Welcome to the FOCAL archive

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 2008

Temporary foreign workers need to be treated fairly
Barbara MacLaren and Luc Lapointe
Dec. 31, 2008 - Guelph Mercury

Mexico: Crime is everywhere, punishment elusive
Dec. 21, 2008 - Globe and Mail

Colombian Connection
Carlo Dade
Dec. 19, 2008 - TVO
The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Podcast) 

Hemispheric Agenda Aims to Employ Youth, Engage Civil Society
Oct. 31, 2008 - America.gov

Guest Comment on NAFTA
Carlo Dade
Oct. 17, 2008 - Latin American Advisor

Venezuela, Colombia Priorities Revealed
Oct. 8, 2008 - Embassy

Foreign minister risks irrelevance in post-Bush world
June 25, 2008 - Toronto Star

South of the Border Down Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile and Argentina Way
Spring 2008 - Ryerson Review of Journalism

Colombia Trade Deal Division
June 11, 2008 - Embassy

Retooling Canada’s Cuba Policy for the Post-Castro Era
Cristina Warren
May/June 2008 - Vanguard Magazine

Haiti Fades as Washington's Shadow Grows
May 10, 2008 - Inter Press Service News Agency

Haitian Riots, Unrest 'Major Setback' to Image
Apr. 23, 2008 - Embassy

Fading Hope for Ingrid Betancourt?
Vladimir Torres
Apr. 3, 2008 - France 24 International News (video)

Democracy Slippage
Vladimir Torres
Apr. 1, 2008 - TVO The Agenda with Steve Pakin (video)

Cuba After Fidel
Vladimir Torres
March 20, 2008 - TVO The Agenda with Steve Pakin (video)

The Root of the Andes Crisis: Hugo Chavez
Vladimir Torres
March 9, 2008 - Globe and Mail

Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia in war of words
March 3, 2008 - CTV.ca

Cuba in Castro's Wake
Vladimir Torres
Feb. 19, 2008 - France 24 (video)

A Broker's Role for Canada
Feb. 20, 2008 - Toronto Star

Canadians Respond to U.S. Immigration Debate
Jan. 17, 2008 - Medill Reports Washington


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