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The Americas (also collectively called America) comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America (sometimes regarded as one continent). Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and compose the New World.


Along with their associated islands, they cover 8% of Earth's total surface area and 28.4% of its land area. The topography is dominated by the American Cordillera, a long chain of mountains that runs the length of the west coast. The flatter eastern side of The Americas is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon, St. Lawrence River / Great Lakes basin, Mississippi, and La Plata. Since The Americas extend 14,000 km (8,700 mi) from north to south, the climate and ecology vary widely, from the arctic tundra of Northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska, to the tropical rain forests in Central America and South America.


Humans first settled The Americas from Asia between 42,000 and 17,000 years ago. A second migration of Na-Dene speakers followed later from Asia. The subsequent migration of the Inuit into the neoarctic around 3500 BCE completed what is generally regarded as the settlement by the indigenous peoples of The Americas.


The first known European settlement in The Americas was by the Norse explorer Leif Ericson. However, the colonization never became permanent and was later abandoned. The voyages of Christopher Columbus from 1492 to 1502 resulted in permanent contact with European (and subsequently, other Old World) powers, which led to the Columbian exchange. Diseases introduced from Europe and West Africa devastated the indigenous peoples, and the European powers colonized The Americas. Mass emigration from Europe, including large numbers of indentured servants, and importation of African slaves largely replaced the indigenous peoples.


Decolonization of The Americas began with the American Revolution in 1776 and Haitian Revolution in 1791. Currently, almost all of the population of The Americas resides in independent countries; however, the legacy of the colonization and settlement by Europeans is that The Americas share many common cultural traits, most notably Christianity and the use of Indo-European languages: primarily Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, and to a lesser extent Dutch.


The population is over 1 billion, with over 65% of them living in one of the three most populous countries (the United States, Brazil, and Mexico). As of the beginning of the 2010s, the most populous urban agglomerations are Mexico City (Mexico), New York (U.S.), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Los Angeles (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), all of them megacities (metropolitan areas with ten million inhabitants or more).

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President Donald Trump and leader Raul Castro will attend the Summit of the Americas next week in Peru. Peruvian ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Pareja says Trump and Castro are among the 14 leaders from the hemisphere that will be in the April 13-14 meeting, which will focus on ...

The changes will impact more than 160 Radisson properties either in operation or under development throughout the Americas, the company said in a statement. In addition, the new initiative will likely result in the removal of 10 to 15 percent of non-compliant hotels in the current Radisson portfolio, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will meet Raul Castro next week when both attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru, just days before the Cuban leader cedes power. Peruvian ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Pareja says Trump and Castro are among the 14 leaders from the hemisphere ...
For half a millennium, this polyglot, many-cultured city was the center of civilization in the Americas. It traded with other civilizations, like the Maya and the Oaxacans. At LACMA you can see trade goods from the far corners of Mexico and Central America, whose people resided in their own Barrios ...
MALVERN, Pa. - April 2, 2018 - Ricoh USA, Inc. today proudly announced that Joji Tokunaga has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ricoh in the Americas. He brings 33 years of sales, marketing and management experience to this latest leadership position. In this role, Mr. ...
Evaluating Vaccination Strategies for Zika Virus in the Americas. David P. Durham, PhD; Meagan C. Fitzpatrick, PhD; Martial L. Ndeffo-Mbah, PhD; Alyssa S. Parpia, MPH; Nelson L. Michael, MD, PhD; Alison P. Galvani, PhD. David P. Durham, PhD. Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis, ... Virus
March 31st, 2018 - The World Health Organization has issued a warning regarding the ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas and Europe stating that health officials should redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations, according to an epidemiological update. Measles was declared eliminated ...
The owner of the Mall of the Americas near Miami wants to expand and redevelop the property to welcome new tenants, including an Aldi grocery store and Burlington Coat Factory. Miami-Dade County officials recently reviewed a pre-development application on March 21 from mall owner SC MOTA ...
Murphy, who has 27 years' experience of gaming journalism, commented: “This is an exciting time to be a part of the growing team of experts at SBC Global with a fantastic new website devoted to the Americas. The US market, specifically, is heading towards a period of incredible transformation and we're ...
Portada presents the highest level unit of Portada's Council System: the Council of the Americas, a group of highly regarded C-level executives that share their enthusiasm for Marketing, Tech and Media in the Americas. The Council of the Americas also serves as an advisory unit steering Portada's editorial ...
The women took part in a public conversation at the University of the West Indies Mona campus entitled “A Journey for Justice in the Americas,” hosted by Amnesty International Caribbean/Caribe/Caraibes and supported by local human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice. They used the occasion to ...
A driver was arrested after 33 pounds of methamphetamine were found in the spare tire of a vehicle Monday at the Bridge of the Americas in El Paso, officials said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the meth at 6:30 a.m. while inspecting a 1989 GMC Suburban crossing the border, CBP said ...
'Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in the Americas' provides 14 case studies from across the region on why tourism ranks high among the economic sectors better positioned to enable the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development ...
Washington, D.C., March 19, 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - A strong political commitment and public policies involving all sectors of government are needed to address noncommunicable diseases, which take 5.2 million lives a year and involve enormous costs for the countries of the Americas, said Carissa F.

But a number of complications, including the Peruvian president's resignation last week, have thrown the meeting into turmoil. Why it matters: Since President Clinton started it in 1994, the Summit of the Americas has been long on rhetoric and short on policy, but it remains the only forum for the hemisphere's heads of state ...
General of the Organization of America States (OAS) Luis Almagro to exclude Cuba from the 8th Summit of The Americas, to be held in Peru. The Republican governor, who openly opposed the decision by former president Barack Obama to start a normalization process with Cuba and who has also backed ...
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday called for the exclusion of "the Cuban dictatorship" from the upcoming Summit of the Americas April 13 and 14 in Lima, Peru. In a letter to Secretary General Luis Almagro of the Organization of American States, Scott called on Almagro's "commitment to the democracy requirement" ...
The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday began the celebration of a week commemorating the contributions of persons of African descent to the social, economic, political and cultural development of the Americas, including the Caribbean. The OAS said it will celebrate the Inter-American ...
Kuczynski denied any allegations of corruption, but the timing of his resignation could not be worse. In just three weeks Peru is scheduled to host the next Summit of the Americas, a periodic gathering of regional leaders including President Donald Trump, when the eyes of much of the region will be focused ...
Kuczynski denied any allegations of corruption, but the timing of his resignation could not be worse. In just three weeks Peru is scheduled to host the next Summit of the Americas, a periodic gathering of regional leaders including President Donald Trump, when the eyes of much of the region will be focused ...
The eighth Summit of the Americas is scheduled to be held a few days before this illegitimate transfer of power. President Donald Trump should use the summit's theme of “Democratic Governance Against Corruption” as an opportunity to publicly condemn Cuba's sham elections. While the region will not ...
Washington, DC – A photographic exhibition entitled “Reclaiming the legacy of our leaders of African descent in the Americas 1809 – 1910” was mounted at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC. This photo exhibition honoured the African heritage of some of the hemisphere' s most ...
In 1994, U.S. President Bill Clinton convened the first Summit of the Americas in Miami, Florida, for one purpose: to establish the so-called Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, a trade zone to span the continent between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The project was started with the idea that trade ...
GatesAir has promoted Mark Goins to senior director of sales for the Americas, reporting to Vice President of Sales Joseph W. Mack. Additionally, Nick vanHaaster will expand his regional responsibility to cover Goins' previously-assigned states — Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Goins will now be responsible ...
West Caldwell, N.J. – Fishing in Florida at this time of year is usually very good, and it's not always limited to the sea. At Graphics of the Americas, held Feb. 22-24 at the Broward Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Microcut/Colter & Peterson experienced an uptick in traffic and had plenty of action on their ...
All three of the announced events will happen during World RX race weekends at Silverstone Circuit in the U.K., a street circuit in Quebec, and Circuit of The Americas in Austin, so this first year sounds like a type of soft launch in front of an expected crowd—with “American Rallycross” acting as an additional ...
Both of them are available in six flavors: milk, milk hazelnut, surfin, Lindor, Cresta milk and Cresta white. Peter Zehnder, head of the Lindt global duty free division, said, “for us, as for many in the travel retail business, the Americas is a key priority and it is important for us to forge even stronger relationships ...
However, experts also believe that Trump's visit involves other factors, such as an attempt to take advantage of his approchement with North Korea. The Boston University International Relations and Sociology Professor Susan Eckstein, affirmed that Trump “wants to get support and counteract the criticism ...
If there was ever a question about his role in the Trump administration's policy toward the region, the then-CIA director made clear in January that it was his agency's intelligence informing White House action on the president's biggest Latin America play so far — sanctions against Venezuela. "Who had the ...
She'll identify new, high-potential agencies and agents and, working with the company's regional business development veterans, will try to drive additional growth in the Americas. She'll continue to represent Hurtigruten at trade events and seminars and conduct workshops and webinars to educate trade ...
Private banking in the Americas has been able to coast a bit over the past few years on its rich history, as bullish financial markets raised assets under management. AUM at Citi jumped 15% in its last reporting year, 2016. Not only are the native rich getting richer, but as any real estate broker in New York or ...
English jewellery company Infinity & Co will launch new collections from its core brand Infinity & Co and carded sentiment brand Love X Infinity at next week's Summit of the Americas (Booth 833). Infinity & Co said it aims to build on a positive performance in the Latin America region with its Miami-based ...
Premium Indian rum Wild Tiger is looking to make a splash in the American market at this year's Summit of the Americas in Orlando. Earlier this year, Wild Tiger signed with Haleybrooke International to handle its distribution in the region. Founder and chief brand officer Gautom Menon said the rum brand ...
Taking place from 18-21 March 2018 at the Orlando World Center Marriott, the show aims to combine the best of both the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas and the Asutil Conference, with some notable changes to its format. Exhibitors will remain a key focus at the event, but this year will see an ...
President Donald Trump plans to attend the Summit of the Americas gathering next month in Peru, the White House announced Saturday – a visit that may underscore tensions in the region over the administration's policies on immigration and trade. The trip will also mark Trump's first visit to Latin America ...
Twenty-four years ago, as a senior official in then-President Bill Clinton's White House, I helped organize the first Summit of the Americas – a periodic gathering of regional presidents and prime ministers that, at its best, allows leaders to use their high offices to give impetus to major policy initiatives.
The government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Wednesday that it has withdrawn the country's participation in the second preparatory meeting for the Summit of the Americas, scheduled to be held in Lima, Peru in April. An Antigua and Barbuda government statement, issued in Washington, D.C., ...
09 de marzo de 2018, 17:46Washington, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the 8th Summit of the Americas, to be held in Lima, Peru, on April 13th and 14th, said today the local media. The Associated Press news agency broadcast the news about the participation of Trump in ...
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition for Switch is coming to the Americas via the Nintendo eShop on May 10, and Europe both physically and digitally on May 11, publisher Bandai Namco announced. Here is an overview of the game, via Bandai Namco: Nintendo Switch players will be able to ...
With the latest satellite having just been launched from Cape Canaveral, Hispasat has reported on its yearly business activity, two-thirds of which is based in the Americas. hispasat 30w 6 24 feb 2018 The Spanish satellite operator reached a net profit of €80.5 million in 2017, up 22% year-on-year.
Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump will make his Latin America debut next month, visiting Peru and Colombia after harsh rhetoric towards Hispanic migrants and neighbors to the south. Trump will travel to Peru to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima on April 13-14, a gathering of leaders from across ...
The country's Deputy Head of Mission to the OAS, Joy-Dee Davis, said following Sanders' statement and before withdrawing from the meeting: “Antigua and Barbuda does not know of, nor has it participated in, any official decision of the Summit of the Americas, the OAS General Assembly, the Meeting of ...
PARIS & LOS ANGELES—Eutelast and Globecast look to have the Americas covered with a new media platform. This partnership between the two companies will provide broadcasters across the Americas to gain access to Globecast's advanced media management system. The platform will be based at ...
Eutelsat Communications and Globecast have announced they are partnering on a new media platform over the Americas. The new platform will allow broadcasters across the Americas to gain access to Globecast's media management solution designed for both linear television distribution and new media ...
Mazaya brand manager Rawan Elayyan said: “The popularity of shisha in the Americas is greatly on the rise, with more teens indulging in the pastime as a way to socialise with friends. We very much look forward to making our debut in Orlando, meeting new potential business partners, and enjoying the ...
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. With global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and the Americas headquarters in Alpharetta, Landis+Gyr operates in more than 30 countries across five continents and employs about 6,000 people.
SAN JOSE — Brian Nelson, most recently a Disney comms exec, has joined eBay as its new VP of communications for the Americas. Nelson has spent the last three years at Disney, where, as a Silicon Valley-based VP of communications, he led PR for Disney Interactive, Marvel and Lucasfilm-branded ...


 

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