Professor Miguel Tinker Salas' expertise on Venezuela and its national politics has been sought by national media outlets around the world as the country's President, Hugo Chavez, missed the official date for his swearing-in ceremony as he continues to undergo cancer treatment in Cuba. Tinker Salas contributed a piece to the New York Times Room for Debate blog on the economic and social implications of Venezuelan oil and has been quoted or interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Panorama, USA Today, Univision and the radio program Democracy Now!, among other outlets.