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Dec 8, 2017 0 Comments

Hubris and Prudence in Nicaragua Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

The latest from fellow Fernando Menéndez about China’s place in Nicaragua: 

“A few short years ago, Chinese investments in Latin America seemed to mean changing the nature of the hemisphere in economic, if not political, terms. One such possibility was a massive canal to traverse Central America, leading to increased commerce between oceans and physically altering the geography of the region. The canal, one out of many proposed, was meant to serve as robust competition for the Panama Canal, seriously changing the calculations concerning intercontinental trade and commerce. It was also meant to establish China’s footprint in the hemisphere. Today, the proposed Nicaraguan canal has not broken ground.”

Read the entire article to find out more about China’s role in the Americas and the mythical canal, here.

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Dec 7, 2017 0 Comments

Trudeau government two-faced on Iran Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

images-5“Last month, Canada led efforts at the United Nations to pass a draft resolution condemning Iran for its grave human rights abuses,” writes Candice Malcolm.

She notes that “ever since 2003, Liberal and Conservative Canadian governments have carried on this tradition,” sponsoring this initiative and “providing much-needed leadership when it comes to identifying Iran’s ongoing violations and censuring the authoritarian regime.”

Internationally, “Canada has embraced a leadership role in condemning Iran for human rights abuses, and yet, when a bill was introduced to condemn Iran in Canada’s own Parliament, the Liberals came out against it.”

Follow the link below to read more about the bill.

Read the complete article at the Toronto Sun.