Belize: A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture (In Focus Guides)

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As Belize's agriculture mainstays face an uncertain future, the country has opted for "green tourism". Beaches, coral reefs and the rainforest are now at the forefront of the Belizean economy. This is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this spectacular country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and environment and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Photos and maps.
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Overview

As Belize's agriculture mainstays face an uncertain future, the country has opted for "green tourism". Beaches, coral reefs and the rainforest are now at the forefront of the Belizean economy. This is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this spectacular country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and environment and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Photos and maps.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566562843
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: In Focus Guides
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 1,204,224
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Diversity and Uncertainty 4
1 Influences and Environment: The Forming of Modern Belize 6
Belize's People 6
External Influences 10
Geography 14
The Living Forest 19
2 History and Politics: From Enclave to Nationhood 26
Central American Backwater 27
Politics and Democracy 33
A New Era? 40
Modern Belizean Politics 42
3 The Economy: Merchant Belize 46
No More Free Money 47
Bananas: Profits out of Poverty 50
Tourism 55
Free Market Fears 61
4 People and Culture: "A Motley Crew" 63
A Diverse Nation 63
The Maya 70
Religion 76
Art, Music and Literature 77
5 Where to Go, What to See 81
Tips for Travelers 87
Addresses and Contacts 90
Further Reading and Bookstores 91
Facts and Figures 92
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