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 Campaign
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 Soars
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 continues
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.