• According to the State of the Region Programme , the 2017 environmental statistics published this month, since 2000 Central America has lost forest cover and wetlands, vital to the preservation of aquifers, which coincided with a widespread regional increase in greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. (ippmedia.com)
  • Mexico recognized just 130 unaccompanied Central American children as refugees in 2016 , less than 1 percent of the more than 17,000 unaccompanied children from those countries who were apprehended during the year. (hrw.org)
  • The original Arawak Indian settlers who arrived on the island from South America in about 1000, were largely enslaved by the Spanish early in the 16th century and forcibly relocated to other colonies where labor was needed. (cia.gov)
  • Kingston, Jamaica -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) and IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, have renewed a five-year collaboration supporting Caribbean. (iucn.org)
  • The Trump administration announced on Sunday that it wants Central American children - even those fleeing for their lives - to be turned away at the US-Mexico border or quickly sent back to their home countries. (hrw.org)
  • Central American presidents have appealed for the debts of Nicaragua and Honduras to be written off to help them overcome the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Mitch. (bbc.co.uk)
  • A mysterious epidemic is sweeping Central America - it's the second biggest cause of death among men in El Salvador, and in Nicaragua it's a bigger killer of men than HIV and diabetes combined. (pbs.org)
  • Tsai said Taiwan and Honduras could serve as entry portals for the markets of Asia and Latina America. (cnbc.com)
  • Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen praised Honduras for its loyalty on Monday at the start of a trip to four Central American nations aimed at strengthening ties, days after she met U.S. lawmakers in Texas on a visit that angered China . (cnbc.com)
  • The Central America Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Central America delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm , which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division. (worldometers.info)
  • The montane vegetation of the region is distinct from the lowland vegetation, and includes species with origins in temperate North America, including oaks (Quercus), Pines (Pinus) and alders (Alnus), as well as a some species with origins in temperate South America, including Weinmannia and Drimys. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jazziel Baca lives in the municipality of Esquías, in western Honduras, one of the areas hardest hit by the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis), which damaged almost 500,000 hectares of forest in that Central American country between 2013 and 2015. (ippmedia.com)
  • Sites listed here will represent hypnotherapy practitioners and clinics within any Central American country. (dmoztools.net)
  • The commander of U.S. military forces in Latin America said U.S. support for the contras is the "cheapest and most effective way" to keep Nicaragua's Sandinista government from subverting its neighbors. (latimes.com)
  • Cuba's communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. (cia.gov)
  • Regular cheap flights are available from the United States to Central Americas airports. (wikitravel.org)
  • Large mammals include the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Central American red brocket (Mazama temama), Yucatan brown brocket (Mazama pandora), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus), jaguar (Panthera onca), cougar (Puma concolor), and ocelot (Leopardus pardalis). (wikipedia.org)
  • It is important that the chronic kidney disease (CKD) afflicting thousands of rural workers in Central America be recognized as what it is - a major epidemic with a tremendous population impact," said Victor Penchaszadeh, a clinical epidemiologist at Columbia University in New York. (pbs.org)
  • Yet most students of Central America know that the real problems of the area have little to do with communism and much more to do with these basic issues: inadequate housing, poor levels of education, too little medical care, overly concentrated land ownership, and overpopulation. (latimes.com)
  • 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. (wikitravel.org)
  • A devastating outbreak in Latin America in the 1990s caused 10,000 deaths, and despite improvements in infrastructure and surveillance since that time, the memory of this outbreak has left the region concerned at the prospect of a repeat attack. (healthmap.org)