Legalization of recreational marijuana is a big step for any country, but it’s perhaps that much bigger a step for Canada, which typically has not challenged global mores, like that against drug use, so directly.
The number of Mexican-born immigrants in the US plunged between 2016 and 2017, according to new census figures. The decline is likely due to both growing US hostility towards immigrants and increased opportunity in Mexico.
First-round elections in Brazil proved a stunning win for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The next race will be a testing ground for whether voters will accept a reformed Workers Party or move Latin America further to the right.
The balance between economic growth and sustainability is being challenged in a resort town outside Puerto Vallarta. As social inequalities and environmental problems grow, residents are questioning the merits of unchecked tourism developments.
Spectactors attend the opening of the Lumiere 2018 Grand Lyon Film Festival, in Lyon, France, Oct. 13.
As President Trump threatens Ottawa amid renegotiations of NAFTA, it has rekindled a form of nationalism north of the border, which in multicultural and multilingual Canada more often takes the shape of anti-Americanism.
The Pacific pipeline would allow Canada to diversify oil markets and increase exports to Asia. But the court said the energy board's review was too flawed and that the federal government failed to engage in meaningful consultations with First Nations before approving it.
The Garifuna, who are descended from African slaves and indigenous groups, are moving back to abandoned land after being pushed out by drug cartels and palm oil companies. The residents are developing several agriculture initiatives in order to be self-sufficient and preserve their culture.
In an age of tariffs, tweets, and sanctions, where’s the best place to observe the shifting sands of geopolitics? For the Monitor’s Sara Miller Llana, it’s Canada. “People are telling me on both sides of the Atlantic ‘we are in strange times,’ and Toronto is the perfect place from which to plumb that sentiment,” Sara says. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.