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Latin American & Iberian Studies

Provides annotated links to scholarly resources of particular interest to students & faculty researching at U.Va.


  • International Financial Statistics (IMF eLibrary) : Web version | Print Edition | Country Notes (Print)
    This monthly publication published by the International Monetary Fund: Data and Statistics is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, current data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts. Information is presented in country tables and in tables of area and world aggregates
  • World Development Indicators : Web version ; Print Version
    The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.
    DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them
  • World Bank.Open Data
    DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them
  • World Bank. Research & Outlook
    he Development Economics Group (DEC) increases understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the World Bank and the wider development community. DEC is the premier research and data arm of the World Bank
    FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries. From 23 October 2014, this version of FAOSTAT will no longer be updated. Please refer to the new FAOSTAT3
  • Statistical databases created by the Inter-American Development Bank:
  • Observatorio de la Seguridad ciudadana de la OEA / OAS observatory on citizen security . The OAS Hemispheric Citizen Security Observatory is constantly updating and publishing information for all the countries in the hemisphere. The Observatory presents official information disclosed by the States, assembled into indicators that cover all social phenomena of crime and violence, as well as the initiatives developed to control and penalize them. These indicators constitute the most extensive repertoire of official information on citizen security in the hemisphere.
              Web Version: 2011 -
              e-book in pdf format: 2011 | 2012

    Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) United Nations: Data And Statistics

  • CEPALSTAT. CEPALSTAT is the gateway to all the statistical information of Latin America and the Caribbean countries collected, systematized and published by ECLAC..
  • REDATAM. Creates and processes hierarchical databases from censuses, surveys, vital statistics and other sources for local, regional, and national analyses; produces thematic maps.
    Free download of all Redatam versions. And, REDATAM On-Line Process
  • RPADI .  Program for the Analysis of Industrial Dynamics (PADI)
  • MAGIC PLUS. Module to Analyse the Growth of International Commerce (MAGIC)
  • SIGCI. Interactive Graphic System for International Trade Data (SIGCI). Provides graphed data on the trade activity of 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries, the original 15 member countries of the European Union and other selected countries (mainly members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum).
  • Preliminary overview of the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL / ECLA)
              Web Version: 1997 -
             Print Format: Shannon, 1993- to date);
  • Foreign investment in Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL / ECLA Publication)
              Web Version: 1997 -
  • Social panorama of Latin America (CEPAL / ECLA Publication)
              Web Version 1997 - 
  • Latin America & the Caribbean in the world economy. (CEPAL / ECLA Publication)
             Web Version: 1997 -
              Print and CD ROM: 1998-2003
  • Demographic Observatory / Observatorio demográfico (CEPAL / ECLA Publication)
             Web Version 1997 - 
  • Latin America &  Caribbean: Economic and Social Data 
    Provides the socio-economic data on countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region, relating to economy, health, education, environment, democracy, trade, investment, assistance, and poverty
              e-Book in pdf format: 1991-2011
             Print Format: 1991-

National Statistical Agencies

Cayman Islands:
Costa Rica:
Dominican Republic:
El Salvador:
Puerto Rico:
St. Lucia:
St. Martin:
Trinidad and Tobago :
Turks and Caicos Islands :
  • Finding Data: Migrations
  • Finding Data: Data on Elections - Latin America
México, Central, South American & Iberian Country Reports :