Grenada, February 2001.
View of Atlantic coast of Grenada.
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Grenada is the Western Hemisphere’s smallest nation. In 1974, it achieved independence from Britain, but five years later, Marxist revolutionaries siezed control. The Marxist government was ousted in 1983 when American-led forces invaded the island. Today, many people openly express their gratitude for the liberation. Whether or not the people are better off after the liberation is debatable, since many people openly beg for money at all of the tourist spots. People beg for money in most places, but of all the islands we visited, they were most prevalent here.
The main source of income for island is agriculture. Grenada is one of the largest exporters of nutmeg in the world. Other exports include mace (a byproduct of netmeg), cacoa, and bananas. Tourism is the second largest source of income, and still growing.