I just answerede my question about Haiti..
Haiti rich in unexplored hydrocarbons (with potential oil reserves larger than those of Venezuela) , gold, copper, uranium 238 and 235 and strategic metals (iridium)
Russia calls it the near abroad. Its sphere of influence.
One of the countries in its near abroad is Afghanistan, which also just happens to be a undeveloped country rich in unexplored strategic metals, according to the British Geologic Survey.