International Relations

Brazilian Prez unwanted in Israel after Holocaust comparisons.

The Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel Katz, declared this Monday, February 19, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva “persona non grata” for comparing the current war against Hamas in Gaza with the Holocaust. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/israel-declara-a-lula-persona-non-grata-por-sus-comentarios-sobre-el-holocausto-ED6162006 “He is persona non grata in the State of Israel as long as he does not retract his …

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Kansas City Chiefs make it 3 out of 4 in winning SUPER BOWL. Just ask Taylor.

I am well aware of the difference between what LATAM refer to as “FOOTBALL” and us GRINGOES, but the biggest sporting event in the US passed last SUNDAY, with KANSAS CITY taking home the crown. With Pop Icon TAYLOR SWIFT cheering on her boyfriend of the moment, the CHIEFS needed …

Art/Entertainment

Carnaval is HERE. Not exactly on par with Brazil, but a big deal in PANAMA nonetheless.

In parallel to the celebration, the 2024 electoral campaign adds an additional element of interest. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/panama-da-inicio-a-sus-carnavales-2024-con-esplendor-y-una-campana-electoral-GH6090697 Infectious music and an explosion of color mark the beginning of the 2024 Carnivals, which this year takes on special meaning as it coincides with the 2024 electoral campaign, adding a political touch 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 …

International Relations

Claims of GENOCIDE against Israel, sure to send shockwaves and divisiveness amongst UN.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/stoppioni-juicio-a-israel-por-genocidio-clave-para-la-legitimidad-del-derecho-internacional-NY5881807   The spiral of violence and death suffered by the Gaza Strip reached a new stage after South Africa presented a lawsuit against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the possible commission of the crime of genocide against the Palestinian population. The historic process, which held …

Economy

PANAMA to host leading TOURISM SUMMIT in 2024.

https://en.travel2latam.com/news-84985-panama-will-host-the-world-adventure-tourism-congress-in-2024 The most important global adventure tourism association, ATTA, has chosen Panama as the next venue for the Adventure Travel World Summit 2024 (October 7 to 10), an event that will position the country in international tourism markets as an adventure destination. and conventions The General Administrator of the ATP, …

International Relations

Israel and Netanyahu losing creedence in world view for mistakes in Gaza.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/netanyahu-corazon-roto-muerte-rehenes-presion-militar-EF5623503 The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said this Saturday that he is “heartbroken” after the Israeli army “mistakenly” killed three Israeli hostages in Gaza The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said this Saturday that he is “heartbroken” after the Israeli army “mistakenly” killed three Israeli hostages in …

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One in (4) Freshwater fish species are in danger of EXTINCTION.

These “meetings” that occur far to in-frequently (this one by COP28, CITES only meets every 2-3 Years), the lastest list of species that are facing irreversible extinction levels. On a personal level, it is important that groups that oversee the activities that lead to these numbers decreasing be adhered to. …

International Relations

Look at these two visions of stable equality in the LATAM region.

The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia, Nicolás Maduro and Gustavo Petro, respectively, met this Saturday in Caracas, for the fourth time in private in the last 15 months, to address issues that affect these neighboring nations, including migration and risks of drought. Around 3:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. GMT), …

Editorial Contribution

Requested posting from one of your own: Well written and poignant concerning what ONE MAN can do to a good group of people.

ENGLISH A reflection of what should be: Red Frog Beach has the potential to be the premier location in Panama for real estate investment. The beaches are breathtaking. The wildlife is constantly a source of amazement. The flora and fauna are heavenly. At every turn there is something to see. …

Bocas del Toro

Make love to your money “one last time”. Light a candle, pour some wine, cause if you give it to your boy in Bocas, you will never see it again!

(JB posting for a good friend)—— You will never see the real books, never see the real land or underlying asset, never get the truth, Your better off taking a walk down the beach with a bottle of Bourbon and a joint. Look at the ocean, listen to the waves, …

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Gaby makes strong RIGHT stance on LGBTQ people. Very progressive, you don’t cheat with men anyways.

Human nature has not changed at all: “He who is born a woman is a woman and he who is born a man is a man, let us protect the family. That has been the basis on which our society has been built,” warned José Gabriel Carrizo, presidential candidate for the …

Human Interest

FORBES forum to showcase the powerful women of Panama.

In a press release shared by Forbes to this newspaper, it is reported on the launch of the “Forbes Powerful Women Forum in Panama”, which will take place this Wednesday, October 18 at the Panama Convention Center, starting at 2:00 p.m  The event seeks to provide visibility to professional women in the …

Darien

Darien migration becoming a worldwide story; no longer a regional issue.

413 thousand people have passed through the Darién jungle, of which 219,777 are male, 105,923 are female. A total of 87,635 minors have made the journey. ByRoberto Barriosroberto.barrios@laestrella.com.pa This year, 619 people were rescued during their journey through the Darién jungle. This year the number of migrants has exceeded 410 thousand …

Conservation

Panama, with Jamaica and Colombia to address sea pollution, some good news.

Have them start at a self proclaimed “Eco-Resort” in Bocas del Toro!!!!!!!!! Panama, Jamaica and Colombia launched the project ‘Reduce marine plastics and plastic pollution in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean’. The initiative created through a circular economy approach will be led by the United Nations Environment …

International Relations

Biden tour meant to send message toPutin for solidarity for Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden will begin a four-day tour of Europe this Sunday that will include the NATO summit in Lithuania, visits to the United Kingdom and Finland, as well as endless meetings with leaders from around the world. However, the person who will monopolize Biden’s attention will be someone …

International Relations

More political unrest in Venezuela.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/230615/mayoria-autoridades-electorales-venezuela-renuncian-cargos Three of the five main rectors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, including the president, Pedro Calzadilla, resigned this Thursday, June 15, from their positions and asked the National Assembly (AN, Parliament), with an overwhelming majority of the government, appoint new officers. Calzadilla, a former Chavismo minister, …

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WTF- the absolute abortion that is RED FROG for the owners just keeps gtting worse.

Back in the 80’s the “Thompson Twins” had a big hit called “Lies, Lies, Lies”. That must be playing on a loop over at RED FROG and OGI. I’m baffled by what I have heard. More to come, but to my friendly victims, hold onto that pen and don’t break …

International Relations

Back in US, TRUMP faces biggest legal battle of any President in US history.

June 8, 2023, 7:48 PM EDT / Updated June 8, 2023, 8:22 PM EDT By Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion Writer/Editor Once again, former President Donald Trump has been indicted. And once again, blue America is asking a familiar question: Will this be the legal case that takes Trump out? NBC News reports that Trump was indicted on …

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This week we will Re-Post some “Feel Good” articles. Pre-election and all.

https://myadventuresacrosstheworld.com/what-to-know-before-visiting-panama/ 22 Things To Know Before Visiting Panama 11 April 2023 by Claudia Tavani Long viewed as an off-the-beaten-track destination, Panama is quickly becoming a sought-after place to visit. Here you’ll find a contrasting nation with modern industry and a cosmopolitan capital, as well as lush rainforests, tropical islands and …

Human Interest

More immigrant issues are present between Chile and Peru.

Jimir, Yuri and Belquis never saw each other even though they were in similar places, they never spoke, but if they had done it at the penultimate stop that their eventful life as migrants had given them, fleeing Chile, they would have been surprised how similar their broken dreams were, …

Immigration

PNO’ers, don’t feel your the only ones. Costa Rica facing same immigration problems.

A few days before the end this week of Title 42, a health regulation that allows the United States to expel migrants on the spot, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Arnoldo André Tinoco assured this Monday, May 8, that his country can only process a limited number of people who are …

Infrastructure

“The Devil Went Down to Panama”. Evil incarnate look to pilfer in Panama

Beware the red checkerboard do rags. They are out to buy your soul. Panama received this Thursday a high-level delegation of companies from Saudi Arabia to present the advantages of investing in the country. The purpose of the meeting was to convince visiting Saudi companies that Panama is the right …

International Relations

High expectations for newly elected young leader of Paraguay. Conservative over Liberal.

President Laurentino Cortizo congratulated economist Santiago Peña on his victory in the presidential elections this Sunday in Paraguay. “I greet the Paraguayan people and congratulate the president-elect @SantiPenap, to whom I wish the best of success in his management. We will continue to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between …

International Relations

Putin and Kremlin announce main objective in NATO not recognizing Ukraine.

One of the objectives of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine is to prevent that country’s entry into NATO, the Kremlin stressed today, commenting on the visit of the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, this Thursday to Kiev. “Otherwise, this would represent a serious threat to the …

International Relations

No more “Tweeting”, no more “Tweets”. Musk re-branding TWITTER

A word that has become part of the “ethos” and “pop culture” of the world will be no more. Since the beginning of this year Twitter has gone through monumental changes from the purchase of the app and the imposition of a new CEO to structural changes within the platform. However, …

Church

Expelled Panamanian Priest confirms he was punished by Ortega party.

The Panamanian priest Donaciano Alarcón confirmed that he was expelled from Nicaragua after the police authorities of that country accused him of preaching in favor of the Nicaraguan bishop Rolando Álvarez, who was sentenced to more than 26 years for crimes considered “treason”. “On (Holy) Monday we had the Chrism …

International Relations

War of Religion takes root in Ortega’s Nicaragua

Colon priest Donaciano Alarcón affirms that he is safe and sound, and that he is awaiting the assignment of a new parish in charge of the Claretian congregation in a Central American country, after he was expelled from Nicaragua on Monday. “Yesterday (Monday, April 3, 2023) in the morning, when …

Air Travel

DUBAI-is the “Wakanda” of the real world as population increases. Flying taxis are imminent and Panama want in.

The first phase of the initiative includes four initial stations near Dubai International Airport Technology. While in Panama we are in diapers with electric vehicles, in the city of Dubai the designs of the new stations for flying taxis were approved this weekend. Yes, as you read it. The Prime …

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“Hey?,…….guess what there is still a war going on!!!!! Stay Ukraine strong.

Various stores, inns, informal stalls and other types of shops mark the route that begins in the 5 de Mayo square and ends in the Santa Ana park.Between Avenida B and the popular street known as Salsipuedes (13th Street), is La Peatonal de la Avenida Central, which since its creation …