Category Archives: cuba

Justice can prevail against all odds

In 2004 my partner Penny and I travelled to El Salvador as guests of the FMLN (Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, one of two of the country’s major political parties). We toured this tiny Central American country for two weeks … Continue reading

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The passing of Fidel: A giant who contributed so much to making a better world

On Friday, November 25, the world lost one of history’s most selfless individuals. Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90. Born into a very wealthy family, Fidel began standing up for the underdog at a surprisingly young age. … Continue reading

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A true hero’s tale

Tuesday night I had the honour and privilege of speaking at an event celebrating the freedom of one of the “Cuban Five” heroes, Gerardo Hernández. You might ask, who are the Cuban Five heroes? Let me tell you. (And let … Continue reading

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Growing quality, not quantity

With the Globe 2016 conference happening in Vancouver, politicians and leaders from some of the world’s biggest businesses are coming together to try and address “sustainable business” — in other words, how to continue to grow their businesses and the … Continue reading

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Renewal and hope: the best wishes of the season

As the days get shorter and we move toward winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, I always look forward with great excitement to the day we turn the corner. At long last, we are now at the … Continue reading

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All sides must stop their terrorism

If we are to ever succeed in bringing terrorism to an end, we must categorically denounce all acts of terrorism, no matter which side these acts are committed by and no matter whether they’re committed by non-state actors or nation-states. … Continue reading

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