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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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In both the old and new data, they discovered a correlation between the ocean surface currents and Western Hemisphere rainfall patterns.
Editors Jaskoski, Sotomayor, and Trinkunas present readers with a collection of academic essays and articles covering the range of social, political, and economic issues that arise from conflict along the borders between countries in the Western Hemisphere. The eleven selections that comprise the main body of the text are divided into three sections focused on the geopolitics of borders in the Western Hemisphere, national policies for border security and cross-border trade, and the licit and illicit behavior of borderland actors.
And, when that happens, uncertainty dissipates, confidence comes back and hopefully the economy will rebound," said Krishna Srinivasan, Deputy Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department, in describing steps Brazil will need to take to improve its economy.
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"Exploring the Western Hemisphere Using Literature and Mnemonics" is a spiral bound, nicely illustrated, 90 page introduction to using mnemonics as an educational study and information retention tool.
Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates from the Western Hemisphere are difficult to differentiate from those from regions in which melioidosis is traditionally endemic.
Last week, I released our Western Hemisphere Defense Policy Statement which describes this new era that I discussed, and will guide our approach to defense cooperation across the region.
Introduced July 14, 2011; referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; ordered reported (amended) by the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere December 15, 2011.
The third and penultimate volume in this impressive series begins with the discovery of the 'new world' and its effect on slavery, and ends with the creation of Haiti as the first independent ex-slave nation in the western hemisphere. As the remit of this series is to show the universality of slavery during the period covered, the twenty-six essays (excluding the introduction) are divided into eight geographic units: Africa and Asia Minor, Asia, Indigenous Americans, the western hemisphere after the arrival of Europeans, cultural and demographic patterns in 'the Americas', legal structures, economics and the movement of slaves in the 'Atlantic world', and resistance by slaves.
North America and South America are located in the Western Hemisphere.
Daniel Erikson, longtime Cuba program director and senior associate at Inter-American Dialogue, has been appointed senior advisor for Western Hemisphere affairs at the State Department.

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