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Rural Colombia: The Potential for the Future

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Plans for the El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project Plant have been put forward to encourage international investment in Colombia and been sold to the public as part of a national plan for energy security. Development projects such as this are rarely present in the national and international media, but have transformed the lives of many Colombians living in rural areas.
This analysis was prepared by Delphine Mechoulan, Guest Scholar for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

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Rural Colombia: The Potential for the Future

Aun cuando Viena le otorga a Washington plena autoridad para expulsar algún diplomático residente, a discreción, la pregunta que queda remanente es si el gobierno estadounidense fue sabio o no con su decisión sobre Livia Acosta.
While Vienna certainly gives Washington the plenary authority to expel any resident diplomat at will, the question is whether the U.S was wise to expel Livia Acosta.

This analysis was prepared by Jeniree Vasquez, Research Associate for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

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RE: EEUU admite 'Problemas menores' en consulado de Venezuela (EEUU admites 'minor problems' on Venezuelan Consulate)

COHA Recommends....

The Latin American Bureau's recent article, "Paraguayan People's Army"

The Latin America Bureau (LAB) is a London-based independent research and publishing organization that has been on the scene engaged in enormously valuable research on relation between the U.S., the U.K and Latin America. In many respects, it is one of Europe's most closely familiar organizations and is comparable to a U.S. style research group engaged in political, social and economic matters in Latin America. LAB has a very strong publishing program that is a focal point for the assessment of the full range of inter-American relations. COHA salutes LAB for its immense contributions to the full gamut of hemisphere relations over the years.

Aside from occasional references by Latin News and one or two other publications, almost no Western sources have been addressing the rise of the Paraguayan People's Army. Nick Caistor, in his article from January 17 2012 does a first rate job.

To read the full article, click here.

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, founded in 1975, is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and information organization. It has been described on the Senate floor as being "one of the nation's most respected bodies of scholars and policy makers." For more information, please see our web page at

Thursday January 19, 2012 | Research Memorandum 12.4


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