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Amb. Jeffrey Davidow on Expectations for the Summit of the Americas

Friday, April 3, 2009

In an exclusive interview, White House Advisor for the Summit of the Americas Jeffrey Davidow speaks about expectations for April's summit in Port of Spain. The Obama administration will seek to build on the hemisphere’s past decade of accomplishments through a “real focus on exchanging ideas, techniques, and best practices,” said Davidow. ... Read More

Interview: Dr. Thomas Dillehay on Moon Tears: Mapuche Art and Cosmology

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dr. Thomas D. Dillehay, a distinguished professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt University and Professor Extroardinaire at the Universidad de Chile, talks with AS/COA Online about the objects featured in Moon Tears: Mapuche Art and Cosmology from the Domeyko Cassel Collection—the current exhibition featured at the Americas Society. ... Read More

Interview: Leopoldo López on Venezuela's Political Alternative

Monday, October 6, 2008

Leopoldo López Mendoza, mayor of the Chacao municipality of Caracas, was favored to win the mayoralty of the Venezuelan capital until he and hundreds of other candidates were banned from running in upcoming municipal elections. In an interview, López talks about the questionable legality of the ban and the threat posed to democracy in Venezuela. ... Read More

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