Two countries (and keywords!) that have recently been in the headlines are Haiti and Cuba – the former because it suffered a devastating earthquake earlier in the year and the latter because significant changes seem imminent in one of the world’s last communist bastions.
For both countries our Digital Library offers extensive resources for research ‘behind the headlines’ and for further insights into the historical challenges and future prospects of these two fragile Caribbean nations.
Head out to explore our holdings and let us know what you found particularly interesting and helpful. Some publications worth highlighting include:
- An Elcano Royal Institute paper examining the history of Cuba’s economic development since the 1990s.
- A comprehensive US Congressional Research Service report on Cuba.
- Two United States Institute of Peace papers on the importance of educational reform in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and on the state of the country six months after the catastrophe.
- An Elcano Royal Institute paper on the role of US military aid in the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake.