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Pope in Panama blasts corruption but avoids wading into Venezuela fray

World Jan 25, 2019

Pope in Panama blasts corruption but avoids wading into Venezuela fray

Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to Panama and a region that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela. Francis didn't mention the Venezuela crisis ...

Japan and Uruguay agree on two-way beef exports

Business Dec 3, 2018

Japan and Uruguay agree on two-way beef exports

Japan and Uruguay have agreed to allow each other's beef imports as a way of expanding bilateral trade, reaching the deal during the first visit by a Japanese leader to the Latin American country. At a news conference with Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez following talks ...

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

World / Social Issues Sep 5, 2018

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine ...

Japan looks to welcome fourth-generation Japanese living abroad

National Dec 26, 2017

Japan looks to welcome fourth-generation Japanese living abroad

The Justice Ministry is considering giving residency status to fourth-generation Japanese immigrants in Latin America and elsewhere, a move that would allow them to work in Japan long term, officials have said. Fourth-generation immigrants between the ages of 18 and 30 would be granted the ...

Editorials Aug 7, 2017

Venezuela's future darkens

Venezuela's future will remain bleak and its people will continue to suffer as long as President Nicolas Maduro remains in power.