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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.

February 2011

FOCAL Views: A call for re-engagement in North America

Whither North America?
Robert A. Pastor

Public insecurity and the private sector in Mexico
David A. Robillard and Duncan Wood

El perímetro de seguridad norteamericano: ¿mesa para tres?
Victoria M. Osuna

North American security perimeter: Table for three? 
Victoria M. Osuna

Mérida Initiative: Building a stronger security partnership 
Brandi Lowell and Keith Mines

Energy and the environment in North America: Critical linkages 
Jeffrey Schott and Meera Fickling

Assessing North American transborder environmental impacts 
Rick Van Schoik

North American security: The missing agenda 
Jorge Chabat

The Caribbean: The third U.S. border 
Hilton A. McDavid


North American Meeting of Foreign Ministers sets continental priorities

Canada in violation of lumber agreement

Lower grades for world freedom


An article published in the November 2010 issue of FOCALPoint signed by Mayra Roffe and Annie Lapalme and entitled "Cheap labour: Seasonal agricultural workers in Québec" contained factual errors that have been corrected. The revised article is available here.

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