::Central American crisis


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The Central American crisis refers to events in the late 1970s when major civil wars and pro-communist revolutions erupted in various countries in Central America resulting in the region becoming one of the world's foreign policy hot spots in the 1980s. In particular, the United States feared that victory by communist forces would threaten the Panama Canal and would isolate the rest of South America from the United States if the countries of Central America were to be installed with pro-soviet communist governments.

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