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Correa Ponders Reprieve for El Universo

Correa Ponders Reprieve for El Universo

Press freedom balances on a knife's edge in Ecuador as President Correa decides the fate of El Universo, Ecuador's largest newspaper.

This analysis was prepared by Jaim Coddington, Research Associate for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

To read the full article, click here.

Chavez Health Concerns Return

The latest news regarding Chavez’ state of health continues to take its political toll as the Venezuelan election season starts to heat up. Doubts linger as to Hugo Chavez’ ability to campaign effectively and to appoint a suitable successor should his condition deteriorate further.

This analysis was prepared by Lemi Tilahun, Research Associate for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

To read the full article, click here.

Upcoming COHA reports:

• A major study of security and educational issues in El Salvador prepared by Fred Mills, who holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from American University and is currently a professor at Bowie State University.
• The impact of Senator Richard Lugar's speech calling for bypassing the shipment of Venezuelan oil into the U.S.
• Chavez's illness sends reverberations throughout Latin America.
• The Cuban-American factor in the upcoming U.S. presidential race.
• The significance of the capture of Comrade Artemio, the last major leader of the Shining Path guerillas.


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