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Exploring the Caribbean Islands
Also known as the West Indies, because Christopher Columbus in 1492 mistook them for the Indies in Asia, the Caribbean Islands consist of more than 7,000 islands. Of these, 13 are independent countries. Here's a look at three of the popular ones.
Cuba Jamaica Bahamas
Cuba Jamaica Bahamas
Still niggling under the pressure of US sanctions, Cuba remains the most populous island nation in the Caribbean. Jamaica is a country of economic contrasts and extremes, despite being a popular tourist destination. One of the most-coveted tourist destinations, the Bahamas economy runs mostly on tourism.
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