The Caribbean

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    • The capital of Cuba is La Habana or Havana.

    • Cuba is the biggest island in the Caribbean.

    • Cuba is 90 miles from the most southern tip of Florida.

    • The Cuban bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.

    • Baseball is the most popular sport in Cuba.

    • Even though Cuba is a tropical island, it snowed once in 1857!

    • Fidel Castro was a dictator, leader that rules by force, in Cuba for over 40 years.

    • Cuba has many snakes, but it is rare to find one that is poisonous.

    • Story-teller Carmen Agra Deedy is from Cuba. She immigrated to the United States in 1963.

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Dominican Republic

    • The capital of República Dominicana is Santo Domingo.

    • The Dominican Republic shares an island with Haiti.

    • Baseball is the most popular sport in the Dominican Republic. 

    • The beaches in the Dominican Republic are beautiful.

    • Bay Samana is great to visit if you want to go whale watching (About 2,000 whales between December and March). 

    • Christopher Columbus landed in the Dominican Republic during his first voyage in 1492.

    • Santo Domingo is the capital of the Spanish colony founded by the Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher Columbus' brother.

    • The Dominican Republic is the home of the smallest gecko, the Jaragua gecko also known as the dwarf gecko. 

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Puerto Rico

    • The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

    • Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean.

    • Puerto Rico belongs to the United States. It is a territory, not a state. Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

    • You don't need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico.

    • Most people in Puerto Rico speak English.

    • San Juan is one of the oldest cities in the Americas.

    • The Coquí is a frog only found in Puerto Rico and is considered one of the smallest in the world.

    • Puerto Rico has 270 miles of beaches!

    • Puerto Rican José Feliciano is known for his song "Feliz navidad".