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A Demographic Profile Of Black Caribbean Immigrants In The United States

Immigration from the Caribbean to the United States is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning largely after changes to US immigration law in 1965 that placed a new priority on family-based migration.
This report, by sociologist Kevin J.A. Thomas of The Pennsylvania State University,...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
U.S. Trade Policy And The Caribbean: From Trade Preferences To Free Trade Agreements

For over 40 years, the United States has relied on unilateral trade preferences to promote exportled development in poor countries.
Congressionally authorized trade preferences give market access to selected developing country goods, duty free or at tariffs below normal rates, without...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 6, 2011
21st Report Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act 2011-12

The overall effect of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) on the U.S. economy continues to be negligible, while the effect on U.S. consumers and beneficiary countries is small but positive, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its most recent report monitoring...

Publication Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013
Travel & Tourism’s Economic Impact Across The Caribbean

Our research indicates that Travel & Tourism (T&T) plays a proportionately stronger role in both GDP and employment creation than any other comparable region.
In 2010, we forecast that the direct T&T industry will account for 3.7% of total GDP, whilst for our broader T&T...

Publication Date: 
Monday, May 31, 2010
Remaking The Relationship -The United States and Latin America

Relations between the United States and Latin America are at a curious juncture.
In the past decade, most Latin American countries have made enormous progress in managing their economies and reducing inequality and, especially, poverty, within a democratic framework. These critical changes...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Caribbean Small States : Challenges Of High Debt And Low Growth

Many countries in the region share similar economic characteristics. They are small economies, very open to international trade, and highly exposed to natural disasters and economic shocks. The Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world.
This paper presents background...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Regional Economic Update -Latin America and the Caribbean, October 2013

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints.

Publication Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2013
Caribbean Human Development Report 2012

This is the first Human Development Report (HDR) on the Caribbean region.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Rethinking Reforms

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of small open economies and global factors have a large impact on the region’s economic progress.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Report Card: Subdued Economic Growth In The Americas Constrains Sovereign Creditworthiness

Sovereign credit ratings in the Americas fall between 'AAA' and 'SD', reflecting the differing fortunes of the 30 sovereigns that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services rates in the western hemisphere.

Publication Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013


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