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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.

Venezuelans Across Canada Gather In Citizens' Assemblies, Issue Public Statement Regarding Crisis

Daniel L. Rodriguez | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Daniel L. Rodriguez

Dozens of Venezuelans gathered last Saturday in a citizens' assembly across many of Canada's largest cities and demanded, in a public declaration, the restitution of constitutional order in Venezuela and that the sovereignty of their country be respected.

Venezuelan Vice-President Describes Canadian Proposal At OAS As 'Miserable'

Daniel L. Rodriguez | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
Daniel L. Rodriguez

Venezuelan Vice-president Nicolas Maduro condemned as "miserable" the proposal from Canada to send a diplomatic mission from the Organization of American States (OAS) to study the crisis in Venezuela.

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.

Not Too Late for Europe to Back Ethical Oil

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Politics
Kathryn Marshall

If there's any oil that Europeans should be worried about, it's all the bloody conflict oil entering its borders and that it will continue to depend on as long as they insist on closing their doors to ethical, Canadian oil.

Oil Sands Opposition Comes From Unexpected Places

Diane Francis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Diane Francis

Getting involved in opposition against the oil sands is simply a dirty trick against a competitor. But it's also more. The oil sands can supply the world with lots more oil, thus keeping prices lower than otherwise.