Belize was a British colony until 1981. This makes it the only Commonwealth country in Central America. Belize considers itself both a Caribbean and Latin American country, and maintains close economic ties across both regions, being a member of CARICOM and CELAC.
Belize’s economy is split between agriculture and tourism, with small private enterprises widespread. Belize is also considered a tax haven, so there is a well-developed banking system. Hiring in Belize is comparable to other Latin American nations, with established worker’s rights and employment law, but outside the major cities hiring is still informal.