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Fabric by Tom Smallwood
Fabric by Tom Smallwood
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Doors by Tom Smallwood
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Sao Paulo Carnaval
A man was sleeping under a pear tree, when suddenly a snake came. A pear fell waking him. He killed the snake and ate the pear.
- Argentine Proverb

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Off Peak in Ecuador by Tom Smallwood


Region Overview
South America is the forth largest continent with a total land area of about 6,880,000 square miles.

Population is 350 million with a 1.6 rate of natural increase.

Languages number more than 1,000, most of which are Native American languages, including Quechua of the Andean region; the predonimant language in most countries is Spanish while Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.

Economies have developed heavy industries to supplement pre-WWII light industries; subsistance farming remains substantial with 30% of the population farming 15% of the land.

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