Cuba Interesting Facts

Cuba Interesting Facts

According to Shoppingpicks, Columbus discovered Cuba in 1492. The symbol of Cuba is the mariposa flower. Fidel Castro entered the Guinness Book of World Records for surviving 638 different assassination attempts, including poison in cigars and a bomb in a baseball. To leave the country, a special permit is required – an exit visa. This […]

Haiti Population

Haiti Population and Business

Population. – The prosperity known by Haiti under French rule was possible thanks to the black labor force introduced in large masses to enhance, with irrigation and plantations, territories in which the natives had been almost exterminated. At the beginning of the century XIX the population of this part of the island was just over […]

Haiti Geography

Haiti Geography

Climate and vegetation. – This great variety of landscape significantly affects the climate, both by tempering with the height (one third of the island’s surface is above 600 m.) The excesses determined by the geographical position, and by creating contrasts between mountains and plains, between coast and internal, between beaten areas and areas sheltered from […]

Haiti in the 1980's

Haiti in the 1980’s

J.-C. Duvalier, nicknamed Baby Doc, tried to improve the external image of the regime, also to strengthen relations with the countries on which Haiti is economically dependent (first of all the United States, then, especially as far as concerns aid, France, Canada and Germany). However, the repeated commitments of gradual liberalization were not accompanied by […]

Economy of Trinidad and Tobago

Economy of Trinidad and Tobago

According to businesscarriers, Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most developed countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. GDP $8.9 billion, GDP per capita $6.9 thousand (2001). The rational use of natural resources has allowed this small Caribbean country to become the world’s leading exporter of mineral fertilizers. Unemployment 11% (2001, 2002). Inflation 4.7% […]

Economy of Haiti

Economy of Haiti

According to businesscarriers, Haiti remains an underdeveloped agricultural country. In terms of economic development, it is one of the ten most economically backward countries in the world and is the poorest and most backward country in the Western Hemisphere. GDP per capita $1.7 (2001). GDP structure: agriculture 30%, industry 20%, services 50%. Average annual inflation […]