Latinx Films: Central America

(the bolded films link to complete films/documentaries, everything else links to trailers)

Costa Rica

Tr3s Marias (2012)

El Fin (2012)

El Regreso (2011)

El Compromiso (2011)

EL Sanatorio (2010)

El Ultimo Comandante (2010)

A Ojos Cerrados (2010)

i Mae (2014)

Del Amor Y Otros Demonios (2010)

Agua Fria De Mar (2009)

Gestacion (2009)

La Region Perdida (2009)

El Camino (2007)

El Cielo Rojo (2008)

Caribe (2005)

Mujeres Apasionadas (2003)

Asesinato En El Meneo (2001)

El Salvador

Cinema Libertad (2009)

Mas Alla Del Sol (2011)

Entre Los Muertos (2013)

Romero (1989)

Entre Ángeles  y Demonios (2012)

Parávolar (2008)

The Engineer (2012)

Guatemala

Ixcanul (2015) [1] [2] [3]

Granito (2011)

El Silencio De Neto (1994)

Aqui Me Quedo (2013)

La Bodega (2009)

Barrio (2009)

Donde Acaban Los Caminos (2006)

Las Cruces (2006)

La Casa De Enfrente (2007)

La Otra Casa (2007)

Gasolina (2008)

Gerardi (2010)

When the Mountains Tremble (1984)

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2012)

Estrellas de La Línea (2006)

Marimbas from Hell (2010)

Justice for My Sister (2012)

BBOY for Life (2012)

I Will Be Murdered (2013)

Mayan Renaissance (2012)

Burden of Peace (2014)

Connected By Coffee (2014)

Sin País (2010)

Dust (2012)

Pol (2012)

Colgar Los Tenis (2012)

La Isla: Archives of a Tragedy (2009)

The Comic King of Guatemala (2012)

La Vaca (2011)

Blessed Fruit of the Womb (2013)

Honduras

Amor y Frijoles (2009)

¡Qué Suerte Adonay(s)! (2012)

11 Cipotes (2015)

Spirit of My Mother (1999)

Garifuna in Peril (2012)

Everything is Incredible (2011)

The Way Back To Yarasquin (2013)

Una Loca Navidad Catracha (2012)

Quien Paga La Cuenta? (2013)

Los Brujos De Ilamatepeque (2009)

Who Said Fear? (2013)

The Xendra (2012)

Corazon Abierto (2005)

Un Malo No Tan Malo (2010)

Almas De La Media Noche (2002)

Llevarte Al Mar (2015)

Nicaragua

La Yuma (2009)

Mojados (2014)

La Pantalla Desnuda (2014)

La Parka (2015)

Alsino y el Condor (1982)

Betun y Sangre (1990)

Cinema Alcazar (2014)

Cosechas Amargas (2011) [1] [2]

Panama

The Wind And The Water (Burwa Dii Ebo) (2008)

One Dollar (2001)

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2001)

Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)

Chance (2009)

Paraiso For Sale (2011)

Route of The Moon (2012)

Melaza (2012)

Invasion (2014)

Rompiendo La Ola (2014)

Historias Del Canal (2014)

Maids and Bosses (2010)

[edit: barely any of these links have subtitles in english and some of the films were placed based on region made | birthplace of director | focus on films depending on how many countries were involved in production]

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Resplendent Quetzals - The Rare Jewel Birds of the World

These splendidly plumaged birds are found in certain areas of Southern Mexico and Central America.

They were sacred to the ancient Maya and Aztec peoples, who considered them “gods of the air” and symbols of goodness and light.

In more recent times, these birds have become tourist attractions and, therefore, hold great economic importance; and are the subject of great cultural pride throughout their native range. Please visit this webpage for photos and information. via Beauty of Birds

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PHOTO ESSAY: Marijuana Legalization March in Costa Rica

(TicoTimes) Marijuana advocates marched Saturday in San José to encourage legalization of the drug for medical, industrial, alimentary and recreational purposes. About 70 people marched from San José’s central park to the Plaza de la Democracia where leaders of the movement and pot users gave speeches to the crowd.

The groups Movimiento Cannábico Costarricense and Cannabis Medicinal Costa Rica organized the march with the help of other legalization supporters. Gerald Murray, director of Cannabis Medicinal Costa Rica, told The Tico Times that the group supports medical use of the plant with full liberties, including home growing, dispensary sales and use of the plant to treat diseases like stress, depression, AIDS and cancer.

“The fact that the board of directors of the Costa Rican Social Security System said recently that cannabis is medicinal is very important because now we can show lawmakers all the scientific proof there is out there,” Murray said.

Long-time users of the plant also talked about the benefits they had received from it. Others spoke of its multi-faceted potential.

Kohleria tigridia

This showy flower belongs to the species Kohleria tigridia (Lamiales - Gesneriaceae), a neotropical plant formerly known as Capanea grandiflora. It is a bat-pollinated flower found in Mexico, Central and South America.

It has been proposed that flower-visiting bats provide two important benefits to plants: they deposit large amounts of pollen and a variety of pollen genotypes on plant stigmas and, compared with many other pollinators, they are long-distance pollen dispersers.

As you can see in the picture, the anthers of the flower are bonded together, which is a distinctive feature of the family.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Daniel-CR | Locality: Cartago, Costa Rica (2011)