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Politics
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KNOWN CORRUPT HISTORY – PAST PRESIDENTS and CURRENT….WHY SINGLE OUT ONE?

The US State Department Points Finger at Ricardo Martinelli as a Corrupt Politician, as an expat Living and doing business in Panama for over 20 years its almost been a competition between the last 5 Presidents to see which one could be more enriched. The Corruption scandals in Mireya Moscosos …

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Panama Tourism

Panamanian developer shoots high and gets noticed in………….. FORBES.

The BAR is officially risen for 2023. Developer shoots for a diverse mix of High end luxury and brands that cater to the consistent eco-traveler. BOTH of which that enjoy Panama.      https://www.forbes.com/sites/petertaylor/2023/01/09/panama-is-finally-having-its-moment-that-could-change-latin-american-real-estate-and-hospitality-forever/?sh=1975f43e5ce8   It’s high tide at 5:00 am and in the steely twilight the Caracoles Islands are …

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Economy

Panama setting sights high for 2023—expecting 6.5% growth in Economy. Maybe for the 1%

The Cciap provided recommendations for economic recovery  The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) assures that despite the low economic prospects for Latin America, the country maintains a projection of national economic growth for 2023 of 6.5%.  “We hope that this number has a multiplier effect, benefits …

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Journalism

Martinellli has survived much bigger smear campaigns. He WILL be President barring shady business.

Has Varela served time? Has Porcell served time? Has Varela paid back monies received? Has Porcell done the same?   The former President of the Republic Ricardo Martinelli, who aspires to be the presidential candidate of his Realizando Metas (RM) party, facing the general elections on May 5, 2024, is …

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Human Interest

Mexican singer and sex symbol the new “EPSTEIN” case?????????

They file a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court against producer Sergio Andrade. And as an accomplice they point to Gloria Trevi   The Mexican singer Gloria Trevi (54 years old) once again faces a civil lawsuit for abuse of adolescents and girls, in an open process in the United States. …

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Entertainment

Anton rivers and beaches moratorium lifted for public use.

The Mayor’s Office of Antón published a decree that annulled the resolution that regulated the use of beaches, rivers and spas in the district, reported the Panama Tourism. The Mayor’s Office of Antón published a decree that annulled the resolution that regulated the use of beaches, rivers and spas in …

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Political FRAUD

What is the delay in all of the political charges to be enforced? Takes forever

The delay of the Judicial Branch in those cases in which local authorities have been sentenced for crimes against the public administration, was questioned by sectors of civil society, after the representative of the township of Chilibre, the PRD Yoira Perea, who was sentenced to 60 months in prison for …

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Politics

The “Future” of PANAMA is pre-destined after a decade of ineptitude.

They say that “God helps those who get up early” and former President Ricardo Martinelli believes so, and just the same day that President Laurentino Cortizo would give his report to the country, he was meeting with the rebel deputies of Cambio Democrático and the only one of Realizando Metas …

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Politics

They “finally” see they want to break up the Dream Team. #desperation

The Court of Honor and Discipline of the Cambio Democrático (CD) party admitted a complaint against the deputy Yanibel Ábrego, for collaboration in the political promotion of another political party. The complaint was filed by Rafael Ponce González, in his capacity as a member of the group, and is based …

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International Relations

BRAZIL looks to the future with Lula as new President.

The progressive leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 77, was sworn in before Parliament this Sunday as the new president of the Federative Republic of Brazil for the period 2023-2027. “I promise to maintain, defend and comply with the Constitution, observe the laws, promote the general good of the Brazilian …

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Human Interest

What to look ahead for………………………

The political, economic and judicial aspects will undoubtedly mark the country’s agenda this year. The political parties must carry out their primaries to define their electoral offer for 2024 and today, a year and a half after the general elections on May 5, and in the midst of internal struggles …

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"JB"

PNO sends warm well wishes to all for a PROSEROUS NEW YEAR- HAPPY 2023

We are very thankful that despite many social, political, and immigration issues we faced in 2022, that as all do we are hoping for 2023 to be the best for all that visit our site.    Saludos JB

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History

I want this person contributing to PNO!!! LOL- The stain on Panama that doesn’t come out.

Panama, corrupt since ancient times? Corruption, throughout Panamanian history, has been entrenched at all levels, becoming ‘almost an institution,’ says historian, geographer and diplomat Omar Jaén Suárez. Corruption is also one of the most important ‘challenges’ facing the country because it distorts the economy and the sustainable development of societies   …

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"JB"
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PNO wishes ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY.

2022 has been one bitch of a year. In my opinion one of the worst experienced in quite some time. But at the end of the year, here we are again having all made it through another 12 months of this thing called “life”.  It is our wish at PANAMA …

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"JB"

UNSOLICITED reply from FORMER RED FROG hierarchy.

I have mentioned in the past that the people that are pursuing the actual actions and cases against RED FROG BEACH, OGI, etc are those that have cooperated and many have been ex-employees.  NOT Dan Cranney, who has refused multiple times to contact the forces at work and instead has chosen …

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"JB"

INSIDE JOB!!!! RED FROG OWNERS respond in droves to SECURITY PIECE.

As I sit here one week after speaking of the security, or lack thereof, at RED FROG BEACH, or SCAMIA, or ZAMIA, whatever the hell they are trying to scrub 20 years of lies, mis-allocated funds, and blatant false advertising, PNO received  this little gem. Sent to me from the …

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Immigration

US states have pissing contest as IMMIGRATION will be talking point of 2023

Dozens of immigrants were sent by buses to Chicago and New York overnight Monday from the US southern border in Texas, hours after the Supreme Court ordered upholding the health regulation known as Title 42. The Mayor’s Office of the city of El Paso, Texas, which borders Ciudad Juárez in …

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International Relations

Latin America and Caribbean still far from the mark in Human Rights. Panama stands ahead

The violence of armed gangs or gangs that sow chaos and death in poor countries and devastated by natural disasters, discredited justice systems and more authoritarianism as an antidote or as a result of corruption is the stamp left this year by Central America and the Caribbean, where they are …

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History

30th Anniversary: DARK DAY of PANAMA and US HISTORY (video)

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/221220/video-memoria-justicia-33-an-invasio-n    

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Colón

Colon: Continues to be shining light of SHIT in Panama. Man shot inside hospital EX-PAT: Alert

The man remained hospitalized after receiving burns on his body as a result of a first attempted murder This Wednesday night Amado Bárcenas was riddled with shots in a private hospital in the Cuatro Altos area, in the province of Colón. Bárcenas, 33 years old, was surprised by five hitmen …

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Uncategorized

Back at home, “Age” is a talking point of next election cycle

In mid-November, Joe Biden became the first sitting President of the United States, having reached the age of eighty. A reality shared by Nancy Pelosi, who presided over the House of Representatives until her 82nd birthday, and by former President Donald Trump, who at 76 is emerging as a candidate for …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Government and Copper mine disagree

The deadline for the Panamanian government and Minera Panama to reach an agreement expired at midnight yesterday. There was no agreement, despite the fact that Minera Panamá, a few days ago, accepted the Government’s proposal. “Minera Panamá understands the general terms proposed by the National Government of Panama, while considering …

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ASK JOYCE

ASK JOYCE: Stay tuned for many Ex-Pat and Baby Boomer events

Be sure to check in from time to time to see the many events and excursions that Joyce from BLASTBOOMER has going on in Panama.         (click on images to enlarge)            

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History

PANAMA History: The importance of Dec.12th

The controversy began in the year 1946. Once the first anniversary of the end of World War II was fulfilled, Panama asked the Government of the United States to vacate the 130 military bases that it maintained throughout the national territory. When the United States joined the hostilities, in 1942 Panama …

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Human Interest

HUMAN RIGHTS ignited at issues in Panama, as well as other Latin American countries.

PANAMA prison system is known to the world as being one of the worst.    Three hundred and ninety nine tongues of men begging to be taken out of the cell in the heat of the night awaited Felipe and the police. The officers ignored the call. Four walls, one door, and …

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"JB"

Have to post. This actually just occurred to me.

Perhaps, being an ex-pat and living here has made me obtuse over the years to something that is very clear.  Panamanians as a WHOLE,  do not speak English very well. (if at all). We have travelled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic to name a few. All have in general …

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"JB"

PRD plans to hook wagon to slimy Carrizo. Snail trail of fraud follows him.

The presidential calls of the pro-government Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) begin to accelerate the pace and draw up their strategies to achieve their plans to be elected in primaries as presidential standard-bearer of the largest political party in the country. The PRD has already announced that its primary elections will …

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"JB"
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Change the name, doesn’t change the game!! Watch your back at Red Frog. Are you safe???

Well I was debating and debating with myself whether I would ever write about the Bocas del Toro debacle that is Red Frog Beach.   After spending the last 8 days in Bocas del Toro I’ve made some promises and can’t hold back any longer.   The promise I made myself and …

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Crime

Like going back to the 80’s. Panama location vital to drug trade.

The Spanish Civil Guard and Europol on Monday dismantled a “super cartel” of drugs that controlled a third of the cocaine traffic that entered the old continent. According to investigations by the Spanish Civil Guard, the drug supplier was a Panamanian living in Dubai who the authorities classify as one …

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Political FRAUD

He just moved the workers that are building his under the table mansion.

The Vice President of the Republic, José Gabriel Carrizo, has intensified his appearance at inauguration events for public works or works financed by the State, a few months after a ban was issued for pre-candidates and candidates for popularly elected positions to participate in inauguration events of Public Works. Although …

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