Legal

Ex-PRD leader cites under oath that Martinelli admitted to wire tapping.

The ex-leader of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Mitchell Doens , one of the plaintiffs’ victims in the trial of Ricardo Martinelli for alleged political espionage, indicated that the former president confessed that he had “punctured” him. This is what Doens told him when he testified, under oath, on Tuesday, …

Politics

Nito making transparency a priority regarding Public Finance.

http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/nosotros-necesitamos-cifras-reales-cortizo/24125116 In a scenario of struggles and accusations, public finances have stressed the transition process of the new government. The differences between the incoming and outgoing authorities on this issue have transcended the public eye and generated a huge expectation about the financial situation of the State. The first to …

Crime

ODEBRECHT tentacles strangle Ex-Peruvian Governor with 8 year sentence.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/anos-carcel-exgobernador-peruano-Odebrecht_0_5325217501.html Peruvian justice on Tuesday condemned the former Ancash region governor of Ancash César Álvarez to eight years and three months in prison for receiving millions of dollars in bribes from the Brazilian company Odebrecht for the construction of a highway. info Odebrecht case: former mayor of Lima, imprisoned for …

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Martinelli freed from Renacer. My new neighbor in San Francisco.

Ex-President to be confined to his private residence. https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Martinelli-libre-prohibido-autorizacion-judicial_0_5325967356.html After 6:40 am this Wednesday, Ricardo Martinelli was already at his home located in the corregimiento of San Francisco. Wide expectation for the eventual release of former President Martinelli This, after the trial court of the process followed the former president …

Human Interest

Soccer star Neymar in Brazil to fight rape charges. Cites extortion.

https://www.prensa.com/deportes/Neymar-declara-difusion-intimas-violacion_0_5321467848.html Neymar appeared Thursday night at the police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro to give evidence in the case that investigates him for having disseminated intimate images of a woman who accuses him of rape, in order to show his innocence. The attacker, aged 27, entered the City of Police …

Legal

Shady Mayor of San Miguelito being audited.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Contraloria-audita-Alcaldia-San-Miguelito_0_5321467889.html A forensic audit is carried out by the Comptroller General of the Republic in the form of the Mayor’s Office of San Miguelito, which is headed by Gerald Cumberbacht. During the last two days, the auditors have consulted in offices located in the headquarters of the Mayor’s Office, and …

Legal

“Popi, Yunito, Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy”…and the other characters in Martinelli circus.

http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/popi-recopilo-evidencias-contra-yunito-vega/24124262 The debate on the possible freedom of former President Ricardo Martinelli, about to complete a year in detention, begins to be a recurring theme in the trial sessions against the exmandatario by telephone jabs.The defense announced that on Tuesday it will request the trial court, led by Judge Roberto …

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“TRUMP” hotel flag’s dirty “not so little” secret at Punta Pacifica. Those who know, know.

https://impresa.prensa.com/economia/Empresas-Trump-acusadas-evasion-Panama_0_5319218068.html OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson There is much more to this story if anyone is aware of what occurred when this building was being marketed. They tried to get my wife and I to purchase one of the residences. As I watch this unfold. maybe I one day …

Politics

Cortizo finalizes appointments. Meet your new Cabinet.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Cortizo-completa-Consejo-Gabinete_0_5319967959.html The president-elect of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo , announced on Tuesday, June 4, the names of the people with whom he completes his Cabinet Council . He did it in the company of the Vice President of the Republic, José Gabriel Carrizo Jaén. Cortizo announces 7 ministers: Carrizo to the …

Politics

Cortizo appointments will round out new direction for Panama.

The president-elect must appoint six magistrates of the Court, the electoral prosecutor, five directors of the ACP and two of the CSS, among others. https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Nombramientos-afectarian-equilibrio-Nito-Cortizo_0_5318468159.html In his term, Laurentino Cortizo must appoint six principal magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice . Credentials will not be held; appointments of magistrates …

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Unholy alliance of Tocumen and Odebrecht just keeps chugging along. Horrible!!

by James “JB” Bryson- IMHO   A fifth addendum signed Tocumen, SA and the Brazilian company Odebrecht to complete the construction of the new passenger terminal. Tocumen will give 120 days to Odebrecht to finish work The modification will be for 120 days and does not include an increase in …

Crime

PNO.com “Dream article”- Finally a in depth expose of ODEBRECHT. The mob of Panama

LAVA JATO CASE Cooperation between Brazil and Latin America in the worst case of corruption in recent history PLEASE CHECK ON INDIVIDUAL LINKS:  https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Transparencia-Internacional-Lava-Jato_0_5314718537.html The Press releases on Wednesday, May 29, a report by Transparency International , chapter of Brazil, and JOTA (https://www.jota.info/lavajota/ ) on the exchange of information and cooperation …

Politics

Cortizo preparing for July 1st assumption of office.

The elected president, Laurentino Cortizo, will hold a meeting with the National Development Agreement in order to know the progress of the constitutional reform package. The meeting will take place before noon. Cortizo requested, last Friday, the Minister of Social Development and president of the Concertación, Michelle Muschett, the meeting for …

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After puppet Roux has lost, Varela working hastily to secure his appointments.

OP ED:  This is not independent of Varela and Panama. It is a right of passage back in the US for exiting Presidents to push all their agendas through up to and including the Presidential pardons of friends and white collar criminals. Just always something I have hated. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————– President …

Legal

Oral trial ended today at 11:30am for Martinelli. New witnesses tomorrow.

Approximately at 11:30 am on Monday, May 20, the oral trial session of former President Ricardo Martinelli ended, so it will resume tomorrow with the appearance of a new witness. Martinelli trial: Prosecutor’s office asks the Tribunal for equity Martinelli trial: expert falls into contradictions Case Martinelli: the prosecutor accuses …

Legal

Opposing counsel battle over chain of evidence in Martinelli case

The head of Computing of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences , Luis Rivera Calle , said yesterday in the hearing of the trial that the former president Ricardo Martinelli is followed by the punctures, that during the analysis of the compact discs obtained in the National Security …

Politics

As predicted here on PNO.com BEFORE elections,,,,,,Varela/Roux defection from Martinelli validated.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson I’m not going to break my arm patting myself on the back, but I have to state that SO MUCH of what was transparent and visible about the manner in which Varela and Roux were trying to distance themselves from Martinelli, while at the same …

Legal

Martinelli ally speaks loudly in his favor. Proposes amnesty.

Today Luis Eduardo Camacho speaks, ‘the faithful friend’ of Ricardo Martinelli. Of the impugnation that it will present, of its loyalty, of its calm, the future of the party and more. — One reason why you would be better than Pancho Alemán. I do not fight with my friend, but …

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Varela NOT assuming the parlacen. TRANSLATION: He will not pass the mantle with dignity.

by James “JB” Bryson In the US, even in a vitriolic and nasty campaign in 2016, President Obama attended the ceremony and handed over the reins to the most pwerful nation in the world to Donald Trump. PANAMA (soon to be ousted) President Varela chose to instead make a public …

Politics

Zulay goes after Humbert, Good Luck.

Congresswoman Zulay Rodríguez presented on Thursday afternoon, May 2, a criminal complaint against the Comptroller of the Republic, Federico Humbert, before the Attorney General’s Office. Zulay Rodríguez NGO, the only one that receives funds without being a football league The deputy of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) on his departure …

Politics

Desperate for votes Roux, throws darts and jabs at Cortizo.

The times change. The Cambio Democrático (CD) party went from closing its campaign in the broad coastal strip in 2014, to the historic Santa Ana park in 2019, but now with Rómulo Roux in the lead. Around a thousand people, including party members, sympathizers and guests, were waiting since 5:00 …

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Why is VARELA ( outgoing President) so concerned with Martinelli not being Mayor?

by James “JB” Bryson Why is the outgoing President so laser focused on his former boss not assuming office? And by office I am not referring to becoming President of the Republic again, I am referring to MAYOR of the district. Please read this attached article which raises many questions …

Politics

Panamanians living abroad getting ready for absentee ballots or (RERE)

Since last April 23, Panamanians living abroad who registered in the Register of Resident Voters Abroad (RERE) began the voting process through the Internet. Until midnight on Thursday, May 2 (Panama time), the 7 thousand 725 Panamanian voters are authorized to exercise their right to vote (only for the office …

Legal

Martinelli case observes request for Day off.

The expert witness Luis Rivera Calles, key witness of the Office of the Prosecutor in the oral trial against former President Ricardo Martinelli for the case of telephone taps, acknowledged yesterday in the oral trial more than 20 files that were opened from the compact disc in which was compiled …

Politics

Countdown continues as all parties prepare they’re final push. ELECTION 2019

D day is approaching. Only nine days left until the end of the political campaign , which will end on May 2 next. Therefore, in the last hours the presidential candidates have concentrated on refining their strategies to convince the electorate. The PRD resorts to the figure of Omar Torrijos …

Politics

15 Days and Counting: Signs point to showdown between PRD and CD. Cortizo still comfortably ahead.

To fifteen days for the presidential elections of May 2019, an opinion study conducted by the company StratMark Consultores SA for Protesa and La Estrella de Panama suggests that the results of the elections will be a duel between the candidates of two parties opponents. So far the results of …

Crime

More ODEBRECHT dirt coming out, as they still receive Panamanian contracts

The Special Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office , which is investigating the Odebrecht case, ordered the investigation of the businessmen Fotis Lymberópulos , and Rodrigo Rod Díaz , to make a statement in this case. Odebrecht case: 76 defendants and $ 255.1 million recovered, the prosecution said Odebrecht: half a million emails, …

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Varela in China………………………AGAIN!!

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson So other than China being under Communist totalitarian rule, charged with a host of human rights violations, firm allies with Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba, one of the nations that still recognize the Maduro rule in Venezuela, ………………….beyond that I can see exactly …

Legal

Prosecution presents documents in Martinelli phone tap charges

The oral trial of former President Ricardo Martinelli resumed on Wednesday, April 17, without the presence of the media and the public, with the review of a portfolio of 164 documents that must be recognized by the expert Luis Enrique Rivera Calle . Witness recognizes material intercepted by victims Public …

Legal

Prosecutions eager to show evidence in Phone Tap case against Martinelli

The oral trial that is followed by former President Ricardo Martinelli , for the alleged commission of crimes against the inviolability of secrecy and the right to privacy, and embezzlement, resumed on the morning of this Tuesday, April 16. MP: Trial court violates due process The diligence of this process …