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Central America: Coffee to Caravans (series)
Thursdays, 10:00–11:30am April 15, 2021 – May 20, 2021 $35/series or $10/day pass Join us as we consider our southern neighbors, the seven countries that make up Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Together, they connect North and South America. They do share many commonalities, often stemming from their geography, but at the same time stark differences exist. How did early Europeans settlers affect the indigenous peoples and culture of the region? What part does Central America play in foreign trade? How is health care provided across the region? Does religion continue to play an important role in the life and culture of its people? How do ecotourism and global travel affect Costa Rica and Belize? What can be done about the hostile elements leading to emigration from the Northern Triangle? We’ll explore the importance of the Panama Canal, “Banana Republics,” and how this region impacts the world. Learn how all these questions intersect with the history, foreign interventions, health care, religions and cultural issues, and drugs and gang warfare in these countries.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 5 - Central America - Coffee to Caravans
Date(s) : 04/15/2021 - 05/20/2021
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : TBD
Fee : $35.00
Event Status : OPEN