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Colonia

Any rural population center in Arizona, California, New Mexico or Texas within 150 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico. Colonias very often are unincorporated and are set up without government approval. As a result, colonias frequently have substandard or nonexistent municipal infrastructure.
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colonia

Residential areas along the United States side of the border with Mexico and that may lack some of the most basic living necessities,such as potable water and sewer systems,electricity,paved roads,and safe and sanitary housing.The Environmental Protection Agency estimates there are more than 1,300 colonia in Texas and New Mexico alone.

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O presente estudo investigou como o ambiente influencia o desenvolvimento das 20 colonias recem-fundadas de Atta sexdens rubropilosa, bem como isso afeta o status fisiologico da rainha.
Desafiando los abruptos riscos del Canon del Pulpito, los mormones llegaron a Sonora, donde fundaron las colonias Oaxaca (1892), Morelos (1900) y San Jose (1909).
En tanto, en el segundo capitulo, la autora detalla mayormente las politicas colonizadoras de la gobernacion provincial de Oscar Alende (1958-1962), anos en que, despues de sucesivos estancamientos, la colonizacion cobro un nuevo impulso oficial, registrandose una acrecentada adquisicion de tierras, la fundacion de nuevas colonias, loteos, licitaciones, y la concrecion de actividades de capacitacion y extension social-rural.
Colonias often face complicated government bureaucracy and limited budgets that make it hard to secure funds to fix problems.
Dessa forma, percebemos que se construiu a compreensao de que os italianos trouxeram uma tradicao catolica extremamente forte e organizada, que foi transmitida nas colonias de imigracao no Rio Grande do Sul e, em especifico, a colonia Silveira Martins.
In contrast to colonias east of El Paso, Texas, colonia residents in southern New Mexico rely primarily on groundwater from private wells, which generally differ in quality from hauled-stored water (Donelson & Esparza, 2010).