Summary Of Mesoamerica

Summary Of Mesoamerica

… , a slowing down of American globalization is one thing that they agree on.
Analysis: Although Brazil’s economic situation should be improving – and although the country has been able to work out its repayment schedule through the IMF – its economy remains shaky and its currency in trouble. Candidates for president – especially those on the left but even those on the right – suggest that the real problem may be American attempts to globalize all of the New World.
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“Lagos Journal; Globalization of Beauty Makes Slimness Trendy” by Norimitsu Onishi, Section A , Page 4 , Column 3, Oct. 3, 2002.
Summary: This article looks not at the economic aspects of globalization (the most common take) or even on the political ones but rather on the cultural ones – including how Western standards of beauty are affecting Africans.
Analysis: Although the pros and cons of globalization tend to be discussed primarily in economic and secondarily in political terms, the effects of increased trade and decreased economic barriers also has a significant impact on a range of other aspects of culture, including standards of female beauty – which is only seemingly a long way from NAFTA and the WTO.
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“Globalization, Alive and Well …

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