Canada Sees an Opportunity to Boost Its Trade Ties With Latin America

U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito at the North America Leaders' Summit, Ottawa, June 29, 2016 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito at the North America Leaders' Summit, Ottawa, June 29, 2016 (AP photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais).
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In late June, the Canadian government announced the lifting of visa requirements for Mexican visitors starting Dec. 1, one of several measures that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes will improve ties with Mexico. In an email interview, Laura Macdonald, a professor of political science at Carleton University, discussed Canada’s ties with Latin America. WPR: How extensive are Canada’s diplomatic and economic ties across Latin America, and who are its main partners in the region? Laura Macdonald: The United States is by far Canada’s most important economic, political and military partner in the world. However, the stagnation of the U.S. and […]

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