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U.S. envoy in Ottawa seeking support for EU Venezuelan sanctions

Global Affairs Canada is dancing around comments by the U.S. point man on Venezuela that Ottawa and Washington are joining forces in efforts to convince the European Union to take action against President Nicolas Maduro’s regime. Elliott Abrams made the» 

International, Politics

Canadian labour group blasts Ottawa’s ‘provocative’ stance on Venezuela

An umbrella group of Canadian labour and civil society organizations says Canada’s recognition of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president will only lead to more internal conflict and polarization, and sets in motion a diplomatic showdown» 

International, Politics

Canada joins the U.S. in recognizing Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

Canada joined the United States, the Organization of American States, and ten other Latin American states in recognizing Venezuela’s parliamentary speaker, Juan Guaido, as the country’s interim president, officials at Global Affairs Canada told Radio Canada international. Guaido took an» 

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» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada and Venezuela continue diplomatic skirmish.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday Venezuela’s ambassador is no longer welcome in Canada, and declared the country’s charge d’affaires persona non grata. In making the announcement, Freeland said President Nicolas Maduro has consistently undermined all efforts to restore» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Venezuela’s ‘undemocratic’ vote but won’t join U.S. sanctions yet

The Liberal government “denounces and condemns” Sunday’s vote for a new legislative superbody in Venezuela that gives President Nicolas Maduro sweeping powers to reshape the country’s political system but will not follow the Trump administration in imposing sanctions on the» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘very troubled’ by proposed constitutional changes in Venezuela

Concerned by the escalating political and economic crisis in Venezuela, Ottawa is urging the Venezuelan government and the opposition to settle their difference peacefully, taking into account “the legitimate concerns of the Venezuelan people.” At least 36 people have been»