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América Central y El Caribe
México is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.
“Chocolate" originates from México's Aztec cuisine, derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl.
The largest wild cat in North America is the jaguar, which can be found in Mexico's southern jungles.
Guatemala’s national bird is the Quetzal, and this is also what they call their currency. $1= 8 quetzales
Most Belizeans are of multiracial descent. Mestizo- 34%, Kriol- 25% Spanish- 15% Mayan- 10.6% Garifuna- 6.1%
ENGLISH is the declared official language of Belice, but more widely spoken is SPANISH or KRIOL. KRIOL ANIMALS Belize: Melting Pot of Cultures
El volcán de Santa Ana Last erupted in 2005
major volcanoes of El Salvador
Volcanic soil is necessary for the production of… ¡Café!
5 Stars = five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America -- El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. Blue stripes = Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. White stripe = peace and prosperity of Honduras.
About ¼ of the population lives in the capital city of Managua.
1990- Violeta Chamorro elected the first female president in the Americas. Current president Daniel Ortega
Costa Rica is known for its Eco-Tourism
Although Costa Rica has only about 0.25% of the world's landmass, it is home to more than 500,000 species, which represents nearly 4% of the total species estimated worldwide.
On September 7, 1977, President Jimmy Carter and General Omar Torrijos signed the treaty giving Panamá control over the Canal de Panamá.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first to discover the link between Panamá and el Océano Pacífico.
Comidas tradicionales el Sándwich cubano Jamón Puerco Queso Pepinillos mostaza Pan cubano Flan de plátanos Un postre como “cheesecake” Con plátanos – similar a las bananas
La República Dominicana
When Columbus arrived in Hispaniola, La República Dominicana was divided into 5 different Taíno chiefdoms.