The Northern Triangle: A United States Foreign Policy Issue

  • René Pinilla


Located in the central part of the American continent,also known as Mesoamerica, the Northern Triangle countries(NTC) consists of the countries of El Salvador, Hondurasand Guatemala. All three were once part of the FederalRepublic of Central America (consisting of Guatemala, Honduras,El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) which existedfrom 1823 to 1841. Due to political differences, this countryceased to exist but their legacy and sense of brotherhooddoes continue to exist. These historical details are importantas one can see there is a shared sense of unity these threenations have; they all celebrate their independence fromSpain in the month of September. Although great pride characterizesthem, there are a set of challenges they face.