More than 565 million people live in the 23 sovereign states and 15 dependent territories of North America. In this continent, countries like the US and Canada are developed; and nations around the Caribbean are less developed.
Here is the five poorest countries in North America, ranked according to their GDP (PPP) per capita.
El Salvador is a poor nation that is being plagued by gang violence. Today violent drug-gang crime is tearing down the nation. Around 40 percent of the population lives in poverty, while a tiny elite live in luxury.