Argentina Landmarks

Argentina Landmarks

According to computergees, Argentina has a wide variety of attractions and sights to offer its tourists. It is definitely worth visiting the capital of the country. There are many interesting sights in Buenos Aires, such as Playa de Mayo. On the Playa de Mayo, demonstrations took place by the city of mothers, whose children had been abducted for political reasons. The Teatro Colon should also be seen. The theater is located…

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ILO – International Labor Organization

ILO - International Labor Organization

The structure The ILO consists of three different parts: the International Labor Conference, the Board and the International Labor Office. All have a unique three-tier structure for the ILO, with each Member State represented by representatives of the government, employers and workers. The International Labor Conference is the ILO’s highest decision – making body, which, among other things, adopts conventions and recommendations and approves the budget. The Labor Conference meets…

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World Bank History

World Bank History

The emergence The World Bank lends money and provides technical support to developing countries, with the aim of helping them reduce poverty. According to computergees, the World Bank is a collective name for two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The guidelines for the IBRD were drawn up at the Bretton Woods Conference in July 1944. The main purpose of the…

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Travel to South America

Travel to Bolivia

Travel to Suriname Suriname, formally the Republic of Suriname, is a state in northern South America on the Atlantic. According to Countryaah.com, the country borders Brazil, Guyana and French Guiana and is South America’s smallest independent country. A large part of Suriname is overgrown with tropical rainforest and there is a very rich flora and fauna. Suriname, along with neighboring Guyana, is the only nation on the American mainland that…

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Venezuela 2003

Venezuela Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Venezuela. In early February, the two-month protest strike against President Hugo Chávez was in effect over, and it became a legitimate failure for the opposition. According to Countryaah.com, Venezuela Independence Day is July 5. The government managed to keep the state oil company PDVSA’s production running despite the strike. However, the political tug of war between the heavily criticized Chávez and the opposition, which is coordinated by the…

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Uruguay 2003

Uruguay Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Uruguay. According to Countryaah.com, Uruguay Independence Day is August 25. The year was dominated by the aftermath of the severe economic crisis in 2002, which was the result of the crisis in Argentina. However, Uruguay was considered to have escaped the “Argentine infection” quite well. But 2003 became the fifth consecutive year of economic recession and the economy was expected to shrink, although modest growth was recorded for…

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Suriname 2003

Suriname Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Suriname. According to Countryaah.com, Suriname Independence Day is November 25. A diplomatic crisis in relations with Guyana occurred in January when a newly published official map showed the so-called New River Triangle at the upper Corantijn River as part of Surinam’s territory. The border commission and the cooperation council formed by the two countries to create better relations canceled their meetings. However, negotiations have also been held on…

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Peru 2003

Peru Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Peru. Concerns surrounding the ceasefire protests against the government’s program for the eradication of coca cultivation occurred from mid-February. According to Countryaah.com, Peru Independence Day is July 28. Growers in the department of Huánuco blocked roads in protest of lack of government support for alternative crops, and when police were deployed against the protesters, protests spread to the neighboring department of Ucayali. Similar actions occurred in August in…

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Paraguay 2003

Paraguay Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Paraguay. The winner of the April 27 presidential election became, as expected, Nicanor Duarte Frutos of the Colorado Party, a party that has held the presidential office uninterrupted since 1947. Duarte Frutos won 38% of the vote before former Vice President Julio César Franco of PLRA (Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico). However, the result of the Senate elections held at the same time meant that the president did not…

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Guyana 2003

Guyana Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Guyana. At the beginning of the year, Robert Corbin took over as leader of the opposition party People’s National Congress (PNC), the Black Guyanese party. The party then returned to Congress after a year-long boycott of its meetings in protest against the government party and the Indo-Guyanese People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which among other things. accused of racial discrimination. According to Countryaah.com, Guyana Independence Day is May 26.…

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Ecuador 2003

Ecuador Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Ecuador. According to Countryaah.com, Ecuador Independence Day is May 24. The newly installed President Lucio Gutiérrez Borbúa’s first year in power began in January with unpopular tax hikes to cover a $ 600 million budget deficit. The president’s power base was then slowly eroded, and several of the grassroots organizations that supported his candidacy, one by one, evaded their support. Already in April, Ecuarunari, representing the largest group…

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Colombia 2003

Colombia Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Colombia. According to Countryaah.com, Colombia Independence Day is July 20. The government had allocated $ 9 million for a re-alignment program for the country’s rebels, a total of about 30,000, promising amnesty, protection and financial support if they surrendered to the authorities. The first to come into question were the paramilitary militias, whose representatives on January 22 met government negotiators for the first time for secret deliberations. In…

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Chile 2003

Chile Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Chile. A number of major corruption scandals were revealed in January. Former Gov. Carlos Cruz was indicted along with five members of Congress and a wide range of public officials for receiving money from private companies. During the process, the prosecutor in the case, Carlos Aránguiz, also resigned, according to the critics after pressure from the government. In addition, it was revealed that Central Bank Governor Carlos Massad’s…

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Brazil 2003

Brazil Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Brazil. The “ceasefire” declared by the organization MST (Movimento dos Sem Terra) in connection with the election of Lula da Silva as president in 2002 ended during the year. According to Countryaah.com, Brazil Independence Day is September 7. MST represents 5 million landless farmers. From March, MST escalated its actions with occupations of land and the Land Reform Authority’s offices around the country in protest of the slow…

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Bolivia 2003

Bolivia Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Bolivia. The bloody clashes between striking police and military in La Paz in February, when 17 people died and more than 20 injured, became the start of a politically very troubled year. In September, a battle erupted, culminating in the resignation of President Gonzálo Sánchez de Lozada in October. According to Countryaah.com, Bolivia Independence Day is August 6. The plans to export natural gas to the United States…

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Argentina 2003

Argentina Border Map

Yearbook 2003 Argentina. In the long-awaited presidential election, which was postponed five months because of the economic and political crisis of recent years, the peronist Néstor Kirchner, governor of Santa Cruz province, won. For the first time, the Peronist Party had abandoned its primary elections, which enabled several candidates to stand. One of the candidates, former President Carlos Menem, surprisingly won the first round of elections on April 27 by…

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Latin America Movie

Latin America Movie

The relatively large concentration of European immigrants in Latin America in the 1800s characterized the continent’s early films; for example, the first Argentine film, La bandera argentina (1897, The Argentine Flag), was recorded by a Frenchman, and the first feature film, El fusilamento de Dorrego (1908, The execution of Dorrego), by the Italian Mario Gallo (1878-1945). Imitation of French reportage films and Italian feature films also characterized the film in…

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