Miriam Chesner Explores Latin America’s Caribbean Nations
A qualified teacher of English as a second language, New York University graduate Miriam Chesner is also a cultural expert focused on Latin America. Here the New Jersey-based Phi Beta Kappa Charter of New York member explores Latin America’s Caribbean nations, chiefly the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba.
“Cuba,” says Miriam Chesner, “a part of the West Indies, is the largest single island of the archipelago, and one of the most influential states of the Caribbean region.”
The country, she reveals, is a multicultural, largely urban nation, although it boasts only one major city. “Havana, Cuba’s capital and commercial hub, is a handsome city on the country’s northwestern coast with a scenic waterfront surrounded by beautiful beaches,” New Jersey-based Miriam Chesner explains. Today attracting an increasing number of overseas visitors, Cuba’s other notable cities include Santiago, Camagüey, and Holguín.
“The Dominican Republic, meanwhile,” says Miriam Chesner, “another country which forms part of the West Indies, enjoys shores to the south which are washed by the Caribbean, and, to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean.”
Cultural Expert Miriam Chesner Explores Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
Located on the south coast, the national capital is Santo Domingo, according to Miriam Chesner. “The Dominican Republic has much in common with wider Latin America, of which, today, it is largely considered something of a microcosm,” she adds.
Lastly, Miriam Chesnertouches on Haiti. “Haiti was only the second country, after the United States, in the Americas to free itself from colonial rule,” she explains.
Sadly, however, she says, over the centuries, economic, political, and social difficulties, plus a number of serious natural disasters, have beset Haiti with chronic poverty and numerous other problems. “However, thanks to its favorable climate, abundant beaches, mountain ranges, waterfalls, underground caves, stunning colonial architecture, and distinct cultural history, the country still remains an attractive proposition for over a million tourists every year,” Miriam Chesneradds, wrapping up.
A member of the Phi Beta Kappa Charter of New York, part of America’s oldest honor society, New York University graduate Miriam Chesner is an expert on Latin American culture and an English language educator currently based in New Jersey. Miriam Chesner has also recently explored the rise of tourism in Peru and looked at popular Brazilian cultural celebrations and occasions. She has also addressed the importance of learning culture alongside language, shared details of ESL training and education, explained the benefits of teaching English as a second language, and uncovered opportunities available to ESL qualified individuals worldwide.