Category Archives: Central America

In North America, large areas of Canada and Alaska cannot be used for agriculture for climatic reasons – it is too cold. But even in the regions where grain can be grown, large areas in Canada are covered by the northern coniferous forest. The coniferous forests of Canada are mainly used for forestry (logging). In the temperate latitudes of North America, the cultivation of sugar beets, sunflowers, corn and wheat as well as cattle and pig farming are widespread. Wheat cultivation is concentrated in the steppe zone (the so-called Great Plains). In the American Midwest, the combination of forage cultivation (corn) and livestock farming (cattle and pigs) is clearly visible. In the subtropical areas (California, Florida) the climate allows the cultivation of citrus fruits, whereby in dry California it has to be irrigated artificially. In the south-east of the USA, cotton, sugar cane, peanuts and tobacco are also grown under warm, humid climates. Because of the extraordinarily high demand for water, rice cultivation is concentrated in areas in the Mississippi Valley.

Agriculture in Central America is characterized by subtropical and tropical fruits. In Mexico, cattle and pig breeding is also widespread. A lot of coffee is grown in the high altitudes of Central America and bananas in the lower altitudes.

Central America was the home of many Native Americans prior to Europe colonizing the region. The smallest country in Central America is El Salvador.Nicaragua is the country with the largest land area in central america. They were part of the Soviet Union. Guatemala has the largest population in Central America, while Nicaragua is the largest country by size. El Salvador is the most densely-populated country in Central America. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 7 countries in Central America.

Panama 1999

The dispute with the United States for the jurisdiction over the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone found an outlet, after thirteen years of difficult negotiations, in the two treaties signed in Washington on 7 September 1977 by the President of the United States JE Carter and by the general O. Torrijos Herrera, head of… Read More »

Nicaragua Recent History

Since 1973 the territory (comarca) of Cabo Gracias a Dios has been incorporated into the department of Zelaya. According to Homosociety, between the 1963 and 1971 censuses the residents they rose from 1,524,027 to 1,911,543, with an average annual increase of 3.2%. In 1975, according to an estimate, there were 2,318,000, with an average density… Read More »

Martinique 1931

Island of the Lesser Antilles, a French colony, located at 14 ° 30 ′ lat. N. ea at 61 ° long. OR.; is 130 km away. towards SSE. from Guadeloupe, from which, however, Dominica (British) separates it. Its name is an alteration of Madinina, the Caribbean name of the island; it has an area of… Read More »

Honduras Recent History

According to Homosociety, the Maya flourished in Honduras at least as early as the 10th century. II of the Christian era, as evidenced by the grandiose ruins and the famous Copán stele. At the end of the century VI, and at the beginning of the VII, they abandoned their cities, and it seems that they… Read More »

Haiti 1993

The hopes placed by the Haitian population in the return to power of J.-B. Aristides were soon disappointed. Restored in October 1994 by US troops and in fact conditioned in his political action by the support of Washington, the president had in fact to renounce many of his reformist ideas, being able to boast as… Read More »

Guatemala 1996

According to Homosociety, the agreement signed on December 29, 1996 in Guatemala by President AE Arzú Irigoyen and the guerrilla commanders formally put an end to a 36- year civil war, which resulted in 150,000 deaths, over 40,000 ‘disappearances’ and one million refugees and internal refugees. Achieving complete national reconciliation, however, still seemed a distant… Read More »

Jamaica Travel Facts

Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba and west of the island of Hispaniola. The island state is famous for its rum, for beautiful beaches, a relaxed life and of course its beautiful nature. Jamaica is considered the greenest island in the Caribbean and has, among other things, magnificent waterfalls and beautiful… Read More »

History of Cuba

According to historyaah, the island of Cuba was discovered by H. Columbus on October 27, 1492. The colonization of the country by Spain began in 1511. The Indian tribes inhabiting it (Guanahatabei, Siboney, and Taino), under the leadership of their leaders Atuey and Guama, offered stubborn resistance to the conquerors, who transferred socio-political and economic… Read More »

Haiti Travel Facts

Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola, along with neighboring Dominican Republic. The state, which is one of the poorest countries in the world, is not easy to travel to, but offers beautiful beaches and other exciting nature experiences. However, as a traveler you have to take good care of your safety – especially… Read More »

Grenada Travel Facts

Grenada is an island country on the island of the same name in the Caribbean. Grenada is part of the Lesser Antilles and was part of Great Britain until 1974. In addition to the main island of Grenada, the Grenadine islands of Carriacou, Ronde and Petit Martinique also belong to it. Capital City St. George’s… Read More »

Dominican Republic Travel Facts

The island nation of the Dominican Republic is found on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles between the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas. The western third of the island belongs to the neighboring state of Haiti. Capital City Santo Domingo Size 48.730 km² Resident 10.700.000 Official Language Spanish Currency Dominican Peso Time Zone UTC-4… Read More »

Dominica Travel Facts

Dominica is an island in the Lesser Antilles, sandwiched between Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. The country has been promoting gentle, ecological tourism for years and is rich in diverse and indescribably beautiful nature – a fantastic travel destination for nature lovers. Capital City Roseau Size 746 km² Resident 72,500 Official… Read More »

Costa Rica Travel Facts

Costa Rica is located in Latin America and borders the countries of Nicaragua and Panama. The country has two magnificent coastlines, one facing the Pacific and one facing the Caribbean. Full of natural beauty, it not only offers its visitors a lush flora, but also a wonderful variety of animals – above all, of course,… Read More »

Belize Travel Facts

Belize is located in Central America between Mexico and Guatemala. The small country is often used as a stopover when traveling between these two countries. In terms of landscape, it is one of the most interesting countries in the Caribbean and offers a wonderful variety with many beautiful nature reserves, from rainforest to beaches to… Read More »

Barbados Travel Facts

Barbados is the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles and lies in the Atlantic Ocean about 800 kilometers northwest of the South American coast. The country belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations. Warm climate, beautiful beaches, cultural festivals and breathtaking natural wonders attract many travelers to this beautiful island every year. But be careful, there… Read More »

Bahamas Travel Facts

The Bahamas is an island paradise in the Atlantic Ocean located southeast of the United States. Geographically it belongs to Central America. Only about 30% of the more than 700 islands in the Bahamas are inhabited. A trip to the island can be perfectly combined with a Florida vacation. Capital City Nassau Size 13.939 km²… Read More »

Antigua and Barbuda Travel Facts

Antigua and Barbuda are part of the Lesser Antilles. The archipelago, which consists of the two large main islands and some smaller islands, is located southeast of Puerto Rico between the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. Capital City Saint John’s Size 442 km² Resident 85.632 Official Language English Currency East Caribbean Dollar Time Zone UTC-4… Read More »

Cuba History Summary (2010)

Cuba is an island state of Central America; it includes the homonymous island, the Isla de la Juventud and about 1600 islands and islets, including the archipelago of Camagüey and that of the Canarreos. The island of Cuba, the largest of the Greater Antilles, is located between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and… Read More »

Cuba Economy

In the early days of colonization Cuba’s main resource was the breeding of cattle, which found and still finds, in part, soil suitable for its development over large areas. Currently there are about 4 million head, but they are mostly draft cattle, and therefore the part made in imports of meat for slaughter is considerable.… Read More »

Cuba Geography

Cuba is the largest of the Antilles and one of the largest and richest and most important islands in the New World. The surface of the republic which has its name from Cuba, and which on its own island brings together other minors, arranged on its boundary, measures 114,524 sq km, four times the area… Read More »

Cuba Before Independence Part II

The Spanish government did not keep its promises of reform. The constitution of the metropolis was indeed proclaimed on the island, but the representation of Cuba in the Cortes of Madrid was always composed by a large majority of Spanish colonists rather than indigenous. Add to this the fact that the termination of customs reciprocity… Read More »

Cuba Before Independence Part I

The actual conquest of the island, as mentioned (see above, Explorations), took place only 19 years after Columbus had landed there, thanks to Diego Velázquez, who was sent by the governor of Santo Domingo, Diego Colombo, seized the island (1511). The resistance opposed to him by the few indigenous tribes was weak, except for the… Read More »

Cuba Literature Part II

On the dramatic plot of the love of a humble mulatto all the social environments and the most intense passions of the Cuban soul unfold, along the troubled and painful nineteenth century. Thus emerges in the literary life the passionate and vigorous psychology of the indigenous race: and a mestizo, Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés… Read More »

Cuba Literature Part I

For three centuries, from the conquest until the end of the eighteenth century, Cuba offers no literary manifestation, although the first cultural clues can be felt since the establishment of the University of Havana (1728), held by the Dominicans until 1842. A late awakening is promoted by realist immigrants, who from the nearby lands crossed… Read More »

Cuba 1948

Population. – The census of June 1943 found a population of 4,778,583 residents (41.7 per sq. Km.), Divided as follows between the various provinces: The population of the main cities was as follows: Havana, 673,376 residents; Holguin, 171,997; Camaguey, 155,827; Santa Clara, 122,241; Santiago, 120,577; Sancti Spíritus, 104,578. Economic conditions. – All the main crops… Read More »

Cuba Under Castro Part II

The Castro movement continued to lose its bite in almost the entire Latin American area, both for the material impossibility of spreading and for the appearance of factors that could not admit Castroism, such as the advent of the military in Brazil and of democracy. Christianity in Chile. However, in Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Bolivia and… Read More »

Cuba Under Castro Part I

Castro’s increasingly violent attacks on the USA won the approval of the new African and Asian states; also in many Latin American countries, Castroism took on decidedly anti-American tones, especially in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela and Mexico. Relations between Cuba and the USA entered a critical phase when Castro ordered the American embassy in Havana… Read More »

Cuba Population and Economy 1978

Population. – In July 1974, according to an estimate, 9,090,000 residents were exceeded. The last census, in November 1970, had ascertained a population of 8,533,404 residents, With a density of 75 residents per km 2. The growth coefficient in the last decade has averaged 2% per year. The demographic dynamics have undergone substantial changes in… Read More »

Cuba Modern Literature

Cuban literature has certainly undergone a profound influence from the social upheavals of the last twenty years, but the results – at least for now – should rather be sought in a profound transformation of cultural structures (state and popular theaters, university reform, new international relations oriented rather towards the countries with a socialist regime,… Read More »

Cuba Architecture and Urban Planning

The years from 1960 to 1975, following the socialist political revolution, are of radical transformation for the whole urban and architectural sector at the most varied levels: from theoretical elaboration, to professional technical training, to technological development, to the overturning of the city-countryside relationship. As competent bodies, in the aftermath of the revolution, institutes were… Read More »