Like many other Caribbean nations, Cuba participated in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Over a million slaves were brought to Cuba from the 16th Century until 2867 to work on sugarcane plantations. After the Haitian Revolution in 1804, Cuba became the largest producer of sugar in the world. Slaves working on sugarcane plantations faced back breaking conditions. They worked an average of 20 hours a day, and were crammed into inhumane barracoons at night. Most nights, slaves only got 3-4 hours of sleep before having to return to the sugarcane fields.
The Republic of Haiti is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. Port-au-Prince is the capital of Haiti. The population of Haiti is about 10.8 million people. Haiti is the second most populous nation in the Caribbean.
Ecuador is a South American country that lies on the earth's equator. The capital of Ecuador is Quito, but the largest city is Guayaguil. In 2016, Ecuador's estimated population was 16,385,068 people.
Suriname is a small-diverse country in South America. Although the country is in South America, it is often regarded as a Caribbean nation. Suriname has a population of 566,000 people. Paramaribo is the capital and largest city in Suriname.
There are numerous things that come to mind when one thinks of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful women. The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Christ the Redeemer statue to name a few.