COHA in the Public Arena (August 6 – August 10)

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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.


Article Citations:


“Leave US in Peace”: Security in Colombia’s Cauca Department

By: COHA Research Associate Darya Vakulenko

Sounds and Colours


Spanish Enterprises Needs Latin America for Economic Expansion

By: COHA Research Associates Darya Vakulenko and Mar Guinot

“Scoop” Independent World News

The Exporter Magazine

Eurasia Review


I4U News


Brazil: Playing Chess in Latin America

By: COHA Research Associate Mar Guinot

“Scoop” Independent World News


The Paraguay Imbroglio: A Disconcerting Endgame

By: COHA Research Associate Eric Stadius

Eurasia Review


Mexico Oust Brazil as Investors?

By: COHA Research Associate Jorge Rojas-Ruiz

Silo Breaker

“Scoop” Independent World News



Catholicism Condemns Chileans to Epidemic

By: COHA Research Associate Aisha Espey

“Scoop” Independent World News