Use the tabs below to find online resources about Cuba from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.
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A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Cuba
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
FAO and Cuba
This page from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has information on economic and agricultural issues. It also has a good selection of maps.
Human Development Report on Cuba
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.
IAEA - Cuba
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
IEA - Cuba
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
ITC - Cuba
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
OHCHR - Cuba
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
UNdata Country Profile - Cuba
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Worldwide - Cuba
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNESCO Communication & Information - Cuba
Country profile, news and links to related projects and web sites.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Cuba
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
- UNESCO Office Havana
Cluster Office representing UNESCO in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Aruba.
- UNESCO World Heritage - Cuba
Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Cuba
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Cuba
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Archives of Fidel Castro's Speeches: 1959-2007 (in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German, and Arabic)
Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular (in Spanish only)
Banco Central de Cuba
Central Bank of Cuba
Constitucion de la Republica de Cuba (in Spanish only)
Cuban News Agency
Granma: Official Communist Party Newspaper
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Oficina Nacional de Estadisticas (in Spanish only)
Nation Statistics Office
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Latin America CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Latin America.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Cuba" as the search term.
- National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Cuba" as the search term.
Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Cuba.
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 CU This database has gathered material from the U.S. government and written essays on the relationship between Cuba and the United States.
- The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection of Documents, From the Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War CU This database has gathered material from the U.S. government and written essays on the relationship between Cuba and the United States.
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
Human Rights Watch - Cuba
News and reports related to human rights.
LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Cuba
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Cuba.
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Delegation of the European Commission in the Domican Republic and Cuba. The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.
G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Cuba), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.
Organization of American States - Cuba
"The OAS brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. The OAS is the region's principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption." Cuba remains a member, but its government has been excluded from participation in the OAS since 1962.
Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo: Cuba (in Spanish only)
United Nations Development Programme Cuba. UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
ReliefWeb - Cuba
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Cuba from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Cuba
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
USAID - Cuba
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
U.S. Department of State - Cuba
U.S.-Cuban relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
World Food Programme - Cuba
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
World Trade Organization - Cuba
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
WHO (World Health Organization)
- World Health Organization - Cuba
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Cuba.
Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
- Country Health Profile - Cuba
Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Maps, agencies, military branches, nuclear capability, news, and references from GlobalSecurity.org.
NTI - Cuba Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
|Electronic Resources||Print and Electronic Resources|
|cuba and econom*||cuba and econom*|
|cuba and histor*||cuba and histor*|
|cuba and politic*||cuba and politic*|
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
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