In theory, it was a simple idea -- actually building the Panama Canal was another story. Nearly four centuries and 22,000 lost lives later, the canal was in business. Yet some fear that it may become obsolete in the 21st century.
WHAT'S INSIDE: CENTRAL AMERICA
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
Nicaragua, or Republic of Nicaragua, a country in Central America. It lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica.
Honduras, or Republic of Honduras, a country in Central America. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Nicaragua.