When it comes to Venezuela, Canada’s on the wrong side of the coup

Andray Domise: The myth of this country’s ‘peacekeeping’ nature lets it get away with destabilizing and taking advantage of less powerful nations

The NDP’s response to the Venezuela crisis has become an unfunny farce

Terry Glavin: Jagmeet Singh has lost the message on a key foreign-affairs question to an assortment of activist groups, posturing MPs and ghosts of the New Democrat past

In countries around the world, elections without a free press are a dire reality

Opinion: The rise of authoritarianism in places like Hungary and Venezuela are chilling reminders that we can’t be complacent about freedoms or a free press

What can Canada do for Venezuela?

Canada’s former ambassador in Venezuela, Ben Rowswell, on democracy undone, prolonged protests and widespread weight loss

Inside Venezuela’s economic collapse

How can an economy that appeared to be thriving as recently as 2012 lose a third of its GDP in five years?

What can be done about the crisis in Venezuela?

As violence flares between the Maduro government and protesters, outside forces—including Canada—have a role to play

Venezuela’s collapse and the ‘useful idiots’ of the Canadian left

Venezuela’s descent into chaos was obvious years ago, but that didn’t stop Canadian social democrats from praising Hugo Chavez’s experiment in anti-reality economics and his assault on freedom

Venezuela collapses and nobody cares

Scott Gilmore on why Canada should do more for Venezuela

How Pope Francis became Latin America’s most powerful leader

It’s not the job he was chosen for, but the Pope is emerging as a major power player in a troubled region

Around the world in economic crises

March 24: As China’s manufacturing number slow, we hop-skip over Greece to visit shortages in Venezuela and corruption scandals in Brazil

The death of ‘Chavismo’ in Venezuela

Under Nicolas Maduro, student protests against the late Chávez’s policies have boiled over into violent street battles

The House is unanimous about Venezuela

From time to time, the House of Commons comes to unanimous agreement. Behind the scenes, the parties hash out wording amenable to all involved and nobody raises a stink when the motion comes to the chamber. Parliamentarians spent some of the week adopting a unanimous response to the Venezuelan unrest that’s led to protests in the streets and even civilian deaths.

The parties eventually got there, but it was a bumpy ride.

Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis obviously felt an urge to condemn the Venezuelan government. He didn’t want to wait for his colleagues, and presented a motion in the House on Wednesday.

That the House condemn the brutal, repressive government measures toward peaceful civilian protesters in Venezuela and call on the government to inform President Nicolas Maduro that the people of Canada stand with Venezuelans in their right to peaceful protest; that the Maduro government release all those detained during the protests; and that all government interference with the peaceful protesters should cease immediately; that those people who perpetrated the violence should be brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law; and that in the event the government of Venezuela continues to suppress peaceful protest, the Government of Canada should examine further measures to express its displeasure with these actions.