Category: Central America

Countries in Central America: Belize | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | Guatemala | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Salvador

Belize

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY DEMOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT HABITAT HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE URBAN HOUSING RURAL HOUSING Legal Aspects RIGHT TO HOUSING FORCED EVICTION LAND RIGHTS LAND GRABBING VULNERABLE GROUPS SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES Social...

Costa Rica

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY The oldest evidence of human occupation in Costa Rica is associated with the arrival of groups of hunter-gatherers around 10,000 to 7000 years before our era, with ancient archaeological evidence...

Guatemala

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY Guatemalan society is, since the Spanish conquest, divided into two groups: one of Mayan Indians, who constitute half the population, who are mostly very poor and live mainly in the...

Honduras

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY DEMOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT Honduras has “benefited” from the HIPC Initiative on its debt, a debt forgiveness program for the poorest countries. But it was mainly to cancel unpayable debts that...

Mexico

URBANIZATION History of the Cities – Heritage Many cities that were founded by the Spaniards. The old town was given the name ‘Centro Historico’ while neighborhoods are ‘barrios’ newer neighborhoods are called “colonias.” In...

Nicaragua

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY DEMOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT ODIOUS PUBLIC DEBT Such debt has three salient features have been taken in the absence of consent of the people – no benefit for this population –...

Panama

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY DEMOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT HABITAT HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE URBAN HOUSING RURAL HOUSING Legal Aspects RIGHT TO HOUSING Since 1978 – Article 113 of the Constitution: The State shall establish a...

Salvador

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT HISTORY DEMOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT ODIOUS PUBLIC DEBT This debt with triple function have occurred in the absence of consent of the population – the lack of benefit for this population –...