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 …

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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 …

Economy

The National Assembly got who they wanted, now let’s see how he does.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Gerardo-Solis-electo-contralor-Republica_0_5372462726.html The lawyer Gerardo Solís , former electoral attorney and former magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal (TE) , was elected with 68 votes in favor and 2 abstentions by the plenary of the National Assembly , the afternoon of this August 13, as the Comptroller of the Republic, in replacement …

International Relations

US backed Guaido in favor of Trump blockade.

http://laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/guaido-dice-bloqueo-eeuu-busca-proteger-venezolanos/24133252 The head of the Venezuelan Parliament, Juan Guaidó, recognized as the interim president of the country by more than 50 nations, said that the total blockade of Venezuelan state assets in US territory announced by the Donald Trump Administration “seeks to protect Venezuelans.” “This action seeks to protect Venezuelans,” …

International Relations

Kinda a big deal. 32 year old Cold War Nuclear pact ENDS between US and Russia.

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Unidos-Rusia-tratado-desarme-INF_0_5364213527.html&xid=17259,15700023,15700186,15700190,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265&usg=ALkJrhimgEcFv4aVhm2IhjeRMk9ElGiMZA The United States and Russia ended the INF nuclear disarmament treaty on Friday, signed at the end of the Cold War, in a decision that rekindles the fear of an arms race between world powers. The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Weapons (INF) treaty limited the use of intermediate-range missiles (500 …

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Advantages to Venezuelans (US backed Guaido), contrast with those of Mexicans. Right or wrong?

The TPS is a migration program created in 1990 through which the United States grants extraordinary permits to citizens of affected countries. “Live without distress”…… http://laestrella.com.pa/venezuela/venezolanos-agradecen-aprobacion-medida-para-vivir-angustias-eeuu/24131617 Venezuelan exile organizations in Miami thanked Friday for approval in the US House of Representatives.of a bill that, if it receives a green light …

International Relations

Eyes on Puerto Rico. US protectorate amidst major turmoil.

http://laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/puerto-rico-vive-momento-cumbre-renuncia-gobernador-fuerza-popular/24131480 The institutional life of Puerto Rico is going through a milestone summit on Wednesday the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló after two and a half years in power, after the scandal unleashed by his participation and that of some of his advisors in a chat private in which political …

Editorial Contribution

El Nuevo Patron.

OP ED: PNO READER CONTRIBUTION A pocos dias del tan esperado cambio de Gobierno el En el Pais se respira un aire de esperanza ya que han sido 5 largos años de Persecucion Politica y Incapacidad. Tradicionalmente El Presidente de Panama tiene alguna persona o grupo economico que lo maneja …

Human Interest

Bullshit photo op, as UN Human Rights wing meets with Maduro.

http://laestrella.com.pa/tag/internacional/4 On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro received the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the presidential palace in Miraflores on the occasion of his visit in the context of the crisis in the South American country. The meeting, which takes place in private, is Bachelet’s last …

International Relations

Royalty on the way. King of Spain confirmed for Cortizo inauguration.

La Estrella: The King of Spain will travel at the end of next week to Panama to attend the inauguration of the new president of the country, Laurentino Cortizo, and participate in the commemorative events of the V Centenary of the founding of the city of Panama. As reported Friday …

Human Interest

Mother’s of unjustly imprisoned in Nicaragua are the voices for their freedom.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Madres-recibieron-amnistia-liberacion-Nicaragua_0_5331216859.html Mothers of more than 80 detainees who were not covered by an amnesty in Nicaragua protested on Wednesday to demand the release of their children, while continuing the official siege against the opposition. Opposition single demands freedom of ‘all’ political prisoners Government declares that it has complied with the …

International Relations

Guaido (not Varela chum Maduro) to represent Venezuela at inauguration.

During the inauguration of the elected president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen , the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó , will be represented by Ambassador Fabiola Zavarce . The agenda for the change of presidential mandate is specified This was announced on Wednesday, June 19, by Miguel Lecaro, …