Spanish America of Spanish parents, as distinguished from one born in Spain but residing in America. Under Spanish colonial rule, Creoles suffered from discrimination; it was consequently Creoles who led the 19th-century revolutions against Spain and became the new ruling class. Today Creole has widely varying meanings. In Louisiana it can mean either French-speaking white descendants of early French and Spanish settlers, or people of mixed descent who speak a form of French and Spanish. In Latin America the term may denote a local-born person of pure Spanish extraction or a member of the urban Europeanized classes as opposed to rural Indians. In the West Indies it refers to all people, regardless of ancestry, who are part of the Caribbean culture.
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- Federal Reserve policymakers cut their short-term interest rate target an aggressive half-point to 2% on Tuesday� This cut was the Fed�s 10th attempt this year to support the U.S. economy, which is still weakening after Sept. 11 attacks. The moves represent some of the most furious rate-cutting in Fed history� Fed officials have now pushed the rate banks charge each other for overnight loans to its lowest level since 1961�Major banks lowered the prime rate in [lockstep] with the Fed, bringing down to 5% from 5.5%. That translates into lower rates for home-equity loans, business loans, and some credit cards. By taking the actions described in the passage above, the Fed was likely trying to: decrease business activity decrease the money supply increase the amount of money that banks must keep in reserves increase business activity