National Hispanic Heritage
Month
September 15 – October 15
The Caribbean
• Cuba
– Races:
• 51% Mulatto, 37% White, 11% Black, 1% Chinese
– Religions:
• Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah Witness, Jews, and Santeria
– Employment/Daily Living:
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Government’s payroll = pesos
Food rations
Free Medical care
Free Education (in recent years transportation is an issue)
Less crime than US
The Caribbean
• Dominican Republic
– Races:
• 73% Mixed, 16% White, 11% Black, Some Creole
– Religion:
• Roman Catholic
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Employment/Daily Living
- Dominican Peso
- Agriculture: sugar cane, coffee, cotton,
cacao, cattle
The Caribbean
• Puerto Rico
- Races: White, Black, Amerindian, Asian, Mulatto
- Religion – Catholic/Protestant
- Language – Spanish/English
- Economy:
- agriculture: sugar, coffee, chickens, plantains
- exports: pharmaceuticals, electronics, apparel,
tourism
- US Territory – Puerto Ricans are US Citizens
Central America
• Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras,
Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Belize
• Races: European, Mestizo, Black, Amerindian,
Chinese, White
• Religion: Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant,
Mayan Beliefs
• Languages: Spanish, English, Mayan, Nahuatl
• Economy: bananas, coffee, medical supplies,
tourism
South America
• Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia,
Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela
• Races: European, Amerindian, Quechua,
Mestizo, Aymara, White, Creole, Black, Arab
• Languages: European, Quechua, Aymara,
Guarani, Portunol, Brazilero
• Religion: Catholic, Protestant, Amerindian
• Economy: Fuel, vehicles, minerals, sugar,
bananas, guano, tourism
Spain
• Races: Castilian, Catalan, Basque, Galician
• Languages: Castilian Spanish, Catalan,
Galician, Basque
• Religions: Roman Catholic
• Economy:
- Euro
- agriculture: vegetables, olives, grain, beef
- exports: machinery, vehicles, food stuff
References
• http://library.thinkquest.org/18355/culture.htm
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• http://www.danheller.com/cuba.html
• http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107475.html
• www.factmonster.com
• Wojtanik, Andrew. Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
National Geographic, Washington, D.C., 2005
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National Hispanic Heritage Month