Riots

Just as Corona fears ease, US lit afire amid Racial Police murder.

OP ED: “JB:- As we were anxiously looking towards to 22nd and the possibility of visiting family. I had to watch the streets of Miami filled with tear gas and armored riot patrols as the US is bracing with yet another high profile and videotaped murder of a Black male …

US News of note

Glimmer of hope in NY as cases are dropping. No easing of restrictions however.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/new-york-coronavirus-hospitalizations-keep-falling-shutdown-extended-idUSKBN21Y2NG (Reuters) – The number of people hospitalized for the novel coronavirus and related deaths in New York fell to their lowest levels in more than a week, adding to evidence that the hardest-hit state was controlling its spread, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.FIEL PHOTO: New York City Fire …

US News of note

10 states in US that represent 38% of Economy plan for slow re-opening

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states/ten-u-s-states-developing-reopening-plans-account-for-38-of-u-s-economy-idUSKCN21W1D6 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The ten U.S. states coordinating plans separately from the White House to reopen businesses shut by the coronavirus are responsible for an outsized proportion of the U.S. economy.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in …

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EX-PATS in the American Market. “Hold onto your socks!!!”

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson I think many people that are retired or approaching it, would gladly take a week in bed with the flu as opposed to seeing what is occurring every day in their 401K or personal brokerage accounts. Wall Street continues to take a brutal beating as …

Crime

First US “conviction” is handed down from massive “Panama Papers” scam.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/excliente-de-mossack-fonseca-se-declara-culpable-en-eu-se-expone-a-75-anos-de-prision/ Before a US federal court, Harald Joachim von der Goltz pleaded guilty this February 18 to having participated in conspiracies to evade taxes and launder money, in addition to not properly informing the US authorities of his finances and making false statements to the authorities Americans The secret of 50 million …

Sport
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UPDATE: Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant dies at 41.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28572984/helicopter-carrying-kobe-bryant-made-climbing-turn-rapid-dive NBA legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Bryant was on his way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when …

US News of note

Trump letter to House Dems protests impeachment in ‘strongest’ terms. US Ex-Pats take note

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/17/politics/read-trump-impeachment-letter-to-house-democrats/index.html President Donald Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, excoriating the House Democrats’ pursuit of an impeachment inquiry just a day before the full House is set to vote.He wildly claimed that “(m)ore due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials.” And he …

Politics

Historic (albeit futile), House Judiciary Committee moves forward with impeachment.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/impeachment-inquiry-12-13-2019/index.html It was another big day in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as the Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment. Here’s where things stand today: What happened: After a lengthy day of debating the two articles of impeachment against Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of congress,the House Judiciary Committee …

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 …

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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PNO says a “Thank You” to all US Veterans.

PanamaNowOnline is taking a small blog moment to send a sincere and heart felt “THANK YOU” to each and every Man and Woman that has in the past, is currently, or will be in the future, SERVE in duty of the United States of America. Any PNO.com visitor that feels …

US News of note

US Congress summons WH Cabinet Chief for Ukraine questioning.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Jefe-Donald-Trump-convocado-Congreso_0_5435456416.html Lawmakers in the United States investigating whether there are merits to prosecute President Donald Trump summoned the White House interim cabinet chief Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday, claiming he knows “firsthand” the Ukrainian case that originated the investigation. Mulvaney is the most recent close to Trump who is ordered to …

US News of note

US Ex-Pats: Back home in California, fires continue to wreak havoc.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/191028/declara-estatal-incendios-gobernador-california The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, declared a statewide emergency on Sunday due to fires that have spread rapidly as a result of high winds and forced massive evacuations. The Kincade fire in northern Sonoma county and wine has burned more than 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres) to date, led …

US News of note

Back in US, further testimony rocks White House.

OP ED: “JB”- While back home I always was a political hawk and paid attention to every last move within the administrations. While I have been over here since Obama, it is hard to miss when I return the environment of my home country. While still viewed as the pillar …

US News of note

“UkraineGate” continues back in States as cries for impeachment echo.

https://prospect.org/impeachment/real-lesson-of-ukraine-gate-trump/ Amid the impeachment furor, don’t lose sight of the renewed importance of protecting the integrity of the 2020 election. The difference between Richard Nixon’s abuse of power (trying to get dirt on political opponents to help with his 1972 reelection, and then covering it up) and Donald Trump’s abuse …

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Don’t think I just go after Varela. My dipshit Prez keeps pissing me off too.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-makes-changes-to-endangered-species-act-critics-say-changes-will-drive-more-creatures-to-extinction-2019-08-12 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants …

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Why did sick, racist, scumbags choose to shoot at Wal-Marts?

by James “JB” Bryson OP ED: Last week in the US, more senseless violence with an undertone of racist sentiment showed it’s face with mass shootings. One took place at a Wal-Mart, while another was stopped before it could happen at a separate Wal-Mart location. I then saw this article …

US News of note

PNO does not support “conspiracy theories”,,,,,BUT, C’mon??. Epstein death reeks of foul play.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Muerte-Epstein-teorias-conspiracion-EU_0_5370962930.html The scandal grows in the United States after the death in prison of the financial millionaire Jeffrey Epstein , as many believe that this sexagenarian with numerous connections to power could have been killed instead of having committed suicide. The plot theories, resumed by President Donald Trump, and the …

US News of note

Major Shit back Home: Epstein found dead before he can testify.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/10/politics/bill-barr-jeffrey-epstein-justice-department-investigation/index.html Washington (CNN)The Justice Department’s inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr announced on Saturday.The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Epstein’s death, saying he was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday at …

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 …

US News of note

US News: Horrible day in the states as TWO mass shootings occur.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/tiroteos-dejan-muertos-pocas-Unidos_0_5365713376.html The United States lived one of its worst weekends due to violence with firearms, after two attacks carried out in less than 24 hours resulted in 29 deaths and fifty wounded. info They confirm 20 dead and 26 wounded after shooting in Texas The first of the shootings, recorded …

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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 …

US News of note

Ex-Pats from the South have keen eye on Hurricane Barry.

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropical-storm-barry-saturday-2019-intl/index.html Barry made landfall this afternoon in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, before being downgraded into a tropical storm. The system is now crawling north-northwest at 7 mph, brining extended downfalls that could prompt heavy flooding to the area. Here’s what you need to know about the storm: Where …

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Hoping all US Ex-Pats had a HAPPY 4th!!!

by James “JB” Bryson Took the weekend off to spend it with visiting family for the 4th. I truly hope that all of the US residents of Panama and back at home enjoyed their holiday. An with special appreciation shown to the men and women of all US Armed Services. …

US News of note

Back in US: Trump intent of sabre rattling show of Military force for JULY 4th.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Just saying, as noted in article, the United States is BY FAR the largest Military with largest arsenal on the planet. https://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp . The practice of showing Military might has always been left to the countries and leaders that feel the need to shoe perceived …

Politics

Trump sends message to Nito.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- I wonder if he added, “Oh by the way, forget about that whole TRUMP Ocean Club and Newland Group thing. You know?, the hotel and residence fiasco where I screwed people out of their deposits. By the way, I hope your like me and doing …

Human Interest

US and Costa Rica have differing opinions of possible ISIS members that were in Panama.

https://www.critica.com.pa/sucesos/eeuu-alerta-presencia-de-isis-en-panama-551888 Three suspected members of the Islamic State (ISIS) were in Panama a few weeks ago for almost a month , warned the United States Department of Homeland Security (HSI).The HSI report details that the Egyptians Hibrahim Mohamed and Mohamed Eissa, along with the Iraqi Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Juburi, were detected during their visit …

US News of note

US news of note: Iran set on alert as tensions escalate with US.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Iran-alerta-Trump-marcha-bombardeos_0_5332716679.html Iran warned on Friday that it will defend its territory from any attack by the United States, after having shot down an American drone and after, according to the New York Times , President Donald Trump initially approved bombings to end up backing down. Iran says it has ‘irrefutable’ …