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Chretien Encourages Trudeau To 'Talk To Everybody'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Politics

The former PM suggested Pierre Elliott Trudeau maintained an open approach when speaking to world leaders, including Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Why Harper Took the Risks He Did With Cuba

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Canadian foreign policy has often been said to be principally a policy toward the United States with other countries taking second place politically and strategically. If brokering talks between Havana and Washington was intended by the Harper government to win favour with U.S. leaders, the results were predictably mixed.

Most of Latin America Has Adopted Democracy. Will Cuba?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Though still very far from the ideal, countries like Chile, Columbia, Peru, Brazil and Mexico have adopted political democracy and market economics, and are moving forward because of it. With any luck, Cuba's dictatorship will also soon crumble, and at long last allow its people to live in freedom.

Those Smiling Cuban Faces Really Get to Me

Tim Knight | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Travel
Tim Knight

Cubans can't stop smiling. Their average wage is $20 a month, they can get locked up for saying impolite things about their government, yet they can't stop smiling. The Northerners at the bar and around the pool and at the beach don't smile. It's the contrast that gets to you. It's the faces.

Communist Cuba's Collapse (Really, Are You Surprised?)

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Canadians love going to Cuba for vacation. Sadly, few of those tourists ever leave their vacation compounds. If they did, they would see a massive transformation taking place in this island nation, which many once hailed as a budding socialist paradise.

Harper Government Softens Tone On Cuba

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative minister for Latin America is softening some of the Harper government's previous tough talk on Cuba.This week, Diane Abloncz...