Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists, ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is home …

Central America

Photo: IUCN Web, Seed Farm Central America countries are Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Honduras? Recommended listening American foreign policy in Central America and the migrant crisis – The large number of migrants arriving on the Mexico/United States border come from …

Central America Links

Photo: Tatters, Soursop Links related to Central America presented in random fashion: Headlines https://thehill.com/latino/466215-us-to-restore-targeted-assistance-to-central-american-countries-after-migration-deal https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/30/united-states-cuts-aid-guatemala-honduras-el-salvador-migrant-crisis/3320401002 Flickr Biodiversity of Central America / Biodiversidad de Centroamerica Planeta.com Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Panama Central America Travel Central America Links

Panama

Photo Panama is a natural bridge connecting North and South America and known as one of the most biologically diverse areas of Central America. The country is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama …

Comal

Buzzwords Comal = a smooth griddle (metal or earthenware) typically used in Mexico, Central, and parts of South America to cook tortillas, toast spices and nuts, and generally prepare food Flickr Comal Foods cooked with a comal Memela Tlayuda Conversation Starters What sort of corn are you using? Where did the corn come from? What …

Guatemala

Photo: World Bank Questions for locals What would you like visitors to know about Guatemala? Questions for visitors What books and apps do you take? What Facebook pages can you recommend? Who do you recommend visiting? Where do you recommend visiting? Cities Antigua, Guatemala Chichicastenango Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala City) Planeta.com Guatemala Links Central America

El Salvador Links

El Salvador flag Links related to El Salvador presented in mostly random fashion: Headlines Salvadoran president: ‘It is our fault’ migrant father and daughter drowned in Rio Grande Salvadoran front-runner seeks to end corruption, violence Museums marte.org.sv Twitter @esimpressive @EcoTurismo http://wtf-elsalvador.com Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador Slang Meque = designar a una persona entrometida http://www.asihablamos.com/word/palabra/Meque.php Planeta.com El Salvador …

Nicaragua

Photo: Joshua Berman, Mechapa Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and borders Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Questions for locals What would you like visitors to know about Nicaragua? Questions for visitors What books and apps do you take? What Facebook pages can you recommend? Who do you …