Explore BrainMass

News Event of Cultural Impact in South America

Please help with the following:
Develop a 700-1,000-word paper that summarizes a recent event that occurred in the Middle or South American realm and that you can relate to geography (i.e., physical, cultural, political, economic). Please Note: The event MUST have occurred during the past 39 days and must not be ongoing (i.e., global warming) or recurring (i.e., a routine status report). The news article also must have been published during the past 39 days.

Begin the paper with an introduction that includes a thesis statement and previews the major points of the paper. Summarize the event in one to two paragraphs, citing appropriate sources in APA format. Include the cited sources in the references, also in APA format.

Submissions should demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to pull together information from a variety of sources. A simple restatement of information from the textbook, news article, blog, a general opinion, or only a summary of the news report will earn very few points.

Solution Preview

Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. In this particular task, you are being asked to present a recent event that has occurred in Latin America. The idea is that you can summarize it and then you can relate it to geography. Based on this, I suggest using this outline:

1. About the Event - here explain what the event is about, relate it to geography in the thesis statement providing keys into the ideas the paper will touch.
2. Summary of the event (2 paragraphs, at 200 words each)
3. Reflection on the event and its significance (200 words)

I have chosen an event that has cultural significance primarily as well as geographic, political and economic significance. The outline above will yield around 700 words which should cover what you need for this task. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies and thank you for using BrainMass.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Event: Oldest Mayan Tomb Found

One of the most exciting news stories to have come out of South America lately is the claim that the tomb of an ancient Mayan ruler, who bridged the Olmec and Mayan empires (Rawden, 2012), has been found. The flash news report by BBC released 29th of October 2012 reads - "Located at a temple site in Retalhuleu province, the grave is thought to be that of an ancient ruler or religious leader who lived some 2,000 years ago. Carbon-dating indicated the tomb had been built between 700 and 400 BC...." Not much has yet been revealed about the dynamics of ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) putting together a paper that provides a summary of an event that has occurred in South America in relation to culture which had an impact that provides enlightenment about ancient South American civilizations. Key information about the article is provided including additional resources.