WHAT'S INSIDE: CENTRAL AMERICA
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
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.
Guatemala, or Republic of Guatemala, an independent country of Central America. It borders Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador and lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Honduras, an arm of the Caribbean Sea.