Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-President asks for forgiveness

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-president asks for forgiveness Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent history of Colombia is blighted by massacres committed by the armed forces, right-wing paramilitaries, left-wing forces (FARC), and murky criminal activity that belongs to many shadows. Of course, the criminal acts of…

Protracted problems in Colombia met by deaths from the state apparatus

Protracted problems in Colombia met by deaths from the state apparatus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Enormous inequality and protracted problems that have blighted Colombia for decades are nothing new. However, recent protests throughout Colombia come from many forces. This includes the perennial poor, the indigenous, the working poor, students, people…

Far-Left Shining Path kills 16 in Peru

Far-Left Shining Path kills 16 in Peru Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Shining Path in Peru kills in the name of Marxist-Leninism, Maoism, and other ideals. However, it is difficult to know where ideology and criminality end based on past actions. This equally applies to far-right-wing death squads and past…

Paraguay witnesses major Covid-19 political protests

Paraguay witnesses major Covid-19 political protests Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) convulsions are hitting countless nations in the realm of deaths, health care issues, limited to non-existent vaccination programs, poverty, unemployment, and other ills. Not surprisingly, these coronavirus convulsions are especially being felt in poorer nations that have…

Over 900,000 Covid-19 deaths and little sign of decreasing

Over 900,000 Covid-19 deaths and little sign of decreasing Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The international coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is continuing unabated in terms of deaths and infections per day. Hence, over 900,000 deaths from coronavirus internationally. Therefore, the international situation remains bleak. Indeed, in parts of Europe, infections are increasing once…

800,000 Covid-19 deaths with little let-up in America, Brazil, India, and Mexico

800,000 Covid-19 deaths with little let-up in America, Brazil, India, and Mexico Kanako Mita and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The international coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is now responsible for 800,000 known deaths. In the four nations of the highest number of deaths, the numbers keep flowing. Therefore, unlike the hardest-hit nations in Europe, the countries…

340,000 deaths in the Americas: Central America, North America, and South America

340,000 deaths in the Americas: Central America, North America, and South America Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll throughout the Americas is over 340,000. Hence, with most nations still in the spiral of death, one can only imagine the final death toll during the first wave. After…

International Covid-19 deaths reach 600,000: America, Brazil, India, Mexico, and the UK

International Covid-19 deaths reach 600,000: America, Brazil, India, Mexico, and the UK Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international death toll from coronavirus (Covid-19) will surpass 600,000 in the next twenty-four hours. Hence, the global economy and a return to normal remains distant even if some nations are in recovery mode.…

The covid-19 crisis in America and Brazil is beset by political and social discord

The covid-19 crisis in America and Brazil is beset by political and social discord Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is witnessing the divisions that exist in America and Brazil. Hence, while the United Kingdom is dealing with the coronavirus crisis abysmally, political and social cohesion remains despite…

Major protests in Colombia is following a similar regional anti-government theme

Major protests in Colombia is following a similar regional anti-government theme Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that Colombia is following a similar anti-government theme that is affecting many regional nations. Thus, nations including Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela have witnessed major anti-government protests. Therefore, it matters not if…