Ernesto Londono
For Ernesto Londono's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 18, 2023
Scathing report on police leaves Minneapolis reeling three years after Floyd murder
Veterans of the city’s Police Department, which has lost more than 300 officers, say they are running on fumes, weary from patrolling under a cloud of suspicion.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2020
Brazil halts trial of Chinese vaccine. But was science or politics to blame?
Brazil's health regulator provided little information on its decision to suspend the trial, including whether a reported adverse reaction was related to the vaccine.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 16, 2020
Coronavirus crisis has made Brazil an ideal vaccine laboratory
With a medical manufacturing infrastructure and plenty of vaccine trial volunteers, Brazil has emerged as a potentially vital player in the scramble to end the pandemic.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2013
As U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, poppy trade it spent billions fighting still flourishes
The United States is withdrawing troops from Afghanistan having lost its battle against the country's narcotics industry, marking one of the starkest failures of the 2009 strategy the Obama administration pursued in an effort to turn around the war.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2013
Chemical attack weakens drive to destroy world stockpiles
The shelling of suburban Damascus with a suspected nerve agent last week was potentially the third large-scale use of a chemical weapon in the Middle East and may have broken the longest period in history without such an attack.
Japan Times
Aug 16, 2013
Violence in Egypt bolsters jihadist message about democracy's dangers
Jihadists in the Middle East and beyond are moving to capitalize on the political crisis in Egypt, arguing that the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood vindicates their long-espoused view that democracy is a dangerous proposition.
Japan Times
May 8, 2013
Jets 'held back amid Benghazi attacks'
As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that might have averted a second attack on a nearby CIA...
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2013
A decade after U.S. invasion, Iraq torn between progress and chaos
Ten years after the United States barreled into Iraq with extraordinary force and a perilous lack of foresight, the country is neither the failed state that seemed all but inevitable during the darkest days of the war nor the model democracy the Americans set out to build.


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