This country was colonized by Spain in the early 1500s. It was found to have the largest reserve of petroleum in Latin America.
This Central American country was invaded in mid-nineteenth century by American William Walker who ultimately declared himself President.
This country's coast was one of the main centers of sugar production in Latin America.
This country boasts the world's largest coffee resource. Its coffee industry is dependent hugely upon exports to the U.S.
This country's regions now known as Texas and California were annexed by the United States is 1845.
This country was the home to the Minas Gerais region which contained the largest gold reserve ever discovered to that time; but the riches were quickly mined and exported by the Portuguese.
The author of this book considers this country the...
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