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Latin America and Caribbean Focus - Expert Q&As

April 4, 2006
Political Finance Reform and Media Mapping: An Expert Q&A With Shelley McConnell
In this Q&A, Dr. Shelley McConnell, senior associate director of the Carter Center's Americas Program, discusses the groundbreaking media mapping project: its impetus, implementation, and hoped-for impact on democratization in the Americas.

Aug. 1, 2005
Q&A with Jennifer McCoy, Ph.D., Director of the Americas Program
Fourteen presidents have resigned or were removed from office prematurely in the last two decades. What does this means for Latin American democracy? Governments have had a difficult time addressing the needs of the people, particularly low-income and marginalized peoples. As a result, satisfaction with democratic performance is eroding, even while support for the principles of democracy remains strong.

Feb. 26, 2005
Democracy and Dialogue: Venezuela Election Q&A
At the conclusion of the Carter Center's work to help resolve Venezuela's political crisis, Dr. Jennifer McCoy, director of the Center's Americas Program, traveled to Caracas Feb. 24, 2005, to present the Center's final report on the presidential referendum process. Before leaving, she and former Carter Center Caracas Representative Francisco Diez talked about the Center's work there for the past two and a half years and the future of Venezuela.

June 3, 2002
Dr. Jennifer McCoy Reflects on The Carter Center's Mission to Cuba
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter made history in May 2002 as the first United States president, former or sitting, to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro assumed power in 1959. Among those accompanying him on The Carter Center delegation was Dr. Jennifer McCoy (pictured at left with Cuban healthcare workers), director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center and associate professor of political science at Georgia State University. A special trip de-briefing with Dr. McCoy follows.

May 14, 2002
Q&A with President Carter at the University of Havana

A transcript of President Carter's question and answer session with students and faculty at the University of Havana.

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