DIPLOMATICA

Peru’s role in the global arena

Peru’s role in the global arena

  In the past two decades, Peru has consistently been regarded as a country with great economic potential and one that has made the most progress in terms of development in South America, having overcome the years in which it was mired by recession, hyperinflation, terrorism and an inefficient bureaucracy. With the turn of the […]

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Colombia: Traditional trade, ideas and art

Colombia: Traditional trade, ideas and art

Colombia’s commercial relationship with Canada has grown over time, and our goal and responsibility is to ensure continued growth in the import and export of new goods and services, but also of ideas and art. In 2018, exports from Colombia to Canada were worth $865 million. Of this, 64 per cent belonged to the mining […]

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI believes in expanding the country’s development, focusing on strengthening the competitiveness of its economy. To that end, the government has prioritized economic diversification and trade alongside political, economic and social reforms. So far, the reforms have yielded good results and, as a testament to the country’s economic potential, several multinational companies […]

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Unlocking South Africa’s oceans economy

Unlocking South Africa’s oceans economy

At the southern tip of Africa, perfectly nestled on three sides by the warm Indian Ocean on the east, the cold Atlantic Ocean on the west and further south by the Antarctic convergence lies one of the most beautiful countries in the world — South Africa. The country’s indisputably breathtaking and wide-ranging landscape, picturesque beaches […]

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DISPATCHES

Greater Eurasian co-operation

Greater Eurasian co-operation

The modern world is facing fundamental geopolitical transformation. International free trade and the very notion of globalization are being challenged by the comeback of protectionism and nationalism, with arbitrarily imposed barriers and tariffs. All of this makes integration in Greater Eurasia, pragmatically connecting the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other […]

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Killing off Africa’s iconic animals

Killing off Africa’s iconic animals

Many of the iconic fauna that are indelibly associated with Africa, and that attract so many local citizens and foreign tourists alike, no longer spread limitlessly across the vast savannahs of the mid-continent. Nor are many of the larger animals of the unbroken forest often visible. This century’s massive escalation of illegal poaching has decimated […]

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Mongolia’s GDP and trade rise

Mongolia’s GDP and trade rise

A giant dump truck travels under blue sky towards an open pit mine in Mongolia’s South Gobi Desert. It may look like an average dump truck, but it is actually one of 28 enormous Komatsu trucks, powered by 3,000-horsepower engines and capable of moving up to 300 tonnes of ore per load at the Oyu […]

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Travelling North America on a budget

Travelling North America on a budget

We can’t always afford a big fancy vacation, but still want a nice holiday. Here are a few travel suggestions in North America for the budget-conscious. Wilderness wonder Camping is the obvious choice for an economical vacation. Expensive equipment is unnecessary, much can be improvised, and you can rent what you don’t have or can’t […]

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DELIGHTS

Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

Bulgaria beckons with cuisine, spas, history and resorts

Travelling the world and getting to know new cultures and civilizations has enriched my life, but I always fall captive to Bulgaria’s special charm. Every spot in my small home country has a beauty that will enchant the human heart. Bulgaria is situated in southeastern Europe on the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Bulgaria […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2019

Envoy’s Album – Fall 2019

                                                                         

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They make wine in Quebec?

They make wine in Quebec?

Yes, they make wine in Quebec — and in a few cases, some of my favourite wines in the country. Historically, due to the brutal winters, producers in the province mainly planted hybrid grape varietals (grapes developed in a lab to be able to withstand colder temperatures), which can certainly make tasty wines, but rarely […]

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Japanese art featured at two Ottawa galleries

Japanese art featured at two Ottawa galleries

Japan and its history — at home and in Canada — star in Ottawa’s fall calendar of art, with three exhibitions at two institutions. War, and its abettor xenophobia, will cast a shadow over all. The largest of three exhibitions will be Hanran: 20th-Century Japanese Photography, which opens Oct. 11 at the National Gallery of […]

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DIGNITARIES

New Arrivals – Fall 2019

New Arrivals – Fall 2019

Anahit Harutyunyan Ambassador of Armenia Ambassador Harutyunyan joined the foreign ministry in 1997 as an attaché. She then became head of the Turkey desk and then second secretary at the embassy of Argentina. In 2008, she returned to headquarters in the department of countries in the Americas. She was then chief specialist of the external […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2019

New Arrivals – Summer 2019

Nasise Challi Jira Ambassador of Ethiopia Ambassador Jira began her career as a lecturer at universities in Ethiopia, including Jimma University, St. Mary’s University College and Adama Science and Technology University. She then went to work as director of the directorate of protocol and public relations in the president’s office of Oromia National Regional Government. […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2019

New Arrivals – Spring 2019

New arrivals Federico-Eduardo Hoyos-Salazar Ambassador of Colombia Prior to being posted to Canada, Ambassador Hoyos-Salazar was a house representative for Antioquia in Colombia’s Congress. He was elected for a four-year term in 2014 and was a member of the Second Constitutional Commission in charge of security and defence, foreign affairs and foreign trade. Between 2010 […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2019

New Arrivals – Winter 2019

New arrivals Reginald Farley High Commissioner for Barbados High Commissioner Farley is an accountant and former cabinet minister. He received his certified management accountant designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Nova Scotia in 2013. He started his career teaching at the Barbados Community College. He later moved to the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation […]

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