Welcome back to another week of Central America news!
Panama will have a new president, Nito Cortizo. One of his biggest challenges
will be to deal with the interests of the United States and China - and their rivalry - in Latin America. Panama is close to both.
Belize had a big political moment too - Belizeans chose to hand over the territorial dispute it has with Guatemala to the United Nations World Court. What is it about? 👇
Guatemala recognized the independence of Belize at the beginning of the 1990s. But it never accepted the borders and continues to claim about 11,000 square km (4,250 square miles) of Belize, about half of its territory. - Reuters
In other news, Teaching for Change
launched a campaign to encourage and support teaching about Central America in schools. Their website is filled with lessons, book lists and biographies of historical figures. It’s for teachers, but hey, I think we can all enjoy the website and their little quizz
on Central America.
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