Resources

Teams should contact the consulates for each of the countries to get written information. Travel guides are another excellent source of information.

The following online resources will also be helpful.

General Country Information:

1997 CIA World Factbook
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
 
Infonation
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm
 
The American Forum for Global Education
http://www.globaled.org
 
U. S. Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration
http://www.ta.doc.gov/
 
Amnesty International
http://rights.amnesty.org

Governments on the Web
http://www.gksoft.com/govt/
 
International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org
 
Foreign Exchange Rates
http://www.rubicon.com/passport/currency/currency.html
 
World Trade Organization
http://www.wto.org
 
Specific Governments:

China

Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
http://www.china-embassy.org/
 
U.S. Embassy in China
http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/
 
China Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/index.shtml

South Africa

Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C.
http://www.saembassy.org/

South African Consulate in Los Angeles
http://www.link2southafrica.com

Mexico

Mexico Connect Business
http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/business.html

Brazil
http://www.latinworld.com/sur/brasil/

Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
http://www.brasilemb.org/

Bureau of Statistics and Geography
http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/default.php

Israel

Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.
http://www.israelemb.org/

U.S. State Department Background Notes-Israel
http://www.state.gov/www/background_notes/israel_1298_bgn.html

Library of Congress Country Studies-Israel
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/iltoc.html

Mali

Embassy of Mali in Washington, D.C.
http://www.maliembassy.us/

Malian World Network
http://callisto.si.usherb.ca/~malinet/

Mali Page
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Mali.html

Arabia

Arab Net-Saudi Arabia
http://www.arab.net/saudi/

Islamic Affairs Dept.
http://www.iad.org/

Germany

Germany Official Federal Government Site in English
http://eng.bundesregierung.de/frameset/index.jsp

German Embassy and Information Center
http://www.germany-info.org/nf_index.html

Japan

Guide to Japan
http://www.japan-guide.com/

Library of Congress Country Study-Japan
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/jptoc.html

JETRO-Japan External Trade Organization
http://www.jetro.go.jp/top/index.html

Russia

Russia Today
http://community.middlebury.edu/~beyer/RT/frameindex/frame.shtml

Russian Federation Embassy
http://www.russianembassy.org/

Russian American Chamber of Commerce
http://www.arcci.org/

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