Central America and Caribbean

A name given to the large drug trade in Central and South American.

The principle of political or commercial cooperation between the US and the countries of South America, as well as those in Central America and the Caribbean.

An area where waters drains from and flows into a river or a number of tributaries.

The money that temporary and permanent migrants send back to their home country.

A policy implemented by the US that laid claim to geopolitical influence in the Central American and Caribbean region.

The name, most often used as a derogatory term, given to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua because their economies were based on tropical primary commodities such as bananas, but were also highly corrupt and unstable.

A plan in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century by Scottish investors to establish a colony of Scottish settlers in the isthmus of Central America.

A way of thinking about the world that considers the relationship between one's location and another and is sensitive to people/environment relations.

Prevailing winds that blow from west to east, named for their origin not their destination.

Occurred when European colonists came to the New World and brought diseases that killed millions of indigenous people.

A subtropical, semi-permanent, high- pressure zone in the Atlantic

Refers to people of mixed European-indigenous origin, including the vast majority of the people of Central America.