Venezuela: Disturbing Echoes of History

By Maria Paez Victor Amidst the cacophony of misinformation about Venezuela there are three key questions that need answers: 1) What is really happening in Venezuela, 2) Why is it happening, and 3) What will happen next? What is really happening in Venezuela? There is a Political Campaign against the Venezuelan Government The United States, Canada and Europe are relentlessly attacking the legitimate, democratically elec...

CAL&C’s Board of Directors president receives WAPE Distinguished Award on Political Economy

Dr. Maria Victor, president of the Board of Directors of the Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Centre, CAL&C, received last week the Distinguished Award on Political Economy from the World Association for Political Economy during its fourteenth Forum held in the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. The conference was well attended with scholars from China, Europe, USA, Japan, and Mexico in several fields. It was also atte...

Letter of Canadian Intellectuals, Artists and Professionals calling on the Canadian Federal Government to Cease its Illegal Attacks on Venezuela

The purpose of this letter is to persuade the Government of Canada and all the Members of Parliament to reverse its counterproductive policy towards Venezuela, on the grounds that it contravenes international laws, is unethical, undemocratic and is against the interests of the vast majority of Venezuelans. The Canadian Government prides itself in its respect for the rule of law. It is therefore disturbing that this has not included the respect for inte...

The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Center strongly condemns the attempted coup in Venezuela

The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Center strongly condemns the coup attempt against the legitimate President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on the part of the neoconservative extreme right led by President Donald Trump, with the company of few rightist governments of the western hemisphere grouped in the so-called “Grupo de Lima”, with the infamous complacency of the Canadian government of Justin Trudeau. The pretension of these countr...

Dr. María Páez Víctor: “The USA Has Opposed, Destabilized, Overthrown or Assassinated Every Progressive Reformer That Has Appeared On the Political Scene in the Region For More Than a Century”

The Venezuelan elite has shown by its appalling violence in opposition that it is selfish, vile, and racist, to the point of paying criminals to set fire to public buildings, killing passersby, attacking a maternity hospital, throwing grenades from a helicopter at the Supreme Court, destroying public busses and most horrific, setting fire to young men “who looked Chavista”, in other words, they were dark skinned. BY Mohsen Abdelmoumen American Herald

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

You know how it feels Prime Minister to have Canada declared a risk to US security and for that to be used as a basis for tariffs. Perhaps now you could spare a thought for Venezuela that was declared (twice) “an unusual and extraordinary” risk to US security? Dear Prime Minister: USA president Donald Trump has insulted Canada by saying it is a security risk and stating that as a reason for imposing tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. All Can

CAL&C Policy Centre commends The Star for publishing article by Linda McQuaig on Venezuela.

In a letter to The Star, Dr. Maria Páez Victor, Chair of the Board of the Canadian, Latin American and Caribbean Policy Centre, commended the Canadian newspaper for publishing an article by Linda McQuaig on Venezuela. On behalf of the Canadian, Latin American and Caribbean Policy Centre, we wish to commend The Star for publishing today’s article by Linda McQuaig on Venezuela. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/03/15/canada-on-wrong-si

Linda McQuaig: Canada’s Venezuela sanctions inflict hardship, endorse right wing elite

By: Linda McQuaig For Metro Published on Wed Mar 14 2018 What’s going on in Venezuela is a bitter class war, writes Linda McQuaig. In terms of foreign policy damage, whatever harm Justin Trudeau did by parading around India in colourful outfits is a nothing-burger compared to the severe hardship he is inflicting on Venezuela. And yet media commentators have been full-throttle in denouncing the prime minister’s alleged wardrobe malfunction on his r