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POL 385 Politics and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

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News Databases
EIU Viewpoint (Formerly Economist Intelligence Unit)
In-depth country analysis and data, including descriptions of the politics, economy, risk, regulation, and business environment of a country. Also includes analysis of global automotive, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications industries. This service's Data tool can be used to compare economic data across or within countries. LANIC: Statistics
Gateway to statistics from and about Latin American countries. Organized by Regional and Country Resources. Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA or CEPAL)
This link will take you to the Publications page of the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America. There you can view and download the annual Statistical Yearbook for Latin American and the Caribbean. Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (OxLAD)
The Oxford Latin American Economic History Database contains statistical series for a wide range of economic and social indicators covering over 20 countries in the region for the period 1900-2000.
Quantitative Data
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
ICPSR is the world's largest archive of research and instructional data in the social sciences. Data collections available for secondary analysis include national opinion polls, attitude surveys, census and economic data. The University of Miami is one of over 500 member colleges and universities, and UM faculty and students can download data and documentation for their own research and instructional purposes. iPOLL
iPOLL's online database contains survey results from academic, commercial and media survey organizations. iPOLL is a source for US nationwide public opinion. A full-text retrieval system, iPOLL is organized at the question-level providing the tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys since 1935. Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University
The Center focuses on Latin American and Latino research on immigration and development. The website provides free access to a data archive of unique studies on the LAS migration field and to the Working Paper Series in the area.
Polls and Public Opinion
Latin American Public Opinion Project
LAPOP surveys analyze citizen views on system support, political tolerance, citizen participation, local government, corruption, and views on authoritarianism. Florida International University's Cuba Poll (2007)
The poll, the product of a collaboration between the Institute for Public Opinion Research and the Cuban Research Institute at FIU, is updated every few years. The link will take you to the current poll.
Discussion Networks


Latin American Newsstream (ProQuest)
A selection of full-text Latin-American newspapers and newswires covering international and Latin-American regional topics. Includes over 35 Latin American newspaper in Spanish and Portuguese, with some additional content in English. Leading newspapers include: Mural (Mexico), El Norte and Reforma (Mexico), O Globo and Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), La Nacin (Argentina), El Pais (Uruguay), El Nuevo Dia (Puerto Rico). Latin American and Caribbean Newspapers
This link will take you to a comprehensive list of links to country-specific newspapers, as well as to regional news sources. Zona Latina: Latin American Newspapers
Latin American Data Base (LADB): A News and Educational Service
Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE) Union List
Caribbean Newspaper Imaging Project (CNIP)
UM Special Collections
UM Special Collections
Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC)
Manuscript & Archival Collections from UM Special Collections
Digital Resources & Online Exhibits from UM Special Collections
UM Libraries Digital Initiatives
Digital Initiatives features a growing collection of digital objects, projects, and publications developed to preserve and support digital scholarship and the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University. These initiatives feature materials from the collections at University of Miami Libraries, and from collaborative projects and publications developed with faculty and Students.
Digital Collections/ E-Resources


- This is an image from the Cuban Historical and Literary Manuscript Collection of the Cuban Heritage Collection.

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA)
Bibliography of Sexuality Studies in Latin America - Stanford University (PDF file)
Border Cultures: Conjunto Music - UT Austin
Caribbean Histories Revealed
Castro Speech Database (LANIC)
This site provides access to Castro's speeches in English from 1959-1996. Center for Brazilian Studies - University of Oxford
Center for International Policy (CIP) - Americas Program
Central American Political History Database - Old Dominion University
Eco-Index (Rainforest Alliance)
Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Reimagined - Librrary of Congres
Foreign Relations of the United States,Iberia, the Caribbean, and Latin America: Portals to the World (Library of Congress)

Historicizing the Living Past in Latin America
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Latbook: Books and Serials - Argentina and Brazil
Latindex is an index of online journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal with links to individual journals but no search capacity across journals. Latin American Development Archive (LADARK) - UT, San Antonio
Latin American Network Information Center
LANIC facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. LANIC's editorially reviewed directories contain over 12,000 unique URLs, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet. Latin American Microform Project (LAMP), Center for Research Libraries
Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE)
Latin American Open Archive Portal (LAOAP)
The Latin American Open Archive Portal (LAOAP) is a project of the LARRP, in collaboration with LANIC, to improve access to social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America. Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection
Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)
Mexico: From Empire to Revolution
Online Bibliography on Latin American Environmental History (Cal State Long Beach)
Political Database of the Americas (PDBA)
The PDBA offers centralized and systematized information about institutions and political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, etc. Populism and Anti-Americanism in Modern Latin America
Religion in Latin America - Wabash Center
Twentieth Century Latin American Pamphlets, Part I: Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) - Rutgers University Libraries
University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA)
Zapatistas! (LANIC)
Virtual Health Library
Social Science Virtual Library - CLACSO
Andean Digital Library
South American Collections (University of Florida Libraries)
Latin American & Caribbean Government Documents Project (Cornell University)
Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project
Caribbean Histories Revealed
Evita Perón Historical Research Foundation
Evita: 50 Years as a Symbol (BBC News)
Hugo Chavez (BBC News)
Fujimori's Controversial Career (BBC News)
Mexican Revolution, ca. 1910-1917 (Yale University)
Latin American Travelogues (Brown University)
International Collections Database (Univ. of Washington)
Deena Stryker Photographs
Photographs taken in Cuba by Deena Stryker in 1963 and 1964, including many of the most important figures of the Cuban Revolution, including Fidel and Raul Castro, Ernesto Che Guevara, and Celia Sanchez. From the Duke University Libraries Digital Collection.

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