COHA in the Public Arena (August 6 – August 10)By:
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, COHA director Larry Birns was interviewed by Press TV on the downfalls of ideological extremism in Congress, particularly in addressing economic hardship in the United States, as many lawmakers have put ideology ahead of professionalism.
Director Larry Birns was interviewed by Al Jazeera on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, about the Venezuelan presidential elections and potential for electoral fraud. Although not without criticism of Chavez, Birns noted that opinion polls have consistently shown he enjoys the public’s support.
VOXXI published an article “Hacking freedom of speech in Chavez’s Venezuela and Latin America” by Research Fellow Alex Sanchez on Tuesday, August, 7, 2012, in its Americas blog about the online attacks intended to silence opposition leaders in the region.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2012, COHA Research Fellow Peter Tase published an article “MERCOSUR’s isolation of Paraguay is strategic challenge to the United States” in Spero News and another “Friendship with the U.S., Peace and Progress” in the Albanian newspaper, Telegraf.
“Leave US in Peace”: Security in Colombia’s Cauca Department
By: COHA Research Associate Darya Vakulenko
Spanish Enterprises Needs Latin America for Economic Expansion
By: COHA Research Associates Darya Vakulenko and Mar Guinot
Brazil: Playing Chess in Latin America
By: COHA Research Associate Mar Guinot
The Paraguay Imbroglio: A Disconcerting Endgame
By: COHA Research Associate Eric Stadius
Mexico Oust Brazil as Investors?
By: COHA Research Associate Jorge Rojas-Ruiz
Catholicism Condemns Chileans to Epidemic
By: COHA Research Associate Aisha Espey