Research Papers on South America

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  • Company Law Questions

    This 18 page paper considers different issues in company law. Divided into three sections, the first section considers class rights and the transfer of shares. The second part looks at regulation of the way a company issues shares for non cash consideration, the constraints on dividends and help that may be given by a company to purchase its’ own shares by both private and public companies. The final part of the paper considers the liquidation or winding up of a company as well as administration, and then the position of floating charges following a winding up. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Colombia's History Since its Independence

    This 4 page paper discusses the developments which have come to Columbia since its independence, examines the causes of the civil wars, and analyzes the potential for the future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Late Twentieth Century History and Politics of Chile

    A 20 page overview of Chilean politics, and the role of the U.S. in those politics, in the years spanning the election of Allende and the end of the Pinochet regime. The author contends that the U.S. exerted considerable manipulation in Chile and the result was the overthrow of Allende and the rise of Pinochet to the Chilean presidency. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Management and Business Practices and the Influence of Chilean Culture

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the influence of Chile’s culture on business and management practices. Chilean management structures and practices are influenced by a diverse number of factors from Chilean culture. The strong military presence and influence of the Church resulted in management procedures which are strict, conservative and respectful in nature. Strong social class hierarchies in Chilean society has resulted in highly hierarchical structures in management where the higher end executives are responsible for the decision making processes and are well rewarded because of this. Finally, women’s roles in Chilean culture are quite prominent and this is also reflected in the Chilean work place as women have equal representation in the social classes as well as professional positions and politics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Favelas Housing and the Political, Social, and Economic Situation in Brazil

    Favelas may be perceived as shanty towns, but in Brazil they are attractive permanent structure built by community and perceived by some as a model for self help. This 3 page paper consider how the development of these favelas by squatters reflect the political, social and economic history and conditions in brazil. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Economic Outlook of Chile

    A 5 page paper discussing Chile's economy and outlook for the future. As has been the case in so much of South America, Chile's economy has been uncertain for decades. Less certain at some times than at others, the country has made a consistent and concerted effort to build a sustainable export-driven economy since the first days of NAFTA and continues to pursue ascension to it. Unemployment remains high and the entire region is having difficulty, but Chile is attuned to the needs of business and actively courts it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Brazil's Democratization Process and the 'Rational Choice Model'

    (8 pp) In her 1997 book, Eroding Military Influence in Brazil: Politicians Against Soldiers, Wendy Hunter examines the situation under the auspices of the "rational choice model." Because she claims that politicians are primarily interested in their own political survival, the rational choice model is an excellent measuring device for the shift towards democracy within the political structure of Brazil. Bibliography lists one source.

  • Brazil, 'Social Democracy,' and Discrimination

    (5 pp) Attempting change is always difficult; and of course some clever soul said, the most difficult thing to change is ones ideas or belief system. That has certainly been true of the concept of "social democracy" in Brazil. Emilia Viotti da Costa examines that thought in an article entitled, "The Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil: A Problem of Social Mythology."

  • Overview of Uruguay

    A 5 page overview of the Uruguay situation, which includes a look at demographics and how those are affecting not only the current economic situation, but the decisions surrounding the situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Unfair Treatment of Brazilian Indians

    The Brazilian Government celebrated the 500 anniversary of the founding of Brazil. The celebration was controversial, with the indigenous Indian population, such as the protests of the Pataxo tribe. This 23 page paper looks at why there was controversy examining the issues that created the controversy. This includes an examination of the way in which the indigenous people have been treated over the centuries, including genocide, mistreatment and denial of civil rights. The discussion also looks at influences that were present at the time of the celebration. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • Politics, Religion, and Language of South America

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the South American continent with particular attention paid to language, religion and politics. The effect of culture on the political economy of the region is an important component of the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Service and Volunteerism in the US, Chile, and France

    This is a 5 page paper comparing volunteerism in France, Chile and the United States. Volunteerism and community service are not international trends and are unheard of in many countries. In the United States at least 49% of the population has claimed that they have volunteered at least once in a community based organization or event. Nationally however, volunteers within the United States tend to concentrate their volunteer efforts on local levels as do local corporations. Volunteers in France and other European countries however concentrate more on international issues and social responsibility than on local concerns. In other countries, such as Chile, volunteerism is almost unheard of and not an historical or cultural aspect of the national government’s agenda. As the difference in the wealth and poorer classes in Chile widens, volunteers have only recently emerged to try and promote support for people within the communities to have the basics of life and have had to rely heavily upon international volunteer efforts and support. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Martyred Chilean Singer Victor Jara

    This 5 page report discusses the coup that occurred in Chile in the autumn of 1973. Victor Jara was a popular singer who was tortured and murdered along with thousands of other innocents. This paper gives an overview of the events leading to his death and the death of thousands of other artists, intellectuals and political dissidents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Country Overview of Peru

    A 10 page research paper exploring the history, government, economy, education, health, and nutritional status of Peru. Great improvements have been made in the country since 1990, however, due to the fact that nearly half the population live in poverty Peru is a long way from being a nation with equal access to its benefits. Politically, it is also a long way from being a democracy since its president appoints so many members of the governmental structure. Bibliography is included.

  • Progress in Bolivia

    This 6 page paper tracks the progress of health, education, socio-economic and politic conditions between the census years of 1976 and 1994. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


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