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Freeland to travel to Cuba for talks on Venezuela crisis

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Havana on Aug. 28 to discuss the situation in Venezuela with her Cuban counterpart and find ways toward a peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis, officials with Global Affairs Canada said Tuesday.» 

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Venezuela closing consulates in Canada amid diplomatic tensions

Venezuela is temporarily closing its consulates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in response to Canada’s decision last week to shut down its embassy in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Venezuelan officials announced Saturday. “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of» 

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Canada shutters its embassy in Venezuela

Canada is temporarily closing its embassy in Venezuela effective immediately, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Canada is among a group of mostly Western countries that have refused to recognize the legitimacy of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro and» 

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Freeland attends emergency Lima Group meeting on Venezuela

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is attending an emergency meeting of the Lima Group in Peru today, as Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate following a failed military coup attempt by the Western-backed opposition. The pre-dawn military uprising» 


Venezuela’s opposition failed to oust Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido lost his bid to get the military to abandon its support for President Nicholas Maduro and his authoritarian rule. Guaido stunned the nation when he appeared flanked by soldiers at an air force base in» 

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Canada announces additional sanctions on 43 Maduro officials

Canada has expanded its sanctions against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro, targeting an additional 43 people close to the disputed Venezuelan leader, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Monday. The list includes high-ranking military, police and intelligence officers,» 

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Lima Group calls on Venezuelan military to recognize Juan Guaido

Foreign ministers of nearly a dozen countries of the Lima Group that had gathered in Ottawa Monday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela called on the country’s military to recognize as their new commander-in-chief interim President Juan Guaido. Last» 

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Canada pledges $53M for those affected by Venezuela crisis

Canada will provide $53 million in aid to help those most affected by the Venezuelan crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday as he hosted a meeting of nearly dozen countries opposed to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.» 

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Canada’s biggest labour union announces support for Venezuela’s Maduro

While the Canadian government was among the first to recognise Juan Guaidó as the President of the financially beleaguered country, Canada’s biggest union has gone the other way and have offered their support for elected President Nicolas Maduro On their» 


Canada to host urgent meeting on Venezuela

Canada’s foreign minister is calling an emergency meeting of the 14-nation Lima Group on February 4, 2019 to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated to reporters that that President Nicolas Maduro’s election to power was fraudulent and»