COMMUNIQUÉ – Dialogue in Venezuela

The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Centre (CAL&C), together with the Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN), Casa Salvador Allende, Bolivarian Circle Louis Riel, among other organizations representing Canadians, Latin-Americans and Caribbean communities in Canada, its provinces and territories, strongly demands the Government of Justin Trudeau to step aside from its Foreign Policy towards Latin American and The Caribbe

Interview with Maria Victor by RCI (in Spanish): “United States seeks to seize Venezuelan oil”

RCI - Radio Canada Internacional Por Rufo Valencia | amlat@rcinet.ca Miércoles 26 julio, 2017 The Canadian, Latin American and Caribbean Policy Center recently published an article entitled "The Venezuelan opposition now opposes the people." Its author is the Venezuelan-Canadian sociologist Maria Páez Victor. http://www.rcinet.ca/es/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/07/Paez.mp3 ...

Venezuelan Opposition Now Opposes the People

By Maria Paez Victor The leaders of the violent protests -that for 3 months have violated the peace of Venezuelans- are the very same who in 2002 supported the coup d’etat against President Chávez. During those tense 48 hours, one of the very first things they did was to abolish the Constitution of 1999: the one they now purport to defend. During 18 years, the opposition has denigrated the Constitution. So intense has been this revolt against it that...

Canada: Trump’s terrier at the OAS

Maria Páez Victor 5 April 2017 Outrageous? Shameless? The sheer audacity of what happened a day ago at the OAS defies our vocabulary. But most of all, it was a profound disappointment for those of us who hoped that the government led by Justin Trudeau would have a foreign policy different from, and more honourable than, that of the government led by Steven Harper. The United States and Canada rounded up the rightwing neoliberal governments of the re...

Launch event in Toronto with guest keynote speaker Rick Salutin

The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Centre (CAL&C), is pleased to have our launching event in Toronto with guest keynote speaker Rick Salutin, who will address the issue of: What effect could the Trump administration have on Latin America? And how could this affect Canada’s role in the region? This event will take place on Friday, April 21st, 18h:30, at the Yellow Griffin Pub, 2202 Bloor Street West, just west of Runnymede Subway Station. ...

Animals Included: Hating Venezuela

By Maria Paez Victor The present day “Bolivarian Revolution” of Venezuela is faithful to its revolutionary past in more ways than one. Sensitivity to animals was evident even in the 19th Century wars of independence for example, an officer in Bolívar’s British Legion, Major Richard Vowell, observed that the Patriots fighting against Spanish empire felt disgust at the Spanish practice of bullfighting and credited the Venezuelan-Colombian governments of a...

Launch of CAL&C website

Launch of CAL&C website
The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean (CAL&C) Policy Centre is a Research Institute on Canadian/Latin American & Caribbean Relations that stands for Social Justice, Advocacy, Global Solidarity, Environmental Sustainability and Sovereignty. Our Mission is to promote knowledge and raise mutual understanding between the peoples and governments of Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. We envision relations between Canada and the Latin A...