Republic combining the former nations of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, The Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda, Agnuilla, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Gualeloupe and the Virgin Islands.
As the Eco-Crisis began landmasses throughout the Caribbean and between Mexico and South America became repeatedly flooded to the point where some nations nearly submerged entirely. And while traditional crops continued to fail during this period creating exportable food shortages and severely depressing the economies of this region the crisis provided the perfect breeding ground for what were considered non-exportable traditional food sources.
As international demand for high protein sustenance of any variety grew the mainland nations looked for ways to prepare and package their traditional food sources of insects and invertibrates for export and in the process discovered their yield from these alternative harvests far exceeded that of their crops and ranchlands. Furthermore as starving populations in each of their trade partnerships grew healthier from these protein rich diets demand grew even further.
Cuba was the first of the Caribbean island nations to adapt to the new paradim the Eco-Crisis created, combining the base protein from the mainland nations with their resurgent supplement crops of sugar and grains. Quickly their systems model was adopted by other Caribbean Nations until the entire region had become a major supplier of the planet's food. The Caribbean Union was formed to streamline the exports of both supplier and processor nations with the model working so well that a formal Governmental Union modelled on the European one in the 21st Century was almost inevitable. Mexico's referendum to join the Union was passed by a 72 per cent of the popular support.
Not long after the region re-emerged beyond primary industries when Federal Corporations that had been reinvesting their food production profits in companion industries. One such co-production partnership was with Rigel Aerospace (then fledgling Rigel Technologies) that resulted in the creation of GRAV-PLATE Technology and revolutionized Transportation.
HIGHEST POPULATION BEFORE ECO-CRISIS: 285,436,471
LOWEST POPULATION DURING ECO-CRISIS: 95,481,193
POPULATION (AS AT LATEST CENSUS): 190,290,986