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western hemisphere

1. that half of the globe containing the Americas, lying to the west of the Greenwich or another meridian
2. the lands contained in this, esp the Americas
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The United States considers Hugo Chavez an adversary who has become an obstacle to American interests in the American Hemisphere.
While the journal acknowledges the social, political, artistic, and literary vitality of the entire American hemisphere, its geographic focus remains on the US, at least partly in consideration of Amy Kaplan's reminder of "the obligation to study and critique the meanings of America in their multiple dimensions, to understand the enormous power wielded in its name, its ideological and affective force, as well as its sources for resistance to empire" (10).
The Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the international organization in charge of humanitarian demining in the American Hemisphere.
was international" (5); by the same token, the rise and fall of the Confederacy, and then Reconstruction had an equally crucial international dimension, given that their repercussions affected the entire American hemisphere, and particularly the "American Mediterranean".
The Law Center said the journal is designed to promote a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach, and focuses on the following themes: the evolution of the law in mixed jurisdictions, chiefly Louisiana; the evolution in civil law in an English speaking environment; the impact of globalization on the evolution of both civil and common law; the impact of the civil law and the common law outside the western world and their interrelation with other legal traditions; the divide between civil law and common law in the American Hemisphere and in Europe; and, civil law and common law traditions in the harmonization and unification processes, including linguistic issues.
In the American hemisphere, Wilson maintained American superiority through military interventions, occupations, and regime changes.
In large part this was a necessity for Lansdowne because of the growing military and economic strength of America in the Northern American Hemisphere, a condition that made any serious disagreement with America one which Britain would have to contest militarily on very unfavourable terms.
Postwar Guatemala and El Salvador vie with one another for the highest per capita homicide rate in the American hemisphere.

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