Latin America

Latin Americans Are Paying the Price for Corporate Climate Destruction

Nick Fillmore | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

While the climate discussions in Lima are focusing on what nation states need to do to reach a binding climate agreement a year from now, what is missing is a discussion about how corporations are not held accountable for the climate damage they cause in developing countries -- damage that those countries are held accountable for.

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?

How Cities, Not Countries, Could Dominate the 21st Century

Salman Sakir | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada
Salman Sakir

The megacities of the developed countries and the developing countries are significantly different. Cities like Tokyo and New York have very high per capita incomes and can provide basic services like law and order, health care, education and utility services to their residents. These cities have built the necessary infrastructure to cater to the needs of their residents.

Scenes From ColombiaModa 2013 [PHOTOS]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Style
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The ColombaModa 2013 (Colombia Fashion Week) official opening fashion show was that of Colombian designer Francesca Miranda who presented her Fall/Winter 2013 show with an ethereal ambience.

Silvia Tcherassi Presents at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Style
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Inspired by the work of American artist Anne Truitt, Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi presented a jaw-dropping 25 ensembles at the prestigious Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin (Museum of Modern Art of Medellin).

Haider Ackermann Stuns at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Style
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*This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion we...

The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style
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Ramp1885 is down south -- in South America that is -- for Colombia Moda 2013, Colombia's official fashion week held in magical Medellin. While running from one show to the next, we quickly made it a point to grab some shots of the fantastic street styles as donned by the Medellin's moda mavens.

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.

The Terrorist Threat Canada Needs to Take Seriously

Joseph Humire | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Joseph Humire

In the midst of the holiday season, on December 28, 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the "Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012." This Act seeks to initiate a whole-of-government approach to what looks to be an increasing threat to the United States, and by extension to Canada as well. Canada is no stranger to the Islamic terrorist threat. The millennium bomber -- Ahmed Ressam, the Toronto 18, and Omar Khadr, among other high profile cases, have brought radical Islam to the forefront of Canadian national security. Closing the embassy of the Islamic Republic in Ottawa last year shows that Minister Harper is serious on his promise.

Blink and You'd Have Missed Escobar's Suspension

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Yunel Escobar has served his three-game suspension for writing a gay slur on his eye black last Saturday, and will return to the Toronto Blue Jays lineup tonight. Wait, didn't that happen, like, yesterday? We've barely had time to breathe, and now Escobar is returning?

If Latin America Became Democratic, So Can the Middle East

Hassan Arif | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The people of Latin America have been able to make their voices heard through the ballot box, electing governments responsive to their concerns and aspirations. During the 1970s and 1980s, when dictators like Pinochet reigned supreme, this would have seemed a dream to many.

Harper Jets Off To Woo Latin America

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves Sunday for a six-day swing through Latin America.His first stop is Brazil, which is now the world's seve...