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Central America
Map of Central America
Area 523,780 km²[1]
Population .41,739,000 (2009 est.^ Last Updated: December 1, 2009 11:22 EST Still Valid: January 6, 2010 20:41 EST SELECT A TRAVEL REPORT .
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Density 77 per km²
Countries 7
Demonym Central American, American
GDP $107.7 billion .(exchange rate) (2006)
$ 226.3 billion (purchasing power parity) (2006).
^ GDP (purchasing power parity) : .
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^ These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
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GDP per capita $2,541 .(exchange rate) (2006)
$5,339 (purchasing power parity) (2006).
^ The exchange rate as of October 1, 2006 is 10.82 Mexican pesos to one U.S. dollar.
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Languages Spanish, English, Mayan languages, Garifuna, Kriol, European languages, and many others
Time Zones UTC - 6:00, UTC - 5:00
Largest cities (2002) Tegucigalpa
Managua
Guatemala City
San Salvador
San Pedro Sula
Panama City
San José, Costa Rica
Santa Ana, El Salvador
León
San Miguel[2]
.Central America (Spanish: América Central or Centroamérica) is the central geographic region of the Americas.^ North America , Central America , the West Indies or Caribbean region, and South America make up the earth's western hemisphere.
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^ The types of animal and vegetable life found in Mexico belong, in a general sense, to those of the northern temper ate region, and those of the tropical regions of Central and South America .

^ San Salvador, the second-largest city in Central America, is the country's economic and transportation hub, with the largest airport in the region.

.It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast.^ Mexico is located on the continent of North America.
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^ The Gulf of California, on the other hand, penetrates the continent for a distance of 739 m., from south-east to north-west, with a maximum breadth of 190 m.

^ Numerous, if less civilized, peoples inhabited the remainder of the isthmus and traded with both South and North American tribes, making ancient Central America an archaeological bridge between the Americas.
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[3][4] .Most of Central America is considered to be part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot.^ A major share of Central America's intercontinental trade is with the U.S. Most of the rest is with Western Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and countries of South America.
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^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

^ The greater part is consumed in the country, but there is a considerable export of cattle to the United States, Cuba and Central America, and of hides and skins to the United States and Europe.

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Geography

.Central America has an area of 524,000 square kilometers (202,000 sq mi), or almost 0.1% of the Earth's surface.^ Total area (sq mi) .
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^ Central America is bounded towards the N. by the Caribbean Sea, and towards the S. by the Pacific Ocean , and extends between 7° 12' and 18° 3' N. and between 77° 12' and 92° 17' W. It has an area of about 208,500 sq.
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^ Rio de Janeiro, Hotels With six million people occupying an area of 1256 square kilometers (485 square miles), Rio is the second largest city in Brazil.
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.As of 2009, its population was estimated at 41,739,000. It has a density of 79 people per square kilometer or 206 people per square mile.^ Rio de Janeiro, Hotels With six million people occupying an area of 1256 square kilometers (485 square miles), Rio is the second largest city in Brazil.
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^ He said that 2,000 people had been murdered in the Department of Cuscatlán that year and that probably less than 20 per cent of those murders had been registered in court.
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^ The density of population throughout Central America is little more than 25 per sq.
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Physical geography

Central America and the Caribbean Plate.
.Physiographically, Central America is the tapering isthmus of southern North America, extending from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico southeastward to the Isthmus of Panama where it connects to the Colombian Pacific Lowlands in northwestern South America.^ Mexico & Central America - gsms .

^ Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America.
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^ Mexico is located on the continent of North America.
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Alternatively, the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt delimits the region on the north. .Central America has an area of some 592,000 square kilometres.^ Some geographers classify Central America as a large isthmus.
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^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

^ The population of Central America is concentrated in districts of dense settlement, separated by areas of sparse habitation.
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.The Pacific Ocean lies to the southwest, the Caribbean Sea lies to the northeast, and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the north.^ It borders the United States in the north, Guatemala and Belize in the south, the Pacific Ocean in the west, and the Gulf of Mexico in the east.
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^ Central America is bounded towards the N. by the Caribbean Sea, and towards the S. by the Pacific Ocean , and extends between 7° 12' and 18° 3' N. and between 77° 12' and 92° 17' W. It has an area of about 208,500 sq.
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^ Discover the east coast of Mexico, featuring sixty miles of the resort areas at Cancun and Riviera Maya , on the edge of the crystalline Caribbean Sea.
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.Most of Central America rests atop the Caribbean Plate.^ El Salvador achieved its independence from Spain in 1821 along with the rest of Central America, which remained a single nation for a short period of time.
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^ By far the greater part of Central America and Mexico is covered by Cretaceous and Tertiary deposits, both sedimentary and volcanic but the foundation on which they rest is exposed at intervals.
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^ See also regional maps for Central America and the Caribbean.
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.The region is geologically active, with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occurring from time to time.^ One witness told the Commission that, at the time the incident occurred, some soldiers in active service were members of the Brigade.
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In 1976 Guatemala was hit by a mayor earthquake, killing 23,000 people; Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, was devastated by earthquakes in 1931 and 1972, the last one killed about 5,000 people; three earthquakes devastated El Salvador, one in 1986 and two in 2001; one earthquake devastated northern and central Costa Rica in 2009 killing at least 34 people; in Honduras a powerful earthquake killed 7 people in 2009.
Volcanic eruptions are common in the region. .In 1968 the Arenal Volcano, in Costa Rica, erupted and killed 87 people.^ Costa Ricas stunning scenic heritage unfolds in a panorama of steaming volcanoes, forested mountains, dramatic skies and countryside.
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^ In Costa Rica, volcanoes contrast with forests, jungles and coastal beaches on Central America travel itineraries.
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.Fertile soils from weathered volcanic lavas have made it possible to sustain dense populations in the agriculturally productive highland areas.^ In the volcanic districts, the soil is extremely fertile, yielding, where cultivated and irrigated, magnificent crops of sugar , cotton , rice , tobacco , coffee , cocoa and maize .
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^ The rest may be paid in barter for agricultural and other locally made products or in cash over a 25-year period.
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^ The reduction of agricultural production has dramatically reduced employment opportunities in the rural areas and severely affected the poorest levels of society.
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.Central America has many mountain ranges; the longest are the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, the Cordillera Isabelia and the Cordillera de Talamanca.^ The climate ranges from tropical to desert, and the terrain consists of coastal lowlands, central high plateaus, and mountains of up to 18,000 feet.
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^ The flora of Central America ranges from the alpine to the tropical, with the transition from one climatic zone to another.
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^ In short, Central America is a crossroads of many migratory streams.
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.Between the mountain ranges lie fertile valleys that are suitable for the people; in fact most of the population of Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala live in valleys.^ It ranked as a captaincy-general under the rule of a military governor, and was organized in five departments, corresponding in area with the modern republics of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
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^ Out of it arose the five modern republics of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
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^ Living in the poverty of the small village of Talanga, a valley nestled between the mountains of Honduras, a young mother of six growing children had never aspired to anything beyond the life she now experienced with her family.
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.Valleys are also suitable for the production of coffee, beans and other crops.^ About one-eighth of the land is arable; major crops include corn, wheat, rice, beans, coffee, cotton, fruits, and vegetables.
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^ Though independent as of 1821, the region's livelihood did not change substantially until the late 19th century when coffee and then other export crops were introduced.
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^ Coffee grown in the mountains and cane grown on the coast provide the rural population with paid labor; in the central valleys, corn and beans are grown for private consumption and for sale.
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Biodiversity

.Central America is part of the Mesoamerican Biodiversity hotspot.^ The greater part is consumed in the country, but there is a considerable export of cattle to the United States, Cuba and Central America, and of hides and skins to the United States and Europe.

^ By far the greater part of Central America and Mexico is covered by Cretaceous and Tertiary deposits, both sedimentary and volcanic but the foundation on which they rest is exposed at intervals.
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^ The tours let you learn about and become part of today's Central America.

It has 7% of the world's biodiversity.[6] .As a bridge between North and South America, Central America has many species from the Nearctic and the Neotropic.^ Quito, Hotels Quito is located on a horizontal strip of land running north to south between beautiful mountains.
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^ Our Central and South America travel guides cover famous places and Central and South America destinations off the beaten path you won't soon forget.
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^ The many districts of the city lie in three major areas: Center, South, and North (which includes the suburbs).
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.However the southern countries (Costa Rica and Panama) of the region have more biodiversity than the northern countries (Guatemala and Belize), meanwhile the central countries (Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador) have least biodiversity.^ Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico are also affected.
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^ Out of it arose the five modern republics of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
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^ Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America .
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[6] The table shows current statistics for the seven countries:
Country Amphibians Birds Mammals Reptiles Wildlife diversity Vascular Plants Biodiversity
 Belize 46[7] 544[7] 147[7] 140[7] 877[7] 2894[7] 3771[7]
 Costa Rica 183[8] 838[8] 232[8] 258[8] 1511[8] 12119[8] 13630[8]
 El Salvador 30[9] 434[9] 137[9] 106[9] 707[9] 2911[9] 3618[9]
 Guatemala 133[10] 684[10] 193[10] 236[10] 1246[10] 8681[10] 9927[10]
 Honduras 101[11] 699[11] 201[11] 213[11] 1214[11] 5680[11] 6894[11]
 Nicaragua 61[12] 632[12] 181[12] 178[12] 1052[12] 7590[12] 8642[12]
 Panama 182[13] 904[13] 241[13] 242[13] 1569[13] 9915[13] 11484[13]

Human geography

Geopolitically, Central America has traditionally consisted of the following countries:
Name of territory,
with flag
Area
(km²)[1]
.Population
(July 2009 est.
^ Population (July 2009 est.
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^ Population (2009 est.
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^ (July 2009 est.
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)
Population density
(per km²)
Capital Official
language
 Belize &0000000000022966.00000022,966 &0000000000307000.000000307,000 &0000000000000013.00000013 Belmopan English
 Costa Rica &0000000000051100.00000051,100 &0000000004579000.0000004,579,000 &0000000000000090.00000090 San José Spanish
 El Salvador &0000000000021040.00000021,040 &0000000006163000.0000006,163,000 &0000000000000292.000000292 San Salvador Spanish
 Guatemala &0000000000108890.000000108,890 &0000000014027000.00000014,027,000 &0000000000000129.000000129 Guatemala City Spanish
 Honduras &0000000000112090.000000112,090 &0000000007466000.0000007,466,000 &0000000000000067.00000067 Tegucigalpa Spanish
 Nicaragua &0000000000129494.000000129,494 &0000000005743000.0000005,743,000 &0000000000000044.00000044 Managua Spanish
 Panama &0000000000078200.00000078,200 &0000000003454000.0000003,454,000 &0000000000000044.00000044 Panama City Spanish
Total &0000000000523780.000000523,780 &0000000041739000.00000041,739,000 &0000000000000080.00000080
Many modern definitions of Central America include Belize, and Panama, which did not exist upon the formation of the Federal Republic of Central America, a short-lived union created after most of the region gained independence from Spain in 1821. The territory now occupied by Belize was originally contested by the United Kingdom and the Spanish Empire and, later, Guatemala (which has considered it, wholly or partially, an eastern department); it became a British colony (British Honduras) in 1871 and gained independence in 1981.
Panama, situated on the Isthmus of Panama, is sometimes regarded as a transcontinental territory. .Because of the Panama Canal, it is considered part of both North America and South America.^ Mexico is situated in North America, although culturally, it is identified more closely with Central and South American countries.
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^ Colombia is the only country in South America with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
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^ The poor in America would be considered to have a privileged and blessed life by most Mexicans south of the border, especially in areas like TJ and Juarez.
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.For much of its post-Columbian history, Panama was culturally linked to South America.^ Mexico is situated in North America, although culturally, it is identified more closely with Central and South American countries.
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^ History · Demographics · Culture · Economy · Safely Travel · Travel and Tourism · Panama Entry Requirements · Panama Ecotourism · Renting a vehicle · Domestic flights · Twenty reasons .

^ Mexico is a country with so much rich History and culture.
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Panama was a possession of the Viceroyalty of New Granada, and then, following independence, became a part of la Gran Colombia (Greater Colombia). .Only after independence from Colombia in 1903 did some begin to regard Panama as a North or Central American entity.^ Under its export-led growth strategy, El Salvador has pursued economic integration with its Central American neighbors and negotiated trade agreements with the Dominican Republic, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Taiwan, Colombia, and the United States.
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^ Mexico is situated in North America, although culturally, it is identified more closely with Central and South American countries.
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^ El Salvador is the only country in Central American country without a Caribbean coast.

History

Political Evolution of Central America and the Caribbean from 1700 to present
.In pre-Columbian times, the north-western areas of modern Central America were part of the Mesoamerican civilization.^ The Mayan civilization covers parts of Mexico and Central America.

^ The region consisting of central and southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and the western parts of Honduras and Nicaragua that was the focus of complex, hierarchical states at the time of Spanish contact.

^ El Salvador achieved its independence from Spain in 1821 along with the rest of Central America, which remained a single nation for a short period of time.
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.The Native American societies of Mesoamerica occupied the land ranging from central Mexico in the north to Costa Rica in the south.^ North central and south Tabasco.
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^ It borders the United States in the north, Guatemala and Belize in the south, the Pacific Ocean in the west, and the Gulf of Mexico in the east.
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^ Two huge mountain chains—the Western Sierra Madre and the Eastern Sierra Madre—run from north to south and meet in central Mexico.
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.Most notable among these were the Maya, who had built numerous cities throughout the region, and the Aztecs, who created a vast empire.^ The king received from the hands of Cortés and those who continued his work a vast empire almost free of expense to the royal exchequer.
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^ Their empire reached its peak during World War II , in which the Aztec stormed the beaches at the Battle of Galapagos , breaking the Inca control on the region.
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^ Most Mexican regional capitals and resorts have direct air services to Mexico City or the United States.
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.The pre-Columbian cultures of Panama traded with both Mesoamerica and South America, and can be considered transitional between those two cultural areas.^ Pre-Columbian literature is generally considered to include the scarce writings from before the conquest as well as the poetry and prose in indigenous languages that was recorded in alphabetical writing and produced after the conquest.
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^ It should be recalled that one of the reasons for the war between the two countries had been the settlement of Salvadorian peasants in border areas in Honduran territory.
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^ The poor in America would be considered to have a privileged and blessed life by most Mexicans south of the border, especially in areas like TJ and Juarez.
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Map of the Republic of Central America
.Following Christopher Columbus's discovery of the Americas for Spain, the Spanish sent numerous expeditions to the region, and they began their conquest of Maya lands in the 1520s.^ HISTORY Highly developed cultures, including those of the Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs, and Aztecs, existed long before the Spanish conquest.
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^ Second, the New Spain was utilized as a strategic territorial base for the conquest and domination of other lands and resources in the Americas; and, third, the new Spanish colony provided Spain with the opportunity to propagate the Catholic faith -as a component of Spain's culture, jointly with the Spanish language- by evangelizing the indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere.
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^ These expeditions of conquest were the natural outcome of circumstances; they were carried out under royal command, and were no more piratical expeditions then than they would be now.
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.In 1540, Spain established the Captaincy General of Guatemala, which extended from southern Mexico to Costa Rica, and thus encompassed most of what is currently known as Central America, with the exception of British Honduras (present-day Belize).^ Mexico & Central America - gsms .

^ Guatemala hotels Belize hotels Honduras hotels Nicaragua hotels Costa Rica hotels Panama hotels [ edit ] Central America car rentals .

^ Day Affordable Costa Rica 2010 .
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This lasted nearly three centuries, until a rebellion (which followed closely on the heels of the Mexican War of Independence) in 1821.
.After the dissolution of Spanish authority, the former Captaincy General remained intact as part of the short-lived First Mexican Empire, then turned into the Federal Republic of Central America, which was a representative democracy with its capital at Guatemala City.^ His victory came 17 years after the signing of the peace accords which ended that war and turned the former combatants into political parties.

^ El Salvador achieved its independence from Spain in 1821 along with the rest of Central America, which remained a single nation for a short period of time.
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^ The Center for the Physically Impaired has a residence program for persons who live away from the capital city, San Salvador.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This union consisted of the present day nations of Guatemala (which included the former state of Los Altos), El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (which included a region which is now part of Panama, and the Guanacaste Province which was once part of Nicaragua), and Soconusco, a portion of the modern Mexican state of Chiapas.^ Out of it arose the five modern republics of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama - muc .

^ Guatemala tours Belize tours Honduras tours El Salvador tours Nicaragua tours Costa Rica tours Panama tours [ edit ] South America hotels .

.The Republic lasted from 1823 to 1838, when it began to disintegrate due to civil wars.^ Typical San Salvador Civil war erupted, and lasted twelve years (1980-92) and claimed the lives of approximately 75,000 people.

^ El Salvador's most recent civil war lasted 19 years.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Civil war ensued until the French were defeated by Mexican liberals in 1867, which inaugurated a new republic that was finally becoming a nation-state.
  • Culture of Mexico - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Central American integration

Sistema de Integración Centroamericana
Central American Integration System
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Motto: «Peace, Development, Liberty and Democracy»
Anthem: La Granadera

Area 560,988 km²
Population 50,807,778 hab.
Countries  Belize
 Costa Rica
 Guatemala
 Honduras
 Nicaragua
 Panama
 El Salvador
 Dominican Republic
Countries part of the SICA
.Central America is going through a process of political, economic and cultural transformation that started in 1907 with the creation of the Central American Court of Justice.^ Or, Central America vacations might take you to the Vanderbilt Trails in Nicaragua, site of the first attempted canal through Central America.
  • Central America Tours, Central America Travel, Central America Vacations, Central America Vacation Packages, Central American Vacations 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.tourvacationstogo.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1823, the United Provinces of Central America was formed by the five Central American states under General Manuel José Arce.

^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

.In 1951 the integration process continued with the signature of the San Salvador Treaty that created the ODECA, the Organization of Central American States.^ It is important to mention that, in the San José Agreement on Human Rights, it was the understanding of the Parties to the peace agreements that "human rights" shall mean "those rights recognized by the Salvadorian legal system, including treaties to which El Salvador is a party, and by the declarations and principles on human rights and humanitarian law adopted by the United Nations and the Organization of American States".
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site El Salvador proudly invites you to see the works of their Mayan ancestors along the Central American Mayan Route.

^ A third document, entitled "General Framework for the Organization of the Anti-Marxist Struggle in El Salvador", reflected the approach and objectives of the San Luis group.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

.Unfortunately, the ODECA was not completely successful due to internal conflicts between several states of the region.^ The internal armed conflict between opposing forces grew in intensity and magnitude.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

.It was until 1991 that the integration agenda was completed with the creation of the SICA, Sistema para la Integración Centroamericana or System for the Central American Integration.^ At the same time, the Central American Governments urged the Government of El Salvador to arrange, with full guarantees, the integration of the members of FMLN in peaceful life.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

.The SICA provided a clear legal base to avoid discrepancies between the member states.^ A state of war thus continued nominally between Mexico and its seceded member, whose independence was recognized by England , France and the United States.

^ Based on the revolutionary constitution of 1917, education is provided freely by the state.
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^ In an April 20 confrontation between striking workers and Michoacan state police, two union members were killed (see section 1.a.
  • Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

.The SICA membership includes the 7 nations of Central America plus the Dominican Republic, a state that is part of the Caribbean.^ In 1823, the United Provinces of Central America was formed by the five Central American states under General Manuel José Arce.

^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

^ The greater part is consumed in the country, but there is a considerable export of cattle to the United States, Cuba and Central America, and of hides and skins to the United States and Europe.

.On December 6, 2008 SICA announced an agreement to pursue a common currency and common passport for the member nations.^ Arrest and detention of Jorge Alberto Miranda Arévalo On 23 December 1987, National Police arrested Jorge Alberto Miranda Arévalo, a member of a union of the ERP urban commandos.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On 2 December, four churchwomen were arrested, raped and murdered by members of the National Guard (see the case in chap.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ THE AMERICAN CHURCHWOMEN SUMMARY OF THE CASE On 2 December 1980, members of the National Guard of El Salvador arrested four churchwomen after they left the international airport.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

No timeline for implementation was discussed.
.Central America already has several supranational institutions such as the Central American Parliament, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration and the Central American Common Market.^ At the same time, the Central American Governments urged the Government of El Salvador to arrange, with full guarantees, the integration of the members of FMLN in peaceful life.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1823, the United Provinces of Central America was formed by the five Central American states under General Manuel José Arce.

^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

Foreign relations

.Until recently, all Central American countries have maintained diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) instead of the People's Republic of China.^ He has compassion for all the people of this country.
  • Mexico Information Guide & Resources Directory 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexicoweloveyou.com [Source type: General]

^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

^ Recently, Chávez has undertaken an alliance with Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega by agreeing to supply the Central American nation with discounted oil.
  • Nikolas Kozloff: El Salvador 2009 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: News]

[14] .President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, however, established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 2007, severing formal diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan).^ Out of it arose the five modern republics of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Founded the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, San José, Costa Rica, in 1980; President (1980-1992); currently Honorary President.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Although the ex-presidents’ cases from 2004 have still not yet gone to trial, Costa Rica authorities appear to remain committed to combat public corruption.
  • Canada, Mexico, and Central America 11 September 2009 8:08 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Usage

"Central America" may mean different things to different people in the world according to the context:
.
  • In English speaking countries, Central America is considered a region of the North American continent.^ North American countries .
    • Mexico - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mexico is located on the continent of North America.
    • Mexico Information Guide & Resources Directory 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexicoweloveyou.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It is the smallest country in Central America.
    • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [15] .Geopolitically, it usually comprises seven countries – Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.^ Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama - muc .

    ^ El Salvador country code and El Salvador area codes!
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    ^ Costa Rica Panama Trail - prp .

    [16] .Mexico, in whole or in part, is sometimes included.^ Hernán Cortés , in order to take the City of Mexico , had to demolish almost the whole of it, including the teocallis ; many writings must have been destroyed then (fourth destruction).
    • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

    [17] .Some geographers include the five states of Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán,[16] together representing 12.1% of the country's total area.
  • In Latin America, Iberia, and some other parts of Europe, the Americas are considered to be a single continent, and Central America is considered a region of this continent.^ East central Quintana Roo.
    • Ethnologue report for Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ethnologue.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Has participated in missions in Europe and Latin America.
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    ^ It is the smallest country in Central America.
    • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In Ibero-America, the region is defined as seven nations – Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama – and may occasionally include Mexico's southernmost region.^ Guatemala hotels Belize hotels Honduras hotels Nicaragua hotels Costa Rica hotels Panama hotels [ edit ] Central America car rentals .

    ^ Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama - muc .

    ^ Mexico, Belize and Guatemala - gsmg .

    [18] .Geopolitically, Mexico is considered part of North America.^ Mexico is located on the continent of North America.
    • Mexico Information Guide & Resources Directory 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexicoweloveyou.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mexico has the most modern army in all North America Mexican soldiers are some of the most friendly people in the world...
    • Mexico - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mexico is situated in North America, although culturally, it is identified more closely with Central and South American countries.
    • Culture of Mexico - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [19]
  • .
  • Occasionally, the term Central America is used synonymously with Middle America.^ Chávez used the moment to criticize U.S. trade deals like the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).
    • Nikolas Kozloff: El Salvador 2009 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: News]

    ^ Choose a tour from an array of destinations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, India & Himalayas, South East Asia, China & Central Asia, Latin America and Europe.
    • central america Holiday Travel options - central america Brochures Delivered Free - Free Travel Brochures Australia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.travelbrochures.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ Tour destinations include South and Central America, Russia, China, The Silk Road, India, The Himalayas, Papua New Guinea, Africa and the Middle East.
    • central america Holiday Travel options - central america Brochures Delivered Free - Free Travel Brochures Australia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.travelbrochures.com.au [Source type: News]

    [20] .Among some German geographers, Mittelamerika may be used to refer to the territories on the Central American isthmus.^ Originally the word pepper referred to the table pepper we talked about above, not the chili peppers but the word "pepper" began to be used to refer to chilies with some chilies actually being named peppers.

    ^ Given that my niece is in a medical lab she told me about some excellent environmental reference standards that they use.
    • Mexico Information Guide & Resources Directory 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexicoweloveyou.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Maculai’ (Macurawe, Macuyawe) used by upriver Huarijio to refer to downriver Huarijio, who previously may have intermarried with Mayo.
    • Ethnologue report for Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ethnologue.com [Source type: General]

    [20]
  • .
  • In German, Zentralamerika may be used to refer to the territories on the Central American isthmus.^ Maculai’ (Macurawe, Macuyawe) used by upriver Huarijio to refer to downriver Huarijio, who previously may have intermarried with Mayo.
    • Ethnologue report for Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ethnologue.com [Source type: General]

    .June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed]
  • The UN geoscheme defines the region as all states of mainland North America south of the United States; conversely, the European Union excludes Belize and Mexico from its definition of the region.^ Mexico is located on the continent of North America.
    • Mexico Information Guide & Resources Directory 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexicoweloveyou.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some facts for traveling to Mexico are that citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, Chile, and mostly all Western European countries do not require a visa to enter Mexico as tourists.
    • Mexico Information Guide & Resources Directory 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexicoweloveyou.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The region consisting of central and southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and the western parts of Honduras and Nicaragua that was the focus of complex, hierarchical states at the time of Spanish contact.

    [21][22]

See also

References

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  19. ^ "Norteamérica". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. http://www.webcitation.org/5kwQijGaa. 
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    ^ This monograph is part of a series developed by CIRRIE — the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange — at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
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    ^ BA with distinction, University of Wisconsin (1988), and JD, New York Law School (1992).
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    .MSN Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2006.
  • American Heritage Dictionaries, Central America.
  • WordNet Princeton University: Central America.
  • "Central America". The Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online.^ In 1823, the United Provinces of Central America was formed by the five Central American states under General Manuel José Arce.

    ^ El Salvador is the smallest (21,400 square kilometers) yet most densely populated nation on the American mainland, and also the most industrialized country in Central America.

    ^ Mexico is situated in North America, although culturally, it is identified more closely with Central and South American countries.
    • Culture of Mexico - traditional, history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social, dress, marriage, men, life, wedding, population, religion, rituals 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC www.everyculture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    2006. New York: Columbia University Press.

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North America : Central America
.Central America is the thin section of land that links the North American continent with the South American continent.^ Title needed for Central & South America?

^ Central America is located between North and South America, but is considered part of the North American Continent.
  • Central America Flags - Flags of Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.bannersoftheworld.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In English, Central America is considered a region of the North American continent.
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.Geographically part of North America, it is made up of seven small, mostly tropical countries that have much more in common with South America and Mexico than the more affluent north.^ More than 40 million people live in the seven countries.
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^ Central America is comprised of the countries which connect North and South America.
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^ El Salvador El Salvador is a country in Central America and, geographically, is part of continental North America .
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.Mexico is occasionally considered part of Central America due to the language and indigenous/Hispanic cultural heritage it shares with several of the countries in the region.^ Mexico part of latin america?
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^ Mexico is occasionally considered part of Central America due to the language and Mayan/Spanish cultural heritage it shares with several of the countries in the region.
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^ Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America .
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.Until the 1990s, the region, (apart from peaceful Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica), was subject to brutal repression (Guatemala), civil wars (El Salvador and Nicaragua), and proxy wars between opposite parties supported either by the US or the Soviet Union.^ Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico are also affected.
  • Results: Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC gbgm-umc.org [Source type: General]

^ Costa Rica is Ferrero's last stop of a tour including Guatemala and El Salvador.
  • Noticias de El Salvador, fotos de El Salvador, El Salvador News, Centroamérica - AOL Noticias Beta 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC noticias.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ El Salvador is a Central American country bordering Guatemala and Honduras .
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.This dark political and social situation changed with the end of the Cold War and after the signing of peace agreements at the beginning of the 1990s.^ This dark political and social situation changed with the end of the Cold War and after the signing of peace agreements at the beginning of the 1990s.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Yet the report did not address the political and social crisis previous to 1980 which led Salvadorans to war.
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^ In 1991, however, the Cristiani government, with help from the United Nations, negotiated with the FMLN, and in Jan., 1992, a peace treaty with the rebels was signed, ending the bloody 12-year civil war that killed over 70,000 people.
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.Now the region is living a process of change and reforms that will hopefully allow travelers to discover an interesting and relatively cheap travel destination.^ Now the region is living a process of change and reforms that will hopefully allow travelers to discover an interesting and relatively cheap travel destination.
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^ Nicaragua has found a lot of stability now and for the traveler who is willing to go the extra mile to find the unexpected it is a great destination.
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^ One of the world's most interesting and least expensive travel destinations is just across the southern U.S. border.
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.Generally, the people of Central America are kind and warm, and welcoming to foreigners.^ Generally, the people of Central America are kind and warm, and welcoming to foreigners.
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^ For general information about Central America ...
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^ Central America travel is always warm.
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.There is a diversity of culture from one end of Central America to the other, and indigenous culture plays an important role in the region, especially in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.^ Other El salvador customs information .
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^ Central America  is a central geographic region of the Americas.
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^ El Salvador , country in northeastern Central America, south and west of Honduras .
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.Due to the extensive Spanish colonial presence in the region, American dialects of Spanish are the primary language, especially of the government and in the cities.^ Due to the extensive Spanish colonial presence in the region, American dialects of Spanish are the primary language, especially of the government and in the cities.
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^ The park is also a cultural hub for the city, with a nonprofit arts cinema running not just Spanish-language arts films, but also rare works from European and North American small filmmakers.
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^ Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages .
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.(English is the official language of Belize, a former UK colony, but you will still find yourself speaking a lot of Spanish in the country.^ The majority of the Mexican population speaks Spanish, the official national language.
  • Mexican Culture - Mexico - The History Channel 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.history.com [Source type: General]

^ The prevailing and official language is Spanish.

^ Languages Spanish, but some groups still speak Nhuatl.

) .Native languages are still spoken in many rural areas.^ Native languages are still spoken in many rural areas.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Several Native American languages are still spoken, including many that began with the Maya.
  • Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.globio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many Mexicans migrate from rural areas and other areas lacking in job opportunities to the industrialized urban centers and border communities.
  • Latin America: Mexico - Christian Reformed Church 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.crcna.org [Source type: News]

.However, English is co-official in Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, along with indigenous languages.^ However, English is co-official in Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, along with indigenous languages.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Among the countrys natural hazards there are hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts, tsunamis along the Pacific coast, and volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south.
  • Mexico - General Information 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.cabovillas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Upon approaching the Nicaraguan border, however, the traffickers opted to avoid the official port of entry and instead transferred the shipments into Nicaragua on foot or on horseback along a remote part of the border.
  • Central America: An Emerging Role in the Drug Trade | STRATFOR 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.stratfor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.English speaking people can be found on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama.^ Caribbean coast Costa Rica?
  • Central America [Archive] - ScubaBoard 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.scubaboard.com [Source type: General]

^ See also the flag histories of Guatemala , Nicaragua , Costa Rica , and Honduras .
  • El Salvador, flag of -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ English speaking people can be found on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

Get in

.People from industrialized countries should have no problem in crossing borders and might expect a border fee from around $2-$20 depending on country.^ I've got about four weeks to travel around, so three countries might be a bit much but I'm willing to let one go ;).
  • Central America - Blogs, Pictures, and more on Blogged 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.blogged.com [Source type: News]

^ Unlike its neighbor countries, it does not border the Caribbean Sea, and it has no new frontiers into which people may move.
  • Food For The Poor | El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.foodforthepoor.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The mayor of Perote, Guillermo Franco Vázquez, said in a phone interview that around March 20, about 800 people became ill.
  • Mexican Schools Shut as Epidemic Hits 'Critical' Point - washingtonpost.com 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

.When crossing the border, no one will flag you down to get your stamp.^ No considerable international household goods shipping costs when you relocate to Mexico Your home will be professionally furnished upon your arrival.
  • Mexico Furniture Rental: Rent Furniture in Mexico with CORT 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.cort.com [Source type: News]

^ Lack of such items will prolong your ability to cross the border, as you'll be subjected to questioning demanding proof of US citizenship or legal residence status.
  • Travel Mexico Vacations Maps Mexico City Hotels Cancun Huatulco Ixtapa Los Cabos Baja Tijuana Ensenada 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.mexico.us [Source type: News]

^ Will you bring your clubs and enjoy a round of golf at one of the local Lake Chapala Golf Courses?
  • - Mexico Map – Map of Mexico – Lake Chapala Maps - CasaPreciosaAjijic.com 11 September 2009 8:08 UTC www.casapreciosaajijic.com [Source type: News]

.You will need to find the immigration office on your own and get your stamp.^ Site Map Find your way to the news you need.
  • Migration Information Source - Central America: Crossroads of the Americas 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.migrationinformation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can do it on your own and we do have what you need to get the job done and be safe.
  • El Salvador Marine Weather Forecast | BUOYWEATHER.COM 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.buoyweather.com [Source type: News]

^ ID. The license of your own country is accepted provided it is made out in “Western characters” otherwise you’ll need a valid international driver’s license .

A visa ahead of time is usually not required

By plane

.Regular cheap flights are available from the United States to Central Americas airports.^ Cheap flights to Central America Caribbean Africa .
  • Central America Caribbean Travel Blogs, Photos, Accommodation, Reviews, Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.travelblog.org [Source type: News]

^ Regular cheap flights are available from the United States to Central Americas airports.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Cheap flights to Central America Caribbean Areas in : Anguilla (34) .
  • Central America Caribbean Travel Blogs, Photos, Accommodation, Reviews, Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.travelblog.org [Source type: News]

.Very regular buses run from Chetumal in Mexico to the town of Corozal in Belize, a journey lasting one hour and costing around $4 US. You may have to pay an exit tax, or a fee to validate your Mexican visa for multiple entries when you leave Mexico, and there is also an exit tax when you leave Belize.Juan Santamaría airport in Costa Rica also gets flights, from Europe (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid; US (Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City, Houston, Phoenix, Charlotte, Orlando, etc).^ China Map louisiana map New York City Map map of the us.
  • Class Discussion Board 11 September 2009 8:08 UTC www2.gsu.edu [Source type: News]

^ You will have access to news from El Salvador and you may visit cities of El Salvador.
  • El Salvador - República de El Salvador - Country Profile 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.nationsonline.org [Source type: General]

^ From there you’ll have striking vistas of Costa Rica’s rainforest.
  • Last Minute Cruises - Central America Cruise Deals 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lastminutecruises.com [Source type: News]

.Agusto C. Sandino International Airport in Nicaragua and Comalapa Airport in El Salvador also have many destinations.^ This entails the international responsibility of the State of El Salvador, which made a commitment to respect and guarantee the exercise of this right in accordance with Article 1(1) of the Convention.
  • El Salvador 10.480 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.cidh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico are also affected.
  • Results: Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC gbgm-umc.org [Source type: General]

^ Fire acquire El Salvador international Martinez .
  • El Salvador News, Headlines and Latest Stories on Yahoo! News 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC news.yahoo.com [Source type: News]

Because flights directly to Central America are very expensive it is often cheaper to fly via the US. For example a flight Sydney->Mexico City costs about $2500. If you fly with Jetstar [1] to Hawaii, then with Hawaiian Airlines [2] to LA and afterwards by bus (or plane) to Mexico City it will cost less than $1000.

By bus

.It is actually much easier to bus from the United States to Central America than most imagine.^ Failure for the United States is much harder than for Mexico, however.
  • Mexico: On the Road to a Failed State? | STRATFOR 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.stratfor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is the smallest country in Central America and the most .
  • Visit El Salvador | Travel and Tourism Portal for El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.visitelsalvador.com [Source type: General]

^ The situation of Central Americans in the United States is much more dynamic.
  • Migration Information Source - Central America: Crossroads of the Americas 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.migrationinformation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is a distance of about 1000 miles from the US border at Brownsville to the Guatemalan/Mexican border.^ It is a distance of about 1000 miles from the US border at Brownsville to the Guatemalan/Mexican border.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Should the US honor it's word and reinstate the Mexican Cross Border Demonstration Project?
  • Setting the record straight about Mexico and the Mexican Trucking Industry 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC mexicotrucker.com [Source type: News]

^ How mexican people can go over the fense of the border between Mexico and US? Major cities and there population of new mexico?
  • WikiAnswers - Is Mexico part of North America or Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The trip can be done in one full day (strongly not recommended), instead the wise traveller would take his time and enjoy the many interesting sites along the way such as Real de Catorce, Veracruz, Xalapa, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque etc.^ San Cristobal de las Casas - .
  • Maps Of Mexico - Mexican Maps Online 11 September 2009 8:08 UTC www.embassyworld.com [Source type: News]

^ Welcome to Casa de la Hog.
  • Hottest Mexican Women Pictures. Mexico's Hottest Mexican Women: Salma Hayek, Mariana Seoane, Jacqueline Bracamontes, Laura Elizondo, Dafne Molina, Blanca Soto, Kate del Castillo. 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.hogwild.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Las Cabanas de Apaneca, one hour from San Salvador.

.Bus fare from Brownsville to the Guate border runs about $130 USD currently (Jan 08).^ Bus fare from Brownsville to the Guate border runs about $130USD currently (Jan 08).
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ It is a distance of about 1000 miles from the US border at Brownsville to the Guatemalan/Mexican border.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Las Chinamas, a tiny place and a remote border very cheap prices, about 8 USD by King Quality buses, and 9USD by Ticabus.
  • El Salvador Transportation - El Salvador Car, Train, Bus and Taxi Advice - VirtualTourist.com 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

from the .Guatemalan Border, one can take a bus like the ticabus to get to Panama or any of the CA-4 countries for around 130 USD or less.^ Every bus has a bus driver just like every ship has its captain--whether youre carrying 60 passengers across the country or across the sea, someone has to be in charge and steer the ...
  • Central America Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

^ The landscapes are incredible, yes, but what makes it so great is that it is still a virtual unknown in comparison to countries like Costa Rica and Panama.
  • The El Salvador Gringo - Travel blog for expatriates living, traveling and relocating to El Salvador as an expat or tourist 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC theelsalvadorgringo.com [Source type: General]

^ El Salvador is not a tax haven like Panama , or other countries, nor does the government plan for the country to become a tax haven.
  • El Salvador Categories, Page 2.2 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.dirla.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Get around

.If you have money to burn or in a tight shift, TACA and COPA offers good connections throughtout the region but its relatively expensive due to the lack of competition.^ Try our quality Mexico calling cards and Mexico phone cards which offer the low rates you need to save money on international calls.
  • Mexico Calling Cards - Calling Cards For Mexico - Calling Cards From Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC mexico.callingcards.com [Source type: News]

^ You should avoid openly changing large amounts of money at border crossings due to the high risk of robbery.
  • Travel Advice for El Salvador - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

^ Due to the dry season and lack of rain the white water rafting wasn’t as good as I was hoping but it was fun and the guide was very good.
  • Central America Vacations - Central America Luxury Vacations 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.travelwizard.com [Source type: General]

.The international travel route leads mostly on the Pacific (west) side of central america.^ Central America , central americas , photos , travel .
  • El Salvador - Blogs, Pictures, and more on Blogged 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.blogged.com [Source type: General]

^ The international travel route leads mostly on the Pacific (west) side of central america.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ See also: Central America travel forum .
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.It basically starts south in Panama City, crosses on the Pacific site into Costa Rica, passes by San Jose, crosses again at the Pacific coast into Nicaragua.^ San Jose: Instituto Geographico de Costa Rica, 1956 .
  • Historical Map Archive - Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC alabamamaps.ua.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Costa Rica travel information site .
  • Amazon.com: central america 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Caribbean coast Costa Rica?
  • Central America [Archive] - ScubaBoard 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.scubaboard.com [Source type: General]

.It is possible to cross the Costa Rican / Panaman border at the Caribbean coast but it takes longer and the border is just open during the day.^ Caribbean coast Costa Rica?
  • Central America [Archive] - ScubaBoard 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.scubaboard.com [Source type: General]

^ It is possible to cross the Costa Rican / Panaman border at the Caribbean coast but it takes longer and the border is just open during the day.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Well, those days are now in full bloom just a little further south of the border.
  • Moving To El Salvador - Living In El Salvador - Real Estate In El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.escapeartist.com [Source type: General]

.Between Costa Rica and Nicaragua are two official borders.^ Costa Rica & Nicaragua tour .
  • Central America holidays. Vacations & holidays to Central America. World's best responsible & ecotourism Central America holidays 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.responsibletravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Moreover, relations between Costa Rica and Nicaragua continue to be strained owing to long-standing border disputes, and these have translated into popular anti-Nicaraguan sentiment.
  • Migration Information Source - Central America: Crossroads of the Americas 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.migrationinformation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Details aren’t set yet, but the tour starts in Brownsville Texas, and meanders through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras (or El Salvador), Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
  • Motorcycle Tours Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC eyeneo.com [Source type: General]

.The more frequented one is "Penas Blancas" at the Pacific side and the other one is between Los Chiles and San Carlos, Nicaragua.^ The more frequented one is "Penas Blancas" at the Pacific side and the other one is between Los Chiles and San Carlos, Nicaragua.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Mainland side of Sea of Cortez n/a San Carlos, Mexico Description: San Carlos Sailing School offers a variety of American Sailing Association certification courses,...
  • Northern Mexico Beach Travel Guide | Away.com 15 September 2009 23:53 UTC vacation.away.com [Source type: General]

^ One side controls language; the other regulates perception and motor skills.

.Between Nicaragua and Honduras exist three border-crossings.^ Between Nicaragua and Honduras exist three border-crossings.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ This detailed, little map shows Central America during a time of a short lived union between Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.
  • Antique Maps of Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.philaprintshop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These efforts are planned to coincide with work on the construction of alternatives in three other Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).  .
  • SAPRIN - EL SALVADOR 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.saprin.org [Source type: Academic]

.Honduras and El Salvador share various border-crossings as well as Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador.^ Guatemala Honduras latest El Salvador placemarks .
  • El Salvador Map: Ahuachapan — Usulutan | El Salvador Google Satellite Maps 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.maplandia.com [Source type: General]

^ El Salvador and Honduras share normal diplomatic and trade relations.
  • President's Central America Trip: El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC clinton2.nara.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Honduras and El Salvador share various border-crossings as well as Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador and Guatemala .
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Tica Bus[3] connects all of the Central American countries except Belize.^ Spanish is the official language of all Central American countries except Belize, where English is the language of government.
  • CENTRAL AMERICA, 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Central American countries are emerging as travel destinations for all types of travellers.
  • Central America Vacation Rentals - Condos, Villas and Home Accommodations in Costa Rica 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.ownerdirect.com [Source type: General]

^ To the south lie the Central American countries of Guatemala and Belize .
  • World InfoZone - Mexico Information - Page 1 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.worldinfozone.com [Source type: News]

.
  • The Cloud Forests of Panama in Boquete.^ Between Two Seas (Costa Rica to Panama) with Monteverde Cloud Forest .
    • Central America Tours, Central America Travel, Central America Vacations, Central America Vacation Packages, Central American Vacations 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.tourvacationstogo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Between Two Seas (Panama to Costa Rica) with Monteverde Cloud Forest .
    • Central America Tours, Central America Travel, Central America Vacations, Central America Vacation Packages, Central American Vacations 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.tourvacationstogo.com [Source type: General]

    .Many hotels are actually within the cloud forest; or you can take a tour high in to the mountains, through the clouds.
  • Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.^ I was very impressed by all that I experienced; the professionalism of the Showcase events, and the beautiful terrain of the country highlighted by mountains lakes, rain forests and my favorite, the ocean.

    ^ Whether you want to stay steps away from the beach, or high in the mountains, rest assured you will be taken care of by the most attentive staff.
    • Mexico Timeshare in Mexico Timeshares for Sale - Resales & Rentals - Buy, Sell, Rent 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.sellmytimesharenow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ However, in order to take advantage of this type of reduced hotel rate you really do need to be able to travel literally on the spur of the moment.

    .One of the most beautiful spots on the planet.^ One of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
    • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Volcanoes in Guatemala such as those framing the southern shores of Lake Atitlán considered by some to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
    • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

    ^ One of Mexico's least known but most beautiful colonial cities, with rooftop bars and clubs nestled in Spanish relics .
    • Mexico Travel Information and Travel Guide - Lonely Planet 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.lonelyplanet.com [Source type: General]

    .A volcanic lake with three volcanoes around it.
  • Colonial Towns, such as Antigua Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, (Guatemala); Juayua, Suchitoto in El Salvador, Gracias and Comayagua (Honduras), León and Granada in Nicaragua (the oldest colonial city in the Western Hemisphere) or Panama City -Casco Viejo- (Panama, where the Panama Canal can be visited as well).
  • Ancient Mayan ruins in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
  • Amazing beaches in Tela,Trujillo, la Ceiba and the Bay Islands (Honduras) the Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón (Costa Rica); Montelimar, San Juan del Sur, Bahia Majagual, La Flor and Pochomil (Nicaragua); Bocas del Toro and El Farallón (Panama).
  • Surf, especially in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.
  • National Natural Parks, especially in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua which has the 2nd largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere, after Brazil.
  • Volcanoes in Guatemala such as those framing the southern shores of Lake Atitlán considered by some to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
  • Semuc Champey and the Lanquin caves in the Alta Verapaz District of Guatemala are unmissable.^ Being based in the city of Oaxaca, we have some of the largest and/or most excavated of the ruins close by.

    ^ Bahia Uvita ecolodge in Costa Rica .
    • Central America holidays. Vacations & holidays to Central America. World's best responsible & ecotourism Central America holidays 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.responsibletravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mani is one of the most representative Mayan towns alive.

    El Retiro Hostel is higly reccomended.
.All these make this region a great yet undiscovered and affordable treasure which is worth visiting.^ All these make this region a great yet undiscovered and affordable treasure which is worth visiting.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ One reason for which these recipes are so popular is that they are very easy to make and go from kitchen to dinner table in no time at all.

^ The work was not easy, but in the course of the next few days these compañeros will present the final results, and as soon as we have them, we will make them known to all the compañeros of the Other Campaign.
  • Narco News: Zapatistas to Send Delegations to Northern Mexico 15 September 2009 23:53 UTC www.narconews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Buy

.Most every country in Central America accepts the U.S. Dollar and other currencies are difficult to exchange.^ Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America .
  • Central America Saltwater Fishing Charters, Costa Rica Saltwater Fishing Charter Boats, Guatemala Fishing Charters, Big Game Sportfishing in Panama, Nicaragua Deep Sea Fishing 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.time4fishing.com [Source type: General]

^ Other major currencies are not exchangeable.
  • Travel Advice for El Salvador - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

^ Panama: Central America's Southern-most Country .
  • Central America Cruises - Small Adventure Cruises of inviting Central America coasts! 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.alvoyages.com [Source type: News]

.You can exchange Mexican Peso at the Belize Border or Guatemalan Border but that is about it.^ Capitalizing on the peso’s decline against the Guatemalan quetzal, Mexican migrants flock south to sell toys, clothes, and foodstuffs.

^ On a map, you can see the chain of mountains that stretch from the Mexican border to Panama.
  • Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.globio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "My radical plan has been to open our borders for Mexicans in exchange to opening up fully to U.S. investment," says Kurtzman.
  • MEXICO -- Site Selection magazine, January 2008 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.siteselection.com [Source type: News]

.The U.S. Dollar is the official currency of El Salvador and Panama so there is no need to exchange money in these countries.^ The US dollar is the official currency in El Salvador.
  • Travel Advice for El Salvador - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

^ Official name: Republic of El Salvador .
  • El Salvador - HFA-PEDIA 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.eird.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The national currency of El Salvador.
  • El Salvador - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You can buy pretty much anything or any service in U.S. dollars, but it might be sometimes cheaper to buy in the local currency.^ It was well worth the price between shipping and cost, so support the local craftsman and buy some thing made locally for you to remember you trip for a life time.
  • Caribbean and Central America Shopping - Reviews, Tips, Photos - VirtualTourist.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm here to leave, basically, because leaving from Cancun airport is so much cheaper than flying out of Belize, but already any money saving I might have had has been blown on trinkets.
  • Mexico Travel Information and Travel Guide - Lonely Planet 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.lonelyplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s cheap, safer than you might think, and can get you places much faster than traffic-clogged streets.
  • The English Speaker's Guide to Living in Mexico | Inside Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC insidemex.com [Source type: General]

.Currencies such as the Córdoba or the Lempira are usually highly inflated so only get what you need.^ Easy Mexican Dessert Recipes Easy Mexican Dessert Recipes for Everyone - If you are bored with the desserts, you usually buy or make, what about trying something completely different such as easy Mexican dessert recipes?

^ If traveling by land or boat, you need only a driver's license or birth certificate.
  • Mexico without a passport - Mexico- msnbc.com 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

^ Take your US Dollars and only change money whenever you need Pesos.
  • Baja California Mexico Guide to Travel, Business, Getaways and Timeshares 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC baja-web.com [Source type: General]

.Nearly all banks change money from U.S. Dollar to the local currency and a passport is usually required to do this.^ Money substitutes are a liability of the bank issuing that paper currency, which brings with it all sorts of payment risk that one does not have when using tangible assets as currency.
  • The Creation of a Central Bank in America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.jeremiahproject.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bank of Mexico is the nation’s bank of issue, meaning that it controls Mexico’s total money supply by monitoring the banking system’s reserve requirements and by allocating credit to other banks.
  • Mexico - MSN Encarta 15 September 2009 23:53 UTC encarta.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is a change from prior travel requirements and will affect all United States citizens entering the United States from countries within the Western Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports.

.Beyond border towns, currencies are always useless when brought outside the country to change money with official money changers at borders.^ El Salvador uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency, and the U.S. is by far the country's most important trade partner.

^ Black market money changers operate outside the post office and sometimes the international bus terminals, at the same rate, or sometimes less than the banks .
  • El Salvador Categories, Page 2 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.dirla.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Environmental conditions may also change, and up to date information about risk by regions within a country may also not always be available.
  • Health Information for El Salvador | CDC Travelers' Health 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC wwwnc.cdc.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If bringing U.S. Cash to Central America, make sure that the bills are new, clean and not torn or it may not be exchanged.^ Email me Central America news.
  • Central America News - Topix 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]
  • Central America News - Topix 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ Perhaps more well-known for its brutally war-torn past, Central America has emerged as an inexpensive, mostly peaceful place to explore.
  • Central America Travel: Central America Travel Basics 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.findingdulcinea.com [Source type: News]

^ Perhaps more well-known for its brutally war-torn past, Central America has ...
  • Central America Travel: Central America Travel Requirements 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.findingdulcinea.com [Source type: News]

$2 bills are considered lucky so bring some for tips. .Banks in Belize do not exchange the Guatemalan Quetzal; they must be changed at the border or at some travel agents and tour operators.^ But when it comes to travel, some of these opportunities are better than others — either in the prizes that they’re offering or the number that they are ...
  • Central America Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

^ This must be changed, especially if a person presents himself well, is a hard worker, is a good person, they should take this into account.
  • Knowledge of Immigrant Nationalities of Santa Clara County (KIN) - El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.immigrantinfo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, some officials, like Galindo, say they have "urged Calderon to change course.
  • Common Sense for Drug Policy Examines The US Drug War In Mexico & Central America 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.csdp.org [Source type: News]

.ATM's can be found in banks and in major towns but in the country side it is often hard to find working ATM's.^ It was founded by Antonio Pico, a highly respected businessman who worked very hard to make the Club a world-known hunting destination.

^ "Those of us blessed to live in countries where most people can find employment to provide for their families must work hard to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has the same chance.

^ Some ingredients are hard to find in certain areas of the country (such as dry chilies and Mexican spices), but they can be purchased through mail-order catalogs.
  • Mexican Recipes 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.mardiweb.com [Source type: Academic]

.Most ATM's dispence the local currency and U.S. dollars.^ El Salvador uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency, and the U.S. is by far the country's most important trade partner.

^ "What used to cost two colones (the local currency) now costs a dollar.
  • ECONOMY-EL SALVADOR: Dollarisation Backfires, Fuelling Price Hikes - IPS ipsnews.net 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

^ Consult with your bank to find out which is the most appropriate currency to carry and whether your ATM card will work overseas.
  • Travel Advice for Mexico - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

.In Central America, you can often find cheap buys from gifts to personal necessities.^ Backpacking - Those of you on a very low budget will find that that though time consuming and at times crowded and a bit uncomfortable, getting around El Salvador and Central America by bus on your own can be an unforgetable adventure and very inexpensive.
  • Welcome To Cinquera - El Salvador, Central America and Mexico - V!VA List - unbiased community-created guides 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.vivatravelguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Simply search for vacation rentals in Central America and you’ll find listings with fully equipped kitchens, furniture, and all the amenities you could ever want.
  • Central America Vacation Rentals, Vacation Home Rentals Central America, VRWD.com Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.vrwd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Top) Dos and Don'ts Central America Travel Tips: Dont expect to find your own way.
  • Central America adventure travel and cruises. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.expeditiontrips.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Almost everything can be bargained for except for upscale department stores. .Tourists will usually pay a higher price so this is where your haggling will be useful.^ If you travel to Mexico during any of these times, you should expect to pay slightly higher prices at hotels and restaurants.
  • Mexico hotels, travel & resort information - Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Neuvo Vallarta - Debbie's Caribbean Travel & Resort Reviews 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC www.debbiescaribbeanresortreviews.com [Source type: General]

^ It must be realized that, in many situations, sport hunting, with its attractions for tourists and its implications for commerce, may be a higher and more productive form of land use than the usually recognized activities of agriculture, forestry, and livestock production.

^ Since some of the tourist highlights are roads away from each other, the best way to go about your stay here in Mexico is to use a car hire.

Eat

.Guatemala is the country of tamales, there are regular tamales made out of corn "masa" with either meat, chicken, turkey or pork filling and tomato, and sometimes "chile". "Black tamales" are similar to the former ones but are sweet, "paches" are tamales made out of potatos, "tamales de cambray" are small sweet "masa" balls", tamales de "chipilin", and many others; rellenitos (sweet fried bean-stuffed banana bonbons) are a tasty dessert sold on streetcorners.^ Fill it with cheese, chicken, onions and tomatoes.

^ Pupusas are a traditional meal made out of corn meal, spices, cheese, beans, and/or pork.
  • Knowledge of Immigrant Nationalities of Santa Clara County (KIN) - El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.immigrantinfo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Black tamales" are similar to the former ones but are sweet, "paches" are tamales made out of potatos, "tamales de cambray" are small sweet "masa" balls", tamales de "chipilin", and many others; rellenitos (sweet fried bean-stuffed banana bonbons) are a tasty dessert sold on streetcorners.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Black beans are the main staple after corn of course.^ Black beans are the main staple after corn of course.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ I added some black beans and a can of mexican corn to the ground beef mixture, and then added some Monterey Jack cheese to the Cheddar, and put another layer of cheese in the middle.
  • Mexican Lasagna - All Recipes 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC allrecipes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Corn and black beans are the daily diet of most families.
  • El Salvador Facts 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.compassion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is a variety of soups ("caldos").^ There is a variety of soups ("caldos").
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Guatemalan cuisine is a mixture of Mayan and Spanish dishes.^ Guatemalan cuisine is a mixture of Mayan and Spanish dishes.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Mexico has more than 20 centuries of tradition, the Mayan and Spanish cultures bring together the cuisine of two continents with unique and tasty dishes.
  • Mexico Vacations, Vacation Packages, All inclusive Mexico Vacations, Hotels 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.travelwizard.com [Source type: General]

.Gallo pinto is a mixture of rice and beans with a little cilantro or onion thrown in, it is the national dish of Nicaragua and Costa Rica This mixture is called Casamiento ("marriage")in El Salvador and Guatemala.^ Surrounding countries have quaint names for the national dish of rice and beans, but El Salvador has a quaint name for a dish containing neither rice nor beans.
  • El Salvador - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The national currency of El Salvador.
  • El Salvador - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Salavadoran black beans and rice; see Gallo Pinto recipe) .
  • Salvadoran Recipes and the Cooking of El Salvador | Whats4Eats 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.whats4eats.com [Source type: General]

.And on the north coast of Honduras, casamiento is made with coconut milk.^ And on the north coast of Honduras, casamiento is made with coconut milk.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ In the Philippines, the chopped peel is made into a sweetmeat with milk and coconut.
  • Mexican Lime 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.hort.purdue.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mosquitia-Eastern Honduras || North Coast .
  • ESSC 401-402 - Central America - Caribbean 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC resweb.llu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Pupusas and "chicharron con yuca" (porskin & yucca) are very popular dishes originated in El Salvador.^ El Salvador continues to be very high.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In El Salvador, turtle eggs and iguana meat are very popular.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The pupusa originated in El Salvador, but it is also popular in neighboring Honduras.
  • Salvadoran Recipes and the Cooking of El Salvador | Whats4Eats 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.whats4eats.com [Source type: General]
  • Pupusas Recipe (Salvadoran stuffed masa flatbread) | El Salvador | Whats4Eats 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.whats4eats.com [Source type: Original source]

.Nacatamales, which are big tamales containing pork, potato, rice, chile, tomato, and masa is steamed in platano leaves, they originate from Nicaragua and can be bought in the colonial city of Granada.^ Nacatamales, which are big tamales containing pork, potato, rice, chile, tomato, and masa is steamed in platano leaves, they originate from Nicaragua and can be bought in the colonial city of Granada.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Granada in Nicaragua, the oldest colonial city in ...

^ Guatemala is the country of tamales, there are regular tamales made out of corn "masa" with either meat, chicken, turkey or pork filling and tomato, and sometimes "chile".
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Oven tamales, wraped with platano leaves, are very good in Costa Rica.^ Oven tamales, wraped with platano leaves, are very good in Costa Rica.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The student will have a chance to see a different way of organizing health care to achieve good results in the health situation of the population, as is the case in Costa Rica.
  • International Health Central American Institute 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.ihcai.org [Source type: Academic]

^ With all that cleared up, lets look at why Costa Rica is so popular and the good reasons why.
  • Central America - Backpacking > Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

.Grilled octopus is a very tasty dish in Panama.^ Grilled octopus is a very tasty dish in Panama.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

Drink

.Horchata is a drink made out of rice and it is of Spanish origin.^ Horchata is a drink made out of rice and it is of Spanish origin.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Cool drinks ( frescos ) made out of tropical fruits have always been very popular.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One drink representative of El Salvador is horchata , made out of roasted rice flour and sweet spices.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is drunk in most Latin American countries.^ That is the case not only in El Salvador, but in most Latin American countries.
  • Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange: An Introduction to the Culture of El Salvador for Providers of Disability Services in the U.S. 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC cirrie.buffalo.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mexico and other Latin American countries.
  • Central America Employment News - International Employment Today 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC employment.einnews.com [Source type: News]

^ It is drunk in most Latin American countries.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.A popular drink in most central american countries is "Rosa de Jamaica" (Hibiscus sabdariffa.^ Most Central Americans speak Spanish.
  • Mexico and Central America in the Electronic Passport 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.mrdowling.com [Source type: News]

^ Strictly speaking, Central America starts in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, just east of the Yucatn Peninsula, but most of the landmass of the country is in "North America" .
  • Mexico@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With their beaches, friendly people and amazing natural beauty, these 3 Central American countries are worth the vacation.
  • Travel information for Central America | STA Travel | Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.statravel.com [Source type: News]

"Tamarindo" also makes a very popular drink
.Piña Colada, a drink made from pineapple juice, coconut cream, crushed ice and rum, is drunk all around the Atlantic islands.^ He also took him to get ice cream spontaneously, allowing me and Ken to have some alone time that we didn't expect to have at all!

^ On city sidewalks and streets, little bells announce the approach of paleteros, ambulatory vendors whose small insulated carts are filled with frozen paletas (popsicle-like treats made from creams or juices) and ice cream.
  • Mexican Culture - Mexico - The History Channel 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.history.com [Source type: General]

^ We advise you to boil all drinking water or drink bottled water, and avoid ice cubes and raw or undercooked food.
  • Travel Advice for Mexico - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.smartraveller.gov.au [Source type: News]

.There are two major rum producers in Guatemala, distilling some of the best rums of the region, Ron Zacapa Centenario (aged to 12 and 23 years) and Ron Botran añejo (25 years) Flor de Caña, rated one of the best rums in Latin America.^ El Salvador has one of the highest crime rates in Latin America.
  • El Salvador travel advice 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.fco.gov.uk [Source type: News]

^ I was there two years ago and have decided it is the best place for me now.
  • Central America Musings… | LILA RAJIVA: The Mind-Body Politic 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC mindbodypolitic.com [Source type: General]

^ There are two major rum producers in Guatemala, distilling some of the best rums of the region, Ron Zacapa Centenario (aged to 12 and 23 years) and Ron Botran añejo (25 years) Flor de Caña, rated one of the best rums in Latin America.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.It is made in Chinandega, Nicaragua.^ It is made in Chinandega, Nicaragua.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Trips can also be made to visit the Flor de Caña factory.^ Trips can also be made to visit the Flor de Caña factory.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CHATELAINE, Hand made repousse Flor-de-lis design with amethyst cabochon stones.
  • La Joyeria Vintage Taxco Mexican Sterling Silver Jewelry 21 January 2010 11:011 UTC www.glitterbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Stay safe

.Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica are generally safer than Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Belize.^ Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico are also affected.
  • Results: Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC gbgm-umc.org [Source type: General]
  • Results: Central America 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC gbgm-umc.org [Source type: General]

^ Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica emerged as independent, conservative republics.
  • CENTRAL AMERICA, 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ El Salvador becomes part of the United Provinces of Central America, which also includes Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
  • BBC News - Timeline: El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Some areas of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala suffer from the maras (street gangs), they also have the highest crime rates in the region.^ Some areas of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala suffer from the maras (street gangs), they also have the highest crime rates in the region.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ El Salvador has average tax rates.
  • El Salvador information on economic freedom | Facts, data, analysis, charts and more 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A French filmmaker who spent years documenting the brutality and desperation of a Salvadoran street gang has been fo...

.Like in Mexico, sadly the police are often not seen as reliable or trustworthy.^ Like in Mexico, sadly the police are often not seen as reliable or trustworthy.
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Either in the form of permitting US Paramilitary police agencies like the ATF to come into Mexico, or direct combat support from Spec.
  • Mexico's Drug War - Stories, Photos, Videos - Mexico Under Siege - World News - Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC projects.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Mexico has none of the rich, healthy and capable local police/sheriff's forces that ought to have been the first line of defense against forces like cartels.
  • Mexico's Drug War - Stories, Photos, Videos - Mexico Under Siege - World News - Los Angeles Times 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC projects.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reported last year that Guatemala had the highest murder rate in all of Latin America, with 70.0 homicides per 100,000 population.^ El Salvador has one of the highest crime rates in Latin America.
  • El Salvador travel advice 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.fco.gov.uk [Source type: News]

^ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Annual Report 1980-81, p.
  • El Salvador 10.480 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.cidh.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The opinion of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on this subject has been repeated constantly in various reports.
  • El Salvador 1978 - Introduction 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.cidh.oas.org [Source type: Original source]

.In comparison, the murder rate in the U.S.A. is 5.6 homicides per 100,000 population.^ In 2000, the incidence rate was 252 per 1000 population, affecting 52% of the population under the age 5.
  • http://www.paho.org/English/DD/AIS/cp_222.htm 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.paho.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Population growth rate 2005-2010 (% per annum) .
  • UNdata | country profile | El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC data.un.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He said that 2,000 people had been murdered in the Department of Cuscatlán that year and that probably less than 20 per cent of those murders had been registered in court.
  • Equipo Nizkor - Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC www.derechos.org [Source type: Original source]

.Night-time travel is dangerous anywhere in Central America, especially in national capitals.^ Adventure travel Central America.

^ Travel Central America skip to main .

^ Especially when it comes to travel times.

.Illegal drugs are common in the region, stay clear!^ Illegal drugs are common in the region, stay clear!
  • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ This was nothing new for many people in Mexico, especially in those regions where illegal plants had been cultivated for decades and drug trafficking had become an industry.
  • Drug Trafficking in Mexico - Discussion Paper 36 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC www.unesco.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unless you a dare devil or want to end your life, under no circumstances do you cross into South America through the Darien Gap.^ You get get driving directions from Prudhoe to Tierra del fuego (in two steps, because of the gap) if you want.

^ So, if you are thinking about taking a language vacation overseas, go for it!  It will be a vacation unlike any you've ever had and you'll come home with a skill that will enhance your life.

^ Mexican Riviera As Mexico extends south toward Central America, you can travel beyond siestas and fiestas to explore the true Mexico.
  • Mexico Cruises - Mexico Cruise Vacation Packages - Royal Caribbean International 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.royalcaribbean.com [Source type: General]

.
  • Toilets are not always as readily available as what you may be used to in your own country, so take advantage of places where they are such as museums and restaurants.^ Toilets are not always as readily available as what you may be used to in your own country, so take advantage of places where they are such as museums and restaurants.
    • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

    ^ You may also use the Assessment Rubric .

    ^ They are called immigrants in their own country.
    • Narco News: Marcos in Tijuana Speaks a Little English: “So… Let’s Talk About Walls” 20 September 2009 10:34 UTC www.narconews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In many cases toilet paper will not be provided so it is best not to be caught short and carry your own.^ In many cases toilet paper will not be provided so it is best not to be caught short and carry your own.
    • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

    ^ ID. The license of your own country is accepted provided it is made out in “Western characters” otherwise you’ll need a valid international driver’s license .

    ^ Toilets are not always as readily available as what you may be used to in your own country, so take advantage of places where they are such as museums and restaurants.
    • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

    .Water to wash hands is not always available so carrying antiseptic hand gel is a good idea.^ Water to wash hands is not always available so carrying antiseptic hand gel is a good idea.
    • Central America travel tips, flights | Central America hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Central America tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Follow these tips for safe eating and drinking: Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially before eating.
    • Health Information for El Salvador | CDC Travelers' Health 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC wwwnc.cdc.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand gel (with at least 60% alcohol).
    • Health Information for El Salvador | CDC Travelers' Health 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC wwwnc.cdc.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Trash cans are provided in all toilets for the disposal of toilet paper because the sewage systems in Central America cannot cope with it.
.Mosquitos are quite common even in the dry season and bug spray is often hard to come by.^ A deep, dry creek bed in the middle of the course, comes into play often.
  • Golf Courses of Mexico - World Golf 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.worldgolf.com [Source type: General]

^ The best time to hit the beaches is during the dry season (November-May), when afternoons are sunny, evenings balmy, and nights relatively mosquito-free.
  • Mexico hotels, travel & resort information - Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta, Neuvo Vallarta - Debbie's Caribbean Travel & Resort Reviews 6 February 2010 12:29 UTC www.debbiescaribbeanresortreviews.com [Source type: General]

^ Common usage has divided the year into two distinct seasons, the rainy and the dry season, the former extending from May to October.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mexico 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bring a spray high in DEET. To be extra safe, bring a bug net to sleep under.^ Using insect repellent (bug spray) with 30%-50% DEET. Picaridin, available in 7% and 15% concentrations, needs more frequent application.
  • Health Information for El Salvador | CDC Travelers' Health 2 February 2010 14:29 UTC wwwnc.cdc.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Malaria pills are a good idea but often expensive.
.This article is an outline and needs more content.^ Delivering exclusive content, original articles, whitepapers, blogs, interactive discussions, supplier listings, and much more.
  • Mexico Franchise Opportunities 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.franchising.com [Source type: News]

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Central America
  1. The part of the Americas between North America and South America, consisting of the following countries:

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Simple English

Central America is a region between Guatemala and Belize in the North, and Panama at the South. It is also known as the area of land that sits south of Mexico and north of Colombia.

[[File:|thumb|330px|Central America in red]]

The countries in Central America, from north to south are:

They are all Spanish speaking countries, apart from Belize, whose people also speak English.

Central America is part of the continent known as North America.


Environment

The weather in Central America is very hot and humid because it sits in the tropics. The land is very green and is covered with a lot of rain-forest. The area also has a lot of volcanoes because it sits between the Caribbean and Nazca plates.


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Here are sentences from other pages on Central America, which are similar to those in the above article.








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