The area that was once full of pirates, slaves, busty women, busty women pirates and women slaves who may or may not have been busty. In the present day, the Caribbean nations are mostly poor but have a strong tourism industry due to their tropical climate and close proximity to the United States and Canada. This is a list of the Caribbean countries that aren't part of Latin America. Because of that, some countries like Cuba or the Dominican Republic are not here, while Guyana in South America and Belize in Central America are. What separates these countries from Latin America is the prominence of African culture among the populace, whereas Spanish culture dominates elsewhere. Just think of this list as a list of countries members of a "Caribbean Community" (a real organization, known as CARICOM, headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana).