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The French Island of Martinique, was once made up of a society that thrived on discrimination and competition when moving up in social and economic status, during the 1930’s. In the film Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy, 1983,) a young but intelligent young lad known as Jose, goes on an extreme mission to land an education to escape the horrors of the sugar cane fields. His main goal was to better himself which is a common goal that most people around the world try to achieve.

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According to the article '' Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar'' written by Moshahida Sultana Ritu on July 12th in 2012 in the New York Times, a civil war between the people of Myanmar exploded in the streets. Near the border of Bangladesh, in many villages belonging to the Arakan State, the Muslim population has been chased and murdered since the begining of June.

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In the New York Times article written by Ian Johnson, the urbanization process in China is described as being extremely problematic. In fact, this increasing movement creates greater division than ever between rural landowners and the State authorities. Thus, the Chinese government strongly pushes these farmers to leave their lands and move to the urban centers. In that way, the development of these agricultural areas becomes conceivable.

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Possible reasons why date rape occurs, what date rape is, and the debate over who is to blame for what happened. Can the way a girl dresses or acts cause her to assume some of the blame?

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After the gang rape and the murder by four individuals of a young woman named Nirbhaya, which occurred in December 2012, the ‘’Delhi Human Development Report’’ (DHDR) of 2013 undoubtedly exposed the major public safety issues in Delhi, India.

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The article written by the BBC News, South Asia correspondent Andrew North, describes the disastrous situation that cyclists and pedestrians are facing in India. In fact, at least three of them pass-away on the streets of the major city of New Delhi on a daily basis. They represent more than 50 percent of all the road deaths in this urban center. Likewise, this issue is also common in other Indian metropolises, such as Mumbai.

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Experiments have been performed to try to answer this question. In this experiment, eighteen students are given the task of running a Physical Therapy Clinic.

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The BBC News article, posted on September 26, explains that 111 construction workers that were employed to prepare Brazil for the upcoming World Cup are experiencing precarious conditions. Indeed, companies left the country to recruit workers in economically inferior states, promising them an interesting monthly salary of $625. On the other hand, in order to assure their own employment, the workers had to pay fees going above $220.

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In this article written by Zachary Dyer on June 24th 2013, Central America is becoming the poorest region in Latin America, mainly in Brazil and Mexico. Approximately 16.4 percent of the population lives in poverty and only having an income of 2.50 dollars per day. Mexico, who has the highest rate of population, is reaching extreme poverty. One out of three families are living in horrible conditions.

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There are always two sides of a story. Tanning is one of those. You have the ITA (Indoor Tanning Association) battling the medical professionals on the stance on whether or not tanning is good for you. The ITA is claiming that since cancer is related to lows levels of Vitamin D in the body, tanning in beds and outdoors is good for you since it exposes you to those needed minerals. On the other hand, medical personnel say that the darker one's skin is, the slower the body obtains Vitamin D.

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As said in the article written by Jim Reed, journalist for the BBC, many homeless teenagers’ cases are not being well administrated in England. The BBC Newsnight found out that on a total of 208 local councils, 119 of them admitted to have placed many teens in bed and breakfast hotels throughout the last year. In fact, 871 sixteen and seventeen year olds had to inhabit one of these inappropriate accommodations – some of them on a long term basis, while social services departments were being in charge of 525 young-adults.

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     In the article A Call for Aid, Not Laws, to Help Women in Italy , Published in New York Times on August 18, 2013, it is stated that Prime Minister Enrico Letta wants to make tougher laws in order to reduce domestic violence and the killing of women.

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