A note from COHA regarding yesterday’s release
(“Ecuador’s Flirtations with Democracy: Correa Does
it Somewhat Differently,” 12/9/09)
After a careful analysis of FLACSO’s Guillaume Long’s admirable, if highly critical letter on Ecuador, which devastatingly took to task yesterday’s (December 9th, 2009) COHA research release on Ecuador, we decided that the quality of Long’s analysis justified it being sent to our entire mailing list of over 55,000 names. We do this in order to detail its critique of the errors and shortcomings of COHA’s piece.
In order to preserve it as a point of reference for those who may also want to comment on the now withdrawn piece, we are shifting the latter to the COHA forum where it can temporarily still be found. In deciding to ultimately take down and rework the piece, we had in mind the importance of our achieving the necessary fidelity to the facts that we would hope characterizes COHA’s research.