Countries of the Americas by History Quiz Stats

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In 2012, Hugo Chávez was re-elected to his fourth consecutive term as the president of this country, a position he held from 1999 until his death in 2013Venezuela
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, a city built by the Mayan civilisation, is located in this countryMexico
In 1974, Isabel Martínez de Perón became president of this country after the death of her husband, becoming the first female non-royal head of state in the Western hemisphereArgentina
Until 1954, this modern-day country was the only Dutch colony in South AmericaSuriname
This modern day country and former British colony was known as British Honduras until 1973Belize
The Cold War was a period of sustained political tension between the Soviet Union and this country, at the time the two major global superpowersUnited States
This country, often seen as one of the poorer nations in South America, had the third fastest growing economy in the world in 2010, with a growth rate of 14.5%Paraguay
The Iran-Contra affair, during the Reagan administration, involved the funding of an armed opposition group in this country with money raised from the sale of weapons to IranNicaragua
In 1967, Argentine-born revolutionary Che Guevara was captured and executed in this countryBolivia
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In 1983, a US-backed invasion, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, led to the overthrowing of a military government in this countryGrenada
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, a former president of this country, famously challenged the then president of Mexico to a duel to settle a dispute relating to fishing boundariesGuatemala
Although no definitive site has been identified, this country is usually credited as the location of Columbus' first landfall in the AmericasBahamas
In 1804, this country became the second independent nation in the Americas, after the United StatesHaiti
This country permanently abolished its army in 1949Costa Rica
The short-lived West Indies Federation, a coalition of Caribbean colonies formed as an attempt at gaining independence from Britain, had its capital in this countryTrinidad & Tobago
This modern day country was claimed for the British crown in 1624 with the arrival of the ship the Olive Blossom on its shoresBarbados
In 1838, this modern day country became the first British colony to have a legislature controlled by a black majorityDominica
Until 1719, when it was captured by French settlers, this modern day country's main island, formerly Hairouna, was a refuge for escaped African slavesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines

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