Accession Number : ADA305100

Title :   Cuban Presence and Activities in the Third World.

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Haggerty, Richard A. ; Hudson, Rex A. ; Merrill, Tim

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Report Date : JUN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This study offers an assessment of the Cuban presence and activities in the Third World in the late 1980s and early 1990. It is organized alphabetically by region--Africa (Sub-Saharan), Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East--and, within each region, alphabetically by country. The information presented is based primarily on the data base generated by the FRD analysts, using a variety of Cuban periodicals. In addition, the analysts consulted some general and regional reference works in order to provide an analytical framework for the specific information obtained from the data base. In general, a country is listed only when some recent activity or contact has been noted. Nevertheless, where information was avallable about a country with no significant current ties to Cuba but with a past relationship of interest--e.g., Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Grenada--that country has been included for background purposes. Various charts summarizing data from the data base and tables with statistics from Cuba's Anuario Estadfstico are included in an Appendix to the study. Information in the charts is derived primarily from the FRD data base and is thus not comprehensive. Finally, the study includes a list of sources consulted. The FRD analysts concentrated on available Cuban periodicals, of which Granma and Granma Weekly Review were the most fruitful. With regard to timeframe, the study focuses on the 1988-89 period because those are the years for which comprehensive research was conducted. Where available, however, data from earlier years were included as well.

Descriptors :   *DEVELOPING NATIONS, *CUBA, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DATA BASES, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, MIDDLE EAST, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, STATISTICAL DATA, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, CULTURAL RESOURCES, LATIN AMERICA, PERIODICALS, ASIA, FOREIGN AID.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE