Central America" may mean different things to various people, based upon different contexts: The United Nations geoscheme for the Americas defines the region as all states of mainland North America south of the United States and specifically includes all of Mexico. Middle America is usually thought to comprise Mexico to the north of the 7 states of Central America as well as Colombia and Venezuela to the south. From there, the Central American land mass extends southeastward to the Atrato River, where it connects to the Pacific Lowlands in northwestern South America. Of the many mountain ranges within Central America, the longest are the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, the Cordillera Isabelia and the Cordillera de Talamanca Biodiversity.
The Central American crisis began in the late 1970s, when major civil wars and communist revolutions erupted in various countries in Central America, resulting in it becoming the number one region among US's foreign policy hot spots in the 1980s.
Guatemala's swimmers continued their stunning form at the Central American Games in Managua as they secured their 11th gold medal in the pool. Erick Gordillo secured their first title of the evening at the Michele Richardson Olympic Swimming Pool Complex, during the third full day of the Games in Nicaragua. He finished the men's 200 metres backstroke in a time of 2min . 6sec, with Panama's Hernan Gonzalez following in 2:10. The podium was completed by home favourite Eisner Barberena, who clocked 2:11.
The Esquipulas Nicaraguan Peace Agreement, also known as the Central American Peace Accords, was a peace initiative in the mid-1980s to settle the military conflicts that had plagued Central America for many years, and in some cases (notably Guatemala) for decades. It built upon groundwork laid by the Contadora Group from 1983 to 1985. The agreement was named for Esquipulas, Guatemala, where the initial meetings took place
DIRECTORATE OE INTELLIGENCE. CENTRAL AMERICAN PEACE PLAN WEEKLY UPDATEpril8. Thia KftOKly Situation Report la prepared by the Central America and Nicaragua Brsnches. Office of African and Latin American. Thia paper was coordinated with the Directorate of Operations. Middle America-Caribbean Division, ALA. I-. Central american peace plan weekly UPDATE8. All the democracies have told US officials in recent weeks that they will press Managua to democratize,but their public silence likely reflects their belief that criticism is inappropriate while the Nicaraguan cease-fire talks occupy center stage. demands foronstitutional changes would constitute interference in Nicaragua's Internal affairs orrecedent for their own insurgents to demand constitutional changes.
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Central American University – Managua (Universidad Centroamericana – UCA) is a university located in Managua, Nicaragua. It was founded in July 1960 by the Society of Jesus on land donated by the Somoza Family and was the first private university in Central America. It numbers among its alumni Daniel Ortega who did not graduate, Daisy Zamora, and Ernesto Leal. Another Jesuit institution called "UCA" was founded in El Salvador in 1965 and is more fully named Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas. Central American University. The University assists students and alumni to make contact with private and public institutions for both temporary internships and more permanent placement Sports.
The most powerful performance of Peter Tosh's career, released for the first time ever, featuring Sly & Robbie and the unforgettable speeches that nearly cost Tosh his life.