a Dutch colony in the 17th century, was a British possession until 1966; one of many British colonies. Also the only possession Britain ever held on the mainland of South America. British influence is still high, most of life happens in the capital.
the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: República de Costa Rica), is a pleasant country in Central America. Its is the Latin American country with the lowest unemployment rate. Often called the "Switzerland of Central America" and has developped a higher social security rating than its neighbours.
Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central America, it is bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Suriname, formerly known as the Dutch Guiana Guyana enjoys a relatively high living standard and is one of South America's smallest countries. Reaching independence from the Netherlands in 1975.