Highlights/Venezuela

International, Politics

Canada and 5 Latin American nations ask ICC to probe Venezuela government

Canada and a group of five Latin American nations have referred Venezuela for investigation by the International Criminal Court over allegations of crimes against humanity committed by the government in its crackdown against political opponents, Canada’s foreign affairs minister announced» 

Economy, International, Politics

Venezuela: economic crisis, exodus, instability

Venezuela, once a prosperous country, is suffering from hyper inflation, a major economic crisis, and an ongoing exodus of its population to neighbouring countries. Donald Kingsbury is a lecturer of Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of» 

International, Politics

Venezuelan human rights activist urges Canada to maintain tough sanctions on Maduro government

A prominent Venezuelan human rights activist is urging Canada and other Western democracies to continue applying diplomatic and economic pressure on the Maduro government but rejects the idea of using military force to overthrow the increasingly autocratic regime. Francisco Valencia,» 

International, Politics

Canada imposes further sanctions on Venezuela

Canada has imposed further sanctions on key figures in the government of the newly re-elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in response to what Ottawa has called “the illegitimate and anti-democratic presidential elections” held in Venezuela on May 20. Foreign Affairs» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns ‘fraudulent’ presidential elections in Venezuela

Canada will not recognize the results of yesterday’s “illegitimate and anti-democratic” presidential election that saw incumbent Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro re-elected for another six-year term, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. In response to Maduro’s win, Ottawa will downgrade» 

International, Politics

Canadian labour and ecumenical delegation to observe election in Venezuela

While the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to reject Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela as a sham that “only serves to further entrench a dictatorial regime,” a group of Canadian electoral observers from labour, civil society and» 

International, Politics

Canada provides humanitarian assistance for Venezuelan refugees

Canada will provide $5.3 million in humanitarian assistance to Latin American and Caribbean countries that have sheltered hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan’s fleeing the political and humanitarian crisis being fuelled by the Maduro regime, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced» 

International, Politics

Canada to bring up North Korea, Venezuela and Ukraine at Munich Conference

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has a long list of world crises she would like to discuss with her counterparts at the Munich Security Conference in Germany this weekend, according to Canadian officials. The North Korean nuclear crisis, the situation» 

International, Politics

Canada sanctions Russian, South Sudanese and Venezuelan officials under new Magnitsky Act

Less than three weeks after Canada became the fourth country in the world to adopt its version of the Magnitsky Act, Ottawa unveiled a new sanction list targeting 52 individuals in Russia, South Sudan and Venezuela suspected of corruption and» 

International, Politics

Former Canadian justice minister to look into possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela

A veteran Canadian politician and human rights campaigner has been appointed to a panel of international experts that will examine evidence collected on possible crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday. Professor Irwin Cotler,»