With all due respect oaktown, I'd like to keep the real world borders and regional boundaries as is
I'm a bit surprised about the sea routes though, and the omission of Archipelago de las Perlas and Isla de Coiba (the islands south of Panama). I want to include them on my map, but I don't want to confuse people who may think they are territories
yeah, i wouldn't mess with the country borders, but the territory borders weren't drawn by me to perfectly line up with real world boundaries anyway - in reality the countries have far more administrative regions, and on this map they've been merged for the sake of making it playable. So if you need to bump a border a few pixels up or down to fit an army circle, by all means do.
As for other islands, this is a graphics competition so you should do what you think looks best. When all is said and done the gameplay side of things will be reopened, (don't want to change the layout mid-contest) so there could be further discussion about the attack routes and territory locations AFTER we've got a winner.