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date: 19 June 2021

Central America–US Relations 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Relations
Author(s):
Evan D. McCormickEvan D. McCormick

The geographic identity of Central America—a bridge connecting the North and South American continents, and the chokepoint between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans—basically assured that the isthmus’s outsized importance would remained fixed over time. A political identity, however, has proven more elusive for the region that comprises the modern states of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama.... ...

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