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Argentina and the IMF - Argentina, the IMF, and the WTO In 1999, over 40,000 people came to protest in the streets outside the Seattle Conference Center, where the delegates from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) came to Seattle to discuss new international trade agreements. Many came to protest not only against the WTO and the IMF, but also against globalization itself; Thousands were protesting for anti-globalization because of increasing concerns that certain trade and investment measures were encroaching on national sovereignty....   [tags: economy, argentina, convertibility law]
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Argentina's Complete Balance Of Payment - Case Study Objectives: • Preparation of Argentina’s complete balance of payment for the previous year and a forecast for next year. • Effects of devaluation on sales if it occurs in Argentina’s economy. • Borrowing decision feasibility for M/s Jeans USA Findings: Trade balance is in a healthy position $4.691 BN and is likely to increase Exports are $12.078 BN and are expected to increase to $13 BN which is 8% for next year. Imports are likely to be remain constant Foreign reserves are $10 BN Business prospects are excellent in Argentina BALANCE OF PAYMENTS Current Account | |$ in billions | |Expor...   [tags: Budget Finance Argentina] 1860 words
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Argentina and the Tango - The curtain rises on the streets of late 19th century Buenos Aires as a simple quadruple meter begins to ring. Two figures emerge from the darkness and begin to flow into a sensual, impressive dance. As he artfully guides her body around his own figure, a crowd begins to form, and soon there are more couples that join into this social dance. This is the scene for the beginning of the Argentine tango. The tango was not always the elegant dance reserved for famed ballrooms, but rather, it had its début on the streets of Buenos Aires with the poor of Argentina....   [tags: dance, Buenos Aires, seduction, Argentine culture]
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Economic Impact of Argentina - The economy of Latin American countries such as Argentina have often focused on only one main product at a time and imported many of the other products needed. Argentina especially followed this economic strategy in the late 1800’s. Latin American countries focus on one product it does well and does not stray from that product. The countries were just following trends and taking advantage of what the market dictates is a worthwhile product. This strategy can fall short of having long-term success and lead to a land of poverty....   [tags: International Government ]
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Wonderful Argentina - The culture of Argentina reflects deeply upon the geography. Like all countries, Argentina’s culture is widely influenced by her immigrants. The immigrants consist vastly of European with Amerindian and African persuasion in their music and art. The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is a cultural melting pot filled with exotic traditions that are plainly evident throughout today’s Argentinean society. Argentineans are a mix between native Latin Americans and European immigrant. The European culture that has integrated into the Latin American traditions has left Argentinean residents with more of a European persuasion....   [tags: Geography, Informative Essay] 947 words
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A Background Of Argentina - In the beginning of Argentina, we recall two major tribes; the Diaguita and the Gaurani who constituted the agricultural origins. During the 1500’s, Spain discovered Argentina, and quickly claimed it for its own. Spain reigned until the 1800’s when it was at war with Britain. In 1816 Argentina declared independence from Spain. After WWII there was a struggle for leadership of Argentina, eventually Juan Peron, a former dictator, was elected President. Peron represented himself as a leader for the common people, however his administration embezzled funds stole from the workers....   [tags: essays research papers] 632 words
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Intercultural Communication, Argentina - Working for an international corporation has been a crash course in various cultures. I have participated on teams with people from Brazil, India, Singapore, England, and Australia just to name a few. It has also been a lesson that Americans aren’t always sensitive to different cultures. One distinct example comes to mind, and I try my best to not make a similar mistake. About 2 years ago my boss decided to get his team together for a face-to-face meeting. We came from all over the United States, but more importantly we were not all native to this country....   [tags: Culture ]
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Economic Redemption in La Forja, Argentina - Argentina, which was soon to become the economic powerhouse, quickly descends into a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. President Carlos Menem transformed Argentina by selling out every public asset he could find; he privatized factories, and created many corporate handouts. The nation approved of Menem’s changes, and Washington said “This is the best thing ever” (The Take) What the citizens didn’t realize is that by transforming the nation this way, Menem was creating a capitalist wild west....   [tags: Capitalist Wild West, Cooperative Business]
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HSBC In Argentina - Summary of the Case Study Profits at the global banking group HSBC have fallen after it made provisions of more than $1.1 billion to cover losses from the economic crisis in Argentina. The Argentine crisis accounted for $1.12 billion of the write-down - which was slightly higher than analysts had forecast. The figures were in line with analysts' expectations and this helped push shares in HSBC 59p higher to close at 837p. Last year Argentina descended into chaos as people protested against draconian policies introduced to try and avoid default on overseas debt and devaluation of the peso....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1995 words
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The Jewish Community of Argentina - The Jewish Community of Argentina Argentina is the second largest nation in Lain America and boasts the largest Jewish community in the region (200,000 of its 35 million people). From an open door policy of immigration to the harboring of Nazi war criminals, Argentina's Jews have faced period of peaceful coexistence and periods of intense anti-Semitism. Argentina's Jews have numerous Jewish community organizations. The DIAI (Delegacion de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas) was founded in 1939 as the political arm of the Jewish community....   [tags: Papers] 2023 words
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Argentina - I. INTRODUCTION Argentina lives in a democracy since 1986. Before this year lived it under a military regime. In the nineties under the presidency of Menem the country experienced a great increase in the liberalization of trade. Argentina has a free market economic system. Due to the recent privatization program, the State now has a very limited role in the economy. According to the Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum Argentina is classified as one of the most open, least protectionist countries in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 2281 words
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The Factors That Prompted Democratisation in Argentina - The Factors That Prompted Democratisation in Argentina The Constitution of 1853 gave the vote to all native‑born males, irrelevant of literacy levels or ownership of property, and since this turning point in its history, the Argentine Republic, or Argentina, has had a precarious and temperamental relationship with democracy. Argentina has flirted with many differing systems of government from the end of the Second World War, involving personalities ranging from General Juan Perón, the 'saviour of the working class,' to the oppressive and power‑hungry generals of the late 1970s junta, before seeing its democratic aspirations finally realised in the form of Raul...   [tags: Papers] 3097 words
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Argentina - Argentina Argentina, officially known as the Argentine Republic or Republica Argentina, is a country occupying the most southern portion of South America. For many foreigners, especially Europeans, Argentina has presented the traditional New World image of a land of romance and opportunity. It received its name, "roughly translated as 'land of silver' or 'silvery one,' from the Spanish explorers of the 16th century who were lured there by rumors that portrayed the presence of vast mineral wealth." (Encyclopedia Britannica 357) The "Sun of May," a sun with a human face, appears on the state flag (adopted in 1818) and on the coat of arms....   [tags: Papers] 868 words
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Argentina - Argentina is a federal republic in southern South America on the border of Bolivia and Paraguay; on the east by Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile, and on the west by Chile. The country is the biggest country on the south side and is triangular in shape, with the base in the north and the corner at Punta Dungeness, the southeastern tip of the continent. The length of Argentina in a northern to southern direction is about 2,070 mi.....   [tags: essays research papers] 1439 words
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Argentina - Argentina Europeans arrived in the region with the 1502 voyage of Amerigo Vespucci. Spanish navigator Juan Diaz de Solias visited what is now Argentina in 1516. Spain established a permanent colony on the site of Buenos Aires in 1580. They further integrated Argentina into their empire following the establishment of the Vice-Royalty of Rio de la Plata in 1776, and Buenos Aires became a flourishing port. Buenos Aires formally declared independence from Spain on July 9, 1816. Argentines revere General Jose de San Martin, who campaigned in Argentina, Chile, and Peru, as the hero of their national independence....   [tags: Papers] 4540 words
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The Great Depression, Concordancia in Argentina, and Import Substitution Industrialization - ... At the time of the Great Depression, Argentina was in a power battle between the government and the radicals. Radical Juan Hipólito Del Sagrado Corazón de Jesùs Irigoyen, also known as Hipólito Irigoyen, took power of the government as president in 1928 with only 45 percent of the votes nationally. He gained the support from small farmers by offering subsides, internal trade unions by settling wage disputes in favor of the people, and the intellectuals of the country by supporting the University Reform Movement....   [tags: foreign trade, suicide rate, market crash]
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A Developing Epidemic in Argentina - A Developing Epidemic in Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--December is one of the loveliest times of year in the southern hemisphere of South America. On a typical summer day on a warm, Sunday afternoon, residents of Buenos Aires enjoy a relaxing jaunt along the Avenida de Mayo where one can browse the numerous shops of rare antiquities or simply retire to drinking tea in front of one of the many cafes along the avenue. Families with boisterous children picnic within the many public parks and gardens and bask in the warm sun....   [tags: Buenos Aires Journalism Influenza Health Essays] 793 words
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Argentina, Soccer, and Racism - Argentina, Soccer, and Racism Soccer in Argentina, is an important way of life, for most young people, it is the only way of life. Children would clear pastures (fields) of rocks, and mark the goals off with stones. The people were so poor that there was no ball, they used women's stockings all wrapped up together. From a very young age the children were taught to play for the love of the game, nothing else. For these young children, Argentine soccer was a way of life, not just a sport, it defined who these people were....   [tags: American History] 1129 words
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Argentina and Bose Corporation - Argentina and Bose Corporation Bose Corporation has had products of audio system, called “Home Theater System”. It’s a perfect audio system, just like or even better than the sound we can hear from movie theaters. On the system, there is a music center, which is connected to all input and output cables and a big amplifier, which controls the bass and treble. For your information, in music center, you can both enjoy the CD player and radio for basic functions; and outputs for surrounding sound quality for video watching, and tape listening....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework Essays]
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Argentina's Economic Disaster: The Government is to Blame - Argentina's Economic Disaster: The Government is to Blame Argentina is a country with rich natural resources and abundant educated and energetic labor. Yet it fails to pull itself out of a recession that has lasted for too many years, according to its citizens. Many blame the International Money Fund (IMF), foreign influence, or political corruption for their monetary woes. However, others believe that the Argentinean government is to blame for the high unemployment rates and increased poverty....   [tags: Economics Politics]
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Discovery of Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs in Argentina - Discovery of Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs in Argentina The difficulty in re-constructing dinosaurs for television and movies lies in the fact that not everything can be preserved. Fossilized bones create the skeleton of a dinosaur, thereby allowing scientists to study how they moved, how big they grew, and how different body parts worked as a whole. But what children see on television: the scaly green skin of the brontosaurs or the brown hair of a mastodon may not hold much fact. Unfortunately, particular physical features cannot be fossilized....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]
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The Demographic Transition Model Analysis - ... When a country, like Argentina, is in the third stage of the demographic transition model, they are said to be a “developed country”. This indicates that Argentina has a good economic stature with an educated youth and working age adults. As seen in the 2013 graph, Argentina is pursuing a typical pyramid framework, with most of the population between 0 and 50 years of age. This will change as Argentina moves into the year 2050. Based on the three different population pyramids, Argentina has gone through, and will go through some serious demographic changes....   [tags: argentina's demographics, population pyramid]
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El Secreto De Sus Ojos, directed by Juan Jose Campanella - History usually forces itself into the present in Juan Jose Campanella’s film “El Secreto De Sus Ojos” (The Secret in Their Eyes). Although it was filmed in 2009, the story is an attempted memorization of the violent reality in 1970-1980s Argentina, an era in which the country was rapidly sinking into military rule-ship. Campanella offers flashbacks into Argentina’s dark days, a period where violence homicide, rape and injustices ruled. Through memory, the film narrate a era in which it was impossible to be an innocent person as the innocents were falsely accused, tortured and even murdered for crimes they never committed, all these for the whims of those in power....   [tags: 70s Injustice in Argentina] 778 words
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The Falklands Conflict - The Falklands conflict began on Friday, 02 April 1982, when roughly 500 Argentinean special forces landed at Mullet Creek on East Falkland Island under Operation Rosario and advanced on the Government House located at Port Stanley against an unorganized garrison of Royal Marines stationed on the island. Little opposition was encountered and the Argentinean Junta quickly assumed control. On 02 April, Brigadier General Mario Menendez was appointed governor of the islands and Port Stanley was immediately renamed Puerto Argentino....   [tags: UK, Argentina, History] 1074 words
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The Use of Magical Realism in Regard to Homosexuality - ... This conflict can be seen symbolized through the movie, the Cat People, as described by Molina. Irena, the female protagonist of the film, exemplifies qualities of being afraid of her “greatest fear”; turning into a panther woman while with the one she loves and desires most (32). During the duration of the first two chapters, the motif of the panther woman and Irena’s fear symbolizes Molina’s fear of his sexual orientation. Despite proudly “being soft like a woman”, Molina is fearful of his sexual preference as it is his illegal sexuality that lead him to be imprisoned (29)....   [tags: argentina, dirty war, social concerns]
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Falkland Conflict - BACKGROUND The Falklands conflict began on Friday, 02 April 1982, when roughly 500 Argentinean special forces landed at Mullet Creek on East Falkland Island. Under Operation Rosario, Argentina advanced on the Government House at Port Stanley against an unorganized garrison of British Royal Marines stationed on the island. Little opposition was encountered and the Argentinean Junta quickly assumed control. On the same day, Brigadier General Mario Menendez was appointed governor of the islands and Port Stanley was immediately renamed Puerto Argentino....   [tags: Argentina, Port Stanley] 1581 words
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Facundo or Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo R. Sarmiento - Facundo or Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo R. Sarmiento "Facundo or, Civilization and Barbarism," by Domingo F. Sarmiento is a book which talks about the many topics of government and political situations in which Argentina was involved. Mary Mann is the translator of the book and the introduction is by Ilan Stavans. The time period the story takes place in is the nineteenth century, but the book was written in 1845. The geographic areas in which the events take place are Argentina, Chile, and most of the southernmost part of South America, such as Uruguay and Paraguay....   [tags: Papers Sarmiento Argentina Essays Papers] 939 words
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Unrestricted Capitalist Development and the International Monetary Fund: Their Economic and Social Effects on Buenos Aires. Argentina - Unrestricted Capitalist Development and the International Monetary Fund: Their Economic and Social Effects on Buenos Aires. Argentina The day is Friday, December 21, 2001. After three days of massive riots the city of Buenos Aires looks like an abandoned battlefield. Its grand palm-lined avenues are strewn with burnt-out shells of cars, smashed glass, rocks, and twisted furniture. Unemployed people, pensioners, and women with babies climb through smashed supermarket windows searching for any food that looters left behind....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Coca-Cola Life - Introduction   A pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton founded the Coca-Cola company in 1886, Atlanta. 127 years later, this multinational company become the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of carbonated soft drink. Their products such as Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Powerade etc. are packaged in a multitude of formats including but not limited to cans, glass and plastic bottles (Coca-Cola, n.d.(a)).   Coca-Cola took gradual steps to overcome challenges and difficulties to become the all time favorite drink of billions of people....   [tags: marketing strategy, ethics, Argentina, creativity]
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Eva Duarte Peron (Evita) - Eva Duarte Peron (Evita) Thesis: Her experience as a member of the lower class who overcame poverty and her belief in bringing justice to the poor made everything that she did for the people of Argentina possible. Eva Peron 'Mi vida por Peron!' ('My life for Peron!') [Evita] cried a thousand times before the roaring crowds, and then she died. There are parallels that could be drawn between her life and the lives of other obsessively ambitious women who have forced their way through poverty and fame.but instead popular memory finds parallels between Evita's life and the lives of the saints, because she did it all for someone else....   [tags: Argentina History Latin America Evita Essays]
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The Political Performance of Motherhood: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo - The Political Performance of Motherhood: Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo During the Argentine dictatorship known as the Dirty War (1976-1983), thousands of people were systematically abducted by the government in order to eliminate all opposition to the regime. These "disappearances," which the dictatorship never admitted to committing, happened across class and age lines, but most of the kidnapped were young students and blue-collar workers. Despite the fact that associations and meetings of any kind were forbidden, a group of housewife mothers decided to protest the disappearance of their children....   [tags: Argentina History Historical Essays]
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An Overview of the Argentine Financial Crisis - The financial crisis in Argentina during the late 1990s and early 2000s resulted in severe issues with foreign debt, inflation, unemployment, and political turmoil for the country. Argentina not only suffered a currency crisis, but also suffered a political crisis. Fallout from the economic collapse was so severe the Argentinean population resorted to civil unrest and protest, which in turn exacerbated Argentina’s problems at the turn of the century. While other issues related to this financial crisis such as the impact on the lives of the Argentinean population or the political turmoil and corruption are certainly worthy of discussion, this paper will focus on the currency crisis and the Ar...   [tags: Economy, Currency Crisis] 1858 words
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Argentine Tango: Convergence and Diffusion - At the end of the nineteenth century in the cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay a new genre of music was evolving. This new genre of music eventually came to be called the Argentine Tango. Tango music evolved from the interaction of many different cultures, and it continues to evolve and branch out into many subgenres. Beginning around 1880 the first traces of the Argentine tango were beginning to fall into place. (History 2005) This occurred through the convergence of music of the many cultures which were found in the area....   [tags: Music]
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Rise of the Argentine Ants - Rise of the Argentine Ant Introduced Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) are rapidly displacing native ant species around the world as a result of: (1) aggression by frequently raiding, immobilizing and killing native ants, (2) less intraspecific competition due to genetic homogeneity, (3) competitive exclusion using large numbers, quick location and rapid recruitment, (4) and the absence of natural ant and parasitoid enemies. Native to Argentina, L. humile has been quickly spreading throughout the world at an incredible pace....   [tags: Ant Species, L. Humile] 1863 words
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The Argentine Economic Crisis 1999-2002 - The Argentine Economic Crisis 1999-2002 Basic Information About Argentina Argentina is a nation located on the East coast of the sothern-most tip of South America. It occupies an area of 2,766,890 square kilometers, which is approximately equal to about three-tenths the size of the United States. It has a population of nearly 40 million people with a growth rate of 1.13%. The populace is 97% Caucasian (primarily of Italian and Spanish decent) with various indigenous groups comprising the remaining 3%....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Plan for the Resolution of the Argentine Debt Crisis - A Plan for the Resolution of the Argentine Debt Crisis INTRODUCTION: Over the past five years Argentina has suffered from one of the worst economic crises of its history. Mired by currency devaluation, diminished business confidence, contracting GDP, and a large current accounts deficit, the Argentine economy is, at very best, weak. Of its problems, Argentina’s international debt is of greatest concern. Servicing the debt has created a large financial burden for the Argentine government limiting the steps it has been able to take to stimulate economic growth....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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1982 Falkland Conflict - Operational Logistics and Command and Control - BACKGROUND The Falklands conflict began on Friday, 02 April 1982, when roughly 500 Argentinean special forces landed at Mullet Creek on East Falkland Island. Under Operation Rosario, Argentina advanced on the Government House at Port Stanley against an unorganized garrison of British Royal Marines stationed on the island. Little opposition was encountered and the Argentinean Junta quickly assumed control. On the same day, Brigadier General Mario Menendez was appointed governor of the islands and Port Stanley was immediately renamed Puerto Argentino....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Analysis of Argentinean Debt Crisis: IMF and Government Actions - The Argentina debt affected the country between the late 90’s to the early 2000’s and can be attributed to misdiagnosis and ineffective policy. During this time the IMF and Argetina’s government worked closely together. Previous to the crisis Argentina had been celebrated for its economic policies and growth. The government worked to put in place conservative economic policy, including the privatization of companies, looser trade regulations, among other conservative changes. Economic growth in that period appears to have been in large part the result of increasing amount of international debt....   [tags: Economics]
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Military Operational Art - Introduction The Magnitude of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in 1982 between Britain and Argentina dictated that both employ a handful of military operational arts particularly logistics, command and control. In the heart, of the 1982 conflict in the contentious issue of the Falklands/Malvinas islands ownership, Command and control, and logistical functions featured prominently among the operations and preparations of both warring parties. According to Hime (2010, 4), “Ownership of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands since their initial discovery has always been determined by force, with British control last established in 1833 following the expulsion of the Argentine gunboat Sarandi, and its co...   [tags: Military History]
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Peron's Economic Goals - Plan of the Investigation The investigation addresses the following question: To what extent was Juan Domingo Perón successful in achieving his economic aims. Perón’s major economic goals included economic independence for Argentina, an increase in employment and growth in industry, and a decrease in the gap between the wealthy and poor. In order to assess the extent to which he fulfilled these economic goals, the investigation will examine his short- and long- term effects of his industrial reforms and policies, his five-year plan to industrialize Argentina, and his nationalization of the economy, which were all methods he employed to carry out his goals....   [tags: International Government ]
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The Pros and Cons of Immigration in Buenos Aires - 1. Buenos Aires. Population and citizens of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires - capital city of Argentina and second –largest metropolitan in South America. Population in Buenos Aires about 3 millions. The bulk of the population are Spaniards and Italians. About 30% - and Métis representatives of other nationalities , among which are the communities of Jews, English, Armenian , Japanese, Chinese , Arabs and Koreans . Also there are migrants from neighboring countries, primarily from Bolivia and Paraguay....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Opportunities for International Investors - Opportunities for International Investors ATTITUDES TOWARDS FOREIGN INVESTMENT Because the Foreign Investments Law and supplementary rules establish the principle of equal treatment for domestic and foreign investors, foreign investors enjoy the same rights and duties as Argentine investors. However, the government no longer grants special incentives. Argentina welcomes foreign investments, and its laws governing foreign investment are among the most liberal in the world. In general, Argentina encourages investments through a free-market policy and low income tax rates rather than through subsidies....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Battle for Control of the Falkland Islands - As tensions are beginning to heat up between England and Argentina over who owns the sovereignty rights to the Falkland Islands, many do not want a repeat of the Falklands War. As Argentina has tried again and again to claim sovereignty of the islands, it has become even more important as it is believed that the island contains millions barrel of oil. The recent confrontation between England and Argentina, over control of the Falkland Islands is very similar and has its roots from the New Imperialism era of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, also it is very similar to the situation that Iran saw it self in after becoming a more significant contributor to the world economy after the dema...   [tags: World Politics]
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Rethinking North-South Relations and Global Justice - ... However, the incident was started by the workers through the strike and negotiation with Kimi’s management. After that TANs played a secondary role by creating pressure on the US retailers (574). Despite of such structural limitations and limitations of playing a primary role, the author argues, Northern initiatives more often overlooks the role of Southern workers, and their local allies that play a major role in promoting labour standards in the global South (568-69). Addition, the author also argues the northern initiatives are not playing a primary, but a supportive role in promoting labour standards in the global South (572)....   [tags: labour standards, transnational corporations]
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TRUTH, JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION IN LATIN AMERICA - As the head of the national reconciliation commission in Latin America, I will be addressing the different pathways towards reconciliation. The different pathways towards reconciliation I will make my recommendation off of are the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness. Additionally, to support my points and arguments towards the idea that Latin American should move forward with reconciliation is I will be discussing the case studies about Guatemala and Argentina. Drawing upon these case studies about Guatemala and Argentina will allow for me to back up the Truth Commissions, Justice, and Forgiveness pathways....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Technology and Environmental Conservation - ... For instance, by partnering with The Nature Conservancy, the country is working to protect its grasslands so that, eventually, the conserved soil and its nutrients can be used for agriculture. ("Argentina Nature Conservation") Although Argentina is not as technologically advanced as other countries in the same situation, the South American country is working hard towards maintaining its natural environment to the best of its financial ability. As the “I” in BRICS, India is one of the five countries characterized as a Newly Industrialized Country, or NIC....   [tags: denmark, fossil fuels]
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Siemens Bribery and Corruption Ethical Violation Case - ... Siemens later instituted an arbitration proceeding with the country in order to recover its costs and expected profits from the contract that was cancelled. The company paid some extra bribes in order to suppress evidence that the company had obtained the original contract through corruption. In 2008, the company and their subsidiary in Argentina pleaded guilty to the criminal violations of the corruption practices act and they agreed to pay fines of 448. 5 and 500,000 us dollars respectively....   [tags: kantian ethics, siemens, corrupt practices act]
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The Falkland Islands' Conflict - No one really knows who discovered the Falkland Islands. Nearly every British historian will insist that the English explorer John Davis discovered the islands in 1592(1) while Argentineans typically credit Vespucci, Magellan, or Sebald de Weert. (2) The events of January 2, 1883 are not in dispute, however. On this date, James Onslow, captain of the HMS Clio, dropped anchor just off the Falklands. The next day he went ashore and raised the British flag. (3) This action infuriated the Argentines, who had taken control of the Falklands upon receiving independence from Spain in 1816....   [tags: Falkland Islands War Independence Essays]
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The Restoration of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan - THE RESTORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOLLOWING TYPHOON HAIYAN IV. TOPIC BACKGROUND Since the beginning of time, the Philippines has been plagued with chronic natural disasters due to its geographical location. Not only does it lie within the Filipino, Australian, and Pacific tectonic plates, it is also located in the circum-Pacific seismic belt, causing the country to be consistently bombarded with typhoons and earthquakes . In an average year, 20 typhoons and almost 2,000 major and minor earthquakes will affect the Philippines ....   [tags: natural disaster, tectonic plates]
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Playing the Blame Game - When facing hardship, it is only natural to look to external forces to explain internal strife; this reaction is prevalent across virtually every gender, class, race, and nationality. This tendency to ascribe blame holds true in communities worldwide, including three in Latin America – Peru, Argentina, and Nicaragua. In Peru, the minority community of Peru’s nikkei has been held responsible for Peruvian strife. Immigrants in Argentina have been treated as scapegoats for problems in the Argentinean economy....   [tags: Sociology ]
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