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    I was first introduced to the scenic, exotic, and, unpredictable city of New Orleans as a seventh grader in middle school, at the young age of thirteen-years old. Going on a decision made by group majority, we settled on exploring the city for a weekend on a trip we made from our basecamp in Biloxi, Mississippi, our home at that time. I first traveled to the Gulf Coast from Boston, Massachusetts during the month of June, for three weeks. We were on a mission trip to help rebuild, gut, and or clean

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    Columbia

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    States, now more than ever. America must find a way to solve the Colombian problem, or the American people will suffer the consequences. Common Dreams Newscenter, an organization having the vague mission statement, “working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America’s future” argues against American military assistance to Colombia (US Finds). The cold, hard facts, however, show the necessity of American military aid to Colombia. America needs to intervene in Colombia

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    Since the introduction of narcotics in the United States, American society has felt the effects of drug use in all aspects of daily living. As drug use heightened to new levels in the 1980's the Bush Administration chose to declare a "war" on drugs. Never before in our history had crime been combated with war. This war led to the militarization of the United States' tactics for overcoming illegal drug use in the U.S. Instead of choosing to combat drug use by putting greater effort into reducing demand

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    wrote on Colombian environmental policy allowed me to study a topic about which I had been ignorant. I chose Colombian environmental policy because my Latin American Politics class did not cover Colombia, and I was interested, after writing about French and American environmental policy, in continuing my study of different countries' environmental policies. Colombia, however, presented a greater challenge than the other two countries due to the paucity of available material. After the Colombian consulate

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    Cumbia in Mexican Culture

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    Print. Morales, Ed. The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo, 2003. Print. Peña, Manuel H. "Ritual Structure in a Chicano Dance." University of Texas Press: Latin American Music Review Spring- Summer 1980 1.1 (1980): 47-73. Print. Ragland, Cathy. "Mexican Deejays and the Transnational Space of Youth Dances in New York and New Jersey." University of Illinois Press: Ethnomusicology. Autumn 2003 47.3 (2003): 338-53.

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    Garland Martin Taylor, an American sculptor from Chicago, put a 400 lb. metal revolver sculpture made from stainless steel, engraved the names of young victims from gun violence in it, put it on the back of a pickup truck and traveled the United States for three weeks. Titled Conversation Piece, he hopes that people who see it will explore the root of gun violence. Although from a different perspective, Taylor’s work is a relevant example which supports McCrow’s vision. Art should provoke ideas,

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    Cumbia Research Paper

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    importance to compare both traditional and modern cumbia to witness the impact this great shift had on cumbia’s historical value and instrumentation. As colonization of Colombia approached, Spaniards trespassed into Colombia accompanied by African American slaves to take over the lands. Due to that, traditional cumbia began as “folklore dance amongst the black, indigenous and mixed population” (Hernandez 2016).

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    The Malignant American in Surfacing

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    The Malignant American in Surfacing Before traveling through Europe last summer, friends advised me to avoid being identified as an American.  Throughout Europe, the term American connotes arrogance and insensitivity to local culture.  In line with the foregoing stereotype, the unnamed narrator's use of the term American in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing is used to describe individuals of any nationality who are unempathetic and thus destructive.  The narrator, however, uses the word in the context

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    honest, trustworthy, heroic, never crack under pressure, and stand for truth, justice, and the American way. Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford do their best attempting to make the audience believe that men such as Rambo and Ryan actually exist. Try as they might, not even Stallone or Ford can convince me that men of this caliber actually live. Rambo is able to not only foil his corrupt, superior American officer trying to sabotage his mission, but eliminate an entire army of Vietnamese and Russian

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    Localism Essay

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    M.A and Ph.D in Sociology from Harvard University. Now, he is working for Made In America which is a Social History of American Culture and Character. First of all, Claude pointed out “Locality is following the family, the premier locus for “community”, in the fullest sense of solidarity, commitment, and intimacy”. Afterwards, he stated 4 different ways can prove Americans have become more committed in localism. He also stated that the changes between families and nations. In my point of view

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