Eva Salinas

Eva Salinas / @eva_sita

Managing Editor, OpenCanada.org

Eva Salinas is the Managing Editor of OpenCanada.org. She holds an MA with McMaster University’s Institute on Globalization, where her research focused on Latin America, foreign policy and critical security studies. She was previously the Editor of The Santiago Times in Chile, where she was also a freelance correspondent for the Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and the CBC, among others. She has also worked for the Financial Post, Journalists for Human Rights, and Athletes for Africa, where she remains a board member. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and studied international reporting at City University in London, UK. She is also the author of Latin Americans Thought of It, an educational book for children.

Most Recent Posts


Twenty ways to resist tyranny

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May 6, 2017

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, historian Timothy Snyder looked to the not-too-distant past to create a road map for averting tyranny in the future. He speaks with OpenCanada about the history lessons society often forgets.


Once fallen, Burma's on the rise

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February 19, 2016

Canadian Ambassador Mark McDowell on the country's democratic transition, its relationship with Canada, and how it might avoid development mistakes.

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The murky world of Canada’s arms manufacturing

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January 15, 2016

The $15-billion Saudi deal may be Canada’s biggest but it is certainly not the first. As Canada’s long history as an arms exporter shows, many deals are not on the books and fly in the face of the country’s peacekeeper reputation.


Life in the City of Thorns

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January 11, 2016

‘These cities are growing. There are more of them. There are more and more people being born in them. In some respects, this is the future.’ Author Ben Rawlence shines a light on Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. 

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Rebuilding Nepal

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May 29, 2015
UNICEF's Kent Page speaks from Kathmandu on the challenge to get kids back into schools, reach remote villages, and rebuild a country, following two powerful earthquakes.

The trouble with drones

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April 24, 2015
As the U.S. questions its strike protocols, we interview director of new film, Drone, screening at the Hot Docs Festival.
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Crime in a time of connectivity

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February 18, 2015
Silicon Valley is great at selling the benefits of technology. But ‘techno-optimist’ Marc Goodman says before we wire the world, we need to secure it.

The darker side of the 'toon

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December 5, 2014
Cartoonist Joe Sacco’s latest book is a ‘howl of outrage’ against U.S. foreign policy. His work and others before him helped change a medium.