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1 An Economic Activity OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: GOAL: Students will compare the economy and the political structures of the two countries of Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Locate the two countries of Hispaniola; Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Compare the economy and political structures of two countries of Hispaniola. Select one of the two nations of Hispaniola for a vacation and justify their choice in writing. 1

2 How is Caribbean tourism a major type of economic activity? What types of factors affect tourism? What are some negative and positive aspects for a country? 2

3 Relaxation Belonging Knowledge Status Security Aesthetics 3

4 Hispaniola Puerto Rico Jamaica Cuba 4

5 Top Five Reasons to Visit Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, or Jamaica 5

6 Hispaniola ountrys/namerica/caribb/hispnola.htm Display map of Hispaniola from this website and discuss 6

7 CIA – The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications /the-world-factbook/index.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications /the-world-factbook/index.html Display map of Hispaniola from this website and discuss ECONOMIC INDICATORS 7

8 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Economy Overview Haiti is a free market economy that enjoys the advantages of low labor costs and tariff-free access to the US for many of its exports. Poverty, corruption, vulnerability to natural disasters, and low levels of education for much of the population are among Haiti's most serious impediments to economic growth 8

9 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Economy Overview The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, but in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in telecommunications, tourism, and free trade zones 9

10 Economy of the Caribbean Economic IndicatorsHaitiDominican Republic GDP per capita GDP Composition by sector: Agriculture Industry Services Labor force by occupation Agriculture Industry Services Unemployment rate Population below the poverty line https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html 10

11 Economy of the Caribbean Economic IndicatorsHaitiDominican Republic GDP per capita$1300$9600 GDP Composition by sector: Agriculture25%6.1% Industry9%31.9% Services66%61.9% Labor force by occupation Agriculture38.1%14.6% Industry11.5%22.3% Services50.4%63.1% Unemployment rate40.6%14.7% Population below the poverty line80%34.4% https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html 11

12 Economy of the Caribbean 1. Write two statements showing an economic comparison between the two countries and one possible impact or consequence of the difference. 2. Choose one economic indicator and compare the data between our country and one of the countries on the island of Hispaniola. 12

13 U. S. Department of State https://www.cia.gov/library/publications /the-world-factbook/index.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications /the-world-factbook/index.html TRAVEL WARNINGS 13

14 Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs Haiti December 28, 2012 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Haiti about the current security situation. This replaces the Travel Warning dated June 18, 2012, updating information regarding the level of crime, the presence of cholera, lack of adequate infrastructure - particularly in medical facilities - seasonal severe inclement weather, and limited police protection. The United Nations’ Stabilization Force for Haiti (MINUSTAH) remains in Haiti. 14

15 Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when visiting Haiti. Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Haiti each year, but the poor state of Haiti’s emergency response network should be carefully considered when planning travel. Travelers to Haiti are encouraged to use organizations that have solid infrastructure, evacuation, and medical support options in place. (Please see the Country Specific Information page for Haiti.) The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when visiting Haiti. Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Haiti each year, but the poor state of Haiti’s emergency response network should be carefully considered when planning travel. Travelers to Haiti are encouraged to use organizations that have solid infrastructure, evacuation, and medical support options in place. (Please see the Country Specific Information page for Haiti.) 15

16 Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, predominantly in the Port-au- Prince area. No one is safe from kidnapping, regardless of occupation, nationality, race, gender, or age. In recent months, travelers arriving in Port-au-Prince on flights from the United States were attacked and robbed shortly after departing the airport. At least two U.S. citizens were shot and killed in robbery and kidnapping incidents in Haitian authorities have limited capacity to deter or investigate such violent acts, or prosecute perpetrators. 16

17 Where will you travel? Three reasons for choosing….. Two reasons for not choosing…. 17


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