Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was a major financier of Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, seen here at a 2016 commemoration on the third anniversary of the socialist leader’s death.
Cheap Venezuelan oil boosted Nicaragua's economy and funded President Daniel Ortega's many anti-poverty programs. With Venezuela in crisis, the oil has dried up – as has support for Ortega's regime.
Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism.
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Before the United States kicks out millions of Mexicans, perhaps Trump -- and we -- should ask whether Latino deportees are really criminals, and consider the origins of that errant notion.
Under threat: Lake Nicaragua, the largest in Central America.
Since it was completed 100 years ago, the Panama Canal has been the only shipping route through the land mass of the Americas. Controlled by the US for most of its history, it allows ships to navigate…