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    Influential Latin Americans Throughout History

    While there have been many important figures in Mexico’s history, ranging from politicians, to artists to military leaders, it was the eradication of Spanish rule in the 19th century that produced some of the most prolific figures in Mexico’s entire history. Some of these historical figures are criminals, some are obsessed, and some religious, but they all share one thing in common – their influence on Mexico’s history is still felt today.

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    The Invasion Of Mexico By The French

    Much of the political history of Mexico following the War of Independence comes down to two sides: the liberal Republicans and the conservative Imperialists. These factions had squabbled for decades over how the country should be run, and whether it should be a reformed democracy or a religious, highly controlled monarchy. The French invasion of the 1820s was a bloody extension of this fundamental internal disagreement…

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    Some Places You Should Avoid When Planning For A Trip

    Visiting a a different country can be exciting for a lot of people. However, all the excitement can turn into dread if you are faced with troubles and serious inconveniences. While planning for your next trip, you need to know what countries you should avoid. Research your state’s recommendation pertaining to countries that you can safely go to and those countries that could put you in some degree of danger.

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    How Child Benefit will be Changing

    Changes are due to take place in the way in which child benefit is distributed which will bring an end to all parents receiving the benefit. There has been both support and criticism for this idea, particularly the specifics of how it will be changed.

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    The Bible is not a Public Policy Manual!

    My pastor and I have a friendly tiff going on. He says that Jesus was strictly a-political; therefore Christians should abstain from politics completely. I say that Jesus challenged violent, poverty-inducing, socio-political structures throughout his life and ministry; therefore Christians have a duty to advocate for peace and to speak out for the poor and the oppressed.

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    Environmental Hypocrisy On The Right

    George W. Bush promised to do something about global warming. The insincerity of the promise was made clear when he reneged on his pledge, claiming that joining the Kyoto protocol would hurt the economy. In reality, doing something about global warming would hurt only Big Energy and Big Auto, both heavy contributors to the Bush campaign.

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    The Age Of Pirates: Is It Really That Important?

    Pirated music has become more and more popular on the internet in recent years. Especially so due to the increase in Torrents, Usenet, and other means of downloading such media. With the increasing rise of the anti-intellectual property movement, in protesting moves to censor the internet with agreements such as PIPA, SOPA, and ACTA.

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    Pole Position A Good Start For Tucker’s Level 5 Team At Petit

    Level 5 entered this year’s Petit Le Mans with a list of things to prove: In its first year the in Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 2 class, they have to prove that they’re skilled enough drivers to compete with some of the world’s most elite. They also came to prove that their brand new car was a worthy investment and can keep up with the field-dominating Nissans and other prototypes. So far, the Scott Tucker-owned team hasn’t had any problems.

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    The Making Of A Motorsports Athlete: Scott Tucker Is Disciplined And Focused

    When Level 5 Motorsports owner-driver Scott Tucker is asked by the media whether he’s proud of his incredible achievements in the motorsports industry, he usually answers something like, “I’ve worked really hard to get here, and I’m proud of what I’ve done.” He might be proud, but you never get the idea that he’s surprised.

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