Interactive Encyclopedia: Caribbean History and Culture

The Dominican Republic has just launched the digital and interactive encyclopedia “Caribbean History and Culture,” which will be available as of today, June 4, 2010. The launch took place on Wednesday, June 2, and was attended by diplomats, officials, professors, and students interested in learning about the advances in the collection of information on Caribbean countries. President Leonel Fernández, who was instrumental in the project’s creation, was thanked for his support.

The project is the result of an initiative between the Juan Bosch Chair of the University of Havana and the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), a non-profit organization created by Fernández in the Dominican Republic in 2000. During the launch, the coordinator of the Juan Bosch Chair, Luis Cespedes, said that “the encyclopedia will, for the first time, allow users to obtain unpublished information processed in the Caribbean.” He praised the efforts of Cuban and Dominican specialists who worked and are still working on the production of the encyclopedia in the historic, political, artistic, literary, social, and economic areas.

Cespedes explained that the project that will also be available in Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Mexico; efforts are also being made to make it available in Haiti.

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