Workers board up a storefront in Kingston.

After years of economic stagnation, Jamaica’s economy has recently experienced rapid and potentially sustainable growth, thanks to effective policymaking. But the economic recovery came at the expense of preparedness for the effects of climate change, which poses significant dangers to Jamaica’s core sectors of agriculture and tourism.

Protesters in Haiti.

With no elected leadership currently in place, Haiti’s governance crisis would be helped by a new election to put in place a legitimate government that can begin solving the country’s challenges. It’s a simple recommendation that quickly becomes complicated by the country’s current situation as well as its recent and distant past.

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