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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

Vice Presidential Choices, Latin America Policy, and the Hispanic Vote

Tuesday, September 2, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

The U.S. presidential hopefuls made their decisions on running mates, with longtime Senator Joe Biden as the Democratic choice and the relatively unknown Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket. Where do the vice presidential candidates stand on Latin America-related issues and can they help draw the crucial Hispanic vote? ... Read More

La lucha contra el crimen se queda en el sur

Monday, September 1, 2008  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario/La Prensa

En un artículo de opinion para El Diario/La Prensa, Christopher Sabatini de AS/COA analiza el alcance de la Iniciativa Mérida para combatir el crimen y la violencia en México. Además comenta sobre las fallas de dicha iniciativa en localizar las causas del problema de la falta de seguridad en la región. ... Read More

Mexico Confronts Violence

Thursday, August 28, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

The Mexican government signed a series of laws to combat the rise in kidnappings while civic groups hold for a national march to protest violence. But in the face of widespread insecurity, concerns remain about how to control crime sparked by an escalating drug war. ... Read More