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The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.

FOCAL in the Media 2009

On Mexico
Carlo Dade
Dec. 17, 2009 - The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO

Narcotrafficking: Clear and Present Danger
Carlo Dade
Nov. 24, 2009 - The Mark

The Canada-Mexico Initiative
Olga Abizaid
Nov. 16, 2009 - Radio-Canada International

Spaniards courting Canada for co-operation in the Americas
Sept. 23, 2009 - Embassy

Haiti: Canada's second-biggest aid recipient still needs 'everything'
Sept. 15, 2009 - Ottawa Citizen

Haiti: Cautious Optimism
Sept. 12, 2009 - Ottawa Citizen

Crean Iniciativa México-Canadá para ampliar relación entre países
Aug. 11, 2009 - Notimex

Canada won't lift visa restrictions for Mexicans: PMO
Aug. 7, 2009 - National Post
This article is no longer available.

Swine Flu: Is it serious?
Ronald Rojas
July 21, 2009 - France 24 The Debate (video)

México y Canadá: ¿qué haremos?
Carlo Dade and Olga Abizaid
July 19, 2009 - La Reforma

Cuba-Canada Relations
Arch Ritter
July 17, 2009 - Business News Network, Headline (video)

Think Tank Suggests Easing of Visa Rules
July 16, 2009 - Toronto Star

Canada-Mexico Visas: What Were We Thinking?
Carlo Dade
July 15, 2009 - Embassy

Visa Restrictions Spark Backlash
July 15, 2009 - Toronto Star

Ottawa's Visa Decision Leaves Tourists in a Panic
July 15, 2009 - Globe and Mail

Con Obama no cambiará la política exterior de EU
June 25, 2009 - La Jornada

Tensions Pérou-Bolivie
Ronald Rojas
June 15, 2009 - Radio-Canada Le Café Show avec Yves Gérard Méhou-Loko

Benefits of Free Trade with Colombia
Carlo Dade
June 10, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 17:33)

Canada walks a fine line on Cuba
May 28, 2009 - National Post

Mexico as a North American partner
Carlo Dade
May 11, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 30:55)

Where Do We Go with the Summit Now?
Carlo Dade
Apr. 29, 2009 - Embassy

Summit of the Americas
Carlo Dade
Apr. 20, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 35:36)

Summit of the Americas
John Graham
Apr. 15, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 23:10)

High Stakes and Disruptive Cuban Distractions
John Graham
Apr. 15, 2009 - Globe and Mail

Why Canada Must Help Save the Summit
Carlo Dade
Apr. 15, 2009 - Embassy Magazine

Canada Stuck in the Middle of Cuba Summit Snub
Apr. 6, 2009 - Canadian Press

Colombia and Peru Free Trade Agreements
Carlo Dade
March 26, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 23:48)

Leftist's victory turns page in El Salvador
March 17, 2009 - Globe and Mail

Is Cuban impasse inevitable?
Arch Ritter
March 12, 2009 - Globe and Mail

Mexico's Violent Democracy
Carlo Dade
March 9, 2009 - France 24 TV

No Mariachis, Please
Carlo Dade
Feb. 12, 2009 - The Economist

U.S. Protectionism and the Americas
Carlo Dade
Jan. 30, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 16:46)

Mexico's drug problem will soon hit closer to home
Carlo Dade
Jan. 26, 2009 - Globe and Mail

Obama and the Americas
Carlo Dade
Jan. 21, 2009 - CBC TV Politics with Don Newman (Podcast, 39:50)

Antigua: Pursuing justice in a paradise lost
Jan. 12, 2009 - Globe and Mail

Ottawa opens bid for Haitian police training
Jan. 10, 2009 - National Post


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