No es la primera vez que Canadá se encuentra en situación de asumir el liderazgo regional. En las últimas décadas, ha aprovechado algunas de esas oportunidades y ha desperdiciado otras, enredándose en idas y vueltas en vez de hacer esfuerzos sostenidos.
Curiously optimistic in welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election a year ago, Latin America will examine up close this week a leader it has admired from afar. It will do so with even keener interest in light of the oncoming U.S. presidency of Donald Trump.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced his government’s intention to seek a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. But a lot has changed since Canada helped usher in the U.N. decades ago, including the global body’s reputation and Canada’s commitment to that form of multilateralism.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state dinner at the White House, the first in 19 years, and the summit with President Obama was big news in Canada. But will the elections in the U.S. undermine the personal and policy progress that was made?
Common sentiment now echoing in government offices throughout Latin America and the Caribbean is that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more simpatico in substance, tone and style than was his predecessor.