Tag: Peru

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Japan, China Heads of State Meet amid Dueling Trump Charm Offensives

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in what Reuters calls an “impromptu” meeting at this weekend’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference. Both sides issued tepid but cordial statements as the heads of state jockey for a favorable relationship with the incoming Trump White House.

Obama Joins the War on ‘Fake News’

“If, generally, we’ve got elections that aren’t focused on issues and are full of fake news and false information and distractions, then the issue is not going to be what’s happening from the outside; the issue is going to be what are we doing for ourselves from the inside,” Obama said during a press conference in Peru over the weekend.

Obama: I Will Criticize Trump if ‘Necessary or Helpful’

In a Sunday press conference in Lima, Peru, President Barack Obama said he may not follow former President George W. Bush’s lead to not publicly criticize his successor. Instead, Obama left the opportunity to speak out on President-elect Donald Trump if

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Peru: Woman Found Guilty of Witchcraft Burned Alive

An indigenous tribe deep in the Amazon jungle has burned an elderly woman alive on charges of “witchcraft.” While Peruvian authorities say these accusations are not uncommon among natives, this case is unique because a witness recorded the immolation on a mobile phone.

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State Dept.: Hezbollah, Islamic State Maintain Presence in Latin America

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has determined that Venezuela, which has refused to cooperate with the United States’ antiterrorism efforts in the region for nearly a decade, remains a “permissive environment” that promotes ideological and financial support for terrorist organizations, namely Iran’s Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.

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Opposing Strategist: Peru Presidential Frontrunner ‘Chinawoman’ Whose ‘Eyes Are Too Wrinkly’

A policy dispute in Peru’s presidential runoff election turned racially insensitive this week when the campaign advisor for candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called opposing candidate Keiko Fujimori — a Japanese-Peruvian — a “chinawoman” and said her criticism of his policies was because “her eyes have gotten too wrinkly and she can’t read very well.”