not the most exposed place in the world, but we have the advantage (and I guess you too) of having two intertwining cultures, even though the Spanish influenced one is the strongest. I'm from Cuba though. But got out of there in '63, a month before I turned 5 years old, and lived in Panama for five years. I have relatives in the USA and in Cuba, and not a single one here. Both my grandfathers were from Spain.
I like very much your projects, I only wish I had the time to do more stuff.