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February 8, 2007

Destination Haiti

by Darren Ell
February 2, 2007 Weblog:

Chavez: rule by decree or fast track to revolution?

Democracy Now did what media are supposed to do when contentious topics are in play, and hosted a debate about the granting of "rule by decree" powers by Venezuela's legislative assembly to President Hugo Chavez.

February 1, 2007 Media Analysis

The Freedom of the Press Barons

The media and the 2004 Haiti coup

February 1, 2007 Weblog:

Menchu, Molina or Montt?

Reuters ran a story yesterday about how Rigoberta Menchu is considering running for president in the next elections in Guatemala, scheduled for September 9, 2007. According to a Prensa Latina article, Encuentro por Guatemala is interested in her candidacy and will be meeting with her next week to discuss the possibility.

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January 17, 2007 Weblog:

Video of Guatemalan Village Destruction

A youtube video, originally posted on Rights Action's site. It goes hand in hand with the January 11 Paley article on Canadian mining company Skye Resources' involvement in the aggressive eviction of several indigenous Guatemalan communities.

January 16, 2007 Weblog:

HaitiAnalysis.com

Haiti Analysis is a new website featuring writing and, well, analysis about the political situation in Haiti. They're off to a good start, with a decent article on So Ann's visit to New York by Kim Ives.

“We are wasters of power,” she said of the Lavalas movement generally. “Several times we have taken it and each time we waste it.”

She reproached Préval for consorting with imperialism and playing into Washington’s game of repressing the masses and implementing neoliberal reforms such as privatization of key state-owned companies.

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January 12, 2007 Weblog:

RSF and Free Speech in Venezuela

There has been some fuss about the Venezuelan government's plan to remove the license for the Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) network. Rabble.ca even linked to it.

The main problem seems to be that an organization that receive funding from the US State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy and the International Republican Institute (and then refuse to disclose the details) is calling it a crackdown on freedom of speech.

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January 11, 2007 Weblog:

Cochabamba Unrest

The Andean Information Network, once its website is up and running again, has a few more articles about the current developments in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As well, this blog offers a good conglomeration of news stories, including translations from local press, on a variety of topics related to the country's politics.

January 11, 2007 Accounts

This is What Development Looks Like

Part II: Canadian mining firm burns homes

January 11, 2007 Accounts

This is What Development Looks Like

Part I: Skye Resources and Land Reoccupation in Guatemala

January 11, 2007

Man Lost His Home

by James Rodriguez
January 11, 2007

Barrio Revolucion

by James Rodriguez
December 5, 2006 Accounts

Visualizing Canada in Haiti

visualizing_canada_fp.png A visual representation of the relationships between Canada's NGOs, government agencies and US agencies operating in Haiti, in a printable poster format.

A poster version of coverage from the Foreign Policy issue

December 5, 2006 Foreign Policy

No Time for Democracy

police_training_fp.png Stuart Neatby chronicles the last six years of Canadian intervention in Haiti, from the coup to the training of the HNP to the elections.

Six years of Canada in Haiti

November 27, 2006 Accounts

Digging Up Canadian Dirt in Colombia

kidsplaying_fp.jpgChris Arsenault travels to Colombia to investigate the impacts Canadian aid agencies and corporations are having there.

Canadian corporations and aid agencies facing controversy and resistance in Colombia

October 24, 2006 Foreign Policy

Minerals, Gas and Spin-offs

Bolivia_fp.jpgDawn Paley investigates how CIDA's 'development work' is influencing resource extraction in Bolivia.

CIDA's resource regulation projects in Bolivia

October 23, 2006 Foreign Policy

Canada's Quiet Free Trade Agreement

Guatemala-Grafitti_fp.jpgCyril Mychalejko investigates the CA4TA, a free trade agreement few Canadians have heard of.

Few people have heard of CA4TA

October 20, 2006 Foreign Policy

Recognition and little else

Hugo_fp.jpgCritics say Canada has tacitly or openly supported the US campaign to replace the government of Venezuela. Yves Engler asks why.

Canada's Anti-Venezuela Diplomacy

October 18, 2006 Accounts

Canadian Member

canadasuit_fp.jpgChris Arsenault drops by the exclusive Canada Club in Bogata, Colombia, and considers the cost of Canada's elite.

Membership is limited at the Canada Club in Bogata, Colombia

October 6, 2006 Foreign Policy

Post-Colonial?

mailbox2_fp.jpgMichael Skinner discovers that the impact of privatization in Guatemala has Canada Post's stamp of approval.

Canada Post and the privatization of Guatemala

September 6, 2006 Arts

Race, Rock and Soul

Sept-Arts_fp.jpgMatt Brennan reviews Jamaica to Toronto, raising questions about Canada's pop past.

Jamaica to Toronto raises questions about Canada's pop past

July 6, 2006 Business

The Gold Standard

Pascua-Lama_fp.jpgChileans worry the Pascua Lama mine will pollute their water and destroy their way of life. Rob Maguire learns that Canada is involved.

Chileans fight to protect their environment from Canada's Barrick Gold

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