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Hello PNO readers and contributors: 2021 Update.

Contributed by Steven and Bryson family It seems only right in sharing that after the many emails we have received from people we have come to know as friends and contributors, that December 2020 ended poorly. James “JB” Bryson, had his second TIA two days after Christmas. These are also …

Human Interest

Keep an eye on this SHIT ex-pats. Panama continues to be cozy with the wrong people.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/201208/nicolas-maduro-reune-delegacion-prd-panama The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduo, met with a delegation from the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) of Panama. At the meeting, which was held at the Miraflores Palace, seat of the Venezuelan Presidency, the PRD secretary, Pedro Miguel González; the Secretary of International Relations, Héctor Alemán; the Secretary for Community …

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ANATI delivers TITLES to “well deserved” in Veraguas. So why haven’t EX-PATS got theirs in 12 years from developers?????

He has his TITLE…….where is YOURS EX-PATS??? OP ED: by “JB”– In a sign of good charity and humanity, ANATI, the final word on land ownership in Panama has awarded legal title of property to 70 families in need, and a Health Center in Veraguas. Good news indeed. So why …

Health

Vaccines from various producers start to hit the air. Panama awaiting Astra-Zeneca.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/201127/united-airlines-empieza-transportar-vacunas-pfizer-covid-19 The United States airline United Airlines began operating on Friday charter flights with vaccines against covid-19 developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in order to accelerate its distribution if the product receives approval from the health authorities, according to The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper, which cites anonymous sources …

International Relations

Guatemala calls on help from International Community to preserve “democracy” amid crisis.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/201123/presidente-guatemala-invoca-carta-democratica-interamericana-crisis-vive-pais The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, decided this Sunday to “invoke the Inter-American Democratic Charter” in the face of “the very serious events that have occurred in recent days” in the country, which is experiencing a crisis due to a massive protest on Saturday and the burning of Congress …

Human Interest

GUATEMALA: The shit is hitting the fan.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/manifestantes-incendian-sede-del-congreso-de-guatemala/ A group of people who participated, this Saturday, November 21, in a demonstration on the premises of the Guatemalan Congress broke some windows of the building and set fire without the police stationed in the place intervening. The protest was held to demand the resignation of the President of …

Human Interest

UN rightly and openly condemns “Dictator” Maduro of Human Rights crimes.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/mision-de-la-onu-vincula-a-maduro-y-al-gobierno-venezolano-con-crimenes-de-lesa-humanidad/ Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the most important ministers of his government are linked to possible “crimes against humanity,” said a UN mission on Wednesday when presenting a report that seeks the systematic use of torture and extrajudicial executions in that country. “The Mission found reasonable grounds to believe that the Venezuelan authorities and …

Economy

Panama poised to rise after Corona subsides according to Moody’s.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200416/panama-sera-pais-rico-america-latina-2021-calificadora-moody-s Risk rating agency Moody’s evaluated Panama rated the country’s investment grade in baa1 with a stable expectation and strong growth in the medium term, although in lower percentages than in the last decade. Said rating is subject to very specific factors that the firm trusts will be implemented in …

"JB"

Hoping all PNO couples had a pleasant Valentine’s weekend.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson Sorry for the sporadic posting lately, but much has been going on behind the green Oz curtain over here. Not only are we following some corruption cases pretty closely, but we are trying to organize a fundraising function for WOUNDED WARRIOR in Old Town over …

International Relations

Got my eye on these young kids, as Colombia goes to shit.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/colombia/200131/200130-continua-reclutamiento-menores-colombia More than 7,400 children and adolescents were victims of the recruitment of illegal armed groups in Colombia between 1985 and 2019, a “generalized and systematic practice” that adapts to the new dynamics of the conflict in the country, a report presented Thursday said. After the signing of the peace …

International Relations

Shady former ruler update: Play some F—–g soccer!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Looks like old Evo is having a blast of a time in Argentina since he raped Bolivia for so long. Maybe he can stay in contact with Varela when he settled in Beijing and they can play on the weekends. https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/morales-agradece-fernandez-garanticen-refugio-argentina/24146706&xid=17259,15700023,15700186,15700190,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265,15700271,15700283&usg=ALkJrhgzuST1nPMYKWzQ0GMrpIGBBKob3g The former Bolivian president …

Editorial Contribution

Keeping a keen eye if Nito can walk the walk. We have some stuff sent that will test resolve.

OP ED: Steven- JB re-posted an article last week where the newly elected President went out of his way to state to the world that Panama in open for business. Meaning “clean” business and not “dirty” business. I personally feel that Panama is the World Lightweight Champion in under the …

International Relations

US starts baby steps towards re-opening trade with China.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/china-anuncia-fase-uno-de-acuerdo-comercial-con-estados-unidos/ China announced on Friday the “phase one” of a trade agreement with the United States, which includes a “phased” reduction of punitive US tariffs against Chinese products, which weigh in the world economy. “The two countries agreed on the text on a phase one of an economic and trade …

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Swedish girl compelled to promote climate measures is chastised by my President. #asshole

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- I find it so crazy that “any” leader, can find “any” issue with what this young lady has done to promote conversation over climate change. When most “tweens” are wondering what is happening with the Jonas Brothers or the newest PlayStation game, this one is …

Entertainment

Art Basel occupied our entire weekend in Miami.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- if your an “arty” try to make this event next year. Once your past the traffic, it was a good time. https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article47447980.html Art — and by association, big money — takes center stage in Miami-Dade this week with the start of Miami Art Week, and …

International Relations

Back here in US, DEMS still headstrong for impeachment.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/05/politics/trump-impeachment-message/index.html Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats are injecting an urgent new argument into their already fast-moving impeachment drive: President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to American governance and democracy that there is no time to waste.”If we allow a President to be above the law, we do so surely at …

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This is like Christmas morning for PNO. I saw this coming.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– If the tone of PNO seems giddy with all this Varela stuff coming to light, it is only natural. I mean please see that I have absolutely expected this same skullduggery, backstabbery, and fully predictable Panama government to play out this way. So just so …

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Varela claims Martinelli behind leaks……….NO SHIT you filthy Judas!! Opus Dei mistress having MFer.

OP ED: Sorry people, but did Varela state from Shanghai, that he feels Martinelli is behind his leaked communications???? Did he hire Scooby Doo and Shaggy to handle the case? My reaction is one of “No Shit”. The guy benefits from serving as VP. Fractures the party. Immediately turns of …

"JB"

Evo goes to the old playbook. Seen before.

OP ED: Nothing new here. Seen before all over the world. The Shah of Iran, Marcos, Duvalier, Mubarak, all to name a few. Some would say here in PANAMA also. Plunder your fill for the country and constituents you represent, and then golden parachute your way in the world. Maybe …

International Relations

Add Chile to the list of Political Unrest.

JB: With my eyes on Morales, Ortega, Maduro, and recently Argentina, I completely missed the shit show going on in Chile. If it was not for all the backdoor dealings and payoffs. Panama would be a beacon compared to these circus shows. https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Presidente-chileno-Sebastian-Pinera-dimitira_0_5435456404.html Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said he will …

International Relations

“Batshit” crazy Morales invites International community to audit elections.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/191026/evo-eeuu-votos-invita-brasil The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, invited on Saturday the foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and the United States to visit the country to do an audit of the votes in the general elections and said that if the fraud is verified, he will summon a Second round. …

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New Argentina Prez already spatting with Brazil before assuming office.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Presidente-Argentina-liberacion-Lula-Brasil_0_5429457003.html Alberto Fernández is at the gates of his first diplomatic dispute even before assuming office as Argentine president. info Macri Coalition retained the mayor’s office of Buenos Aires Peronist Alberto Fernández wins the election of Argentina An hour after his electoral victory, he called for the release of Brazilian …

Local Culture

Ministry of Culture seeks to restore National Fortress Landmark.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/Ministerio-Cultura-Castillo-San-Lorenzo_0_5412208757.html The Ministry of Culture uploaded to the Panama Buy portal a public event for the restoration of the Castillo San Lorenzo del Chagres, in the province of Colón, will be restored. This colonial fortress is part of the Monumental Complex of Portobelo and San Lorenzo, and since 2012 it …

International Relations

Colombia experiencing it’s own “Punctures” type case, as popular ex President faces court.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– As the novela that was the Martinelli trial has come to closure here in Panama, it is interesting to see that Columbia is now going through the a similar issue. One of the more popular leaders is now experiencing a judicial procedure that can certainly …

International Relations

Israel seeks to view Panama as global trade partner.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/191006/hub-israel-panama-regional-considera Panama has enormous potential to be a hub or production center so that Israeli companies can from here do business with Central America, the Caribbean and all of Latin America, said Israel’s ambassador to this country, Reda Mansour. The diplomat said that they are waiting, by the National Assembly, …

Entertainment

Reputation of Panama takes a hit with new NETFLIX film.

OP ED: “JB”– A new movie that centers around “The Panama Papers” will be a PR challenge for the new Cortizo administration, as they look to recede from the sordid reputation that Panama has garnered for many years. I recall in previous movies, such as Ted Demme’s “BLOW” with Johnny …

International Relations

Horrible story in Colombia, as young and aspiring politician is murdered.

OP ED: Makes me sick to my stomach. “JB” https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Asesinan-candidata-alcaldia-personas-Colombia_0_5387461213.html A candidate for the elections to be held in October in Colombia was killed along with five people in a “massacre” perpetrated in a municipality in the southwest of the country on Sunday night, authorities said Monday. The armored vehicle …

Entertainment

SEPT.5th starts Icarus Film Festival in Panama.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/cine/festival-cine-icaro-panama-presentara-diez-peliculas-nacionales/24136090 From September 5, Panama will receive the 12th version of the Icarus Film Festival, with the aim of achieving recognition of Central American audiovisual expressions, within which Panamanians are an important part. “We are making cinematographic works that represent us as societies that have their own cultural identity and …

Environmental

Related topic: Brazil claims France is hollow in claims to care about Amazon.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Bolsonaro-Macron-disfraza-intenciones-Amazonia_0_5382211732.html The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro , said Monday, August 26 that his French pair, Emmanuel Macron , “disguises his intentions” behind his calls to “save” the Amazon , an issue that has caused an escalation of tensions between several days ago Both countries. info G7 will unlock emergency aid …

Economy

Our neighbors have it very bad in tumultuous Venezuela.

http://laestrella.com.pa/venezuela/salario-venezolano-llega-punto-bajo-historia/24135210 To date, the price of the dollar is 14,483.54 bolivars – official value set by the Central Bank of Venezuela – a figure that has multiplied unstoppably since the beginning of the current year Venezuela’s minimum monthly salary has reached its lowest point in the country’s history, on Tuesday …