Ottawa Citizen: Harper can’t ignore Cuba

By Peter McKenna

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits powerhouse Brazil and the tiny Central American country of Costa Rica – which shares a bilateral free trade agreement with us – he shies away from the less ideologically acceptable countries of Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

But at a time when Harper claims to be pursuing an invigorated policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), he is ignoring Canada’s natural advantages in Cuba – one of the region’s most important countries.

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