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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 »

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 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 »