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Interview: Alfonso Quiroz on Constitutional Reform in the Andes

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Less than a year after Venezuela voted against a new constitution, Ecuador prepares for its own vote and Bolivia witnesses violent clashes in the midst of a reform process. AS/COA speaks with Latin American historian Alfonso Quiroz about the recent round of constitutional changes in the Andes and how they differ from reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Read More

Interview: Jair Ribeiro on Model for Adopting, Improving Brazilian Schools

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Brazilian CEO Jair Ribeiro discusses Partners in Education, a program targeting one of Brazil’s most pressing issues—the quality of education. Through the program’s model, business leaders adopt and boost management of individual schools in the São Paulo area. ... Read More

Interview: FIU's Eduardo Gamarra on Bolivian President Evo Morales' "Riskless" Recall Vote

Monday, August 4, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Bolivia expert Eduardo Gamarra of Florida International University discusses the complex series of referenda taking place in Bolivia, explaining what is behind the political divisions affecting the country. Speaking about Sunday’s recall vote, Gamarra comments that, “The president is basically running a riskless election.” ... Read More

Entrevista: Activista Estudiantil Yon Goicoechea sobre el Futuro Político Venezolano

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yon Goicoechea, estudiante venezolano de derecho, activista y fundador de la fundación Futuro Presente describe sus planes de fundar una escuela para líderes políticos jovenes. "Yo creo que para tener países modernos también hace falta renovar nuestras estructuras políticas," dijo Goicoechea. ... Read More

Secretary General José Miguel Insulza on the OAS Role in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In an AS/COA Online interview, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza describes the role of the agency in negotiating recent border tensions between Ecuador and Colombia, autonomy and recall votes in Bolivia, and U.S.-Cuba relations. "[T]he OAS has to prove itself as the main forum for political dialogue in the Americas," said Insulza. ... Read More

COA's Eric Farnsworth on the Delayed U.S.-Colombia TPA Vote

Thursday, April 10, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

In an AS/COA Online Interview, COA Vice President and trade policy expert Eric Farnsworth discusses Congress' decision to delay consideration of the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement. He warns that a failure to approve the deal would undermine regional allies who support an open market democratic system. ... Read More