Santo Tomás de Castilla

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Santo Tomás de Castilla

(sän`tō tōmäs de kăstēyə), port, E Guatemala, on the Bay of Amatique, an area of the Caribbean Sea. The chief general cargo port of Guatemala, it has a deepwater harbor and modern shipping facilities. The port was built in the 1960s by the Guatemalan government to replace Puerto BarriosPuerto Barrios
, city (1994 est. pop. 29,095) and port, E Guatemala, capital of Izabal dept., on the Bay of Amatique, an arm of the Caribbean Sea. It was named after the Guatemalan politician Justo Rufino Barrios.
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, which was controlled by foreign commercial interests. It lies a few miles to the south of Puerto Barrios and is treated administratively as a part of the city.
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Igualmente, se habia establecido una proteccion adicional para los colonos y el Estado, pues los bienes que hubiesen adquirido los primeros no dependian de su relacion con la Compania sino con el Estado de Guatemala (Puerto de Santo Tomas, 1843).
Asegurandose el puerto de Santo Tomas, Francia no quedara mas atras de las dos grandes potencias que cada dia se engrandecen sobre el territorio de Centroamerica; ella hara pues en esto es un acto de politica sana.