Coffeebeans by Steve Spangler
Flowers by Steve Spangler
There is no road so smooth that it has no rough spots.
is the southernmost part of North America with a land mass of
approximately 202,200 square miles. Extending from Southern Mexico
to Panama, the region's seven countries seperate the Caribbean
from the Pacific.
Climate ranges from tropical near the coastlines to
cool in the moutainous regions.
is 138 million with a 2.1% rate of natural increase.
are numerous amoung tribal peoples, but are becoming extinct due to
acculturation and adaption of Spanish, the official language.
are mostly agricultural with bananas, coffee and cocoa as the
region's chief crops. Diversification is increasing as the
industrial and service sectors develop, with substantial activity
in gold and silver mining as well as tourism.
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