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América Central y El Caribe. MÉXICO. México is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. “Chocolate" originates from México's Aztec cuisine, derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl .

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“Chocolate" originates from México's Aztec cuisine, derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl.
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The largest wild cat in North America is the jaguar, which can be found in Mexico's southern jungles.
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$1= 8 quetzales

Guatemala’s national bird is the Quetzal, and this is also what they call their currency.

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Most Belizeans are of multiracial descent.

Mestizo- 34%,

Kriol- 25%

Spanish- 15%

Mayan- 10.6%

Garifuna- 6.1%

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KRIOL ANIMALS

Belize: Melting Pot of Cultures

ENGLISH is the declared official language of Belice, but more widely spoken is SPANISH or KRIOL.

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El volcán de Santa Ana

Lasterupted in 2005

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Blue stripes = Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

  • White stripe = peace and prosperity of Honduras.
  • 5 Stars = five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America -- El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala.
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Current president Daniel Ortega

1990- Violeta Chamorro elected the first female president in the Americas.

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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.

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On September 7, 1977, President Jimmy Carter and General Omar Torrijos signed the treaty giving Panamá control over the Canal de Panamá.

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Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first to discover the link between Panamá and el OcéanoPacífico.

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Comidastradicionales

  • Flan de plátanos
  • Un postrecomo “cheesecake”
  • Con plátanos – similar a las bananas
  • el Sándwichcubano
  • Jamón
  • Puerco
  • Queso
  • Pepinillos
  • mostaza
  • Pan cubano
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When Columbus arrived in Hispaniola, La RepúblicaDominicanawas divided into 5 different Taíno chiefdoms.