Conservation

UN finally at the point where progress and agreements can be finalized to protect the oceans.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/entra-recta-final-para-lograr-tratado-proteja-oceanos/24207311?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http After four previous rounds and two years of delays due to the pandemic, it is expected that over the next two weeks the governments will finally agree Countries around the world began this Monday the last round of negotiations for an international treaty to protect the high seas with …

Crime

Bullshit Politics of the Week: Makes for a Big Headline

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220810/colombia-reconoce-fracaso-politicas-eeuu-luchar-narcotrafico?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The new Colombian ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo, has called for a paradigm shift with regard to the joint fight between Washington and Bogotá against drugs, since so far not only has it not worked, but it has also come to be a “failure”. Murillo has …

International Relations

International CHESS: China responds to Pelosi visit to Taiwan with Massive show of MILITARY FORCE.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220804/china-sacude-estrecho-taiwan-practicas-disparo-misiles-alcance?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Less than 24 hours after the visit to Taiwan of the president of the US Legislature, Nancy Pelosi, China has begun military exercises with live fire around the island, considered by Taipei as a “blockade” and a “violation of their rights”, and which have included the use of long-range …

Canal

US and China remain at loggerheads over the commerical power of Canal.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220803/disputa-china-ee-uu-comercial This is not the first time that Daniel Runde, a senior executive at the Center for International Strategic Studies, has written about the Panama Canal. He did it in 2011 when he analyzed the impact of the road expansion. In 2017 he described the exchange of messages between President Donald Trump …

International Relations

Russia Detainee Deal: Trade you a WNBA Player and a Decorated Marine- for a Known Terrorist?!?!

Russia has received a request from the US to arrange a telephone call between the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and his US counterpart, Antony Blinken, the head of Russian diplomacy confirmed today. “We learned about it (Blinken’s desire to hold a phone call) when we were (on tour) in …

International Relations

History will show EU inclusion of Ukraine will represent major shift in conflict.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/220728/parlamento-europeo-dice-ayudara-ucrania-paso-adhesion-ue The president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, has indicated this Thursday that the institution will help Ukraine in “every step” of its candidacy to join the European Union, although it has recognized that the process may not be “easy”. “The granting of candidate status to Ukraine on June …

International Relations

What a surprise,,,,,,Human Rights cites multiple Russian violations.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220728/torturas-humillaciones-campos-filtracion-rusos-ucrania Humiliation, beatings, constant hunger, overcrowding and no medical assistance. These are the experiences told by some of the victims of the so-called “filtration camps” that Russia has set up in occupied areas of Ukraine. The nightmare of Ihor Talalay, 25, lasted exactly 88 days and began on March 19 because …

International Relations

Biggest NON-NEWS/NEWS of the DAY: Venezuela and Maduro denounces sanctions against Russia.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220704/venezuela-condena-sanciones-impuestas-rusia-envio-material-militar-ucrania?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Carlos Faría, has condemned this Monday from Moscow the sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine and has also criticized the shipment of military material to reinforce the Ukrainian Army. “We express our …

International Relations

EU shows massive support for UKRAINE acceptance. Would be vital in terms of military support.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220620/ministros-exteriores-27-expresan-favor-candidatura-ucrania-ue?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The foreign ministers of the European Union expressed themselves this Monday in favor of Ukraine’s candidacy for the bloc, in the first meeting of Twenty-seven after Kyiv received the favorable opinion of the European Commission for its European integration and requested the status of candidate. After Brussels advocated in …

Conservation

Keep an eye here…..PNO just posted about OVER-FISHING. Here is agreement with Panama and her “Prince” future husband in Ghana.

This reeks of INSIDER BS. Bust as I have stated….’THIS IS PANAMA”.  http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/principe-diputada-harding-prometen-apoyar-panama-tema-pesquero/24201569 Harding assured that from the National Assembly he will provide all the necessary support The Prince of Ghana, Anthony Bart-Appiah, together with his Panamanian fiancee, Deputy Kayra Harding, met with the General Administrator of the Aquatic Resources …

International Relations

Russia cuts off gas to Poland and Bulgaria in response to Western sanctions.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/26/energy/poland-russia-gas/index.html Russia has cut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, dramatically escalating its response to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the war in Ukraine. Russian state energy giant Gazprom said in a statement Wednesday that it had fully halted supplies to Polish gas company PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz after they refused …

International Relations

US visit prompts opinion of investment to combat migration issues.

From La Estrella: A call for unity and regional cooperation to face the challenges of irregular migration echoes during the Ministerial Meeting on Migration, which takes place on the Isthmus (April 19 and 20) with the presence of the Secretaries of State and Security from the United States, Antony Blinken …

International Relations

US arrives for first talks on Migration issue.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220419/secretario-eeuu-inicia-gira-panama The Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, travels to Panama City, Panama, on April 19 and 20 to co-lead a Ministerial Conference on Migration and Protection and meet with President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynes, as well as other leaders from across the …

International Relations

International outcry a wake up call to Russia. “COLD WAR” a thing of the past.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220327/guerra-ucrania A necessary reflection The editors of the Monthly Review are right when they point out that the war unfolding in Ukraine “represents a turning point in the New Cold War and a great human tragedy.” Understanding the origin and impact of this situation is a necessary task for those of …

International Relations

Ambitious, Young, Costa Rican President states what we have knows for years……Nicaragua is a MESS.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220328/nicaragua-rasgo-democracia-afirma-presidente-costarricense The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, affirmed this Monday that Nicaragua no longer presents “any trace of democracy”, during a visit to Spain before leaving power in May. “What is happening in Nicaragua is very unfortunate, as the democratic institutions have progressively been eroded, destroyed; it no longer …

International Relations

Nito forms “Commission” to clarify Panama position on Ukraine. Should be easy decision.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220325/comision-alto-nivel-evalua-impacto-pais-guerra-rusia-ucrania President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, accompanied by the Vice President and Minister of the Presidency, José Gabriel Carrizo Jaén, met yesterday Thursday with the members of the High Level Commission (CAN) to analyze the impact on the country of the war between Russia and Ukraine. The head of the Executive …

International Relations

Biden to engage Russia’s biggest ally in speaking with China.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220317/biden-hablara-viernes-xi-guerra-ucrania-casa-blanca US President Joe Biden will talk with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on Friday, mainly about the war in Ukraine, the White House reported Thursday. “The two leaders will discuss how to handle competition between our two countries as well as Russia’s war in Ukraine and other issues of …

International Relations

Brief cease fire reached to permit humanitarian access.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220309/ucrania-rusia-acuerdan-seis-corredores-humanitarios-evacuacion-civiles Ukraine and Russia have agreed on six humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Vereshchuk said that the parties to the conflict will cease hostilities to evacuate civilians from the town of Energodar, in southern …

International Relations

“Pussyma” continues Varela trend of being on wrong side of history.

PEOPLE!!!!!! Panama is at a turning point. Look through our vast PNO archives and see how Varela proliferated a huge increase in business with the Chinese, Russia, along with all the Maduros, Ortegas, and all of the other repressive governments when it comes to Human Rights. In this article we …

Canal

“Greedy” Panama steps BACK when World steps UP.

With the EU stopping all natural gas, neighboring nations refusing air and sea traffic, US closing and seizing billions from oligarchs,,,,,,,,,,,,,Panama chooses to hide behind the archaic neutrality treaty. EVEN Switzerland chose a side. Panama is run by it’s own oligarchy and it’s high time people know it. As a …

International Relations

Russia suddenly bullish of resolution amid world isolation. Optimistic of conclusion.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220303/rusia-dice-dudas-encontrara-solucion-poner-guerra-ucrania The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, stressed this Thursday that during the day there will be contacts with Ukraine to try to reach an agreement and added that “he has no doubts” that “a solution will be found” to put an end to the unleashed conflict on February 24. …

International Relations

See Previous Post: Hello PANAMA are you listening?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220302/crece-exodo-empresas-abandonan-rusia-guerra-sanciones The rejection of the invasion of Ukraine and the consequent sanctions imposed on Russia have caused an exodus of foreign multinationals that abandon or reduce their operations on Russian soil, after three decades of benefiting from the lucrative post-Soviet market. The exclusion of some Russian banks from the SWIFT …

International Relations

Will PANAMA step up on WORLD STAGE and BAN Russia passage through Canal??

If Panama does indeed really want to emerge from second tier status on the world stage, NOW has never been more of a watershed moment to do so. As the rest of the DEMOCRATIC and 1st World nations step up to clog and stifle the ability for Russia to continue …

International Relations

Russian banishment extends to sports, FIFA ousting and owners removed.

FIFA and UEFA jointly decided to suspend all Russian national teams and clubs from participating in each other’s competitions until further notice, which implies the exclusion of Russia from the Qatar 2022 World Cup. These measures were adopted today by the FIFA Council Bureau and the UEFA Executive Committee, respectively, …

International Relations

Panama showing off to the “scumbag” Saudis. No room to speak on Human Rights

Panama is certainly stepping up to the world stage. As was the case under Varela with increased business with Communist China ( the leader in Human Rights abuse), the red carpet is rolled out for the Saudis. I find it interesting the tour is led by a woman. It would …

International Relations

The few Panamanians in Ukraine are rushing the hell out of there.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/panameno-gatas-para-salir-ucrania/24194897   The Panamanian embassy searches through social networks for Panamanians in the country in conflict, but there are problems with the internet connection The Panamanian embassy in Poland requested information to find out if there are Panamanians in Ukraine, after the Russian invasion. The news was released by the …

International Relations

Aggressive Russian invasion of Ukraine will affect all corners of the globe.

https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-24-22-intl/index.html   Russian President Vladimir Putin has been very clear about his basic goals in invading Ukraine: He wants to disarm the country, sever its ties to the NATO military alliance and end the Ukrainian people’s aspirations of joining the West. While guessing exactly how he plans to execute that …

International Relations

Ukraine tensions have people re-thinking travel plans.

Not only in the financial markets, but the situation in Eastern Europe is causing pause for those that returned to the states from Covid to return to BOTH Panama and Mexico. I am hearing at from my friends in Ex-Pat Exchange. It is something of a concern.    The White …

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 …

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 …