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PNO.com opening advertising links for the interests of it’s visitors as site traffic GROWS.

by James “JB” Bryson PNO.com is now opening up the site to companies that promote products and/or services of interests to the PNO.com readership base in Panama. This is something unplanned, but as we have seen the visitors increase it has been mentioned as a useful tool that can be …

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Politics

Majority of PRD support Abrego

At least 20 of the 26 deputies that make up the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) party agreed on Wednesday, June 6, that on July 1 they will support the re-election of Yanibel Ábrego as president of the National Assembly . Yanibel Ábrego is elected as president of the National …

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Politics

CD party factions to face off in District elections

The two strongest currents within the opposition Democratic Change Party (CD) will once again measure forces this Sunday, June 10, in a district election. Rómulo Roux snatches the presidency of Cambio Democrático to Ricardo Martinelli This is the factions of Rómulo Roux , current party president, and Ricardo Martinelli , …

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World Events

UPDATE: Guatemala volcano casualties continues to increase

At least 99 people died since Sunday in Guatemala because of a powerful eruption of the Fuego volcano that buried several communities with an avalanche of mud and burning ash, authorities reported Wednesday, June 5. Guatemala: rains make rescue tasks difficult Eruption leaves 75 dead and almost 200 missing in …

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UPDATE: Bocas strongarm tactics

by James “JB” Bryson I recently posted about a trip a friend and I took to Bocas del Toro to take pictures and update the situation revolving around a parcel of land that he “legally” owns and is currently occupied and being squatted upon. In the follow up, I was …

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Legal

Comptroller rift with National Assembly grows larger

The comptroller of the Republic, Federico Humbert, yesterday ordered the total suspension of the payments of the 080 payroll, in a new episode of the struggle between the Comptroller General of the Republic and the National Assembly. This form had been raised from $ 4,000 to $ 30,000 per month …

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Politics

Balladares signs documents to punctuate Presidential run

The former president of the Republic, Ernesto Pérez Balladares, attended the morning of this Tuesday, June 5, at the headquarters of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) to obtain the documents to present his candidacy for the pre-candidacy. Ex President Ernesto Pérez Balladares will seek the presidential candidacy for the …

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World Events

UPDATE: Guatemala volcano fallout making rescue efforts come to standstill

The volcano of Fire , which on Sunday recorded a powerful eruption that has left 75 dead, at least 200 missing and thousands of evacuees in Guatemala , increased its activity on Tuesday, June 5 and registered a strong explosion, reported the civil protection. Guatemala: volcano registers between 8 and …

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Agriculture

Impact of Coffee on Panamanian economy evaluated in study

The multiplier effect of the coffee industry on the added value of the Panamanian economy was estimated at $ 212.2 million in 2015, according to the study “Economic Impact of the Coffee Industry in Panama” presented on Wednesday, June 6. The greatest impact of this industry is generated through the …

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Crime

Bribe file removed from Odebrecht case

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office lifted the reservation of the bribe file that Odebrecht paid in Panama, sources close to the investigation confirmed. Public Ministry declares reservation on Odebrecht case The reservation was lifted on Saturday, June 2. This Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office resumed taking sworn statements to people related …

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International Relations

Panama evaluates one year anniversary of China pact

With seven days to go until one year after the start of diplomatic relations between Panama and the People’s Republic of China , the government of President Juan Carlos Varela evaluated the progress of the actions undertaken. Panama recognizes the principle of one China and breaks relations with Taiwan Inauguration …

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International Relations

Lack of order in Venezuela draws attention to OAS

The assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) , the main political forum on the continent, approved a resolution promoted by the United States on Tuesday that opens the door to an eventual suspension of Venezuela from the organization due to the breakdown of the democratic order. OAS resolution …

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Environmental

11 Hectares illegally removed with no sanctions to date

The Ministry of the Environment (Mi Ambiente) , in the province of Los Santos, confirmed on Wednesday June 6 that there is still no sanction for cutting down 11 hectares of mangroves in the Pacific coastal area, in the village of Santa Ana. For more than two months, residents of …

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Legal

“Buko Millionario” entangles Martinelli son

The Anti-Corruption Public Prosecutor’s Office charged six people for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration , as part of the investigation carried out by that office for alleged irregularities in the televised bingo Buko Millonario contract. Supreme Court endorses proceedings in Buko Millionaire case Case Buko Millonario …

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Politics

Ministry attacks political preferential loopholes

The controversy between the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) and the Electoral Tribunal (TE) for the criminal electoral jurisdiction arrived yesterday at the Supreme Court of Justice . Martinelli brothers would once again have jurisdiction Public Ministry demands the unconstitutionality of the electoral penal jurisdiction He rejects the reconsideration of Martinelli …

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Politics

Aleman to leave post at Ministry next year

One of the trusted men of President Juan Carlos Varela and head of the Ministry of the Presidency, Alvaro Aleman , will leave the government from next July 1, informed sources of the Executive . In the month of June will follow the consultations on the parallel constituent German on …

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Politics

Independents list increases prior to elections

Dimitri Flores, Ana Matilde Gómez and Ricardo Lombana are the three candidates for free nomination who lead the list of independents seeking the presidential candidacy for the general elections of May 5, 2019. Electoral Tribunal will make ‘meticulous review’ of the process of validation of signatures Precandidates or candidates can …

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Legal

Martinelli legal case: UPDATE

THE DEFENSE OF MARTINELLI OUTLINED THE POLITICAL ARGUMENT BEFORE JUDGE EDWIN TORRES AND EVEN BEFORE ANOTHER COURTS IN THE UNITED STATES. THE PROBABLE CAUSE IS SUSTAINED ‘ AT HIS JUDGMENT, WHY DOES RICARDO MARTINELLI DECIDE TO WAIVE HIS APPEAL TO EXTRADITION? There is a confusion. Mr. Martinelli has never appealed the extradition …

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Politics

PRD Leader criticizes BOTH Varela and Martinelli

The political leader Laurentino Cortizo, candidate to be the presidential candidate for the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), said yesterday that “corruption and impunity increased with Martinelli and consolidated with Varela.” In the presence of more than 1,200 members of the PRD, among leaders, delegates and pre-candidates of Chame and San …

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Sport

Panamanian success Barrria goes for 5th MLB victory Friday

Panamanian pitcher Jaime Barria returns to the mound Friday, for the Los Angeles Angels , in search of his fifth Major League baseball victory, when they face the Texas Rangers . Barría (4-1) comes to beat the New York Yankees last Saturday and will now climb the hill at home, …

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Agriculture

Coffee producers to grind and toast beans directly in Canal basin

The goal of marketing a coffee bean of the robusta variety under the Cuencafé brand is near for the members of the Association of Coffee Growers of the Ciri Grande and Trinidad Rivers Sub-basin of the Panama Canal (Acacpa) . This seal seeks to certify the qualities of the robust …

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Legal

Former National Assistance Program director admits to illegal benefits

The ex-director of the now defunct National Assistance Program (PAN) Rafael Guardia Jaén betrayed Adolfo Chichi De Obarrio, former private secretary of former president Ricardo Martinelli. + info They support agreement to Rafael Guardia Jaén in case of Christmas bags He said that he received economic benefits through him, who …

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International Relations

Panama urges dialogue after bloody week in Nicaragua

The vice president and chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado said this Thursday May 31 that they are closely following the situation in Nicaragua . Bishops announce that they will not resume dialogue as long as repression in Nicaragua does not stop Violence left 11 dead on Wednesday in …

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Politics

Change of National Police Chief commenced

Alonso Vega Pino took on the morning of this Friday, June 1, the position of general director of the National Police (PN). Omar Pinzón leaves his post at the National Police this June 1 Vega Pino is in charge of this entity, after Omar Pinzón accepted his retirement. The president …

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Politics

Balladares throws hat into the ring before the primary elections for (PRD)

Ernesto Pérez Balladares , president of the Republic in the period 1994-1999, made the decision to present his candidacy to aspire to the presidential candidacy in the primary elections of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). The announcement of Perez Balladares was a meeting with his support team at the national level, …

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International Relations
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Cuba throws open arms around Maduro election results

The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, showed his support for the recently re-elected Venezuelan leader, Nicolás Maduro, during his visit to Caracas and his first trip out of the island since he came to power. During a special session of the National Constituent Assembly, the Cuban leader repudiated the attempts …

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Human Interest

Advocate claims Panama remains unobservant of Black Culture

Proudly Afro-descendant. This is how Alberto Barrow, director of the Panama Afro Observatory, feels. The persistent inequalities that exist for his peers have led him to become one of the most emblematic voices of the Afro-Panamanian social movement. Alberto Barrow spoke about his longing to live in a country where there …

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Colón

Multiple viral deaths in Colon cause immediate concern

Two deaths from dengue and one from the hanta virus have been recorded so far this year. Until the epidemiological week 20, which ended on May 19, 1,285 cases of dengue had been registered in the country, reported the head in charge of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Israel …

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Crime

Here we Go!! Martinelli defense will focus on actions of Ambassador Feeley of US.

The strategy of the new defense team of former President Ricardo Martinelli is to remove the process of telephone jabs-for which Panama has requested his extradition-from the legal plan and center it on a supposed persecution on the part of the current president, Juan Carlos Varela. The lawyers Inna Shapovalov …

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Crime

State of Panamanian Prisons?? Don’t get arrested!!

Currently, our country’s prisons house more than 15,000 people deprived of their liberty. The state of the same does not facilitate reintegration into society. It is a fact that in our country some prisons, such as La Joya and La Joyita , present problems because they do not cover the …

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