The United States Embargo against Cuba (described in Cuba as el bloqueo, Spanish for "the blockade") is a commercial, economic, and financial embargo partially imposed on Cuba in October 1960. It was enacted after Cuba expropriated the properties of United States citizens and corporations and it was strengthened to a near-total embargo in February 1962.Cuba Spanishblockadeembargo expropriated
There is a large African influence in Culture in the Caribbean.
Migrants have been founds on rafts or small boats made out of refrigerators, bathtubs, surfboards and inner tubes.
The custody and immigration status of a young Cuban boy, Elián González (born December 6, 1993), was at the center of a heated controversy in 2000 involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, his father, his Miami and Cuban relatives, and the Cuban-American community of Miami. However, a district court's ruling that the Miami relative could not petition for asylum on the boy's behalf was upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, and after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case, Elián González returned to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González Quintana, on June 28, 2000.custodyimmigrationCubanCubaUnited StatesMiamiCuban-American11th Circuit Court of AppealsAtlantaU.S. Supreme Court
Haiti The most underdeveloped country in the Western Hemisphere.
Calypso music combines musical elements from Africa & Spain. Calypso songs are accompanied by steel drums and guitars. Reggae developed in Jamaica in the 1960s. Many reggae songs deal with social problems.
Has the largest native American population in Central America
Just over 60 percent of Guatemala's population are of mixed Amerindian-Spanish descent. The remaining 40 percent belong to one of 23 Mayan ethnic groups, making Guatemala one of the countries with the largest indigenous populations in Latin America.
Nicaraguan Civil War 1980’s Sandinistas vs. Contras
During the war against the Sandinista government, the contras carried out many violations of human rights. Their supporters in Miami and the White House usually countered that the Sandinista government carried out more such violations
Costa Rica most developed country in Central America
Eco tourism is becoming very popular in Costa Rica