Hugo Chavez

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.

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.

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.

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...

Part Two: Post-Modern Sounds of Anti-Semitism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

This is the sound of anti-semitism. It knows no boundaries. The sound travels through time, crosses generations, gender, religion, race, culture, ethn...

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...

How His Death Could Impact Alberta's Oil Patch

CBC | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

New leadership in Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chavez could have a positive impact on the oil and gas sector in Calgary, some analysts say. ...

Why Hugo Chávez Means so Much to Millions

Rachel Décoste | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Hugo Chavez, a fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in his native country and crusaded against the USA's imperial influence, passed away on March 5. During more than 14 years in office, Chávez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. Some enlightened observers might wonder why the man the media vilifies is showered with love and adulation despite his perceived transgressions. While I cannot speak for the Venezuelan people, I have some theories as to why Hugo Chávez means so much to millions of world citizens.

Harper Offers Condolences

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As he prepared to meet Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for the first time nearly four years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper drew an ideol...

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...

Does Canada's Ambassador Know Canada Buys $780 Million in Crude Oil from Hugo Chavez Every Year?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Kevin Grandia

Recently, Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the United States, made headlines when he stated that: "If you ask the question: Do you want your oil from...

Venezuela Nixes Baird's Visit

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's trip to Venezuela this week was postponed after Caracas found it to be too delicate a moment to host so...

Insight: Behind the clues of President Chavez after two months without him

Daniel L. Rodriguez | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Daniel L. Rodriguez

It has been more than 60 days of uncertainty in Venezuela, since President Hugo Chavez had a fourth surgery on Dec. 12 in Havana, as part of his ongoing battle against Cancer . The Venezuelan authorities has been limited when informing about Chavez's health. However, they claim the President has been in meetings with cabinet members and signing decrees in Cuba. Yet there haven't been any photos, telephone calls or video appearances of him -- unusual of the omnipresent dignitary.

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.

Venezuelan Crisis: Canada Has to Say 'We Aren't Going to Deal With This Anymore'

Daniel L. Rodriguez | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Daniel L. Rodriguez

Canada is one of the last countries in the Americas that haven't expressed its position with the crisis in Venezuela. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan community is looking to the Canadian government to see what position it will take.

Cancerous Tumour Removed, Chavez Returns From Cuba

Posted 09.03.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return to Venezuela from Cuba before dawn Monday, saying he is feeli...