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For Ben Fox's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. attempts to break Caribbean addiction to Venezuelan oil

Jan 25, 2015

U.S. attempts to break Caribbean addiction to Venezuelan oil

A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Fears that falling oil prices could knock the wheels off the already wobbly economy of oil-dependent Venezuela have sparked ...

Jun 2, 2014

Gitmo hurdles persist after soldier swap

President Barack Obama has edged closer to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by swapping five Taliban members for a captured American soldier, but the criticism he faced Sunday for the deal underscores the challenges he faces in emptying out the cells at the U.S. ...