Tag - latin-america



Presidential candidate Jose Raul Mulino (left) poses with ex-President Ricardo Martinelli during the general election, in Panama City in this photo released Sunday. Mulino was named the winner of Sunday's presidential election.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2024
Ex-minister Jose Raul Mulino wins Panama presidential race
Jose Raul Mulino, the protege of a graft-convicted former head of state, was declared Panama's president-elect after elections Sunday.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds a news conference in Sao Paulo on Saturday.
May 5, 2024
Kishida talks up bolstered Latin American ties as China cements position
While the visit may improve ties, observers doubt countries like Brazil will jeopardize relations with Beijing, their most important trading partner.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will use a policy speech in Sao Paulo to set out his vision for ties between Japan and South America, almost 10 years after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe advocated for stronger ties between the two in the same city.
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2024
Kishida sets sights on energy and climate in South America trip
Widespread use of biomass as car fuel makes Brazil an ideal import partner for Japan.
People holding Mexican flags protest outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Mexico City on Saturday, following the severing of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 7, 2024
Ecuador in diplomatic storm after raid at Mexican Embassy
The Vienna Convention, a treaty governing international relations, states that a country cannot intrude upon an embassy on its territory.
Inmates in a cell at the Counter-Terrorism Confinement Centre mega-prison southeast of San Salvador on Aug. 21, 2023.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2024
El Salvador's two-year push has crushed street gangs but at a high price
Deployment of the military and police dealt a heavy blow to the structures of the gangs but at the cost of human rights, and poverty remains a major issue.
Paraguay Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez Lezcano says that the free trade agreement to be negotiated between Tokyo and Mercosur would include goods and services, including agricultural products, which is very important for Japan.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 13, 2024
Mercosur ‘ready’ to resume FTA talks with Japan, Paraguay foreign minister says
The bloc is keen to expand ties with Asia as it seeks to boost trade and deepen economic integration with partners beyond the U.S., Europe and China.
Military personnel conduct raid operations in the area surrounding Guayaquil, Ecuador on Jan. 27. President Daniel Noboa’s new war on gangs has received widespread support in a nation overwhelmed by violence, but experts warn it could endanger civil liberties.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 14, 2024
Terrorized by gangs, Ecuador embraces the hard-line ‘Noboa way’
Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa's war on gangs is popular among citizens in spite of activists warning of human rights violations.
A man sits near the remains of burnt houses following the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile, on Saturday.
Feb 4, 2024
Wildfires threaten 2 Chilean cities, destroying 1,000 homes and killing 46
The disaster comes as Colombia battles its own blazes the mountains around Bogotá, in what officials say is the hottest January there in 30 years.
Protesters during a nationwide strike near the National Congress in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Argentina's labor movement is staging a general strike that will test popular support for President Javier Milei's austerity blitz less than two months into his presidency.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 25, 2024
Thousands protest Javier Milei’s reforms months into Argentine presidency
The mass protests in Buenos Aires come as the libertarian economist attempts to slash the size of the state in a bid to tame triple-digit inflation.
Fumio Kishida
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2023
Kishida mulls dropping Latin America trip amid fund scandal
Kishida was expected to make his first visit to Latin America as prime minister in January.
A Brazilian of Japanese descent teaches Japanese to foreign nationals in July 2020 at the Homi housing complex in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, which is home to many foreign nationals, mainly of Brazilian heritage.
Dec 22, 2023
Some foreign fourth generation descendants of Japanese to be given long-term residency
The Immigration Services Agency will revise the residency status system to allow such people to effectively stay in Japan indefinitely.
Milei won Argentina’s presidency last month by wielding a roaring chainsaw on the campaign trail to symbolize the slashing he planned for the nation’s government.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
Argentina’s new ‘anarcho-capitalist’ president starts slashing
Javier Milei unveiled deep spending cuts and a sharp devaluation of the peso days after taking office, forewarning the nation of the economic pain ahead.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attends a trial as a witness at the navy base in Callao, Peru, on March 15, 2018. Picture taken through a window.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Peru’s top court orders Fujimori released from prison
Fujimori’s lawyer told reporters that the former president would most likely be released from prison Wednesday.
Argentine President-elect Javier Milei greets people on the day of his visit to the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York City on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Argentine President-Elect Javier Milei to prioritize Israeli ties
Milei will convert to Judaism, and began his first trip abroad as president elect with a visit to the tomb of a famous orthodox Jewish rabbi in New York.
Argentine president-elect Javier Milei in Buenos Aires on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
Milei opens a new era: What comes next in Argentina policymaking
Javier Milei’s victory in Argentina’s presidential election opens a new and uncertain chapter in South American nation’s convoluted history.
A Nissan auto dealership in the Botafogo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The firm hopes to more than double its market share in Brazil, to 7% from the current 3.4% in 2026.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Nissan to invest $575 million in Brazil as it aims to double share
Nissan hopes to more than double its market share in Brazil, to 7% from the current 3.4% in 2026.
U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 4, 2023
Biden jabs at China 'debt-trap diplomacy’ at Americas summit
In a summit with other Western Hemisphere leaders, Biden cast the U.S. approach as a healthier alternative for countries seeking global investment.
National Forest and Wild Fauna Service personnel check on a sea lion, amidst rising cases bird flu infections in Peru in February 2023.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 31, 2023
After racing across continents, bird flu threatens Antarctica
Unlike earlier versions of bird flu, H5N1 has also spread widely in wild birds and routinely spilled over into wild mammals.
Researchers have developed a new method to analyze climate history and their findings align with current climate models.
Aug 6, 2023
Science offers closer look at the Medieval Warming Period
Medieval Warming Period saw a population boom in Europe and the collapse of civilizations in the Americas
Argentine presidential candidate Javier Milei of La Libertad Avanza alliance looks on as he casts his vote at a polling station during Argentina's primary elections, in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 15, 2023
Here are candidate Javier Milei’s proposals for Argentina
Milei's fiery rhetoric has resonated with many Argentines who gave him an unexpected win in Sunday’s primary vote.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan