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Country Specific Information:

*In-depth coverage of a particular country in the region, to base regional headquarters:

?General Country Information

-Map of the country
-General Stats
-Religious and spiritual influences
-Social Structure

?Political / Military Environment

-Popularity of current government or is it an oppressive regime
-Criminal activity in the region and in each country

?Economic Environment

-Economic history
-Biggest industries & companies
-Current business and social trends
-Regional economic integration

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//As per directions, in this part we will discuss Map of various Countries like Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica that mainly reflect the country General States, Religious and spiritual influences, Social Structure, Government, Criminal activity, Economic history, biggest industries, etc. that makes you clear overall picture of various countries. In this part, we will first of all talk about Cuba. //


Map of the country

General Stats

· The national name of the country is República de Cuba.

· The President is Raúl Castro.

· The population of the country is 11,416,987 with the growth rate of 0.3%.

· The birth rate is 11.7/1000

· The infant mortality rate is 6.1/1000

· Life expectancy is 77.6

· The density per sq MI is 267

· Literacy rate is 97%

· GDP/PPP is $45.51 billion and per capita $4,000

· Real growth rate: 9.5%.

· Inflation: 5%.

· Unemployment: 1.9%

Religious and spiritual influences

The society of Cuba is an assortment of different races with the population of mainly Spanish and African origins. Roman Catholic Church is the largest religion in the country. The new trend in Cuba is the Afro-Cuban religion. Earlier, it was an atheist state for most of the Castro era. The Cuban constitution provides the right to freedom of religion.

Social Structure

Cuba has been declared as socialistic state. The Cuban culture is crucible of different cultures and the culture is influenced by the culture of Spain and Africa. It has developed more than its honest share of literature, which includes the output of non-Cubans Stephen Crane, Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway. One of the Cuba's national passions is sport.

//Above, we talked about Cuba's general status and social structure. In this part, we are going to talk about its government, paramilitary organizations, economic history, biggest industries, Current business & social trends.//


The state of Cuba is controlled by the chief of the state and head of the government. The chief of the state is Fidel Castro. Cuba is a totalitarian state. The chief commander of armed forces also plays a huge role in the control of the state. Castro belongs to Communist Party and looks for the life of Cuban. The state security and control is governed by the Ministry of Interior. The supreme authority in the absence of the session is the National Assembly of People's Power.

Popularity of current government or is it an oppressive regime

The government of Cuba seeks all the issues, which are related to the life of its citizens. The only political party, which has a right to approve candidate for the elected is the Communist Party. Citizens of Cuba are not allowed to play any role in the government.

Criminal activity in the region and in each country

There are two paramilitary organizations in Cuba: Youth Labor Army and Territorial Militia Troops. The criminal activities are less in the whole state due to the involvement of the paramilitary forces in the security of the state. 'War of the people' is the strategy adopted by Cuba to highlights the defensive nature of its potentialities. The Ministry of Interior is responsible for the internal security of the state.

Economic history

The economy of the state was declined between 1989 and 1993 due to the loss of Soviet subsidies. This loss affected the fundamental weakness of the economy negatively. Some new market oriented reforms were acquainted in 1993 and 1994 to alleviate the economic crisis. The reforms included opening to tourism, authorizing self employment, legalizing dollar and allowing foreign investment. These practices resulted as economic growth of Cuba.

Biggest industries

The biggest industries in Cuba are travel, sugar, petroleum, food processing and tobacco processing industry.

Current business and social trends

The current businesses, which can be profitable for a new establishment, are telecommunication, shipping and agriculture. The association of Cuba and U.S. Has been focused by the state for the new trend of business. In the changing business and social trends, most of the women are interested in taking part in the business.

//After talking about Cuba's general status that render vital information pertain to its economic history, social trends, biggest industries, etc. Moving to the next part of instructions, now we will talk about Puerto Rico under the same heading.//

Puerto Rico

Map of the country

General Stats

· Capital of the state is San Juan.

· The population of the country is 3,994,259.

· The density is 438/km²

· GDP/PPP is $77.4 billion and per capita $19,600

· Real growth rate: 2.0%.

· Inflation: 3.8%.

· Unemployment: 11.8%

Religious and spiritual influences

The most acceptable region in the state is Roman Catholic Church. There is at least one Catholic Church in all municipalities. Different religious practices have been started in the sate, such as African slave. These religious practices influence the religious spirit of the people.

Social Structure

The social structure of the state is mixture of African, Spanish and North American cultures. It is called colorful culture. The culture of the state is a series of optical expressions and interactions with the environment

//In this part, we will talk about Puerto Rico under various headings i.e. government, criminal activity, biggest industries, Current business and social trends, etc.//


It is a self governing country associated with the United States. The U.S. president is the chief of the state. The present chief of the state is President W. George Bush. The House of Representatives and senate are the two legislative chambers of the states. Both the houses contain 51 seats and 27 seats for the members respectively. The Executive, Legislature and Judiciary also play an important role in the control of the state. The state is divided into 78 municipalities, which are governed by the elected mayor.

Popularity of current government or is it an oppressive regime

The government is popular among general public. The government is of Republican Party, which looks after each and every need of the public of the state.

Criminal activity in the region and in each country

The criminal activities in the state can be seen. The activities are racketeering with the aid of an enterprise. There is a fine of $5000 to $25000 for the criminal activities.

Economic history:

In the Caribbean region, Puerto Rico is one of the most dynamic economies. The sugar production has affected the economy positively in the last many years. Agriculture is also the primary sector, which contributes the economy. There are many investment opportunities in the state, which have been availed by the United States since 1950. In the recent past, the budget has been cut from U.S.

Biggest industries:

Manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, machinery, electronics, apparel, food products, instrument, textiles, clothing, and tourism are the major industries in the state.

Current business and social trends:

The business cycle of the nation has broadly tracked those of the state as a whole. The island's economy has shortened and the employment in private sector has dropped down 3.5 percent.

Regional economic integration:

The external investment has improved economic conditions. The regional economy of the state is the base of the economy as a whole. The different regions which are divided into municipalities contribute to the economy with the help of different sources.

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