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This country ruled the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1672 until 1917, when they sold the territory to the United States.DENMARK
When Christopher Columbus landed on this island in 1494, it was probably at Discovery Bay.JAMAICA
On August 15, 1914, the SS Ancon became the first ship to pass through this, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.PANAMA CANAL
This style of music, which combines mento and calypso sounds with jazz and R&B, developed in 1960s Jamaica.REGGAE
This peninsula is home to several important Mayan sites, including Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Uxmal.YUCATÁN
This capital city was founded to serve as the new home for survivors of the 1692 earthquake that destroyed Port Royal.KINGSTON
This religion arrived in Trinidad and Tobago in 1845; it now represents about a quarter of the population.HINDUISM
This European royal became Governor of the Bahamas in August 1940 following his abdication.EDWARD VIII, The Duke of Windsor
From 1703-1718, this capital city was the center of a successful pirate republic that served as the base of Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and many others.NASSAU
The historic presbytery of La Plaine, Dominica is named for St. Francis ______.XAVIER
Sephardic Jews sought refuge on this southern island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles, during the Inquisition and became an important part of the local culture.CURAÇAO
North of the Windward Islands, this island group had the most significant regional resistance to the British Stamp Act.LEEWARD ISLANDS
The US CIA codenamed the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion 'Operation ______' after this nearby peninsula which shares its name with a leading figure in the Mexican revolution.ZAPATA
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The 1995-1997 eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano destroyed this British Overseas Territory's capital of Plymouth.MONTSERRAT
This controversial politician was inaugurated as Haiti's first democratically-elected president in February 1991.Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE
All independent states in the region are members of this Washington, D.C.-headquartered body, founded in 1948 to focus exclusively on hemispheric concerns.ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
The storm surge from this 2004 Category 5 hurricane was so severe that 83% of homes on Grand Cayman had significant water damage.IVAN
This northern grouping of islands, representing 90% of both the land mass and population of the West Indies, was the first area explored by Europeans.GREATER ANTILLES
This explorer described Aruba as an 'island of giants,' referring to the comparatively large stature of the native Caquetíos compared to Europeans.Amerigo VESPUCCI
Predecessor to Chiquita, this fruit company operated a fleet of 'banana boats' that doubled as tourist transportation in the early and mid-20th century.UNITED FRUIT COMPANY
Slavery was abolished on this island in 1848 -- but only on half of it.SINT MAARTEN
This Mexican state, known to tourists for Cozumel, is home to Mayan sites like Chacchoben and Muyil.QUINTANA ROO
Upon arrival on Cuba and Hispaniola, Columbus and his crew made contact with these indigenous people.TAÍNO
In October 1983, the United States led a UN-condemned anti-Communist invasion of Grenada known as Operation Urgent ____.FURY
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago was the capital of this short-lived regional political federation of colonies seeking independence from the UK.WEST INDIES FEDERATION
Term for the occupations, police actions, and military interventions by the US between the end of the Spanish–American War and the inception of the Good Neighbor Policy in 1934.BANANA WARS

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