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Canada pledges $27M to help Venezuelan refugees weather COVID-19

Canada will provide $27 million to help millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants fleeing their country during a global pandemic that has put new strains on the international community’s ability to respond to South American nation’s economic and political crisis. International Development »

International, Politics

Canada hosts Lima Group meeting to ‘end crisis’ in Venezuela

Canada is hosting foreign ministers from more than a dozen Latin American and Caribbean countries opposed to Venezuela’s Socialist President Nicolas Maduro amid growing signs that the Western-backed push by the splintered Venezuelan opposition to remove the controversial leader is »


Leader of Venezuela’s opposition gets backing in Canada

Canada wants to see a “united international approach to resolving the crisis in Venezuela,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the visiting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who was in Ottawa Monday as part of an effort to drum up international »

International, Politics

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. »

International, Politics

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 »

International, Politics

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 »

International, Politics

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 »

International, Politics

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, »

International, Politics

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 »