Dima Khatib

Dima Khatib


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De­spite hav­ing the now manda­to­ry Latin Amer­i­can con­test be­tween a pro-Chavez can­di­date and a pro-US one, Ecuador’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion had failed to cap­ture the pub­lic imag­i­na­tion – that is un­til doubts over the trans­paren­cy of the vote emerged.

Published On 17 Oct 2006

Who would have ever imag­ined that poor Venezue­lans might one day live in Iran­ian-built hous­ing? Or that Iran­ian ce­ment would be­come part of eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment in Venezuela? 

Published On 21 Sep 2006

Bil­lions of dol­lars spent, tens of thou­sands of lives lost, hun­dreds of hours of tele­vised speech­es and press con­fer­ences, ex­ten­sive diplo­mat­ic ef­forts, po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary plans, years in Iraq, and much more.

Published On 18 Aug 2006

Af­ter months of ver­bal ten­sion and frozen diplo­mat­ic re­la­tions be­tween Cara­cas and Lima, Alan Gar­cia, Peru’s new pres­i­dent, and his Venezue­lan coun­ter­part missed out on two op­por­tu­ni­ties for a face-to-face con­fronta­tion.

Published On 11 Aug 2006

An­dres Manuel Lopez Obrador might seem to some to have been the los­er in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions in Mex­i­co on July 2. How­ev­er, some might say he is prob­a­bly in the best po­si­tion he could ever be.

Published On 18 Jul 2006

Mex­i­co’s left­ist pres­i­den­tial can­di­date An­dres Manuel Lopez Obrador might seem to some as the los­er in the July 2 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions.  How­ev­er, some might say he is prob­a­bly in the best po­si­tion he could ever be.

Published On 16 Jul 2006