Most people in the Caribbean are poor, and the economies of their countries, shaped by colonizing powers, remain highly dependent on international markets, Caribbean nations that have tried to follow a more autonomous course have found themselves at odds with the United States, which sees the region as part of its own sphere of influence. Washingto
Table of Contents
The Setting -- The Economic Crisis -- Impact of the Crisis on Poor Women and Their Households -- Structural Adjustment and the Quest for Participation -- The Historical Legacy: U.S.-Caribbean Relations -- The Caribbean Basin Initiative -- Beyond Structural Adjustment: Alternative Development Strategies -- Out of the Shadow: Alternative U.S. Policies Toward the Caribbean
Helen I. Safa is professor of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida.