The social history of Central America as a whole
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- Arrest of another American sex tourist in
Costa Rica (in English and Spanish)
- Casa alianza, 4 May 1998. Central America's new fame
as a sex tourism destination. Trying to draw the attention
of the region's governments to the growing levels of
sex tourism and sexual exploitation of children in Central
America, but almost without exception, the issue is
falling on deaf ears.
- Cuba Launches Int'l Solidarity
- By Martin Koppel, The Militant, Vol.62 no.45,
15 December 1998. Thousands of Cubans have volunteered to
serve as doctors and health-care workers in hurricane-ravaged
Central America and Haiti in response to a call for
international solidarity by the Cuban government.
- Social Unrest on the Rise as Poverty
- Commentary by Maricel Sequeira, IPS, 2 May 2000. Central
America appears to be approaching dangerous levels of
social unrest due to soaring poverty and corruption and
the prevailing free market economic policies.
- Marked by Inequality
- By Néfer Muñoz, IPS, 21 September 2000. Belize, Costa
Rica and Panama post the best indicators of development in
Central America, a region marked by inequality between,
and within, countries. Pervasive inequality, and the
gender gap in particular, were holding up the development
of individuals, communities and countries in this region.
- Black people: Struggle for equality
- Commentary by Alvin Williams, Mid Ocean
News, 28 Feburay 2003, Tuesday 4 May 2003. Peoples
of African decent in Central America form small but
important minorities in a host of countries in the
region. For the most part they are the most marginalised
members of their societies and suffer when it comes to
socio-economic drawbacks as a result of their race. They
remain largely invisible.