Democracy promotion needs more resources, imagination, political will

Support for democracy is a central pillar of the Harper government's policy of re-engagement with the Americas. To this end, the government created a ministerial post responsible for foreign affairs in the Americas in 2008, which Peter Kent held until he was replaced by Diane Ablonczy in a Cabinet shuffle in January.

Another Blow to Latin American Democracy

By scrapping presidential term limits, Venezuela's Hugo Chávez has eliminated one of the last hard constraints on his power.

  
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