Politics

Carrizo wants “clean” debates, but you can’t have a Prez with “bitch tits”. Hit the bench Gaby.

Carrizo expressed that he has warned that in the debates he will not attack or slander anyone “as they have slandered me since I arrived.” https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/carrizo-al-te-no-nos-cambien-las-reglas-del-juego-YB6157818 The presidential candidate of the PRD-Molirena alliance, José Gabriel Carrizo, asked the Electoral Tribunal (TE) to “not change the rules of the game” after …

Legal

Absence of Martinelli has even more consequences on election than his inclusion.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/preven-estrecha-eleccion-ante-la-salida-de-martinelli-de-la-carrera-presidencial-AE6134174#google_vignette Martinelli’s lawyer, Carlos Carrillo, announced that he filed an appeal for clarification of the cassation and warns that the criminal actions have not yet ended. The eventual disqualification of the presidential candidate due to the alliance between the Realizing Goals (RM) party and the Alianza party, Ricardo Martinelli, according …

Human Interest

WOW- Election Year and Gabby remembers there are Indigenous voters, lets shake some hands.

On the third day of his tour of the Ngäbe Buglé Region, a large crowd reiterated their support for Gaby in the midst of indigenous cultural demonstrations https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/carrizo-anuncia-ministerio-indigena-ante-miles-de-panamenos-en-la-comarca-ngabe-bugle-IB6102802?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Residents of the 27 townships of the Müna and Ñürüm districts gave a great welcome to presidential candidate José Gabriel Carrizo. On …

Human Interest

30 year era of Martinelli “Magic” coming to inglorius END.

A name and effigy revered by millions. One who continuously faced enemies, a rebel, a voice to be heard, one who seemed to always find a way out.  RICARDO MARTINELLI will never be the same in Panama. The “machine” has got him by the balls. He’s made too many enemies, …

Legal

Off we go. Screws tightening on Martinelli already. He should’ve taken my parachute hint.

Election Year in PANAMA= the worlds BEST reality TV. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/cancilleria-niega-salvoconducto-al-expresidente-martinelli-DL6085656 The Criminal Chamber sent the file of Ricardo Martinelli’s sentence to the Second Criminal Court, which must notify the Electoral Court. The former president’s legal team announces new resources The Foreign Ministry of Panama denied the safe passage requested by …

Politics

Guess Ricardo is afraid of heights. Standing firm like he always does.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/martinelli-no-estoy-derrotado-AI6028112 Martinelli explained that they have created a criminal case against him and that they want to remove his electoral immunity The presidential candidate for the Realizing Goals and Alliance parties, Ricardo Martinelli, at the beginning of his political campaign assured that he is innocent and said that Panama has …

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Newbies…….,was I lying? Nothing more entertaining than PANAMA politics.

A incredibly popular ex-President, who has done prison time in the US, been sent back to Panama, done prison time here. Won Mayoral race while incarcerated. Has had two sons do prision time in Guatemala and US. Family owns the equivalent of the nation’s WAL MART, is exonerated on charges. …

Political FRAUD

Get ready for tons of political posts for 2024. Let the PANAMA GAMES begin!!!

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacional/corte-suprema-no-admite-otro-amparo-al-expresidente-martinelli-LH6009195?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The presiding judge in this case was Olmedo Arrocha and it was announced on February 1 The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) did not admit a protection of guarantees filed by lawyer Shirley Castañeda, defender of former president Ricardo Martinelli, against an order of the …

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Get ready for a bloodbath election year. Gloves are off with these people.

This was covered in great detail for both of our Spanish and English readers, but as I welcomed the “NEW” readers and contributors to life here in PANAMA, people considering retirement, and Ex-Pat status. I like to cover just how “cannibalisitic” the political scene is down here. I have to …

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EU- to “headquarter LATAM operations in PANAMA” Win by DEFAULT.

“JB” This is actually historic and prolific news that appeared as merely a “blurb” in the news today.  Effective as of JANUARY 16, 2024-  The European Union has identified The Republic of PANAMA as the destination of it’s HEADQUARTERS for LATAM operations. In and of itself, it is a highly …

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Martinelli makes it hard for PNO- he can’t stay out of his own way.

Op Ed – “JB” “PNO” has long been a supporter for Ricardo Martinelli, despite the fact he makes it almost impossible to do so. I have consistently blamed an indemic system of corruption that is rich and historic in PANAMA. Dating back to Noriega and Escobar, to Mossack-Fonseca, to ODEBRECHT.  …

Politics

Cortizo make official announcement on Supreme Court Ruling

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231128/cortizo-pronuncia-fallo-inconstitucionalidad-csj The president of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, assured that he received and will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), which declared unconstitutional the Law 406 contract, which allows the exploration and exploitation of the Cobre Panamá mine for a period of 20 …

Mining

Law 406 is universally viewed upon as being unconstitutional. Cortizo agrees

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231128/razones-contrato-ley-406-inconstitucional The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) had no doubt that the Law 406 contract, which allowed exploration and exploitation of the Cobre Panamá mine, is a constitutional conflict considering first that it violates the fundamental rights of life, health and of a healthy environment, free …

Legal

Martinelli legal team state Government has gone “beyond the law” to affect elections.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231108/abogados-martinelli-denuncian-irregularidades-recurso-casacion The legal team of former president Ricardo Martinelli in a press conference denounced a series of procedural irregularities in matters of cassation appeals, which are being tried in the Superior Court for the Settlement of Criminal Cases. Lawyer Carlos Carrillo, from the legal team of former president Martinelli, denounced …

Politics

“Realizing Goals” continues to add solid core of contributors to the party

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/231019/miguel-salas-renuncia-panamenismo-postula-diputado-rm Former deputy Miguel Salas resigned from the Panameñista Party, enrolled in Realizing Goals (RM) and will once again seek the seat in the circuit (3-1) in the province of Colón, but under the banner of this new group. Salas was a deputy for Colón for the Panameñista Party during …

Politics

Martinelli and Zulay team up to focus on San Miguelito before primaries.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/230928/martinelli-confirma-postulacion-zulay-rodriguez-alcaldia-san-miguelito-rm-alianza The presidential candidate for the Realizing Goals (RM) party, Ricardo Martinelli, announced that both his party and the Alianza party will nominate the representative of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Zulay Rodríguez, for mayor of San Miguelito. Rodríguez’s nomination for this position will also be made by the Alianza …

Politics

“All In The Family” Panama style. Martinelli-Linares proposed for VP of RM party.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230926/tendra-primera-palabra-impugnan The Electoral Tribunal (TE) will have the first word in whether or not it accepts the candidacy of Marta Linares de Martinelli for the vice presidency of the Republic on the presidential list of the Realizing Goals (RM) party, headed by her husband Ricardo Martinelli. The TE itself must …

Politics

Tough year for Zulay as she faces expulsion from the PRD.

Things have taken a turn for the once shining young star of Panamanian politics. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230907/zulay-defendera-eventual-proceso-expulsion They do! This is how congresswoman Zulay Rodríguez and presidential candidate for free nomination responded to the claims to request her expulsion from the Democratic Revolutionary Party, a political group to which she belongs. On Monday, …

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Thank You Edmund Burke- You can’t unring this RED FROG bell. Redemption is coming.

EDMUND BURKE “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing.”  The only change I would make to this great quote from Burke is sub “People” for “Men”. As that is what is happening. “People” are contacting ME completely unsolicited……..and I am …

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A little late to the party here Ricardo?!?! Duh. Just say corrupt as Holy Hell

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230831/ricardo-lombana-hay-gente-asamblea Don’t go out on a limb or anything here…….”people in the Assembly should be in jail”. No shit Ricardo Lombana was the big surprise in the 2019 presidential elections, after obtaining an honorable third place with 368,962 votes, having surpassed the candidate of the then ruling Panameñista Party, and …

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Martinelli has not even started campaigning, and slimy Gaby is full blast.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230831/martinelli-carrizo-siguen-empate-tecnico As I have championed the voice of the working class before, Martinelli, who has been hunted like no other of the scheming Presidents of the past, has done his tme. Was exonerated. His children. done their time, paid back kick back funds, and also exonnerated in US courts, is …

Crime

ODEBRECHT: Still up to their neck in shit. Is progress really happening?

http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/fiscalia-colombiana-imputa-cargos-10-exfuncionarios-corrupcion-odebrecht/24233815 On August 17, they announced that they would charge more than 50 people The Colombian prosecutor’s office charged ten former officials of the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), implicated in alleged irregularities in a contract with the Brazilian company Odebrecht for the construction of the Ruta del Sol II highway, as announced two …

Politics

REALIZING GOALS just getting started.

The political party Realizando Metas, founded by Ricardo Martinelli, displaced the long-standing Panameñista Party from the third position with the most adherents. The last update of the Electoral Organization Directorate, dated August 17, details that RM reached a membership of 245,302 and thus becomes the third group with the most …

Politics

Martinelli comes out firing to remind the press and the establishment why he remains a force/

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230807/ricardo-martinelli-gente-vota The former President of the Republic, and presidential candidate for the Realizing Goals (RM) party, Ricardo Martinelli made a brief analysis of the country’s political situation, in the midst of the electoral process leading to the general elections on May 5, 2024 and stated that probably, after the elections, …

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OGI Agreement from RED FROG BEACH wrong on a number of levels. Owners keep communicating.

In my last promised post of what I was being sent by various people against Joe Haley and what is attempting to be pushed through, I need to convey with some much smarter legal people than me. That is exactly what I did. We read the OGI Operating agreement and …

Politics

Martinelli opens up and fires into the judicial system that keeps coming at him.

On a seperate note, I’m prtty sure I cam up with the term “Varelaleaks”. Check my old archive when I was opining on his relations with China. Oh well, didn’t copywrite it.   JB   https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230803/martinelli-cuestiona-sistema-judicial-sugiere Confident and confident that he will win the Presidency of the Republic in the general …

Politics

Hollow victory for Spock over Abrego, as Martinelli character assassination continues.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230713/230802-jose-stoute-roux-le-gano The recent internal elections of Cambio Democrático (CD) further clear the panorama regarding the electoral offer for 2024. With 52% of the votes, the president of CD, Rómulo Roux, prevailed over his rival, deputy Yanibel Ábrego, who obtained 46%. This represents a new victory over former President Ricardo Martinelli, who …

Politics

Jose Stout: “Spocks” hollow victory may actually uncover the worst prize he could imagine.

The recent internal elections of Cambio Democrático (CD) further clear the panorama regarding the electoral offer for 2024. With 52% of the votes, the president of CD, Rómulo Roux, prevailed over his rival, deputy Yanibel Ábrego, who obtained 46%. This represents a new victory over former President Ricardo Martinelli, who was …

Journalism

Interesting commentary: Give it a read before elections. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230704/saul-mendez-discurso-cortizo   After a year of the biggest social outbreak of the post-invasion era, the demands of popular organizations are still on the table. Saúl Méndez, general secretary of the Single Union of Construction and Similar Workers (Suntracs), said that the Executive …

Politics

Funny that a guy with Gaby Carrizo on his Administration can appear at this conference

At the opening ceremony of the “XLVII Meeting of Representatives and Working Groups of the Latin American Financial Action Group (Gafilat)” President Laurentino Cortizo reaffirmed Panama’s commitment to combat money laundering. Cortizo also reiterated Panama’s commitment to facilitate cooperation actions for international financial and fiscal transparency. The president welcomed the …