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Where’s the Beef? In Argentina, of course!

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Where’s the Beef? In Argentina, of course!

  Argentina is the second largest country in South America and one of the greatest food- and wine-producing nations in the world. Long before European explorers began to arrive, native Indians lived in Argentina. By 1530, Argentina saw its first Spanish settlers. With a strong immigration policy aimed at incorporating Europeans into the fabric of […]

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Eugene Forsey: bringing Canada’s political history to life

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Eugene Forsey: bringing Canada’s political history to life

“I can remember many people who go a long, long way back in our history,” my father told an interviewer in 1970. “I remember one man who was elected to Parliament in 1867, half a dozen who were elected in 1874 … Sometimes [with] classes in Canadian government, I’m able to say, ‘Oh, no you’ve […]

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Diplomats take flight

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Diplomats take flight

A record 115 diplomats, their families and business people soared over Ottawa and Gatineau on June 23 for the annual Flying Diplomat Day, held at the Rockcliffe Flying Club. Co-sponsored this year by the Ottawa Diplomatic Association and Diplomat & International Canada magazine, it featured a flight over Ottawa and Gatineau near the Ottawa River. […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2012

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2012

 

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New Arrivals – Fall 2012

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2012

New heads of mission Kaarlo (Charles) Arnold Marius Murto Ambassador of Finland Mr. Murto is a career diplomat who joined the ministry of foreign affairs after a one-year stint selling newsprint for the Finnish Paper Mills Association. He began his diplomatic career in 1970 as an attaché in the protocol department. His first posting came […]

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Abundant with cultural wonders, Azerbaijan awaits

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Abundant with cultural wonders, Azerbaijan awaits

By Farid Shafiyev Ambassador of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan — or “land of fires” for its ever-burning, inextinguishable natural gas flames that shoot spontaneously from the earth — offers other equally spectacular and utterly unique historical and cultural experiences. Travellers usually begin their journey to Azerbaijan in Baku, the country’s capital. Baku is the biggest political, trade […]

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Controlling Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation: The Potential of the Arms Trade Treaty

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Controlling Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation: The Potential of the Arms Trade Treaty

          Nathan A. Sears Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University   This article examines the potential of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to strengthen international control over global small arms and light weapons (SALW) proliferation. Research was based primarily on existing scholarly work on SALW control, the ATT, and […]

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Jamaica: the vibrant heart of the Caribbean

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jamaica: the vibrant heart of the Caribbean

A visit to Jamaica is an experience in which history and all your senses will converge to give you a lifetime of memories. Jamaica is unique, with its gifts to the world including reggae and dancehall music, fine rum, exquisite coffee and jerk seasoning. I am touched by the many Canadians who speak highly of […]

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Guatemala: the land of eternal springtime

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Guatemala: the land of eternal springtime

People commonly describe Guatemala as “the land of eternal spring.” And rightly so. Exuberant displays of orange and violet bougainvilleas greet people year-round. The word Guatemala comes from the indigenous Mayan-Toltec word Quauhtemalla, meaning “land of many trees,” and, indeed our northern biosphere is part of one of the largest in this hemisphere. Los numeros […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2012

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2012

New heads of mission Barna Karimi Ambassador of Afghanistan Mr. Karimi, a young ambassador at just 37, has a bachelor of business marketing and a master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix. After graduation, he worked his way up to the position of general manager of a shoe company called Triton Inc. He […]

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