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    The Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits have seen many tragedies as well as successes. One of their most recent tragedies occurred in Central America. Six Jesuit priests along with other staff members were killed, these killings were caused by the governments of more than one country. The Jesuit order was started by St. Ignatius Loyola. He worked as a mercenary but was forced into bed when a cannonball shattered the bone in his leg. After a long recovery he started the order of the Je...
  • Central America Population Volcanic Caribbean
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    Central America There are 26 million people in Central America. Mestizos of mixed white and Indian heritage make up one half of the population. Indians, who make up one fifth, are concentrated in Guatemala. Whites are dominant in Costa Rica, and blacks and mulatto's in Panama and the Caribbean coastal plains. Central America extends for a distance of 1, 200 miles east southeastward from Mexico to South America. Its wider western half is occupied by the nations of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, ...
  • The Ideology Of The Maya Civilization
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    It is a joke among professionals that archaeologists make crummy psychological anthropologists. This is because archaeologists rely solely on material culture left behind by human populations, buried deep within layers of dirt and ambiguity with the passing of time. It is impossible to recreate the Maya "model of the mind" for an individual; however, we can make general inferences about Maya people and their specific ideology through the study of their cultural remains. The Maya were a unique cu...
  • Roosevelt Spain And The Misuse Of Central America
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    "We assert that no nation can long endure half republic and half empire, and we warn the American people that imperialism abroad will lead quickly and inevitably to despotism at home." Democratic National platform 1900 Born into the age of manifest destiny, Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth President of the United States, was probably the most domineering politician of the first half of the twentieth century. He was a hunter, a soldier, a cowboy, and a Statesman, his likeness forever carved i...