South America

America is the continent located in the Western Hemisphere and that extends in the north-south direction, from the Arctic Ocean to Cape Horn, over approximately 15,000 km. Your insular eastern end (non-mainland) is in Greenland, the Nordostrundingen, while the Western is located in the Aleutians. As for the continental extremes (non-island) are the Prince of Wales cable, the westernmost point in Alaska and the tip of Seixas, east end, in the Brazilian state of Paraiba. America is made up of two masses of continental dimensions (the North and South) connected by an isthmus (the Isthmus of Panama) which is cut by a canal (the Panama Canal). In addition to these divisions, there are concepts of so-called Central America and Mesoamerica.

The three largest countries of America, Canada, United States and Brazil, are also the largest economies, which are among the ten largest in the world. With an area of ​​42,189,120 square kilometers and a population of over 902 million, corresponding to 8.3% of the total surface of the planet, or 28.4% of its land area, and 14% of the human population. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic, America includes the Caribbean Sea and Greenland, but not Iceland, for historical and cultural reasons.

It is also known as the "New World" expression, in this case in opposition to the Afro-Eurasia, considered the "Old World", and Oceania, called "Brand New World". Most scholars points to the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci name as etymological origin of the place name "America" ​​whose gentile is "American."

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Fri, 17/07/2015 - 00:27

Nuclear: Iran and world powers reach agreement

Iran and world powers managed to strike a deal on Iran's nuclear program, meeting today in Vienna, according to informed diplomats quoted by Russian agency TASS and the French AFP.  

"They came to a compromise in all aspects. Within a very short [time] parties will announce the results, "he specified a European diplomat, quoted by the Russian news agency.

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 00:18

President Filipe Nyusi today starts state visit.

Lisbon - The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, today begins a state visit to Portugal at the invitation of President Aníbal Cavaco Silva, which ends on Friday, reported Tuesday the Portuguese presidency.

Fri, 17/07/2015 - 00:02

Anadarko with promises of 60% of funding for gas project in Mozambique.

Maputo - The US multinational oil company Anadarko announced Tuesday in Maputo have received 60 per cent funding commitments of investment required for liquefied natural gas project in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique.

Thu, 16/07/2015 - 23:48

Standard & Poor's cuts rating of Mozambique's debt

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Thu, 16/07/2015 - 23:32

GDP grew 0.4% in the first three months of the year, the same as happened in late 2014, which put the annual change at the highest level since the last quarter of 2013.

The Portuguese economy has confirmed the first three months of this year the recovery trend that has shown in the last two years. In the first quarter 2015 kept the end of the growth rate of last year, which allowed him to put the annual GDP growth at the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2013.

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