Welcome to the FOCAL archive

The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.


cuban_flagFor over 10 years, the Cubasource.org website was a valuable repository of information about Cuba for policy-makers, analysts, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and the media.

Among the program's activities was the publication of the Chronicle on Cuba, a monthly chronology in English and Spanish of top news items on Cuba produced by FOCAL between 2001 and 2010. The Chronicle on Cuba grouped news items by key themes, including: Cuban Domestic Affairs, Economy, Exile Community, Foreign Affairs, Security, Terrorism and U.S.-Cuba Relations. All past issues of the Chronicle on Cuba are archived online.

Other publications available on Cubasource.org:



A View of the Hemisphere



Explore the link between governance and development.