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Death toll in Chile protests rises to 15 after violent clashes

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

A police armored vehicle sprays tear gar at anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago Tuesday. Chile has been facing days of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. | AP

Chile’s government says that 15 people have been killed in five days of rioting, arson and violent clashes that have almost paralyzed the South American ...

Princess Mako, niece of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito and the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, turned 28 on Wednesday.The princess has engaged in some official ...

New clashes in Chile as two die in store-torching amid protest violence

via The Japan Times    Oct 21, 2019

Demonstrators shout at Chilean soldiers during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago Sunday. | REUTERS

Fresh clashes broke out in Chile’s capital Santiago on Sunday after two people died when a supermarket was torched overnight as violent protests sparked by ...

China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup, say AP sources

via The Japan Times    Oct 21, 2019

China is in line to be chosen by FIFA as host of the first edition of the expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021.FIFA’s decision-making ...

Newest post met with open-minded enthusiasm

By Louise George Kittaka
- via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2019

Name: Hartmut Schick Title: President and CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia URL: http://www.daimler.com/ DoB: Oct. 5, 1961 ...

Business opportunities in Latin America for Japanese companies

By Javier A. Mazon
-    Mar 26, 2018

Thanks to Texas' proximity to the emerging markets of Central and South America, several major Japanese companies with significant investments in Latin America have set up operations in the state. ...

America and the World in Transition

By Richard N. Haass
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 23, 2016

As the incoming Trump administration sorts itself out, U.S. allies should develop policy proposals for dealing with pressing global challenges and consider what more they can do on behalf of common...

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

By James McBride
- via Foreign Affairs    Jul 20, 2016

Bruno Kelly/Reuters

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed in recent decades, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has caused a shrinking of states interested in playing host and a search f...

What Does the TPP Mean for Latin America?

By Shannon K. O'Neil,Danielle Renwick
- via Foreign Affairs    May 19, 2015

Mexico, Peru, and Chile would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership if their economies can begin to produce more value-added goods in a competitive way, says CFR's Shannon  K. O’Neil.

Chile in Crisis

By Juan de Onis
- via Foreign Affairs    Apr 12, 2015

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet answers a question during a news conference, October 30, 2014. (Andrea Comas / Reuters)

South America's Model Nation Grapples With Graft April 12, 2015 Juan de Onis Summary:  Some argue that Chile is living through the worst political crisis since the 1973 overthrow of Pres...




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