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MISTICA: Fwd: UNESCO Observatory Newsletter - 90

From: Daniel Pimienta (pimienta@funredes.org)
Date: Sat Apr 21 2001 - 16:35:16 AST


>Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 14:11:52 +0100
>To: list-observatory-is@unesco.org
>From: cii.webmaster@unesco.org
>Subject: UNESCO Observatory Newsletter - 90
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>UNESCO OBSERVATORY ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
>http://www.unesco.org/webworld/observatory
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>Newsletter - No 90 - April 20, 2001
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Extracts.

>[PRI - 20.04.2001] Knowledge Knows No Boundaries (Wirednews)
>Developing interesting math and science lessons for local school districts
>can be a daunting and time-consuming task, but what about a curriculum for
>three countries? Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia are attempting to do just
>that in a new transnational software program.

>http://www.wirednews.com/news/culture/0,1284,42660,00.html
>[ECO - 17.04.2001] Mexican E-Merchants to Tap Cross-Border Money Flow
>(Yahoo)
>At least two Mexican e-commerce companies have plans to tap the flow of the
>estimated $6 billion a year that Mexicans in the United States send home to
>their families, usually through money transfers. The idea is that Mexican
>workers, instead of sending money through notoriously expensive transfers,
>would buy products such as refrigerators and stoves on the Internet, which
>Mexican companies would deliver to their families here.
>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010414/tc/mexico_dc_2.html



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