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5 The Caribbean -- Part 1
Climate change threatens the Caribbean with the potential for stronger and more frequent hurricanes, loss of territory due to rising sea level, and destruction of coral reefs.
The region has experienced a demographic transition.
Large numbers of Caribbean people have left the region to look for opportunities in other parts of the world.
Caribbean culture has become unique due to the blend of African, European, and Amerindian elements.
The movement of people from the region to Europe and North America has been associated with Caribbean-styled celebrations of carnival.
The Europeans have seen many rival European claims and have experienced strong U.S. influence.
The United States restored diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2015.
Environmental, locational, and economic factors make tourism a vital component of this region's economy.
In the region's modern economic development, offshore manufacturing and banking are important.
Surf and Sun Cabarete, on the north shore of the Dominican Republic, is an international destination for wind and kite surfers due to its protected bay and nearly constant breeze.
The Dominican Republic depends on a constant stream of tourists.
The Dominican Republic is the largest destination for international tourists in the Caribbean, with over 5 million visitors in 2014).
The Caribbean has world heritage monuments, stunning palm the island nations, and is included in this chapt lined beaches, tropical mountain forests, and a pulse merengue.
It has a particular economic and cultural history.
In developing a full range of options, from high-end packaged resorts to budget areas, external control of the Caribbean produced highly dependent accommodations.
The Dominican diaspora, migrants and their inequitable economies visit the island.
There is a sex industry because prostitution is slave labor, plantation agriculture and the prosperity that sugar legal.
There is another Caribbean agricultural sector that caters to an increasingly urbanized population that is poorer and more dependent than the one population.
The capital of Santo Domingo is depicted on travel posters.
Haiti is the largest city in the Caribbean with 3 million people.
The cosmopolitan city was once linked to the world economy, but is now in the shadow of North America's wealth and has suffered through slavery, sugar, and rum.
There are serious economic problems and widespread poverty.
The Caribbean was the first region of the Americas to be colonized by Europeans.
As workers leave the region in search of better wages, foreign companies are attracted to the also seen as apart of it.
The Caribbean is home to 45 million people.
The economic well-being of inhabitants scattered across 26 countries and dependent territories is precarious.
The island of Hispaniola is home to 22 million people and has an enduring cultural richness and attachment to place.
There is a growing countercurrent of immigrants back to the region and addition to the Caribbean islands.
The demographic shifts in the Caribbean are indicators of development.
The transfer of African peoples to the Caribbean and the creation of a neo-African society in the Americas have demographic and cultural implications.
The sea is between the Tropic of Cancer and the equator, with sands and swaying palms of the Caribbean.
Is it a virgin?
There is a country called Cayman Is.
A warm tropical marine air mass forms over which the sea surface temperatures range.
The region's most distinguishing feature is the arcs of islands that stretch across the sea.
The Antillean islands are divided into two groups.
rimland has low population densities and a steel pan drummer performs while his drum cart is pushed through the streets during a carnival.
Most of the islands have drums from a U.S. military base.
The sound of the Caribbean tectonic plate has become an icon.
Although earthquakes and volcanic eruptions do occur, this is not one of the most active tectonically active zones.
The extinction of many endemic Caribbean plants and animals in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Port-au-Prince in January of 2010 was one of the most tragic natural disasters to strike the region.
The Enriquillo Fault, which is located near Haiti's densely settled and resources, helps explain some of the present economic and extremely poor capital city's inactive status.
The epicenter of tal problems were associated with agricultural practices and the earthquake was just a few miles away from the erosion.
3 million people were affected by the disaster, as well as the threat of global climate change.
The Port-au-Prince earthquake of 2010 underscored how quickly things can go wrong.
The earthquake left over 200,000 people dead and 1 million homeless in Haiti.
The region has experienced a growth in protected areas, both on the land and in, because many countries rely on tourism as a vital source of income.
Noted for its calm, turquoise waters.
Tabago Cays is in the Grenadines.
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