Belize - English Speaking Country in Central America
Based in Killingworth, CT, John Sulzbach works as a production manager with the manufacturing firm Astroseal Products. An avid traveler, John Sulzbach spent a year traveling in Latin American countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Belize.

The only country in Central America with English as its official language, Belize was originally part of the Mayan Empire, as were Guatemala and southern Mexico. This civilization mysteriously declined in the 14th century, some 200 years before the Spanish discovered the New World.

Nominally under Spanish rule, lushly forested Belize was difficult to penetrate and became a haven for English and Scottish pirates in the 17th century. Ultimately, the area became a logging center, and at the end of the 18th century the country formally came under British rule with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in a battle off of St. George's Caye.

Belize was taken in as a British colony, in direct contravention of the Monroe Doctrine, while Civil War raged in the United States. This arrangement lasted until the end of World War II, when Belize finally gained independence. Over the last few decades, Belize has weathered a number of devastating hurricanes, and its economy today is largely focused on tourism.                             
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Based in Killingworth, CT, John Sulzbach works as a production manager with the manufacturing firm Astroseal Products. An avid traveler, John Sul Read More
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