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Conservation

Keep an eye here…..PNO just posted about OVER-FISHING. Here is agreement with Panama and her “Prince” future husband in Ghana.

This reeks of INSIDER BS. Bust as I have stated….’THIS IS PANAMA”.  http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/principe-diputada-harding-prometen-apoyar-panama-tema-pesquero/24201569 Harding assured that from the National Assembly he will provide all the necessary support The Prince of Ghana, Anthony Bart-Appiah, together with his Panamanian fiancee, Deputy Kayra Harding, met with the General Administrator of the Aquatic Resources …

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Environmental

OP ED: Panama and it’s GARBAGE issues.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/opinion/entre-lineas/220524/disposicion-basura   garbage disposal There is a serious problem in some neighborhoods, where the population refuses to pay for the service   Garbage collection has been shown to be a problem in Panama City. Nor is there good management in the final disposal of waste, much less is there a general …

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Food

Varela buddy Putin and his “INVASION” is affecting Food Supply Chain in Latin America.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220524/guerra-ucrania-agrava-inseguridad-alimentaria-latinoamerica The World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday that the “domino effect” of the conflict in Ukraine aggravates the problems of the pandemic, worsens food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean and leads to the need for more resources to help vulnerable people in the region. The United …

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Economy

Years after Mossack/Fonseca and “Panama Papers”, our country still WASHING a great deal.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220524/panama-obtiene-alta-puntuacion-opacidad Panama is responsible for 1.4% of financial secrecy risks worldwide. This is established by the Index of Financial Secrecy (IFS, for its acronym in English), which is prepared by the Tax Justice Network, an international network for tax justice based in London, which reveals the extent to which countries can …

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Legal

Character assasination of Martinelli backfires: Brothers sentenced to 36 Months w/ Time Served

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/panamanian-intermediaries-each-sentenced-36-months-international-bribery-and-money Please feel free to state that PNO-  OPENLY SUPPORTS MARTINELLI.  He was the president when my wife and I decided to retire here, and in that time I saw MASSIVE growth and improvements in the quality of life for BOTH Ex-Pats and Panamanians alike. So for the past 7 …

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Local Culture

EX-PATS and Locals alike: Take advantage of MUSEUM MONTH in Panama.

I personally have visited both “Rainforest Doscovery Center” and “Biomuseo”. Had a great time at both. https://club.prensa.com/mes-de-los-museos/ Museum Month: Museums tell stories In the month of May we celebrate the month of the Museums and we have organized together with the Network of Museums and Visitor Centers of Panama a special tour:  Museums …

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Colón

Water Treatment plant for Colon almost complete. Please help people in that region soon.

If they have to live in a lawless dump, at least give these people potable water.  https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/ampliacion-potabilizadora-sabanitas-presenta-68-avance/24201244?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http Once the work is completed and delivered, the contractor will give 3 years of operation and maintenance  The National Aqueduct and Sewer Institute (IDAAN) reported that the expansion works of the Antonio Yepes …

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Political FRAUD

What is going through the minds of USDOJ and Defense counsel? VIDEO

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/politica/220519/video-actua-favor-hermanos-martinelli?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc    

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Political FRAUD

Brothers to learn of fate at 4pm EST.

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/sons-ex-panama-president-be-sentenced-us-money-laundering-charges-2022-05-20/ NEW YORK, May 20 (Reuters) – Two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will be sentenced on Friday in a U.S. court for their roles in helping launder millions of dollars in bribe payments Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht made to a high-ranking Panamanian official. Prosecutors are seeking prison …

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Health

EX-PAT ALERT: Bocas del Toro reports HIGHEST rate of Dengue fever in country

Hard to believe after I have been calling for 5 years for the Government to TRULY INVEST REAL MONEY into the Bocas region that this occurs.  For an area that is one of the gems of tourism for this country, it still has a POS airstrip and next to nothing …

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Environmental

As a FIRM believer in CLIMATE CHANGE, Latin America is VITAL key to any progress.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220519/presidente-caf-mundo-frenara-crisis-climatica-latinoamerica The world must understand that any solution to the climate crisis passes through Latin America, a region rich in biodiversity that “can solve the global carbon problem” and take advantage of its digital transformation to create millions of jobs, the president of the Development Bank tells Efe of Latin …

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Canal

Putin’s senseless war affecting GLOBAL supply chain. In particular, PANAMA.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220519/guerra-ucrania-frena-recuperacion-economica   The war in Ukraine is slowing down the fragile economic recovery that the world had begun after the covid-19 crisis, the UN said on Wednesday, lowering its global growth forecast for this year from 4% to 3.1% and warned that the deterioration may end up being even greater. …

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Crime

Decision of USDOJ to come Friday for Martinelli brothers/ ODEBRECHT

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/fiscalia-nueva-york-sostiene-que-hermanos-martinelli-linares-no-cooperaron-de-buena-fe-la-investigacion-n5710358   The District Attorney for the Eastern District of New York responded to a letter dated May 13 sent by the lawyers of the brothers Luis Enrique and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares , to federal judge Raymond J. Dearie, who is leading this process. IT MAY INTEREST YOU: New …

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Conservation

Boliva and Peru take action against overfishing and “by-catch” to save species from extinction. VIDEO

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220519/video-bolivia-peru-abren-laboratorio-producir-peces-riesgo-extincion

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Economy

Amazing!! I agree with Nito on Crypto stance.

There has not been much that I have agreed with under the leadership of Cortizo. Yet I find it refreshing he is taking a measured and intelligent approach in these uneasy economic times to gather more information on this “made up” money of Cryptocurrency. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220519/cortizo-negara-firmar-proyecto-ley-regula-criptomoneda During his participation in the …

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Politics

Even after small drop and sons being sentenced in US, the PEOPLE still want Martinelli.

Carrizo is nothing more than a young, handsome, robot that leaves a snail trail of slime with anything he touches. Does anyone remember the money he stole at the beginning of COVID????   If not, look it up.    https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220516/martinelli-cae-cortizo-sube-carrizo In the secret ballot simulation, if the presidential elections were held …

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Human Interest

7 Reasons Panama Is A Perfect Destination For Early Retirees

With me focussing on much about Panama that bothers me,,,it is refreshiong for me to re-post a view of another person that paints a different picture. This is a great article by a very informed author.    https://www.travelawaits.com/2753566/why-panama-is-perfect-destination-for-early-retirees/ I am an early retiree who chose Panama as my retirement destination, …

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Bocas del Toro

Crooked BOCAS judge is both Neck and Balls deeps into shilling for RED FROG BEACH.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220517/juez-bocas-toro-denunciado Despite the call to the administrative authorities and the process presented in the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, Judge Eric de León, from Bocas del Toro, still admits a case of domain acquisition prescription promoted by Bastimentos Holdings, S. Judge of Bocas del Toro is denounced for corruption related to land …

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Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID Weekly Update

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220516/panama-alcanza-24-129-casos-activos-covid-19-reporta-nueva-defuncion Panama reached 24,129 active cases of covid-19 this Monday, after 1,799 new positive cases were detected and 8,403 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, which translates into a positivity of 21.4%. Juan Díaz, Bethania, San Francisco, Rufina Alfaro and Penonomé are the areas that register the …

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Human Interest

EX-PAT ALERT: Read Link on Missing Persons

https://cayman.loopnews.com/content/over-400-people-disappeared-panama-last-12-months

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Human Interest

Here: the translated version notes from the New York prosecutor’s office to the judge in the Martinelli Linares case

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/aqui-la-version-traducida-al-espanol-de-las-notas-de-la-fiscalia-de-nueva-york-al-juez-del-caso-de-los-martinelli-linares/   In 10 days, the brothers Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares will know the sentence that corresponds to them, after having pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder $28 million in bribes from Odebrecht , using the US financial system. The United States calculates that the Martinelli Linares have laundered $58 million in …

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Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID increases continue to be seen. Stay vigilant.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220509/casos-activos-covid-19-panama-incrementan-13-732-reporta-1-fallecido?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama maintains 13,732 active cases of covid-19, after registering 1,359 new positive cases this Monday, May 9, so according to the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) positivity reaches 22.4%. In addition, the report detailed that in the last 24 hours there was a death due …

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Church

Pope continues to call for end to “senseless” Ukraine invasion.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220506/papa-dice-guerra-sentido-ucrania-amenaza-mundo-entero?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Pope Francis assured today that all wars are “cruel and senseless”, but that the one that has been raging for more than two months in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion “has a larger dimension and threatens the entire world”. “Even before the pandemic ended, the whole …

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Environmental

News states Panama seeks to re-define protections for the Ocean

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220509/conectividad-marina-pieza-clave-gobernanza-oceanica-regional?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama bets on marine connectivity as a determining factor for ocean governance by providing oceanographic, demographic and genetic data to the international community that allows, with a solid scientific base, greater coordination and joint work for the conservation and sustainable use of the sea. “At COIBA AIP we study connectivity …

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Chiriqui

EX-PAT ALERT: Chiriqui remains a hotbed of lawlessness against women.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/achacan-desaparicion-tres-mujeres-chiriqui/24199926?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http José Atencio was apprehended on November 25, 2021, in Guacá Arriba in David José Alberto Atencio, 47 years old, arrested for his alleged involvement in the crimes of robbery and deprivation of liberty to the detriment of Viviana Lisneth Gallardo, 17, will also be blamed for the disappearances of …

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Health

Health official sees Panama entering a 5th stage of COVID amid recent spikes.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220503/eduardo-ortega-panama-inicio-quinta?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc With the increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, between 700 and 900, everything seems to indicate that Panama is at the beginning of a fifth wave, warned the secretary of the Eduardo Ortega, national secretary of the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt). Ortega explained, during …

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World Events

Putin states retaliatory measures are due for sanctions.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220503/putin-aprueba-sanciones-represalia-conflicto-rusia-ucrania?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a decree on retaliatory sanctions against individuals and entities in response to their “hostile actions” over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The measures will be taken in retaliation for “hostile actions by the United States, foreign states and international organizations… that were aimed at …

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International Relations

Russia cuts off gas to Poland and Bulgaria in response to Western sanctions.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/26/energy/poland-russia-gas/index.html Russia has cut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, dramatically escalating its response to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the war in Ukraine. Russian state energy giant Gazprom said in a statement Wednesday that it had fully halted supplies to Polish gas company PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz after they refused …

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Health

EX-PAT ALERT: Slight rise in New COVID infections

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220427/leve-aumento-nuevos-casos-covid?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama registered 744 new infections of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and total up to this Tuesday, April 26, 772,830 confirmed cases. For this Tuesday, one death is reported, for a cumulative of 8,183 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%. The number of people recovered from the disease amounts …

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Political FRAUD
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WOW. Big papers and reports catching up with my tiny, crappy, blog. ODEBRECHT

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220427/corrupcion-falta-transparencia-problemas-informe?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The 2021 Human Rights Report of the United States Department of State regarding Panama, alluded to the lack of criminal convictions in corruption cases which, according to the document, supports the widespread public opinion that the judicial system is susceptible to corrupting influences both internal and external . The …

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