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Settlers were thus forced to till their own lands, a situation unheard of in other parts of Latin America. Few pioneers headed this way because they could stake their claims in other parts of the Spanish crown, where large slave workforces were available. Costa Rica was nearly forgotten, as the conquest looked elsewhere for riches to plunder and souls to convert. The few Spanish settlers that did make a go of it headed for the hills, where they found rich volcanic soil and a climate less oppressive than in the lowlands.
In 1998, El Salvador was hit by Hurricane Mitch, which killed 374 people, left 55,000 homeless, and stalled the economy. Mitch was followed in 2001 and 2005 by more massive earthquakes that killed over a thousand people, left thousands more homeless, and severely damaged thousands of buildings—many of which remain under repair today, including San Salvador’s majestic National Theater. Since 1992, however, the country’s new constitution and cooperation of the two main political parties has allowed El Salvador to remain peaceful.
Some of this civilization’s practices were less than civil: The Maya built extensive ball courts to play a game called “pok a tok,” where the losing team could be executed. C. D. 250), Classic (250–900), and Post-Classic (900–1540). Within this timeline, the Classic period itself is often divided into Early, Middle, Late, and Terminal stages. At the height of development, as many as 10 million Maya may have inhabited what are now Guatemala, Belize, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, and parts of Honduras and El Salvador.
Frommer's Central America by Eliot Greenspan, Nicholas Gill, Jisel Perilla, Charlie O'Malley