The geography and climate in the Caribbean region varies from one place to another.
Spanish-speaking Caribbeans not only have different native origins but they also have different histories, (Spanish) dialects, cultures, traditions, food, and moral and religious beliefs.
The Turneffe Islands (and many other islands and reefs) are part of Belize and lie in the Caribbean Sea.
Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the area comprises more than seven thousand islands, islets, reefs, and cays.
The islands of the Caribbean are sorted into three main island groups: The Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles.
The base is one of five unified commands whose "area of responsibility" is Latin America and the Caribbean.
Hurricanes have played key—and devastating—roles in Belizean history.
The Caribbean (also known as the West Indies) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts.
The Caribbean Islands support exceptionally diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane cloud forests to cactus scrublands.
Between 1958 and 1962 most of the British-controlled Caribbean became the West Indies Federation before they separated into many separate nations.
The Caribbean region was war-torn throughout much of its colonial history, but the wars were often based in Europe, with only minor battles fought in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean is a favorite destination for vacationers because of its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, as well as the exceptionally diverse ecosystems, ranging from montane cloud forests to cactus scrublands.
Some Caribbean nations gained independence from European powers in the nineteenth century.
Spanish-speaking Caribbeans do not like to be called Hispanics or Latins due to the significant differences between the South and Central American countries.
The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The Caribbean is home to 6,550 native plants, 41 native mammals, 163 native birds, 469 native reptiles, 170 native amphibians and 65 native freshwater fish.
Genocide, slavery, immigration, and rivalry between world powers have given Caribbean history an impact disproportionate to the size of this small region.
The name "Caribbean" is named after the Caribs, one of the dominant Amerindian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late fifteenth century.
Colonial rivalries made the Caribbean a cockpit for European wars for centuries.
The oldest evidence of humans in the Caribbean is in southern Trinidad at Banwari Trace, where remains have been found from seven thousand years ago.
The use of the words "Caribbean" and "Caribbeans" to refer to a West Indian or West Indians is largely known in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The Lesser Antilles consists of all the other islands in the Caribbean that are not a part of the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles or an island belonging to a continental nation.
The Spanish term Antillas was commonly assigned to the newly discovered lands; stemming from this, "Sea of the Antilles" is a common alternate name for the Caribbean Sea in various European languages.
Soon after Christopher Columbus came to the Caribbean, both Portuguese and Spanish explorers began claiming territories in Central and South America.
Some wars, however, were born of political turmoil in the Caribbean itself.