Today’s agreement was signed by Neven Mimica, European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, and Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean. Ivan Acosta, Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Nicaragua, and Wilfredo Cerrato, Finance Secretary of Honduras, also participated in the signing ceremony.“The European Union's contribution to this Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Central America countries and the Dominican Republic is a reflection of our shared concern for the need to support partner countries towards building resilience to disasters and climate change; a concern that has led to an increase in funding for climate change in the EU's development priorities,” said Mimica.By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) Contact the Office of Inspector General Contact the Employment Verification Office The United States and its partners continue to face a growing number of global threats and challenges.The CIA’s mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, regional conflicts, counterintelligence threats, and the effects of environmental and natural disasters.But amid this familiar school tableau in a hillside slum overlooking the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, there is a new and jarring sight.And that is of soldiers, armed with assault rifles, strolling around the school grounds.At first glance, it would appear to be a typical playground scene from anywhere in central America.The young girls play pit-a-pat and the boys charge excitedly after a half-deflated football across a makeshift pitch of caked mud.
From a military perspective, the region of Central America is strategically important as a narrow piece of land connecting North America and South America while bordering both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Central American Republic (CAR) was a loose federation, rather than a true republic.
Historians disagree as to whether the CAR became viable in 1821 or 1823 and as to whether the CAR ended in 1838 or 1840.