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Venezuelans Unintentionally Lost An Average Of 19 Pounds Last Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Business

The country's economic crisis is having physical effects on its citizens.

This Is What A Grocery Lineup Looks Like In Venezuela

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Business

Food shortages have people getting desperate.

Venezuela Must Change Course To Avoid Economic Devastation

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

After enduring government-mandated power blackouts, shortages of medicine, standing in line for food, and rampant crime, Venezuelans were standing in line last week for a different reason: to validate their signatures in an attempt to force a referendum to recall President Nicolás Maduro.

The Cost Of Everyday Items In Venezuela Is Just Insane

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business

12 eggs can cost the everyday person quite a lot.

It's So Bad In This Oil-Producing Nation, There's A 5-Day Weekend Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business

Everybody's working for the ... weekday?

Who Wins Out In The Ideological War Over Venezuela?

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

Earlier this month, Francisco Flores and Efrain Campos Flores, nephews of Venezuela's first family, were arrested for trying to transport 800 kilos of cocaine through Haiti. Is it possible to move beyond ideological affiliations to target the greater problem of drugs smuggling?

The Contrasting Impacts of Plummeting Oil Prices

Peter Hall | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Canada's energy sector service and equipment exporters are in for tough times, and cash flows for oil and gas exporters will tighten significantly. This is already beginning to spill red ink on Canada's trade and fiscal statistics. However, Canada's non-energy sector exporters should see a substantial boost.

Canada Should Seek a Greater Role Beyond Trade in the Americas

Development Unplugged | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Canada designated Latin America as a foreign policy priority in 2007, but its record to date has been narrowly focused on the pursuit of free trade agreements at the expense of deeper engagement on crucial issues such as decent employment, sustainable economic development, citizen security, corporate accountability, democratic governance, and human rights.

What Happens When Empire Intervenes in the Affairs of Other Countries

Mark Taliano | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

In an article entitled "Why Canada And The U.S. Are On The Wrong Side Of Democracy", I describe the shocking downward spiral of Honduras since the illegal coup, and the concurrent loss of economic and political self-determination. This, then, is the consistent pattern when Empire intervenes in the internal affairs of other countries.

Has Canada Lost That Latin Feeling?

Peter Hall | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Heralded not so long ago as economic engines through the crisis years, emerging markets' neo-slowing has been a big disappointment. Latin America is no exception; a trip there two weeks ago confirmed that sentiment has soured. What's up?

Networks of International Hate Will Destroy Venezuela

Isaac Nahon-Serfaty | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada
Isaac Nahon-Serfaty

Attracted to these networks of hate are certain academics who openly defend Venezuela's authoritarian regime with weak arguments that do not withstand a minimal confrontation with the facts. These academics are blind and deaf before evidence, even when it is irrefutable and speaks for itself.

This Economic Cycle's Oxymoron: More Growth, Less Cash

Peter Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Cash has been plentiful in emerging markets. Between 2009-2012 as quantitative easing ramped up, there was a massive expansion in borrowing on global bond markets by emerging market (EM) sovereigns, banks and companies. As a result, EM economies are now closely integrated into global debt markets, and thus more affected by actions taken in Developed Markets (DMs), particularly the withdrawal of quantitative easing (QE).

How the Keystone Pipeline Will Shut Putin Down

Diane Francis | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

A Keystone bomb would deliver several payloads: punishment toward anti-American Venezuela; proceeds toward Canada which buys more goods and services from the U.S. than the European Union does; punishment toward Russia by casting into the markets more Venezuelan oil and replacement of Venezuelan oil with Canadian oil that is $30 a barrel cheaper.

The Surprising Way Bacteria 'Talks' To Each Other

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The results suggested bacteria are continually in communication with one another. When times get dire, they attempt to find anyone who might have resistance and be willing to pass it on. Once there is a yes, a crowd appears, all hoping for the same gift. Once they get it, they head off to do the same.

A Coup in Venezuela Means Another Victory For Corruption

Mark Taliano | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada
Mark Taliano

All of the destabilization tactics are designed to convey the impression that the government is incompetent, and that it needs to be changed. Ultimately, though, widespread support is needed, and in this respect, the opposition -- though well-funded by the U.S. -- has so far failed.

Why Dissent is Important

Benjamin Morris | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

You're a prisoner in your own home. Not able to fall asleep from the gunfire down the street, you fear that your house is next. You protested a new law that gave even more power to a despotic government. One of your friends was murdered, another was raped. This is a fear that has not played out in the western world. We have security, peace, and far more freedom than others.

Ottawa, Practice What You Preach and Promote Dialogue Within Venezuela

Maria Fleming | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Maria Fleming

The Conservative government has made the promotion and protection of human rights an integral part of Canadian foreign policy. Canadians expect their government to be a leader in the human rights field by reflecting and promoting Canadian values on the international stage. Venezuela should be no different.

This Is Heaven On Earth

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Travel

(CARACAS, Venezuela / Venezuela-AFP) - Boasting the highest waterfall in the world, nearly deserted Caribbean islands and dense jungles with ocean vie...

Harper's Two Faces: Flirting with a Dictatorship

Maria Fleming | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Maria Fleming

It didn't take long for Harper to express his opinions about Chavez's government after his death. On the very same day that the controversial ruler of...

"Twiterrorism" Is Making Governments Tremble

Maria Fleming | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Maria Fleming

Twitter is becoming a powerful threat to government because anyone, anywhere can participate anonymously and all voices are on an equal playing field. This tool's ability to quickly assemble groups from the comfort of one's home is making governments tremble.

Hugo Chavez Left a Sad Legacy

Yanick Labrie | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada
Yanick Labrie

Media around the world have devoted a great deal of coverage to the death of Hugo Chavez, who passed away last Tuesday after losing his fight against cancer. His legacy as the President of the "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" needs to be seen in the light of a long tradition of populism in Latin American history.

Analysis: The Weeks Leading up to the "Most Difficult Hours" for Hugo Chavez and Venezuela

Daniel L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Alberta
Daniel L. Rodriguez

Rumors, secrecy and the hermeticism lasted until the last day before the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. The government handled the illness of Chavez with emotionally charged messages, religious references and few medical details.

Harper Slammed For 'Insensitive' Chavez Statement

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Venezuela has sent a formal protest to the Canadian government for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's "insensitive" remarks on the death of Pres...

Hugo Chavez Dead

CP | Frank Bajak, The Associated Press | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and...

Motion For A Venezuela Crisis Emergency Debate In Parliament Gains Support

Daniel L. Rodriguez | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Daniel L. Rodriguez

A petition organized by Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis to gather support for his future motion calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons about the situation in Venezuela is gaining strength with each passing day.