Monthly Archives: November 2008

Semipalatinsk Polygon

Even if Kazakhstan had been an independent republic, Russia still has to maintain close ties because it is the site of major Soviet Projects. In a way Russia cannot exist without Kazakhstan in tow simply because the Baikonur Cosmodrome is … Continue reading

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The Hoosiers

The Hoosiers, the name residents of Indiana are known, though probably coined after the states strong basketball tradition, its origin is somewhat vague. Nationally, Indiana is known for its sports teams; the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, champions of the XLI Super … Continue reading

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Snake River

Much like the Nile River, the Snake River in Idaho is the vital cog in the development of the state. Mountains dominate the state and the river becomes the partner in the agricultural industry since it irrigates over a million … Continue reading

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The Panama Canal

The building of the Panama Canal (an engineering feat at the time), connects the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Oceans and ships can traverse through a series of locks that raises or lowers a vessel. The canal provides economic relief not … Continue reading

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The Sandinista’s Reign

The history of Nicaragua had been a struggle of the people for self-determination, starting with the independence from Spain in 1821 and becoming a republic in 1838. Although the British occupied the territory during the first half of the 19th … Continue reading

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The Grounds of Copan

Thousands of tourists flock to the ancient Mayan City of Copan in the Honduras to witness the ruins of one of the wealthiest city in the past. Tourism somehow has propped up the revenues of Honduras, but it still continues … Continue reading

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The Resplendent QUETZAL

The resplendent quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala and it is included in the country’s coat of arms for it symbolizes liberty. Likewise the Guatemala flag had also the quetzal included in the coat of arms at the center … Continue reading

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Spanish Mestizo

If we look at the demographics of El Salvador, 90% are mestizo, particularly those with Spanish blood. During the civil war 1980-1992, which aims to address economic inequality, thousands of these Spanish mestizo’s fled to the USA to look for … Continue reading

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Rich Coast

Rich coast or a country in Central America, Costa Rica is blessed with coastlines on the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. Low lying coastal plains connects with mountains and active volcanoes, coupled with a temperate climate is the ideal locale … Continue reading

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Carter’s den

However you look at it, the state of Georgia will always be known with the same intensity as Jimmy Carter’s home – the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He may not have won a second … Continue reading

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