Costa Rica El Salvador
1,660 wordsAt the time of the discovery of Central America by Christopher Columbus in 1502, highly civilized Maya and Nasa Indians inhabited the westernmost part of the isthmus. The impressive ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, Copan in Honduras, and Tazumal in El Salvador are relics of that civilization. Panama and most of Costa Rica were occupied by less civilized societies that shared cultural characteristics with the Indians of northern South America. Within 25 years of the discovery of Central America the S...
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Iran Contra Affair Central Intelligence Agency
1,029 wordsThe Iran-Contra affair is not one scandalous incident, but rather two covert operations started under Reagan's administration. In the beginning, these two operations were independent of each other, but eventually became linked though funds received from the sale of arms to Iran for hostages and then given to the Contras fighting to overthrow a Marxist government in Nicaragua. The scandal began with Nicaraguan politics. After the Marxist Sandinista regime took over Nicaragua in 1979, the governme...
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Dry Season Central America
1,976 words... owed on old, large diameter trees. Leaves are pinnately compound, alternate in arrangement and 20 to 30 cm in length. Leaflets are generally opposite in arrangement, oblong in shape and pointed at the tip. On some specimens leaflets may be elliptical with rounded tips. There are 7 to 25 leaflets per leaf and size increases towards the tip. Leaflets are 40 to 80 mm long and 20 to 40 mm wide (Lavin 1996). Flower development corresponds to the beginning of the dry season when trees have most th...
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Indigenous Peoples Central America
805 wordsThe Republic of Honduras is a comparatively large country in Central America. Its area is at 112, 088 km 2, and has about 13, 000, 000 people in which about 60 % are literate. Honduras is the 2 ed largest country in Central America. Their national holiday is their Independence Day and they celebrate this on the 15 th of September, although it is not the only time they gained their independence, it is the only time they celebrate. The nation also escaped from the United Provinces of Central Ameri...
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U S History Panama Canal
1,260 wordsAfter the war with Spain at Cuba, the United Stats realized that a faster route was necessary in order to deploy its warships from Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean. It was because the warships in Pacific Ocean had to take a detour around Cape Horn, which is located at the extreme South end of South America, in order to go to the sea area of Cuba. The total distance amounted to 224, 000 kilometers, and this great distance caused great amount of wasted time during the war. (web) Panama Canal was th...
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Cattle Ranching Carbon Dioxide
950 wordsThere are currently 1. 28 billion cattle populating the earth. They occupy nearly 24 percent of the landmass of the planet. Their combined weight exceeds that of the earth's entire human population. Raising cows for beef has been linked to several environmental problems, and eating beef can worsen your health. The Dairy Industry puts not only your health in danger from consuming their products, but the lives of the cows that produce them. There is severe environmental damage brought on by cattle...
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Aztec Empire Spanish Conquest
1,402 wordsVictors and Vanquished The history of the Western hemisphere is full of war and conquest. One of the most significant and defining of those conquests is the downfall of the Mexico/Aztec Empire. While there are many other events to choose from, this one stands out since it was one over one of the largest empires in Central America. It is also important to look at because of the immense cultural impact it had. The story of this takeover reads like a movie script, a small band of Spaniards single h...
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Drug Enforcement Agency U S State
1,637 words... has a letter of intent from the government that makes OSI the frontrunner to develop the project. But the plan still needs several government approvals and, even then, the project or its components will have to be put out for public bid. For example, at an October meeting in Kansas City to discuss the dry canal, some of the attendees included construction company Morrison Knudson, the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. , Tran systems Corp and officials from the Port of Ghent. "That is true, but n...
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Roman Catholic Church Gods And Goddesses
1,679 wordsSanteria and Cuba Most people think that Catholicism is the main religion in the region of Central America. But if we look closer, we will see that there are other important religions besides Catholicism in these countries. Santeria is a religion, which gain more and more members the last years. Santeria the way of the saints is a combination of Nigerian Yoruba folk religion and Catholicism. The Yoruba people was a small nation in Nigeria, farmers and hunters, with a complex of believes. The nat...
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United States Government Hundreds Of Thousands
1,048 wordsBorders are concepts which encompass and exclude. They exist everywhere. Some are literal visible physical lines whereas others go beyond sight and exist in terms of characteristics such as monetary wealth, or even humanity. Over time these boundaries are redefined and in turn change the flow of daily life for the individuals they effect. In many cases it is the powerful governments which are in control of the pen which outline these symbolic and physical lines. However as history can prove even...
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Percent Of The Population Costa Rica
975 wordsThere Central America Central America There are 26 million people in Central America. Mestizos of mixed white and Indian heritage make up one half of the population. Indians, who make up one fifth, are concentrated in Guatemala. Whites are dominant in Costa Rica, and blacks and mulatto's in Panama and the Caribbean coastal plains. Central America extends for a distance of 1, 200 miles east southeastward from Mexico to South America. Its wider western half is occupied by the nations of Belize, Gu...
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Political And Social Central America
942 wordsViolence Central America Central America Violence or education as forms of oppression carried out by political groups in Latin America is a reoccurring theme as seen in Argentina and Cuba from earlier essays. Government sponsored cloaks of fear take over the nation and keep the common citizen subdued as seen in Argentina. The process of educating the common person so that he / she would not only understand, but be able to participate in political affairs was a major force in the Cuban revolution...
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Amount Of Carbon Costa Rica
1,265 wordsGreg Costa Bio 190 /Costa Rican Adventures 11 / 30 / 1999 Part I Banana: Bananas were most likely picked up by the European traders in Southeast Asia when in search for spices. Soon, as the discovery of the Tropics arrived, traders took bananas to Central America. Breadfruit: this fruit commonly grows among the southern Pacific islands, and it probably found its way to Costa Rica when the natives started to explore on boat. Chocolate: as far as I could find, chocolate is native to Central Americ...
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Central America Latin America
897 wordsDisaster is Different Around The World The purpose of this paper is to show the difference between the way the United States faces a disaster and the way Central America handles a disaster. In 1992 we faced the costliest hurricane to hit the United States in history. In 1998 Central America was rocked by fourth strongest hurricane ever. Though both were huge disasters our perception of a hurricane might be a little different than someone living in Latin America. As previously stated, Central Ame...
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Sri Lanka Dry Season
4,091 wordsContent Gliricidia Septum GLIRICIDIA SEPIU Content History Introduction and Description Common Names Chemical Compounds Toxicity Uses and Efficacy History Gliricidias was first used in Mexico to provide shade for cacao plantations. It is from this use that the Aztecs labeled the tree Madre de Cacao (Mother of cacao). Later, in the 18 th Century, Gliricidias was brought to Sri Lanka to provide shade for coffee plantations. Today, the trees long leafy branches are used to shade vanilla and tea cro...
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Third World Countries American Red Cross
2,441 wordsHealth Care in Third World Countries In many third world countries, disease and hunger are not only existent, but also a way of life. Disease and hunger happen in these countries because of natural disasters and of epidemics that, in our culture would be treated immediately. Due to economic problems, shortage of educated medical workers and supplies to repair damages, the populations of some third world countries are left hungry, sick, wounded, or dead. Imagine the devastation of being without s...
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Central America Didn T
414 wordsNicaragua is Nicaragua 2 NICARAGUA Nicaragua is a country located in Central America, south of Honduras and North of Costa Rica. Its region is about 130, 000 square kilometers (about 50, 193 -sq. mi. ). The largest city, which is the capital, is Managua. In the west of this great country is a great basin retaining Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, and Lake Managua. In the east, the Caribbean coastal plain known as the Mosquito Coast is to some extent overgrown with rain forest...
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Costa Rica El Salvador
1,126 words? The only time you don? t fail is the last time you try something and it works. ? Famous person William Strong once said this quote. Mr. Strong, when saying this quote, probably wasn? t thinking about how closely his saying related to Nicaragua. His saying relates to Nicaragua because of all the changes they have made not only in their government but also in their people. First of all, I would like to talk about is how Nicaragua got their independence. Spain had control over its colonies in the...
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Jesus Christ Spanish Speaking
1,107 wordsPanama has Panama Panamanian Arts Panama has rich folk culture, which Panamanians at all levels of society enjoy. The country s folk music reflects Spanish, West Indian, African, and even North American influences. The memoranda is a folk song probably imported from Spain in the eighteenth century. It can be either vocal or instrumental but is seldom used for dancing. The national folk dances are the tamborine and the cumbia. Couples perform the cumbia in a rotating circle to the sound of maraca...
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Monroe Doctrine Agrarian Reform
4,480 wordsConstructing Enemies: The Illusion of Communism and U. S. Intervention in Guatemala 1944 - 1954 Abstract Understanding the history of Central America is quite impossible without an examination of the United States efforts at ensuring stable markets for the proprietor of 70 % of the worlds banana supply, the Boston-based United Fruit Company (UFCO). This paper attempts to explore the relationship between the UFCO, the State Department, and Guatemala between 1944 and 1954, a time when Guatemalans ...
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