He adjective Pan-American it is used to qualify that linked to all american countries . It is important to keep in mind that the idea of a Pan American is not limited to North America , Central America or South America , but contemplates all the regions of the continent.
America it is the second continent of planet in terms of surface, only surpassed by Asia . Much of the western hemisphere, in fact, is occupied by America , which has countries like U.S , Mexico , Guatemala , Panama , Brazil and Argentina , among many others.
The Pan American idea refers to what covers, crosses or integrates all the continent . He Pan Americanism In this context, it is a movement that aims to promote links between the American States, attending to their common interests and problems.
In the Panamerican Games , on the other hand, the athletes of the continent participate. It's about a event multi-disciplinary similar to Olympic Games , although limited to American competitors.
The first edition of the Panamerican Games it took place in 1951 in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina ). Until 2015 They were even held seventeen times, with U.S as Leader of the medallero thanks to 4,430 presets.
Five other countries managed to overcome 1.000 medals : Cuba (2.026), Canada (1.913), Brazil (1.207), Argentina (1,060) and Mexico (1.012).
Finally, the Pan American Route , Panamerican's highway Or simply Pan American is a system of land roads that unites a large number of American countries through more than 48,000 kilometers .
TO exception of a small section between Colombia and Panama , the Pan American allows to arrive by car from Buenos Aires (Argentina ) until Alaska (U.S ).