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We are reminded on a daily basis that the natural environment in which we live is vitally important for our well-being, whether it is in the form of climate change, global warming, declining fertility or dwindling natural resources.

The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies.

El Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA) es un organismo regional intergubernamental,  creado el 17 de octubre de 1975 mediante el Convenio  de Panamá. Constitutivo del Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA)*, con sede en Caracas, Venezuela.

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