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Tehran On a Quest to Expand Its Diplomatic Frontiers

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Tehran On a Quest to Expand Its Diplomatic Frontiers in Latin America

Since the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran has continued to make significant diplomatic inroads in Latin America. At a time where his regime faces isolation and sanctions from the West, new alliances abroad are essential. COHA evaluates the new diplomatic and economic incentives that Tehran is employing to show Latin America and the World in tandem that they are not the existential threat that rhetoric from the West makes them out to be.

This analysis was prepared by Research Associate Lemi Tilahun, at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
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Venezuela: Golden Boy Could Abrubtly Overthrow Chavez's Winning Streak

The rise of Governor Henrique Capriles as the most viable opponent to Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez in more than a decade has drawn major attention in the region and around the world. As elections draw nearer, COHA surveys the ascendence of Presidential prospect and Governor of Miranda State.

This analysis was prepared by Research Associate Ashton Farmanara, at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
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