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El Salvador
The Caribbean Sea does not touch the Central American Country of...
Spain
Ruled by the fascist dictator Francisco Franco after King Alfonso XIII was deposed
Guinea Ecuatorial
Africa's only spanish-speaking country
Nicaragua
Once concidered for an interoceanic canal via the Managua and Nicaragua lakes, and the Tipitapa and San José rivers
Guatemala
Has the largest proportion of Mayan Indian decendants in Central America
Paraguay
Landlocked by Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina
Colombia
Has coastlines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific
Perú
The oldest university in South America, The National University of San Marcos, is located in...
Ecuador
Was liberated from Spain in 1822 by Antonic José de Sucre in the Battle of Pichincha
República Dominicana
Shares island Hispaniola with Haiti
Guinea Ecuatorial
Malabo is the capital of this country.
Puerto Rico
Ponce de León searched for the legendary "Fountain of Youth" in ...
Uruguay
This country's economy is based on the meat, wool, and hides of the cattle industry
México City
Largest city in the world
Bolivia
South America's largest lake, Titicaca, is found in ...
Argentina
The Puna desert is located in...
Costa Rica
Has the highest average annual income of $2,800 in Central America
Perú
This country's Incan Empire was conqured by Francisco Pizarro for Spain
Spain
Owns the Canary Islands
Paraguay
Fought Bolivia in the Chaco War to win the water rights of the Paraguay River to the Sea.
México
The modernest painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are from....
Panamá
The conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean on the other side of the Isthmus in ...
Colombia
Supplies 95% of the world's emeralds
El Salvador
The most densely populated country in South America.
Ecuador
Owns the Galapagos Islands
Puerto Rico
Ceded to the US after the Spanish-American war
Bolivia
Illegally trades in cocaine as a major source of foreign exchange.
Guinea Ecuatorial
It's capital, Malabo, was once a British base for the suppression of the slave trade.
Honduras
Bananas accound for over 50% of this country's export earnings
Costa Rica
Has no army
México
Has the "Pyramid of Niches" which has 365 niches, representing the days of the year
Chile
The world's largest open-pit copper mine, Chunquicamata, is found in....
Venezuela
Has petroleum as its largest export
República Dominicana
Has the tomb of Christopher Columbus in its Basilica Santa Maria la Menor
Panamá
Once a province of Colombia.
Cuba
Biggest island in the Caribbean
Uruguay
The second smallest country, after Suriname, in South America
Nicaragua
A marshy area called the Miskito Coast covers the entire Caribbean coastline of...
Chile
Easter Iland and the Strait of Magellan are found in ...
Venezuela
Enjoys the highest per capita income in Latin America
Guatemala
The highest point in Central America, Tajumulco Volcano, is in...
Honduras
The most mountainous country of Central America
Puerto Rico
The world's largest radio telescope is found at the Arecibo Observatory in ...
Cuba
The U.S. Naval Base, Guantánamo Bay, is located in Cuba
Argentina
The largest Spanish-speaking country in South America.