Category Archives: Central America

NORTH 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.

CENTRAL AMERICA
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.

Ecuador Road Network

The national road network in Ecuador is called the Red Vial Estatal (RVE). The length was 9,998 kilometers as of March 31, 2018. The total road network is estimated at approximately 43,670 kilometers. A large part of the secondary road network is unpaved, but the national roads are almost all asphalted and in good condition,… Read More »

Cuba Road Network

The autopistas of Cuba. The Via Blanca. According to wholevehicles, Cuba had more than 60,000 kilometers of roads in 1999, about half of which are paved. There is 670 kilometers of autopista. It must be said that the Cuban autopista does not come close to a Dutch motorway. A central reservation and markings are often… Read More »

Costa Rica Road Network

Costa Rica’s road network covered 43,702 kilometers in 2016. Of this, 7,786 kilometers belong to the Red Vial Nacional and 35,916 kilometers to the Red Vial Cantonal. Of the Red Vial Nacional, 5,105 kilometers are asphalted (66%). Of this, 2,600 kilometers were in acceptable or good condition and 2,500 kilometers in poor condition. In general,… Read More »

Panama Road Network

The Corredor Sur in Panama. According to wholevehicles, Panama had a road network of 16,336 kilometers as of December 31, 2016. Of this, 6,944 kilometers are paved, 4,566 kilometers are a gravel road or with a coating. 4,856 kilometers consists of dirt roads. Panama’s road network is not particularly extensive, with three main axes, the… Read More »

Nicaragua Road Network

Internal conflict has meant that a good road network has never really taken off, especially in eastern Nicaragua, along the Mosquito Coast, where there are virtually no roads. The road network is also not closed in other parts of the country, there are more than 3,000 kilometers of paved road. The main road runs from… Read More »

Haiti Road Network

In Haiti you drive on the right. Haiti’s road network is established in the Plan du Réseau National et Départemental d’Haiti. The road network is divided into three zones, there are two road classes, the routes nationales and the routes départementes. According to wholevehicles, the road network is in very poor condition and is one… Read More »

Guatemala Road Network

Due to decades of internal conflict, a well-maintained road network never got off the ground in Guatemala. Most of the roads are winding mountain roads, although there are some double-lane roads around Guatemala City. Spectacular is the dual carriageway from Guatemala City to Escuintla, which descends 500 meters over a short distance and has winding… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Barber, Curaçao

The climate of Barber The village of Barber is located in the north of the island of Curaçao. The town with approximately 2500 inhabitants is located on the Weg naar Westpunt. If you drive from the capital Willemstad to Westpunt, you will automatically pass through Barber. Barber is the largest village in the fairly sparsely… Read More »

Climate and Weather of San Blas, Panama

The climate of San Blas The San Blas archipelago consists of 378 islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Many of the islands still have the original inhabitants of Panama, the Kuna Indians. Near the islands you can swim and snorkel very well, but diving with equipment is prohibited here. The most popular islands are… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Holguin, Cuba

The climate of Holguin According to shopareview, Holguin is a city in eastern Cuba and the capital of the province of the same name. Holguin is used by many tourists as a base for the neighboring coastal town of Guardalavaca. Holguin has a picturesque center, with a number of historic buildings and some beautiful city… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The climate of Ocho Rios According to shopareview, Ocho Rios is a town on the north coast of Jamaica. This was once a modest fishing village where tourism hardly played a significant role. The beautiful beaches have put Ocho Rios in the sights of project developers, after which the necessary hotels were built in the… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Great Exuma, Bahamas

The climate of Great Exuma According to citypopulationreview, NGreat Exuma is the largest island of the Exuma District, which comprises about 360 islands in total. The capital of this district, George Town, is also located on Great Exuma. The Tropic of Cancer runs across this island. Large parts of the island fall under the Exuma… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Guardalavaca, Cuba

The climate of Guardalavaca According to citypopulationreview, Guardalavaca is located on the northeast coast of Cuba , in the province of Holguin. Guardalavaca is one of the most important holiday destinations in Cuba. The snow-white beaches and the extremely clear water are certainly to blame for this. Divers and snorkelers can visit the coral reef… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Nine Miles, Jamaica

The climate of Nine Miles According to citypopulationreview, Nine Miles is a hamlet in the interior of Jamaica. Located in the Saint Ann parish, this place would not be internationally known if it weren’t for the fact that the legendary reggae singer Robert Nesta Marley was born here on February 6, 1945. This artist, known… Read More »

Climate and Weather of David, Panama

The climate of David According to citypopulationreview, David is located in western Panama in the province of Chiriquí. David is an hour’s drive from the Costa Rican border. David is built on a large empty plain, with little high vegetation. This allows agricultural land to be used in the vicinity of the city. The main… Read More »

Panama Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction The openness of the economy and the strong influence of the USA (the Panama Canal belonged to the USA until the end of the last millennium) is also reflected in the business world: communication in English is not a problem (a number of residents are… Read More »

Nicaragua Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Although business ethics are increasingly approaching the standards valid in Europe and the USA, Czech entrepreneurs may encounter a number of peculiarities resulting from different cultural and social conditions and business practices. Addressing The initial contact is quite formal in Nicaragua, both written communication and… Read More »

Jamaica Culture of Business

Basic data Capital Kingston Population 2.96 million Language English, Jamaican Patois Religion Protestants (more than 2/3) State system constitutional monarchy Head of State Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Patrick Allen Head of government Andrew Michael Holness Currency name Jamaican Dollar (JMD) Travel Time shift -6 o’clock (in summer -7 o’clock) Economy 2021 Nominal GDP… Read More »

Honduras Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Although business ethics are increasingly approaching the standards valid in Europe and the USA, Czech entrepreneurs may encounter a number of peculiarities resulting from different cultural and social conditions and business practices. Addressing Initial contact in Honduras is relatively formal, both written communication and personal… Read More »

Haiti Culture of Business

Cultural and business meetings Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Haitians are open to working with foreign businessmen and investors. However, they prefer American partners. Most Haitian businessmen speak not only French but also English. Meetings with Haitian counterparts should be arranged ahead of time. Being invited to restaurants for meetings… Read More »

Guatemala Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Although business ethics are increasingly approaching the standards valid in Europe and the USA, Czech entrepreneurs may encounter a number of peculiarities resulting from different cultural and social conditions and business practices. Addressing Initial contact is relatively formal in Guatemala, both written communication and personal… Read More »