Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with journalist Arnold August about Canada’s imperialist campaign to recognize Juan Guaidó, a man who self-declared himself president of Venezuela in February 2019. Canada’s involvement in the failed attempted coup to oust democratically elected president Nicolas Maduro, Canada’s involvement in the Lima group has discredited any pretense of Canada as a democratic influence in Latin America. He connects the struggle of Bolivia as the Indigenous leader Evo Morales was ousted in a military coup, in November 2019 and Canada was quick to express support for the post-coup leader Jeanine Áñez Chávez. While in Canada the Wet’suwet’en people face aggression from the Canadian government for defending their unceeded lands from being further scared with pipelines.
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