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  1. ABC News Latin America
  2. Argentina
  3. Atacama Desert (Water Innovations: Chile's Camanchaca)
  4. Atacama Desert
  5. Biblioteca Virtual de Simon Bolivar
  6. Bolivia
  7. Bolivia
  8. Brazil.com
  9. Chile Travel
  10. Chile
  11. CIA-- The World Factbook 2000--Argentina
  12. Ecuador
  13. Embassy of Uruguay - Washington D.C.
  14. Evita Peron Historical Research Foundation
  15. Grupo Osanimi-Facts About the Amazon
  16. An Introduction to Argentina
  17. La Cocina Venezolana (Venezuelan Cuisine)
  18. LADB Latin America Data Base
  19. Lanic
  20. Latin American Network Information Center
  21. Machu Picchu: Peru Travel Guide and Information
  22. Meu Brasil
  23. Paraguay
  24. Patagonia - Life at the end of the World
  25. Peru Explorer
  26. Peru
  27. PeruInfo
  28. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  29. Rio Tourist Information
  30. San Martin
  31. Simon Bolivar
  32. South America Daily
  33. South Wind Adventures
  34. Spotlight on Chile
  35. Tierra Del Fuego - Argentina
  36. Venezuela Yours...
  37. Viva Brazil

ABC News Latin America
http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/world/la/

If you need information on Latin America quick, fast and in a hurry go to ABC News on Latin America. They have the top headlines, and these headlines get updated every hour! The news is not just from one part of Latin America either, it's from all over Latin America. If you need a specific country the website is able to search by country! So if ever you need some informatin on Latin America or a country then search ABC News!

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Argentina
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america
/argentina/

Have you ever had to write a paper on South America and couldn't find a really good site? Well then you should really check out this website. When I found this site I scrolled down to see that it not only gave me a description of Argentina and current events, but also basic information on the language, religion, government, etc. This site is easy to use, takes a short time to load, and is well organized. I hope I can use this site in the future.

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Atacama Desert (Water Innovations: Chile's Camanchaca)
http://drylands.nasm.edu:1995/camanchaca/

Have you ever wondered how people get their water in the desert? This site has a detailed description of how the people of Caleta Ghungungo, Chile, use fog nets to collect a good supply of water from their regular fog on the nearby hills. It includes high quality photographs showing how this feat was accomplished, as well as links to information on other drylands.

  • Student Author: Alex T. and Collin B.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Atacama Desert
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/news/F98/atacama.html

This site has information that was collected by a group of researchers from the University of Arizona, and was published in the University's newsletter. It is a wonderful site if you want to find out about the climate of the Atacama desert, but it has very few photographs. It was published in the fall of 1998. This site also has a link to many other great university articles.

  • Student Author: Alex T. and Collin B.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Biblioteca Virtual de Simon Bolivar
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7609/eng/toc/html

If you are in school and you're researching Simon Bolivar, come to this site. It includes a whole biography. It lays out his life very well and even has information on the Bolivarian Republic, which is a group of people that still believe in his political ways. It isn't very "fun and exciting" in fact it almost has too much information, but it gets the job done.

  • Student Author: Cody R. and Asif K.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Bolivia
http://www.ddg.com/lit/awry/bolivia.hum

Do you need a good website on Bolivia? If so, this site is for you. It gives good information that would be very useful for many reports. Sections include climate, history, population, government, tourism, the capital cities, and information about the general region around Bolivia. Also, there are some excellent links. This site would probably be best if you were in middle school. There are no pictures, but the information is excellent. So, for your next report on Bolivia, go to this site!

  • Student Author: Amy B., Nikki C., Ilana B-A and Shela X-P
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Bolivia
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bl.html

This site on Bolivia is very informative. The many links within the site function very quickly and flawlessly. Its information includes geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Each category consists of small paragraphs and statistics. All in all, this site has very useful information.

  • Student Author: Amelia W. and Jon M.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Brazil.com
http://www.brazil.com/

Did you know that Brazil touches every country in South Americaexcept Chile and Ecuador? This site tells you this and much more. The site is sponsored by communicate.com. It is accurate and tells a ton about Brazil including facts, environment, culture and much more. If you are working on a paper or surfing the net for fun, this site is #1.

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Chile Travel
http://www.chile-travel.com

If you're researching, traveling or just want to know more about the country of Chile, then you should go to the Chile Travel web site. This site contains lots of useful information such as places to go, how to get there and even translation services since Chile is a predominantly Spanish-speaking country. Also, this site has great pictures that illustrate nearly every subject the site covers. Those are only a few of the ways that I found Chile Travel helpful. To see all of the other great ways that this wonderfully composed web site can help you, check it out next time you need any information on Chile!

  • Student Author: Meghan P.
  • Teacher: Mary Droster Send E-mail to Mary Droster
  • Librarian: Jolen Neumann Send E-mail to Jolen Neumann
  • School: Black Hawk Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Chile
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107407.html

If you want to learn good solid facts about Chile, you should visit this site. There is lots of good information on Chile's government, geography, and history, as well as other great facts that will come in handy for a research project.

  • Student Author: Holly H. and Cia G.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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CIA-- The World Factbook 2000--Argentina
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ar.html

This site has a lot of information it can help you with any of your questions. It shows a detailed map. It talks about the geography, the people, the government and lots of other helpful information on Argentina. It doesn't use big words so it is at a middle schoolers' grade level. This site is interesting and it doesn't repeat itself. If you need any information about Argentina this is the site to go to.

  • Student Author: Kerry C. and Ashley E.
  • Teacher: Judy Martin Send E-mail to Judy Martin
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Ecuador
http://www.ecuador.org/

This is a good web site because it has accurate information and reliable sources. It has information on travel, culture, and current events. This web site also has information on Ecuador's economy and trade. Many interesting photographs can be found here. If you ever need information on the Latin American country of Ecuador, come to this web site for accurate and current data.

  • Student Author: Shary M. and Rachel M.
  • Teacher: Judy Martin Send E-mail to Judy Martin
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Embassy of Uruguay - Washington D.C.
http://www.embassy.or/uruguay/

If you are interested in Uruguay, this is a very good site. It has many useful links, and a wealth of information. There are over 30 links on such topics as the economy, commercial events, and politics. In addition, it is a government site, so the statistics are accurate and up to date.

  • Student Author: Chelsea K. and Karee G.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Evita Peron Historical Research Foundation
http://www.evitaperon.or/

This website has many different things to offer. It has great photographs and historical information on Evita Peron. It is easy to move from one part of the site to the other. The pictures of Evita range from her childhood to some of her last adult days. This site is maintained by member of the family of Evita Peron, and presents a very positive perspective. Consulting another site is suggested for a balanced picture.

  • Student Author: Jason S. and Chris L.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Grupo Osanimi-Facts About the Amazon
http://www.osanimi.org/facts-amazon.html

This site seems to be very helpful. If you are looking for detailed facts about the land and animals of the Amazon this will help you out. There is a wonderful table of contents explaining what is in each link. On both the top and bottom of the page there are "next", "previous'', and "contents" buttons. There are sections that tell you what you can do to save the rain forest. This site loads quickly and is well labeled. It tells you about the Grupo Osanimi project and other related ones. There are several email addresses of the publishers for feedback on their sites. This page is well organized and worth going to. Please visit it to learn more today.

  • Student Author: Amy A. and Devri F.
  • Teacher: Janet Mears
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • Technology Teacher: Bill Haight
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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An Introduction to Argentina
http://www.interknowledge.com/argentina/

An introduction to Argentina is a very useful website. It contains information on Argentinean history, culture, exploration, annual events, travel, and much more. It has plenty of pictures for projects. this site would be appropriate for people at and above the Middle School level.

  • Student Author: Bob G. and Sam T.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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La Cocina Venezolana (Venezuelan Cuisine)
http://cocinavzla.tripod.com/

Want to do the best report on Venezuela your teacher has ever seen? Add a little flavor to your project by making some real Venezuelan food. You could make soups, drinks, and desserts plus other dishes too. This site is up to date and easy to move around in. It's sure to get you some extra points on your report. This site is good for students from 3rd to 8th grade.

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LADB Latin America Data Base
http://ladb.unm.edu/

This site is great for all the people that need information on all of Latin America. You can read the beginning of the article and then click the read more feature to read on. Looking for a not so recent article, this site has 24,000 articles beginning at 1986 and updated weekly. There is the option to read in Spanish. This site has links to sites on politics, education, and whatever else you need. You can even select specific countries to get articles from.

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Lanic
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/news/

Are you looking for an English speaking site that has many places to go to find current events on Latin America? Then this could be the site you are looking for. This site is a place that takes all of the countries' main sites and put them on one. I like this site because it gives you more than just the information you are looking for -- the site also talks about religion and general resources. This site can also give you some Spanish along with Portuguese speaking news. You can get some newspapers from Latin America with indepth information. That's not all, you can get you can get radio and television reports. The site is in alphabetical order and makes searching easy.

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Latin American Network Information Center
http://lanic.utexas.edu/

What Latin American country is known for seafood and poetry? Chile. Did you know that? Go to this site and you will find a lot of new and exciting information about countries, economy, education, government, recreation and other exciting things. So visit this site!

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Machu Picchu: Peru Travel Guide and Information
http://www.peru-explorer.com/machu.htm

Did you know that Machu Picchu, located in Peru, South America, is the highest wall, 2,350 meters from sea level? Did you know that the wall is divided in two sections? These are two facts from this spectacular site and it has many more details. t is well organized with information right next to the beautiful pictures. They have big bright green headings and white words that go great with the blue background. There are pictures by the paragraphs to help explain the texts. Fourth grade and up can read this text. We liked it because it helped us take our notes. (This site was submitted as part of the "Talking Walls" unit.)

  • Student Author: Molly B., Chantal H.
  • Teacher: Judy Patrick Send E-mail to Judy Patrick
  • This site helped Judy Patrick's class answer the question(s) "How high was the wall built and why didthey build it?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Meu Brasil
http://www.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil.html

Imagine you are planning a trip to Brazil, but you panic because you know nothing about the country. Well, you came to the right place. This site tells about Brazil's culture, environment, museums, history and weather. Also if you are looking for information for a report, this site has great pictures, graphics and lots of neat facts. It loads easily and is nicely organized. So if you're one of the people who has a hard time finding information about Brazil, check out this website.

  • Student Author: Katie B.
  • Teacher: Bob Morris Send E-mail to Bob Morris
  • This site helped Bob Morris's class answer the question(s) "What are some of the major tourist attractions found in this country? What economic issues face the country? How do the people use their natural resources and treat their environment?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Paraguay
http://gosouthamerica.about.com/travel/gosouthamerica/cs
/pargeog/index.hum?iam=dpile&terms=%2Bparaguay

This is a very useful site for anybody that is either doing a research projecton Paraguay or planning a visit. There is useful information about all the many different things about Paraguay. There are some double links that seem to be about the same information. Then you'll have a second opinion. This is primarily information for tourists. Vacationers and researchers- this is the site for you!

  • Student Author: Betty M. and Ashley G.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Patagonia - Life at the end of the World
http://www.pus.or/evens/patagonia/

This site offers many resources. A main resource is on the natural history of the area. This includes natural features and parks in Patagonia. Another potentially useful area is the history section. The site includes a trivia game, a screen saver, and many related links. In teacher resources is a list of books that are suitable for this subject. One of the resources is a section on meeting the experts which gives biographical information on the scientists that are studying the area.

  • Student Author: Tyler W., Carl W., Josh T. and Melanie S.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Peru Explorer
http://www.peru-explorer.com

This site has information about places to explore in Peru. This site has a lot of educational, yet interesting facts about the country. You can use this site, not only for travel but for history, culture, and other factual information about Peru. There are pictures that show you a lot of places and what they look like so you can determine whether or not you want to go there. For example, one picture shows the Incan Trail. It shows what the Incan Trail looks like and has lots of information at the bottom of the picture. In conclusion this site has all the information about Peru you are ever going to need. This site loads quickly and is easy to access.

  • Student Author: Luke W.
  • Teacher: Mary Droster Send E-mail to Mary Droster
  • Librarian: Jolen Neumann Send E-mail to Jolen Neumann
  • School: Black Hawk Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Peru
http://www.interknowledge.com/peru/

This is a wonderful and accurate website. It has history, basic facts, up to date information, and colorful pictures. It has detailed maps divided into the separate regions and information for each of them. It also has great links to other websites about Peru. It has travel tips to help you plan your vacation. This is a great web site where you can find any information you need for a paper or answer questions you just want to know. Visit this web site for a fun time learning about Peru.

  • Student Author: Heather M. and Tracy F.
  • Teacher: Judy Martin Send E-mail to Judy Martin
  • Technology Teacher: Jill Cohan Send E-mail to Jill Cohan
  • School: Ray F. Sennett Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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PeruInfo
http://www.peru.com/peruinfo/ingles/

This is an in-depth site about Peru, one of the most interesting countries in Central America. I t has links to the vital information about the country. You can search on geography, history, statistics or region. Each topic can be divided into smaller and smaller subtopics. Did you know Peru has over 25 different regions? You can even research each individual region! The site is bilingual, written in English and Spanish. This is an awesome site on an awesome topic! I highly recommend it.

  • Student Author: Tom W.
  • Teacher: Bob Morris Send E-mail to Bob Morris
  • This site helped Bob Morris's class answer the question(s) "What are some of the major tourist attractions found in this country? What economic issues face the country? How do the people use their natural resources and treat their environment?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~sergiok/brasil/rio.html

Come search and find out all you need to know about Rio de Janeiro and its natural beauty. This web site will give you all the information you need to know - from tourist spots, links to information on the government, cultural events and all the tourist information needed for a visit. For those who may be doing research, this page will give you any information you're looking for. You name it, this web site has got it.

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Rio Tourist Information
http://www.if.ufrj.br/general/tourist.html

Are you looking for lots of information about Brazil? Then just come to this site and search no more! This site tells you everything from the population and area of Brazil to the history and education in Brazil. Although there are almost no links on this site, there is no need because this site has almost everything you will need to know about Brazil.

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San Martin
http://www.pachami.com/English/ressanmE.htm

Are you writing a report on San Martin? If so, this is a great website for you. It has a summary of San Martin's life, with lots of great pictures. The site offers you a choice between Spanish and English versions. This site also has easy to use links to many excellent sites about other South American leaders. Use this site to find out all you need to know!

  • Student Author: Julia E., Margaret C. and Monique G.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Simon Bolivar
http://victorian.fortunecity.com/dadd/453

This is a great site about Simon Bolivar. It is informative, manageable, and eye catching, with decisive photographs and links. There are few advertisements, and the information isn't too overwhelming. The facts on this site are reliable. The maps are interesting and add flavor to an already awesome site. We strongly recommend this site to anyone who wishes to learn more about Simon Bolivar.

  • Student Author: Annie W. and Ashley M.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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South America Daily
http://www.southamericadaily.com/

South America Daily is a great resource for researching current events on South America. Almost every country in South America is represented on this site. Also on this web site there are links to research current events in other parts of the globe. This colorfully decorated web site even includes an up to date weather map of the entire South American continent. So the next time you need information on news in South America just hop onto South America Daily.

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South Wind Adventures
http://www.southwindadventures.com/

This site features more than 30 distinctive nature and cultural adventures to the Andes, Amazon, and Galapagos. You will find detailed descriptions of trips to Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Trip overviews include places such as Angel Falls, Patagonia, Amazon, Bolivia's highlands, Mountain Bike Treks in Peru. This site will give you itineraries, costs and good photos. This site has many links that you can get lots of information facts about South America's country.

  • Student Author: Paljor D.
  • Teacher: Mary Droster Send E-mail to Mary Droster
  • Librarian: Jolen Neumann Send E-mail to Jolen Neumann
  • School: Black Hawk Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Spotlight on Chile
http://www.localaccess.com/chappell/chile/default.htm

Did you know that Chile has the driest desert and the longest mountain chain in the world? These are some things that you can learn from this site. This would be an outstanding site for research for a paper. The site has vivid pictures and it's easy to get around. This site was created by a high school Spanish teacher and the information is very accurate. He has lived, traveled and studied in this country intensively. The site is part of the International Webmaster's Association. If you want to learn about Chile, this is the site for you.Courtney H. had this to say about this site:Have you ever wanted to visit a country in South America? If so, you should try this site about Chile. It gives you a lot of useful news about the economy and recent history, and everything is very neatly organized in different groups. This site loads quickly and would be very useful if you were going on a trip to Chile or you needed organized information for an assignment or a report. It gives you a lot of facts without using too many words. It also has many good pictures. This site would probably be the most useful for older kids, maybe 6th grade and up.

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Tierra Del Fuego - Argentina
http://www.tierradelfuego.ar/indexeng.hum

If you are looking for stunning photos of Tierra del Fuego, you will want to make sure to visit this site. While the pictures are wonderful, there is not much information to go along with the pictures. This page was written by the Tourism Board of Tierra del Fuego. It seems that they are trying to interest prospective travelers by showing them dazzling pictures of Argentina's beauty. This would be an excellent source for pictures that you may want to use to illustrate a report on Tierra del Fuego.

  • Student Author: Sara J. and Jessie F.
  • Teacher: Roger Nicolai Send E-mail to Roger Nicolai
  • Librarian: Pam Nibbe Send E-mail to Pam Nibbe
  • School: Akira Toki Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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Venezuela Yours...
http://www.venezuelatuya.com/eng.htm

This is an awesome web site. The opening page is very eye appealing and talks about information relating only with Venezuela, even in the advertisements. As well as giving you a little background information and a map right off the bat, it also offers many sites you may jump to relating to tourist attractions as well as some national parks and hot spots across Venezuela. You can take a free online tour of Venezuela, and zoom in on a detailed map of the country and its cities. In additon to information in English, you can translate it into 5 other languages from Dutch to Portuguese. This is a RAW web site and I HIGHLY reccomend visiting it today!!

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Viva Brazil
http://www.vivabrazil.com

All arrows are pointing to Viva Brazil for the best Brazil advice. With the great photographs, you'll be jumping off your seat and wishing you were there to enjoy the beautiful scenery and small towns with nice people! There are a lot of links to information about the different regions of Brazil. There are also links to information about historical figures, people, historical facts and culture. I think this site deserves millions of "Thanks for making the wonderful site! Bravo!" from everyone.

  • Student Author: Kay P.
  • Teacher: Mary Droster Send E-mail to Mary Droster
  • Librarian: Jolen Neumann Send E-mail to Jolen Neumann
  • School: Black Hawk Middle School
  • Year: 2000-2001

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