Environmental
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Stay informed on what we are losing.

https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/lista-roja-especies-amenazadas_0_5382211759.html The negative news for the environment not only comes from the burning Amazon. The total number of animals and plants at risk of extinction increased from 26 thousand 197 in 2018 to 28 thousand 338 in 2019, according to the recent update of the Red List of Endangered Species …

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ASSHOLES of the YEAR: HUMANS

by James “JB” Bryson I think we should all take a moment to give credit to the fact that HUMANS have managed to take one of the most amazing and recognized mammals ever to walk the face of the Earth, and reduce it to the point where we need to …

Environmental
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Javier Bardem is vocal latino supporter of the environment.

OP ED: “JB”- After spending my weekend enjoying the beautiful waters of Panama, it was pleasant to read this story this morning. While in the states, Leonardo DiCaprio is at the forefront of a Hollywood led movement of bringing attention to the environment. ( He has both narrated and produced …

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,” …

Environmental

Climate Change Denial Club: UPDATE. Get your scuba tank ready!!

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/calor-dispara-temperaturas-acelera-deshielo-groenlandia/24133099 The heat wave coming to the Arctic after its passage through Europe has caused record temperatures and an acceleration of the thaw in Greenland in recent days, a phenomenon that experts relate to climatic oscillations.  The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) station at Summit, in the center of the permanent …

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 …

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 …

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’ …

International Relations

Guaido bristles as Maduro opens border with Colombia.

http://laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/guaido-dice-maduro-reabrio-frontera-colombia-presion-ciudadana/24124701 The head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, said on Saturday that the government of Nicolás Maduro ordered the reopening of border crossings with Colombia due to pressure from citizens. For the ‘pressure of citizens (because) there is a need …

World Events

Over a MILLION gather in Hong Kong for Human Rights protest

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Gigantesca-manifestacion-Hong-Kong-China_0_5323717581.html Hong Kong witnessed this Sunday, June 9, the largest demonstration since it stopped being a British colony, in 1997, when more than a million people, according to the organizers, protested against the plan to allow extraditions to mainland China. The demonstrators marched under a scorching summer heat through the …

International Relations

US and Trump trying to ally with UK in HUAWEI 5G conflict.

US President Donald Trump said he hoped his country would reach an “extraordinary” trade agreement with the United Kingdom after Brexit, and was convinced that it would reach an agreement with London on the Chinese Huawei group. The United Kingdom had to leave the European Union on March 29, but …

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My “personal” interest: Albino Panda spotted in China

by James “JB” Bryson I love animals, and I love stories like this. I hope Varela and his new Chinese chums don’t make a Churrasco out of him however. A rare specimen of a completely white panda was photographed in a nature reserve in southwest China, which shows that albinism …

International Relations

Guaido ramps up rhetoric in firm defiance of Maduro.

The president of Venezuela in charge Juan Guaidó defended this Sunday the sending of delegates to Oslo in a mediation of Norway in the Venezuelan political crisis, warning critics of his own side with this way that they can end up being accomplices “of the dictatorship” of Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó …

International Relations

Maduro slyly enters the growing cyber battle between US and China.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced investments in telecommunications with Huawei and other Chinese and Russian companies, despite what he described as “tremendous aggression” by the United States against that company, indicated by Washington of espionage in favor of Beijing.     VS        Huawei lies about its collaboration …

International Relations

WORLD NEWS: Amid Brexit debacle, UK Prime Minister May to step down.

Visibly moved and with a broken voice, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday that she will leave office in two weeks, recognizing, after months of chaos, her inability to make accept the Brexit agreement she negotiated with Brussels. Critics corner English minister “I tried it three times” but “I …

Air Travel

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Air quality in Mexico City deemed extraordinarily dangerous.

Authorities of Mexico City and its metropolitan area declared an extraordinary environmental risk on Tuesday due to high levels of pollution , which implies the restriction to vehicular traffic and the reprogramming of a semifinal game of the Mexican soccer tournament. The measures come amid complicated weather conditions and numerous …

Sport

Soccer world still reeling from MASSIVE Champions League upset of Messi and Barcelona versus Liverpool.

Intractable in the domestic scene, FC Barcelona played again in Europe on Tuesday falling in the worst way against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals, wasting a three-goal lead in a game that left the Barça team and several of their players. “Right now we are touched”, coach Ernesto Valverde …

International Relations

Guaido promotes stoppages to demonstrate for liberation from Maduro.

From Thursday, May 2, a series of staggered strikes will begin in Venezuela until a general strike with the intention of achieving the liberation of the country. US military intervention in Venezuela is ‘possible, if necessary’: Mike Pompeo Juan Guaidó tries to redouble pressure against Nicolás Maduro This was stated …

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Scumbag, Cowardly, Detestable ISIS claims responsibility for Easter attack in Sri Lanka.

by James “JB” Bryson In another show of cowardly soft target attacks, ISIS or “Daesh” cowards have come forward to claim responsibility behind killing worshipers at a church services on Easter. Word is they will next plan a very dangerous attack on birthday parties, camping trips, parades, and other dangerous …

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Upcoming Russia and North Korea summit approaches. ( Varela upset at lack of invite ) ?? J.B

The announced summit on Thursday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a date that the Kremlin has been waiting for four years to gain prominence in one of the great challenges of global security: denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Kim made an ugly to …

World Events

Apparent warnings existed prior to Sri Lanka Terror attacks.

The Sri Lankan authorities did not heed the warnings of intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a radical Islamic group that authorities attribute the Easter Sunday attacks in which more than 200 people died, according to what he said on Monday. April the country’s Minister of Health. …

World Events

WORLD NEWS: All eyes on France as work begins to save Notre Dame

After a devastating fire nearly engulfed Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, firefighters and officials are assessing damages. Paris firefighters spokesman Gabriel Plus said the challenge Tuesday is no longer fire, but how the 850-year-old structure “will resist” or remain standing. The tragedy comes during Holy Week, an important event for the Catholic Church with Easter days …

Politics

Panama: And the steps needed to move into the next phase on world stage.

Taking advantage of the advantages offered by logistics, strengthening institutions and improving human capital through education are the three main ingredients of the recipe that could turn Panama into a decade in a country with similar incomes to the nations of southern Europe. . This is what Luis Alberto Moreno …

International Relations

Venezuela: Essential functions begin to crumble under Maduro.

Millions of Venezuelans have been left “without a drop of water” by a shortage sharpened by the series of massive blackouts since early March, which forced Nicolás Maduro to ration electricity and reduce working hours in the oil country. Protest for lack of electricity and water Cacerolazos and spontaneous protests …

International Relations

Venezuela polarizes the tension between US and Russia/China.

The United States warned on Monday, March 25, that it will not remain passive while Russia exacerbates tensions in Venezuela with its support for the government of Nicolás Maduro . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his counterpart Sergei Lavrov that “the continued insertion of Russian military personnel to support …

International Relations

Guaido reaffirms support of Military that abandons Maduro in favor of his leadership.

The military that abandons Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will keep their ranks and will be reinstated when a new government takes office, according to an agreement approved on Tuesday by the opposition majority parliament. Trump reaffirms that EU evaluates ‘all options’ in Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela was addressed by …

US News of note

Two years ago he was Trump’s “right hand”, today he is in PRISON for 7 years.

Sentenced for tax and banking fraud, the former campaign chief of US President Donald Trump will spend more than seven years in prison after being convicted by the courts. The judge of the District of Columbia, Amy Berman Jackson, issued the sentence against Manafort for three and a half years, …

International Relations

Back on Venezuelan soil, Guaido is calling for a state of emergency.

Venezuelan President-in-Charge Juan Guaidó announced on Sunday that he will ask Parliament on Monday to declare a “state of alarm” in Venezuela over the blackout that has kept almost the entire country collapsed since last Thursday, in order to request international assistance. The ‘agony’ of waiting for electric power to …

International Relations

EU cancels existing “blacklist” that included Panama as high risk for financial crimes.

It was an open secret, but this Thursday it became official. EU countries unanimously cancel the money laundering list that includes Panama The 28 countries that make up the European Union (EU) formally knocked down the ‘black’ list drawn up by the Commission that included Panama on the grounds that …