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Carin Zissis

Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

Carin Zissis is editor-in-chief of AS/COA Online, the website of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas. Since joining the organizations in July 2007, she has led a relaunch of the website and initiated the organizations’ social media profiles and strategy. Based in Mexico City, she serves as editorial lead on AS/COA Online’s suite of content.

With over a decade of editorial experience in both print and online media, she’s covered a range of topics, including Mexican immigration to the United States, the 2009 Honduran coup, Turkish women’s rights, Pakistani tribal areas, and China’s environmental crisis. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe,, U.S. News & World Report, Univision Noticias, World Politics Review, and other outlets. Prior to joining AS/COA she covered Asia as a website staff writer for the Council on Foreign Relations. While there, she produced an interactive guide to North Korean nuclear tensions that earned’s Crisis Guide series win a 2007 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. She holds an MA in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University and a BA in History from George Washington University.

Areas of Expertise: Mexico, Central America, digital media.

Contributions from Carin Zissis

Argentine Inaugurations

Friday, December 7, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

South American heads of state converged in Buenos Aires Sunday for the launch of Banco del Sur, a project hatched by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The bank's birth marked Argentine head of state Nestor Kirchner's last day in office before the inauguration of his wife, Cristina. During a September AS/COA event, she discussed Argentina's economic recovery. ... Read More

Which Way for Constitutional Reform?

Thursday, December 6, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

After Venezuela's rejection of a new constitution, attention turns to other Latin American attempts at reform, particularly in Bolivia and Ecuador. Plagued by protests, Bolivia's constitutional reform remains in doubt. Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez Herrera and President Rafael Correa of Ecuador discussed constitutional reform at AS/COA events. ... Read More