December 12, 2013: Dr. Stephen Randall, LARC Director, was honoured by the Colombian government with the Orden de San Carlos on November 26, 2013, for his contributions to significantly increasing the understanding abroad of the history of Colombia. For details on the award, see the following Faculty of Arts article.
November 15, 2013: Two new Hot Topics summarizing recent events with Ambassadors from Chile, Mexico, Peru and Colombia. Dr. Veronica de la Rosa Jaimes summarizes a presentation by Ambassador of Mexico Francisco Suarez on recent Energy Reforms in Mexico, and International Relations graduate Deniz Erkmen summarizes a presentation on the Pacific Alliance. Full articles available here.
October 30, 2013: New Publication. Dr. Graeme Mount discusses Nicaragua's current territorial disputes with Costa Rica, Honduras and Colombia. Full paper available here.
October 23, 2013: The 'Secret' is Out: Canada's Espionage Revealed In this Hot Topic, LARC Project Coordinator, Monique Greenwood Santos, looks at the possible motives behind the recent allegations of Canadian espionage on Brazil, and raises the question of whether Canadians should be concerned.
October 22, 2013: Colombia Reports. Latest news and updates from Colombia.
October 16, 2013: 'Major Offensive' or Major Distraction? In this month's Hot Topic, former LARC Graduate Student in Residence Caroline Hemstock provides an update on the current Colombian peace talks.
October 1, 2013: New publication.
2013 CCA Essay Prize winner Jililan K. Haneiph discusses the challenges and concerns faced by Latin American nations looking to Brazil’s ethanol biofuel industry as a source of sustainable energy. Full article available here
September 20, 2013: LARC Fellow Roger Tissot publishes a paper as part of the Center for Hemispheric Policy's The New Colombia Task Force, at the University of Miami. His paper "Colombia's Petroleum Sector: Driver of Growth?" can now be found online.
September 10, 2013: Group Study Abroad program to Ecuador in Spring 2014, "Spanish Language and Culture in Ecuador." Visit the Group Study Abroad website for more details.
September 9, 2013: Group Study Abroad programs to Mexico in Spring 2014. Programs include "Rapid Urbanizaiton in a Megacity: the Case of Mexico City," "Popular Culture in Puebla, Mexico," and "Cultural Heritage Studies in Mexico." Visit the Group Study Abroad website for more details.
August 14, 2013: Globe and Mail article by LARC Fellow Dr. Amelia Kiddle, Department of History, University of Calgary. "Pemex plan spreads an oily sheen over Mexico's history"
July 19, 2013: Article from Semana (Colombia)
“Los Zetas: los narcotraficantes más violentos del mundo” by Fanny Kertzman.
June 12, 2013: Excerpt from introduction of the forthcoming Latin American Security Conference proceedings is available online. Complete proceedings to be published by early October 2013.
May 15, 2013: Recent LARC Graduate Student in Residence, Caroline Hemstock, will be living in Bogota, Colombia, as part of a CIDA Youth Internship in partnership with Human Rights Internet.She will be working with the organization Iniciativa de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz in Bogota for 6 months focusing on the situation of women in armed conflict and their role in the reconciliation process.
May 10, 2013: "Latin American Security: Implcations for Canadian & International Policy." The conference held on May 2 & 3, 2013, on security in the Americas was a success! Thank you to all sponsors, keynote speakers, presenters and attendees. Conference proceedings will be published in the Fall 2013.
April 15, 2013: Venezuelan Election Results
"Venezuela Elects Nicolás Maduro" The Inter-American Dialogue;
"Venezuela Challenger Demands Recount After 'Illegitimate' Maduro Election" The Globe & Mail;
"Venezuela Gives Chávez Protege a Narrow Win" The New York Times
March 10, 2013: "Venezuela Election" featuring interview with Dr. Stephen J. Randall, Sun News.
March 8, 2013: "The Chávez Legacy" by Dr. Stephen J. Randall provides an in-depth perspective on the legacy of the late President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez and future prospects for the country.
March 6, 2013: "Canada & Venezuela" featuring Dr. Stephen J. Randall (at minute 1:30), CBC News.
September 2012: LARC Director Dr. Stephen J. Randall acknowledged for Building a Bridge to Latin America
On behalf of the Canadian Council for the Americas Board, Ed Dosman presents LARC Director Stephen J. Randall with a Lifetime Public Service Award, Toronto, September 2012.
Dr. Randall meets Leonel Fernandez, three term President of the Dominican Republic who served until August 2012. President Fernandez was honored by the CCA with the Statesman of the Year Award.