Weathering storms in Central America: The impact of hurricanes on poverty and the economy
A small, upper-middle income country with a population of about 359 000 and a per capita income of US$ 4,906 (current) in 2016, Belize has undergone significant economic transformation over the last two decades, mainly due to the growing tourism industry and to the commercial oil discovery in 2005. Tourism and agriculture are the main sources of income and employment. Tourism represents almost o...
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