Inter-American Highway

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Inter-American Highway,

c.3,400 mi (5,470 km) long, section of the Pan-American HighwayPan-American Highway,
system of roads, c.16,000 mi (25,750 km) long, linking the nations of the Western Hemisphere. It was suggested at the Fifth International Conference of American States (1923) and supported and financed by the United States during the 1940s and 1950s.
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 system from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama. Much of the highway prior to 1941 had been built by the countries concerned, but wartime necessity led the United States to appropriate funds to assist completion. Later work was done by each nation on its own. The highway includes alternate routes and makes use of existing local roads. It is virtually complete, and many sections have been upgraded and paved.
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In February 2012, anti-mining protests left three people dead and brought the Inter-American Highway to a standstill (NotiCen, Feb.
The works will start at km 62 of the Inter-American Highway to San Andres Itzapa, which will connect up with route CA-11 and then at km 49 to San Miguel Morazan.
Many of the dead were trapped in mudslides that buried vehicles and a bus traveling the Inter-American Highway. Subsequent mudslides later trapped rescue workers.
on the Inter-American highway 50 miles outside of the Guatemalan capital, emergency workers said.
The Inter-American Highway has been cut by more than 30 landslides in a 50km span.
But just as I began considering an alternate plan, the road widened into a beautiful new four-lane highway that snaked through the mountains and, at altitudes of more than 3,300 meters, took me over the highest point of the Inter-American Highway. The low-traffic road kept climbing until I was above the clouds and gave me one of the best days of riding in my life.
* Work in the forests and parks gave way to defense needs during World War II, and military projects such as the Alaska Highway, Inter-American Highway, and the Pentagon network were undertaken.
The road to the Monteverde reserve, off the Inter-American Highway, is rough, steep, and dusty-but still worth taking.
After the mass, indigenous people marched to the junction on the Inter-American Highway where protestor Jeronimo Rodriguez Tugri was shot by police exactly one year ago.
Part of the funds are for Design & Construction of Three Exchanges on National Route #1, North Inter-American Highway, Section: Canas, Bagaces, Liberia.
An overnight landslide caused by flooding may have buried around 100 people trying to rescue victims of a previous landslide along the Inter-American Highway in the Guatemalan highlands.

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