Category «Caribbean & Latin American»

King David's Harp

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This passage refers to Doña Amalia’s rhetorical question when confronted with “ese monstruo” (monster): “¿Qué tenía que ver esta bestia bicolor con sus jinchísimas carnes, rubias melechas y azul sangre heredada de Castilla la Vieja?” (108) [What did this two-tone beast have to do with her pale flesh, straight blonde hair and the blue blood inherited from Old Castille]. Mexico City and its urban neighbors anchor the core, while the northern border region and states such as Chiapas represent the rural periphery.

The Fragmented Novel in Mexico: The Politics of Form (Texas

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He then became a sailor and visited Britain and North and South America before returning to Panama where he took up barbering—and began to paint. Flashy arrangements are highlighted with funky brass and Afro-centric rhythms. Video/C 4718 Defines Mexico City's globalization in terms of winners and losers, examining how, in the world's largest metropolis, immigration challenges are linked to poverty and population influx from surrounding rural areas. For example, in recent Pew Research polling in the United States, 46% of Hispanics support gay marriage, while 34% are opposed.

Landmarks in Modern Latin American Fiction (Routledge

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The working poor make up most of the population at the bottom of the pyramid. A Brasilia–New Delhi axis will thus continue to ground the emerging international global architecture. Climate also affects the number of people that live in an area. UMBC undergraduates should apply for this accelerated program in their junior year. The link takes you to the homepage of the database with descriptions of each publication: NOTICEN (Central America); NOTISUR (South America); SOURCEMEX (Mexico).

The Gaucho Genre: A Treatise on the Motherland

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Distinctive musical styles can be found on each island, but each musical style is designed for dancing. After a decade of spectacular 'growth' after 1985, all but a handful of the leading financial institutions in the country—banks and insurance companies—are back in the hands of the government. Though Porfirio Lobo, the new Honduran President, was not invited to the summit, the leaders were scheduled to discuss whether or not to recognize him as the legitimate Honduran president, as he was elected president under interim authorities after a coup ousted former President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009.

Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean (New World

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Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music. However, between 1940 and 1990, the number of farms fell from over six million to just over two million. CND: UNESCO has turned to the promotion of a humane globalization as its new strategy, as well as the fostering of the two huge diversities: biodiversity and cultural diversity. Puerto Rico is the smallest of the four islands of the Greater Antilles and is only slightly larger than the US state of Delaware.

Evil, Madness, and the Occult in Argentine Poetry

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The bloc will be the main forum for political dialogue for the area, without the United States or Canada. [13] [14] In an interview in February 2010, President Evo Morales of Bolivia said, "A union of Latin American countries is the weapon against imperialism. A22. 2000 “Food patterns East and West: some hypothetical contrasts,” in Grodinsky, P., ed., Exploring Japanese Food Culture. When you think about Caribbean food, the last thing that might come to mind is a Chinese influence.

Global Mexican Cultural Productions

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Vincent and the Grenadines, digital spatial data collected or created by Bryan J. Aldershot, England: Ashgate/Variorum, 2001, 1 v. (various pagings). [ULIB DT 352.7 C87 2001] This text contains two articles pertinent to Afro-Latin American studies: "The Declaration of the Rights of Man in Saint-Domingue, 1788-1791" and " Africa and Global Patterns of Migration". For further information or other articles on Latino issues, visit their website at www.gaston.umb.edu. The ferocity of the action caused an outcry in Britain; an official inquiry led to Eyre's recall and dismissal from the colonial service.

Caribbean Political Thought: Theories of the Post-Colonial

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The Caribbean is full of local musical variations, and many types of music are found only on a single island or two. One regional agreement allows central banks to grant credit lines to one another, which simplifies commercial transactions between member countries. One of the more famous composers of classical music and Nicaraguan waltz was Jose de la Cruz Mena who was actually not from the northern regions of Nicaragua but rather from the city of Leon in Nicaragua.

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage

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In Proceedings of the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Natural History 2010 “Food, enigmas, colonial and postcolonial,” Gastronomica 10 (1): 149-54. Video/C 2626 A four part documentary chronicling the everyday life of a present-day Mayan family as it tries to cope with modern society. 1977. In a musical environment in which it is possible for one to encounter virtually back to back the buoyant strains of string bands and the drumming of possession cults, the call-and-response of field hands and the layered harmony of a Bach chorale, it is not surprising that individuals acquire competence in more than one tradition. (Bilby 1985: 203) The abundance of 'polymusicians' allows one to widen the category of 'serious' or 'art' music beyond the European tradition, which then reveals a fairly large amount of music composed in Jamaica outside of the pop genres, or the liturgical mode.

Narrow Act: Borges' Art of Allusion

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Responding to the world's main development challenges and to the calls of civil society, the MDGs promote poverty reduction, education, maternal health, gender equality, and aim at combating child mortality, AIDS and other diseases. In order to nurture regional industries, trade barriers within the regional grouping were lowered but external tariffs against outside countries were maintained. The Australian Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to the Dominican Republic.