Category: Central America

Cuba

Cuba Industry

Cuban industry mainly produces food, tobacco products (cigars), machinery and chemical products. Cuba has invested heavily in medical research and manufactures both pharmaceuticals and medical equipment for export. Prior to the collapse of communism...

Belize

Belize Industry

For the domestic market, food and beverages are mainly produced, while the export industry processes sugar, citrus fruits (for juice concentrate) and other agricultural products. According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER, BZ stands for the country of...

Barbados

Barbados Industry

The industrial sector is small in Barbados and mainly produces consumer goods that are sold domestically or exported to other Caribbean islands. The agricultural industry is dominated by sugar processing and rum and beer...

Bahamas

Bahamas Industry

The Bahamas industry first began to develop in the 1960s and has a limited economic significance. The local market is small and the wage situation is too high for extensive export-oriented industry. According to...

Two humpback whales on food hunting in the Barents Sea

Geography of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is divided by several mountain ranges that run approximately parallel from northwest to southeast. Along the north coast lies the Sierra de Monte Cristi, which rarely reaches over 750 m. To...

Music in the Dominican Republic

Music in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic music has deep roots in West Africa and Europe. Some of the music scene has also absorbed some cultural elements from the Taino Indians, who made up the majority of the population...

Franklin Domínguez

Literature of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic can hardly be said to have had a literature of its own before the liberation from Spain in 1844. The lyricist Manuel María Valencia (1810-70) introduced the romance, followed by Félix...

Church of San Estanislao

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a republic in the Caribbean, and constitutes the eastern 5/8 of the island of Hispaniola, which the country shares with Haiti. Hispaniola is part of the Great Antilles, and the...