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Crisis Subsides in Bolivia but Tensions Persist

Monday, September 15, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

As violent clashes die down in Bolivia, concern remains over deep political differences between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales. Meanwhile, the unrest coincided with a diplomatic tit-for-tat involving Bolivia and Venezuela against the United States. ... 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

Iran and Islamic Terrorism in Latin America: An Emerging Threat?

Thursday, July 17, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth

In remarks to the American Jewish Committee, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth examines Latin American links with Iran, particularly with Venezuela. Citing evidence of activities by Hezbollah agents in South American, Farnsworth offers recommendations to counter negative influences that could lead to terrorist actions. ... Read More

Remarks by AS/COA President Susan Segal at AS/COA's 2008 Latin American Cities Conference in Bogota

Wednesday, June 18, 2008  |  Susan Segal

Durante la décimo-segunda conferencia: Colombia a los ojos de Wall Street de AS/COA en Bogota, la presidenta de AS/COA Sugan Segal enfocó su presentación en el crecimiento economico de Colombia durante los ultimos años. También habló sobre la posibilidad de un tratado de libre comercio (TLC) entre los Estados Unidos y Colombia. ... Read More

The Andean Region at a Crossroads: Economic, Political, and Security Prospects

Monday, June 2, 2008

With tensions running high between some Andean countries, AS/COA convened a roundtable on economic, political, and security issues affecting the region. The discussion included a keynote speech by Ecuador's Minister of the Government and Police Fernando Bustamante. ... 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