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Child Labor in Venezuela - Bolivian Republic of Venezuela is a county in South America. It was one of the countries that emerged from collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (Baguley and Winter 15). Hugo Chavez is the president since 1999. He was democratically elected president in 1998, after the approval of the new constitution in 1999, which is the highest law of the land (Baguley and Winter 12). Venezuela is subdivided into 23 states, a Capital District correspondent in the city of Caracas, and the Federal Dependencies (Baguley and Winter 15)....   [tags: Venezuela ] 1502 words
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Racism and Classism in Modern Society in Venezuela - As advanced as we are in society today, racism still surrounds us and every day we are exposed to racially discriminating behaviors. Many people have no idea about the level of racism that we are in today. People may imagine that everything is fine and opportunities are available for whoever wants them, but things are not fine and opportunities to attain a better life are difficult to come by. Individuals who experience racism can realize the level in which the world stands today. It might not be as clear as it was, perhaps, during the time of slavery, but if we open up our eyes we will notice that it is still everywhere....   [tags: racism, Venezuela, classism, ] 823 words
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The Role of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela - The Role of President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Introduction Venezuela is a late bloomer in regard to having complete independence and in terms of running its own democratic government. Right now, the Venezuelan people are in the midst of the same debate that has historically plagued countries all over the world; the country is torn between class lines and is another classic example of the haves versus the have-nots. Caracas is the capital and the Andes region is home to two-thirds of the population....   [tags: Venezuela Politics Government Essays] 4871 words
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Is Venezuela a Democracy? - Opinions about the state of democratic governance in Venezuela during the government of President Hugo Chávez Frías have been polarized. Some critics come close to labeling it a dictatorship while others, his supporters, claim to be restoring a truly democratic regime to Venezuela. Venezuelan society is polarized along political lines and this climate does not help to consolidate liberal democracy. In such a context, it is easy to fall into simplistic, black and white views; however, it is important to seek a more gradual and balanced appreciation of the complex issues at play....   [tags: Government, Politics] 844 words
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The French Revolution and Independence in Venezuela - On July 14th, 17189, a shot was heard around the world: the Bastille had been stormed. Propelled by Enlightenment ideas, a rigid class system, and resentment with the monarchy, on this day the French decided to take matters in their own hands. In the next three years, the French overthrew their monarch and established a government and constitution that promised equal rights for all. As the saying goes, history repeats itself. So was the case in Latin America. By 1810, revolutionary fervor had spread to Venezuela....   [tags: France]
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Venezuela's Center of Gravity Analysis - Using the PMESII framework to guide analysis, Venezuela was generally examined as a system of systems to identify nodes, linkages, and Centers of Gravity (COGs) and determine the relationships between them. Once the COGs of each system were identified, the critical capabilities (CCs) of those COGs were analyzed to determine which is the most consequential to achieving U.S. strategic objectives within Venezuela. This paper argues the significance of Venezuela’s Executive Office and the importance of the oil industry as critical COGs within its Political and Economic systems....   [tags: PMESII Framework]
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Venezuela - Venezuela is a dangerous country, and its capital, Caracas is an extremely dangerous city. Venezuela is a deadlier place then Iraq, with about four times the number of deaths from violence in Venezuela then in Iraq. In 2008 the homicide rate for Venezuela was 48 for every 100,000 people. In the United States the rate was 5.6 per 100,000 (Llana, 2008). A 2010 report puts the murder rate at 75 per 100,000 (Shooting gallery, 2010). Caracas has become the deadliest city in the world, with approximately 200 murders per 100,000 people (Romero, 2010; US Department of State, 2010)....   [tags: Violence, Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping] 867 words
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Child Labor in Venezuela - Bolivian Republic of Venezuela is a country in South America. It was one of the countries that emerged from collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (Source B). Hugo Chavez is the president since 1999. He was democratically elected president in 1998, after the approval of the new constitution in 1999, which is the highest law of the land. Venezuela is subdivided into 23 states, a Capital District correspondent in the city of Caracas, and the Federal Dependencies. The country is also divided into ten administrative regions, which were established by presidential decrees....   [tags: south america, child labor] 1004 words
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Venezuela, hold the Democracy - Culture is the vital part of a countries’ image as a whole. It defines the nation and usually provides a clear signal to other nations about its intent and whether or not dialogue can be started between nations should a disagreement arise. A culture is usually defined by its people, government, income, history and often times by its sheer military power. One would view Venezuela as a Spanish speaking version of the Soviet Union. There is no central background one can see at first glance when it comes to their people....   [tags: culture, oil, chavez]
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Hugo Chavez and the Death of Democracy in Venezuela - Venezuela, located in the Latin American region, is a country that has been characterized by its abundance of oil reserve. A natural resource that has shaped the history and development of the country, affecting its economic, social and most important is political spheres. For many years Venezuela was controlled by authoritarian regimes. The country, being very important in the sense of geo-politics due to its abundance of oil, has been a key player in the international arena and most important, to those that for many years kept the country under their regime....   [tags: Petro-Socialism]
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The Third World Nation of Venezuela - THE THIRD WORLD NATION OF VENEZUELA Venezuela, officially Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is the sixth largest country in South America, unique in landscape, flora, fauna, and wild life that rival the larger nations in South America. In fact, due to it's uniqueness, Venezuela is as much a Caribbean country as it is a South American one. Geography & Climate: Venezuela lies at the northern extreme of South America, bordered by Columbia to the West, Brazil to the South, Guyana to the East, and the Caribbean Sea to the North....   [tags: essays research papers] 423 words
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Venezuela - Venezuela Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. See Exhibit A. It lies along the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean is on the northeast. Venezuela's western neighbor is Colombia, Brazil is to the south and Guyana is to the east. The Maracaibo Basin surrounds Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela. Lake Maracaibo is South America's largest lake. The Andean Highlands stretch across northern Venezuela. Pico Bolivar, in the Andean Highlands, is Venezuela's highest peak. In central Venezuela, there are flat, grassy plains called llanos....   [tags: Papers] 689 words
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Venezuela- The Age of Exploration - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 1. Venezuela 2. Located on the continent of South America 3. 25,017,387 (estimated as of July 2004) 4. Size- 912,050 sq km (land/water) 5. Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds 6. 96% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant, 2% Other Religions The Venezuelans were tracked back to about 13,000 BC. The settlers of that time came from three different directions. Present day Guyana, present day Brazil, and present day Antilles were the three directions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1032 words
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Women and Politics In Venezuela - Women and Politics in Venezuela Women in every country all over the world are discriminated against when it comes to politics. There are many reasons for this discrimination and most of the reasons are a result of men being in control. Politicians are “supposed” to aggressive and argumentative. Some men and women do not see women as having these qualities but instead have the qualities of nurture and compromise. Time is a barrier for women because they do not have the time to participate in politics....   [tags: essays research papers] 983 words
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Venezuela - Since the 1970s, Venezuela has gone from being South America’s richest nation into a nouveau-poor society in search of an identity. Once known as the Saudis of the West, Venezuelans have seen their economic fortunes decline in exact proportion to the general fall in world oil prices. Even so, Venezuela’s many problems were hidden from view until relatively recently, when severity measures heralded the sort of economic crises so painfully familiar to other Latin American countries. Runaway inflation, currency devaluations and even food riots have marked this new phase in Venezuelan history, to which the country is still trying to adjust....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Venezuela - Introduction Venezuela was one of the richest countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Current concerns include: a polarized political environment, a politicized military, drug-related violence along the Colombian border, increasing internal drug consumption, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the...   [tags: essays research papers] 2388 words
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Venezuela - Venezuela Introduction Since the establishment of a democracy in 1961, Venezuela has dramatically increased its' role in the international community over the last four decades and has come forth as a regional leader for the Latin American and the Caribbean regions. Venezuela forms one of the most integral parts of Latin America. While its' being a leader of Latin America as a whole cannot be overlooked, its' even greater role as part of the Caribbean cannot be ignored. This paper will examine the International and Regional Foreign Policy of Venezuela during the last four decades, in the context of international, regional and domestic events....   [tags: Papers] 3752 words
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Freedom of Speech and Press in Venezuela: In Danger of Disappearing - An awful reality, the freedom of speech and press in Venezuela is in danger of disappearing. In Venezuela, if someone has a different opinion of the President of the country, Hugo Chavez, could be penalized. Can the opposition movements, including student force, change this current reality. What can the common citizens do against the government when every day it is capable of setting down more severe restrictions to silence the press. Should the opposition parties keep fighting as they have been for the last 10 years....   [tags: International Government ]
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Anti-poverty Programmes in Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico - While Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico have each tackled the poverty issue by increasing social spending, the types of programs and use of resources has had and will continue to have different effects for the future. Venezuela, relying on the revenue of high oil prices, has vastly increased social spending on building homes and clinics. Brazil has tackled education and health to address the issue of poverty, while Mexico has concentrated on stipends to poor families that is slated to be the most successful at tackling the actual causes of poverty....   [tags: poverty, latin america] 1133 words
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Hong Kong And Venezuela - Hong Kong and Venezuela (Graphics not availalbe) Hong Kong has built economic strength from an impoverished economic infrastructure, since the 1950's, at the same time as Venezuela's economic health has declined despite its relatively strong economic structure. Figure 1 shows that in 1950, Hong Kong's income per person was approximately half of Venezuela. During that period, Hong Kong came under tremendous economic and social pressure due to an arrival of immigrants from China and a lack of natural resources to support growth....   [tags: Compare Contrast Economy] 1471 words
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Venezuela's Government - Venezuela's Government Venezuela is a major transit country for cocaine usually processed in Colombia. Law enforcement agencies estimate that over 100 metric tons of cocaine transit Venezuela annually. There are some indications that the quantity of drugs transiting Venezuela is increasing and that smuggling of Colombian heroin is a growing problem. Narcotics-related corruption remained a problem in legal and financial systems and within security forces. Moreover, the Venezuelan authorities need to do more to combat diversion of chemical precursors and money laundering and to address the problem of over-flights by drug trafficking aircraft....   [tags: Papers] 2418 words
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Venezuela’s Economy: Oil, Political Instability, and Social Challenges - With an economy dominated by the production of oil, Venezuela has enjoyed the highest standard of living in Latin America. In spite of its success in the oil industry, agriculture and manufacturing also play important roles in Venezuela’s economy. With this in mind, it would seem as though Venezuela’s economic state has flourished. Rather, it has suffered from the effects of political influence, corruption, and poor economic management. The distribution of wealth across Venezuela has caused the elite to benefit at the cost of the working people....   [tags: Geopolitics, Economics] 1861 words
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Venezuela’s History FROM When Hugo Chávez Became President: Delinquency - DELINQUENCY: ECONOMIC SITUATION, CORRUPTION, AND BAD ADMINISTRATION Introduction Historically, Venezuela has been a considerably rich country. For instance, in the work of Cannon (2008), it is noted that Venezuela was among the richest countries in the world. All citizens experienced this richness because the population in late 18th Century and early 19th Century was considerably small. The country made an effort to buy slaves from Africa leading to over 100,000 slaves entering Venezuela. The population increased but these slaves were humiliated and stigmatized....   [tags: Poor Administration, Inflation Rate]
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Article Analysis of Hugo Chave's Death - ... Former President Jimmy Carter (2013) stated, “Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.”(p. 5) In the second article (Hellinger, D., Looking Back At What Hugo Chávez Did, The Beacon, 30 July, 2013, Page 1) , Chávez was looked at as a big help to Venezuela and even the successor to Venezuela’s founder Simón Bolívar. One claim was that his leadership contributed to a host of new diplomatic and economic initiatives in Latin America that have enhanced the region’s ability to act more autonomously of the U.S in global affairs....   [tags: venezuela, hugo chavez's death]
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Nicolas Maduro's Machiavellian Struggle - ... Thus we can understand in The Prince virtú can overcome fortuna but in The Discourses virtú merely allows a leader to keep their head above water. Machiavelli contends principalities and republics should be weary of this relationship in order to ensure their survival. Machiavelli’s focus on pragmatism and realism seems to eliminate a worry about ethical concerns. For example, Machiavelli’s pragmatism, “distinguish(es) between cruelty well used and cruelty abused. ” (Machiavelli 30). One may argue Machiavelli’s distinction smuggles in a level of morality....   [tags: Maduro, Machiavelli, Venezuela]
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How Did the Two Failed 1992 Coup d’Etat Attempts Led By Hugo Chavez Help His Political Career? - Plan of Investigation How did the two failed 1992 coup d’état attempts led by Hugo Chavez help his political career. This investigation will answer the question by analyzing two results of the failed coups; first, that the coups exposed the corruption, failures and weakness of President Perez and his government; second, that the coups presented an image to the Venezuelan people of a dynamic, charismatic and populist leader in the person of Chavez. The most important sources used will be contemporary press accounts, Chavez’s speech and reactions from ordinary Venezuelan people at the time....   [tags: Marco Perez Jimenez, government, Venezuela]
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Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest - Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Located in the Amazon Basin of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil, the Yanomamo are an indigenous group numbering close to 23,000. They utilize slash and burn horticulture, hunting and gathering to survive within their ecosystem. Napoleon Chagnon termed the group, “fierce people”, citing their numerous disputes within non-allied villages. Aside from their periodic warfare, they have managed to build and sustain their unique culture through adaptations to their environment for generations....   [tags: Culture Essays Venezuela Essays]
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OPEC members - ... This strategy is consisntent with Olson’s theory of collective action as it argues that small groups can be successful by organising self-governing system and eliminating the free-riding(Olson, 1965). During 1985-86 the Saudis increased oil production in response to Nigerian price cuts. According to Alt, Calvert and Humes, this only case of Saudis using a mixed or tit-for-tat strategy by occasionally overproducing was performed in order to build «tough» reputation the country is associated with(1988)....   [tags: iraq, kuwait, saudi arabia, venezuela]
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Venezuelan Independence - Reasons for Venezuela seceded from Gran Colombia Different customs and interests among populations, and the economic crisis that sparked the war, coupled with the lack of roads and means of communication, organization and good government prevented such extensive territory, Venezuelan people never felt Colombians. There were economic and political sectors in each country who were never interested in the integration process. England and the United States promoted secession, Venezuelans wanted more autonomy in their territory....   [tags: World History] 685 words
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Hugo Chávez - Hugo Chávez El Comandante. El Comandante. If you scream that in the streets of Venezuela, there is only one person you could possibly be referring to – Hugo Chávez. The current president of the South American country, Venezuela, has been in power for the past four years. His time in office has been criticized by most and glorified by some. He has had the backing of other countries such as Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Libya and Iraq. On the other hand, the United States has had a continuous growth of confusion for Chávez’s actions....   [tags: Biography Chavez President Venezuela Essays]
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Venezuelan Immigration - Venezuelan Immigration How did independence politically affect the Creole class in Venezuela. I. Venezuelan independence split the Creole class into two political factions, liberals, and conservatives. In addition, independence motivated many Creoles to remove themselves from politics and pass their power to local caudillos, or soldiers. (Williamson 233-234) (Greene 105-106) A. During Venezuelan's independence movement, opposing viewpoints of two of the colonies most influential revolutionary leaders sparked disagreements within the Creole class....   [tags: Papers] 767 words
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POLITICAL PROSPECT IN SOUTH AMERICA - INTRODUCTION In South America there are still many prevalent reasons to estimate the probability of new conflict episodes among nations. The possibilities to face conflict situations have been sparked since the Malvinas islands’ war in 1982, but at the same time, they have been underestimated due to the fact that the south cone has been showing at the majority of the time as a peaceful and friendly neighbourhood. However, between Colombia and Venezuela has subsisted a legal and prolonged controversy due to the legitimacy of the demarcation lines and the claims about the golf of Venezuela and the archipelago known as “Los monjes”....   [tags: International Politics] 1988 words
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Hugo Chávez and his Peaceful Revolution - The history of Venezuela is intimately intertwined with the development of its petroleum industry. As one of the primary producers of oil in the world, this product is determinant for the country, both politically and economically. The current president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, has been criticized for opposing the privatization of the oil industry and has been labeled as a communist dictator by the United States for his political agenda. In the following essay, I will present the current situation in Venezuela, placing it in its historical context and addressing issues the new Venezuelan Constitution, the importance of oil, membership in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Count...   [tags: Essays on Hugo Chávez]
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Geography: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - ... As a result, ELN would anticipate land rights and redistributed funds to strengthen its base and increase its influence. Regional More than any other nation, Colombia has had a unique relationship with Venezuela. After former conservative Colombian President Alvaro Uribe criticized Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s policies and harboring of FARC and ELN rebels, Colombia’s relations with Venezuela have been strained for a decade. In 2009, the Venezuelan government had given refuge to top ELN leader Gustavo Anibal Giraldo on a farm in the western state of Apure....   [tags: illicit drug production, FARC, civil unrest]
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Documentary, South of the Border - ... He was treated as a foe and a danger to the interests of the US. In response to his reforms, the US media’s attacks on his leadership were circulated worldwide. The US also controlled the Venezuelan media to form an opposition, and availed of support from the military. The Venezuelan media heralded the government to be filled with lies, angering the people. One major event in this battle was when the opposition protested against Chávez. His supporters were having a rally of their own, until snipers made lethal shots at people—members from both parties alike—killing many in the process....   [tags: Documentary, Analysis, South America, Politics]
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Analysis of Dona Barbara - Dona Barbara is a 1943 Mexican film directed by Fernando de Funters the film is based on Romulo Gallegos 1920 novel of the same name. While the film was produced in Mexico, the story takes place on Los Llanos de Aruca Vally Venezuela (Aruca Vally lowlands). Important natural resources themes enforced on this movie are the use of The Orinoco River as means of transportation and communication and the use of agrarian activities as the way to make a profit. Doña Barbara a female caudillo, is the owner and ruler of El Miedo, a hacienda in Aruca Vally Venezuela as well the low lands surrounding the Orinoco river....   [tags: Mexican Film, Movie] 746 words
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OAS last meeting - Organization of American States The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the countries of Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation and to advance common interests. It is the region’s premier forum for multilateral dialogue and concerted action. The OAS helps in many different ways to make changes around the world. Actually the OAS is having a meeting in Ft. Lauderdale (Florida) and some of their actions are showing their interest to defend democracy and human rights around Latin America as for example in Venezuela....   [tags: essays research papers] 605 words
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Hugo Chavez: Love Him or Loathe Him? - Hugo Chavez: Love Him or Loathe Him. Last week an incendiary press release exploded into the global headlines. A man by the name of Hugo Chavez ventured the claim that he had become an important target of assassination. Even more alarming, he proceeded to identify his assassin. It was none other than George W. Bush. "We have enough evidence," said Chavez, "that if anything happens to me, the person responsible will be the President of the United States" (“Defying U.S., Venezuela’s Chavez Embrace Socialism”)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Product and Service Offering and Brand Name - A. Product and Service Offering and Brand Name Allsmile brand toothpaste has been successful for the past five years operating under a decentralized multi-domestic strategy. Now, the market has reached maturity and the industry life cycle has peaked. Our previous strategy, during the period of market growth, is no longer the most cost efficient. As country managers, we have been given the challenge to standardize our global strategy in order to minimize total cost. By definition, a “global product” is a product with most features being uniform in all countries....   [tags: Marketing] 1947 words
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Joining a Discourse Community - Life is full of different paths that each person has to take to achieve their goals. In those roads, people might find groups that share ideas, knowledge, culture, or tastes with them, called discourse communities, which can lead to live experiences that might turn unforgettable. People can join an infinite number of these groups, however in order to accomplish that they must convince its members by applying some techniques taught in this class of English 1301, for example, knowing the group’s rhetorical situation, i.e....   [tags: Rhetorical Situation, Life-Changing] 1215 words
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Product Manager Report for Heinz Tomato Ketchup - Product Manager Report for Heinz Tomato Ketchup Paper 1: I am the marketing manager for the H. J. Heinz Company’s tomato ketchup, which is a spicy, thick tomato sauce. Tomato Ketchup is used for hamburgers, French fries, spaghetti, sandwiches, and grilled or fried meat. . The Heinz company has a long history. The German-born Henry John Heinz founded the company in 1869 in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. The company’s first product was horseradish, followed by pickles and tomato ketchup....   [tags: Business Product Marketing Strategy Analysis] 1086 words
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Linguistics Assignment - Language is a huge barrier that could potentially limit a person from truly experiencing other parts of the world. Jesus Lopez has Venezuela in his blood. There had always been a cryptic, vague presence of this country in his life, translated by food, pictures framed on his walls, and through a constant stream of communication between his parents and eldest brother that he nearly never understood. When interviewing Mike, it was evident that he went through a transition. When he moved to Villa Marina, it wasn't as simple as letting the country happen to him, he had to change and adjust himself to thoroughly gain admission to the culture and lifestyle of this South American coastal town....   [tags: Linguistics Interview] 1468 words
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Simon Bolivar - Simon Bolivar was born July 24th, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. His family consisted of a slew of wealthy Creoles, or those born in America but of European decent. However, early on in his life he was faced with tragedy when first, his father died when he was three and then his mother soon followed as he neared the age of only six. Although his parents’ deaths seemed untimely and tragic but, because of the wealth of the family, Bolivar had great access to two very important tutors who would mold his later ideals of independence....   [tags: Biography, Accomplishments, Latin America] 803 words
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Selected Response Assessment: The Construction of Teaching and Learning that Meet the Needs of Students. - “Contemporary socio-cognitive theory focuses more attention on an individual’s ability to deal with and negotiate the obstacles found in one’s environment than it does on one’s talent for solving abstract, decontextualized problems on an standardized test” (Kincheloe, 10). According to the researcher and activist, Joe Kincheloe, who helped shape the ideology of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, successfully use of selected response assessment requires understanding and appreciating students and the experiences they bring to the learning environment....   [tags: Assessment ]
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Voting Patterns Throughout The World - A common experience in most developing countries is the struggle and blood shed the countries have been through to install a multi party system as a way of democracy. One-party-dominance that previously was the electoral practice in most developing countries led to traumatic events authoritarianism. In India, the one-party dominance system has remained vibrant since they have found ways to incorporate liberal democracy. (Speiss, 2009, p5) Voting pattern and behavior in Kenya is along the ethnic and economic divide; the voters believe that the ethnic group that clinches the electoral post is the ethnic group that would be in power and control....   [tags: Political Science]
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Chavez: Weakening Democracy - What is democracy. According to the online version of the Miriam Webster dictionary, democracy is "government by the people" also "is a government in which supreme power is invested by the people and it is exercised by the people directly or indirectly through a representational system in which periodically held free elections." Venezuela as well as other countries in Latin America has undergone constant changes in their democracy, produced by their rulers. The primary function of the government is to ensure the safety of the state, its territory and its inhabitants....   [tags: Government]
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Heavy oil transportation: can it be made easier by magnetism? - Introduction Transportation of heavy crude represents a competitive situation, as it is energy exhaustive and capital intensive. Due to low API gravity (20° to 10°) and high viscosity (200 to 10,000 CP), the flow of oil through pipelines is very difficult. According to Chevron – Phillips, the heaviness of crude oil is due to large proportion of high molecular weight non paraffinic compounds and less percentage of paraffin. Geological origin of heavy crude oil is at the shallower depths and is the result of improper degradation of kerogen via thermal gradient....   [tags: oil industry, cheveron]
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The American Revolution and the Formation of Bolivia -  Introduction The American Revolution did much more than any of our founding fathers had ever imagined, it started a movement that would threaten the very roots of colonialism across the globe. Setting an example of how a David could overcome a Goliath, the United States inspired regions such as Latin America to fight for their rights and liberties as well. One such region that embraced the message was Upper Peru, which would later be known as Bolivia. With some key tipping points that caused the war, the leaders of the soon to be formed nation rallied its troops and won several major battles, but even they couldn’t prevent the tough times that lay in the early years of the nation....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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The Independence of Spainish Colonies in America - The Spanish empire in the Americas faced huge political, social and economic problems in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The empire was stretched to its limit politically and socially with the threat of an uprising from the slave population in its empire. The economy also played a major role and the outlook was just as bleak for Spain with the American colonies drifting towards independence. Spain did not seem able to cope with its empire and had found itself in trouble with regards to mining which was at the centre of political and social systems, the military and the empire’s economic activity....   [tags: Spanish History]
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Simon Bolivar - The Liberator - Simon Bolivar - The Liberator Simon Bolivar was proclaimed “Liberator” by his own people and a world-renowned figure in his day. His prophetic vision of hemispheric solidarity lives today, and his political thinking serves dictators and democrat alike in contemporary Latin America. This paper explores the impact the days of colonialism and revolution, in which treatment of Creoles was inferior to Peninsulares (Spaniards born in Spain). And this was a long-standing cause of frustration and resentment that contributed to the desire for independence from Spain....   [tags: Biography] 2191 words
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