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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful CIA-backed invasion of this countryCuba
Soon after seceding from Colombia in 1903, work on the first canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans was begun in this countryPanama
This modern day country, renowned as the former centre of the Inca Empire, is home to the UNESCO-recognized site of Machu PicchuPeru
Upon achieving independence from Portugal in 1822, this country existed as an Empire until becoming a presidential republic in 1889Brazil
In 2009, this country became the first South American nation to nationally legalise same-sex civil unionsUruguay
From 1973 to 1998, Augusto Pinochet headed a military regime in this country that is credited with 'disappearing' over 3,000 political opponentsChile
In 1969, the Soccer War broke out between El Salvador and this country, coinciding with rioting between fans at a qualifying match for the 1970 FIFA World CupHonduras
Since 1964, FARC, a Marxist guerilla organisation, has been in persistent armed conflict with right-wing paramilitaries and government forces in this countryColombia
The Galápagos Islands, visited by Charles Darwin prior to his writing 'On the Origins of Species', are a province of this countryEcuador
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This modern-day country is the location of the first known European attempt at colonising the AmericasCanada
After being settled by Christopher Columbus in 1492, this modern-day country became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the AmericasDominican Republic
From 1831 until its collapse in 1838, the Federal Republic of Central America, a sovereign state consisting of five modern-day countries, had its capital in this countryEl Salvador
In 1997, US-born Janet Jagan was elected president of this country, thus becoming South America's first democratically elected female PresidentGuyana
In 1983, this country became the youngest sovereign nation in the Americas when it achieved independence from the UKSt. Kitts & Nevis
On January 5th 2012, Portia Simpson-Miller was elected the 7th Prime Minister on this countryJamaica
The frequency at which this modern day country alternated between British and French control resulted in it receiving the nickname 'Helen of the West Indies'St. Lucia
This country is home to Nelson's Dockyard, the residence of Admiral Horatio Nelson from 1784 to 1787Antigua & Barbuda

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