In Central America, one political leader has rekindled the idea of a Federal Republic of Central America. The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has put forth calls for pursuing a deeper regional integration, eventually resulting in a modern Central American unified nation. This would include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, and Panama. The idea would be a remake of the Federal Republic of Central America, which existed between 1823 and 1841, although at the time, it didn’t include Belize or Panama. The countries do have some cultural similarities, but they also display a lot of differences. Perhaps a federal state with a large degree of autonomy for each member would be a way to increase economic development in these regions.
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