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.
Trinidad and Tobago is trying to tap into the country's vast cultural offerings, creating a year-round scene that could be a greater part of its economic ecosystem beyond the famed annual Carnival celebrations.
The government has voted in favor of the right to own private property but farmers don't expect big gains. The changes are part of a broader shift away from a Soviet-style economy as Cuba tries to woo foreign investment, boost growth, and cut dependence on costly food imports.
As Venezuela's political and economic crises continue to spiral, refugees are pouring into nearby countries. Several are helping, but struggling to manage the influx amid their own domestic challenges.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government regularly singles out El Nacional's coverage for public criticism. A fine imposed in one government official's defamation lawsuit could lead to the closure of the resource-strapped paper.
The small Caribbean island nation hosts large numbers of Venezuelan migrants, but despite signing onto the 2000 UN Refugee Convention, Trinidad hasn't yet adopted an asylum law, making it nearly impossible for migrants to stay.