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…

President of Ecuador blames meddling after austerity measures lead to major protests

President of Ecuador blames meddling after austerity measures lead to major protests Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ecuador is witnessing major unrest after President Lenin Moreno announced the elimination of fuel subsidies and other measures. His anti-austerity measures are based on the IMF (International Monetary Fund) agreement which stipulates that public…

Israel and NSO Group: Pegasus spyware found in over 40 nations is alarming journalists

Israel and NSO Group: Pegasus spyware found in over 40 nations is alarming journalists Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In 2017, the NSO Group was highlighted by Modern Tokyo Times in relation to its spyware being used against journalists in Mexico. However, despite the negative human rights issue related to this Israeli company, it…

Colombia needs help with migrants fleeing poverty from Venezuela: Trump condemns Maduro

Colombia needs help with migrants fleeing poverty from Venezuela: Trump condemns Maduro Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Colombia faces many internal problems related to the recent history of this nation and the brutal civil war. On top of this, social deprivation and issues related to crime and narcotics concern many in Colombia.…

Venezuela braced for violence after opposition leader declares himself Acting President

Venezuela braced for violence after opposition leader declares himself Acting President Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times People in Venezuela are bracing themselves for fresh political violence that may ultimately reach a new level. Indeed, with President Donald Trump of America supporting the leading opposition leader Juan Guaidó, then the international dimension…

Killing Catholic Priests in Mexico and the Philippines: Father Mark Anthony Ventura murdered

Killing Catholic Priests in Mexico and the Philippines: Father Mark Anthony Ventura murdered Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you close your eyes and think about parts of the world where Roman Catholic priests could be killed, then immediately you think about nations like Nigeria and Pakistan. Of course, Christian clergy…

Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a Catholic Priest: Lawlessness and drug cartels

Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a Catholic Priest: Lawlessness and drug cartels Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many parts of the world you have war, religious persecution, failed states, international terrorist groups, and other negative realities. Yet, for Roman Catholic priests the most dangerous nation in the…

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South American nations are putting pressure on Venezuela because of the authoritarian tendencies of President Nicolas Maduro who rules this country. Hence, Mercosur, a powerful trade bloc in South America, suspended Venezuela after recent political events.…

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State?

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Mexico, according to various sources, is now allegedly spying on individuals that seek to inform based on investigative journalism, tackle corruption, or who seek to defend human rights in…

Venezuela: In a Hole, and Still Digging

Venezuela: In a Hole, and Still Digging Phil Gunson Senior Analyst, Andes International Crisis Group Images of the bloodied face of Venezuelan opposition MP Juan Requesens, a vicious, diagonal gash across his left temple, graphically conveyed in recent days the lengths to which the government of President Nicolás Maduro appears prepared to go in order…

Venezuela Is Falling off the Map

Venezuela Is Falling off the Map Phil Gunson Senior Analyst, Andes International Crisis Group Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign-policy surprise could pop up just a few hours’ flying time south of Miami. A tense political standoff between an increasingly desperate population and a dictatorial regime in Venezuela worsened in early January after the…

Another Prison Massacre in Brazil

Another Prison Massacre in Brazil Boutros Hussein and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The government of Brazil needs to formulate new policies to stem recent grim massacres inside prisons that are obviously out of control. According to the latest massacre, another thirty prisoners were mainly beheaded or burnt alive. This follows on from around 100…