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Politics

LaPRENSA: Interesting article opining on what PNO.com does weekly. The Varela/Martinelli quandry

The traditional bipartisanship that reigned in Panama was broken in the elections of May 2009 with the arrival of a new force: the one led by the presidential candidate of Cambio Democrático (CD) , Ricardo Martinelli , who along with the standard-bearer of the Panameñista Party , Juan Carlos Varela …

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Crime

You think I’m making this SHIT up people??? More on ODEBRECHT being granted ANOTHER contract.

by James “JB” Bryson Please read yet another article about this shit. And it truly is “SHIT”. I am just a blogger that notices things, but I can’t be the only one that sees this hypocrisy and back door dealing. This is the stuff that keeps Panama in the dark …

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AS PROMISED- PNO.com follow up to EX-PATS GETTING SCREWED ON LAND DEALS IN PANAMA

by James “JB” Bryson In what is not so quickly, becoming the biggest not so hidden secret, is unless you actually work for the Public Registry, ANATI, or barbecue on the weekends with a judge, then quite simply…….DON’T BUY LAND IN PANAMA. Previously I covered and saw first hand with …

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Varela quite the Communist errand boy,,,,,after Russia, China, he is adding Cuba to his IPhone contacts.

By James “JB” Bryson I have not hid my underlying in some cases and outright blatant in others,  lack of approval of the Varela administration. Merely look back into the index of PNO.com since we started live and you will see a very apparent willingness that Varela shows to curry …

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Politics

Carles resigns to join Panamenista ticket for Presidential campaign

Luis Ernesto Carles , Minister of Labor and Social Development (Mitradel) , reported that he presented his resignation because he will be part of the campaign team of presidential candidate José Blandón , of the Panameñista Party, and he will run as candidate for deputy in circuit 2-3 (La Pintada, …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT- Panama’s favorite contractor,,,,at it again in MEXICO. Offers $18 Million to settle corruption

Brazil’s Odebrecht offered the Mexican state to pay a reparation of $ 18 million – less than a third of the fines imposed in Mexico – and give information about bribery cases in the country, in exchange for being able to hold public works contracts again, a draft of the …

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International Relations

Netanyahu on US attack: “horrible Anti-Semitic violence”, as world mourns victims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday expressed his solidarity with the United States and the victims of a “horrible anti-Semitic” attack in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where an individual killed several people before surrendering. Several killed in shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, United States “I am distressed …

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US News of note

US News: Pittsburgh Synagogue suffers bloody Anti-Semitic attack, multiple deaths

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/27/us/synagogue-attack-suspect-robert-bowers-profile/index.html   (CNN)As officials try to put together a picture of the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, one focus of the investigation is his social media postings, the FBI said. Here’s what we know so far about suspect Robert Bowers, 46: He allegedly made anti-Semitic statements after his arrest The shooter …

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Editorial Contribution

Roux interview in La Estrella: Reveals despite incarceration, Panamanians linger to days of Martinelli

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson As an American, I can certainly understand the cult of personality, and the head scratching ways that polarizing people obtain public office. I am of course being quite sarcastic, as a reality TV show star, admitted “Pussy Grabber” (sorry honey) and accused Russian collaborator …

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Politics

Pay to Play in Panama is a equal Party offender

by James “JB” Bryson Last week PNO.com commented and illustrated the large disparity between what was spent on among the candidates of the PRD for the primaries. This new La Prensa article will show how it affects the positioning of the CD as well.  The 2 thousand 548 votes that …

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World Events

VIDEO: China opens up the largest bridge over water on the Planet

  VIDEO LINK:https://www.prensa.com/videos/China-inaugura-mayor-puente-maritimo_2_5152004756.html

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US News of note

US News of Note: Strange packages arrive in New York, shut down Time Warner Center

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/clintons-obama-suspicious-packages/index.html CNN LINK ABOVE The Time Warner Center , where is the writing of the American chain CNN in New York, was evacuated this Wednesday, October 24, after a suspicious package was received in the mail classification office . In New York they evict CNN by suspicious package similar to …

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Agriculture

Varela to meet with Dairy and Livestock farmers in Chitre’.

In the face of threats to resume the protests, a group of Panamanian producers will be treated this Wednesday, October 24, in the city of Chitré by President Juan Carlos Varela . Commission of breeders will have courtesy of room in the Cabinet After five hours of closure, producers reopen …

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Another Ex-Pat getting screwed story- this time in Pedasi

by James “JB” Bryson So after a long bout with bronchitis, I check the old INBOX, and see that PNO.com was contacted by a gentleman named Gustavo who is an American citizen that was looking for some land to retire in in Panama. (Sound familiar?) He said he read the …

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Been under the Weather.

by James “JB” Bryson I will get back to the email replies tomorrow friends. I came down with my once a year cold this past week and was out of commission. Much to report on as I have kept up to speed on the local political landscape. Back to full …

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International Relations

Varela preparing to kiss major ass, as US Secretary of State arriving on surprise visit.

The surprise visit of Mike Pompeo will be for a day and will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela and Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, will be on an official visit tomorrow in Panama.This was reported by the US embassy …

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Legal

What a surprise…Comptroller office requesting more files on corruption

It was learned that officials of the Anticorruption Discharge Prosecutor’s Office carried out proceedings on Tuesday, October 16, at the offices of the San Felipe, Ancon, Las Mañanitas, Calidonia and December 24 community councils . Prosecutor will investigate the 186 communal juntas after reopening the case Judge sends to the …

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Politics

Cortizo spent $1million to secure PRD. ( Zulay, 2nd in votes, comes in at $91K)

Laurentino Nito Cortizo , presidential candidate of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) , spent $ 1 million in the primary election on September 16, where he emerged victorious. Congresswoman Zulay Rodríguez , the second most voted, disbursed $ 91 thousand, and former president Ernesto Toro Pérez Balladares , who was …

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Bocas del Toro

OP ED today in La Prensa: PNO.com has been covering this stuff 24/7- 365 a year

by James “JB” Bryson Please read the OP ED in La Prensa. We are happy to see a much larger source start to put a bit more light on the corruption that I myself have seen first hand in Bocas del Toro.   The handling of public affairs has always …

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Legal

Home detainment request DENIED. Martinelli to remain in prison

The Plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice denied the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli a request for replacement of a measure other than pre-trial detention. The magistrates who voted against granting a house by jail or country by jail, as requested by the defense of the former president, …

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Politics

Humbert now requesting information from radio stations in regards to advertising contracts

The Comptroller General of the Republic, Federico Humbert , asked the National Assembly (AN ) a report on the contracts signed between that State body and radio stations from 2014 to this date. The request was directed by Humbert to the president of the AN, Yanibel Ábrego, as a matter …

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Editorial Contribution

PNO.com anxiously awaiting more to our online Advertising platform

As PNO.com continues to generate a fair and steadily growing amount of traffic to our site, we are anxiously looking forward to educating our readers as to the services provided by these businesses. In addition, we look to see these banners increase as we get closer to the elections and …

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International Relations

Varela appeals to UN as Panama grows in the Cocaine production World

The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, called today in Vienna at a meeting of the UN to greater international cooperation to address the “exponential” increase in the production of cocaine and other drugs in Latin America, and warned of the growing violence related with drug trafficking. “I want to …

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Legal

Martinelli Defense requests Home Detention and monitoring as opposed to facility detainment

The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) , constituted in collegiate court, will hold a hearing this Monday, to attend a request for legal medical evaluation and change of precautionary measure in favor of former President Ricardo Martinelli . ANALYSIS A compass for the case of punctures …

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Legal

Former Minister arrested for Blue Apple. “As I was saying…….”

The former Minister of Public Works, Federico Pepe Suárez was arrested, on the night of this Friday, October 12, by the National Police in compliance with the driving order issued by the Sixth Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office within the process for money laundering in the case of Blue Apple. They deny …

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BURNS MY ASS!!! Blue Apple, Punctures, and Odebrecht, …..Oh, my!!!! Let’s start being PROUD

by James “JB” Bryson I woke up this week and instead of perusing through La Prensa or La Estrella to read what would undoubtedly be a new indictment of issue involving. BRIBES, PAYOFFS, BLACKMAIL,BACKPACKS, MONEY LAUNDERING, BANK FRAUD, TITLING FRAUD, BOUGHT JUDGES, etc……I think it’s time we recognize the level …

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Legal

Relentless Martinelli defense team pushes for yet another nullification of charges

The defense of Ricardo Martinelli, who was president of Panama (2009-2014), insists on requesting the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to declare the case null and therefore its release. According to the defense of Martinelli, and his supporters, the files of the Martinelli case -for supposedly intervening communications- are ‘chimbos’ …

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Chiriqui

Varela visits Chiriqui in midst of river tragedy

The President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , went to the judicial morgue of David on Wednesday, October 10, to show his solidarity in the midst of the pain to the relatives of the teacher and the young students who lost their lives on Tuesday crossing the Jacaque River …

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Bocas del Toro

Titling issues coming back into light. Indigenous Panamanians tired of being used by elite? More coming

Members of the National Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Panama protested, on Thursday morning, at the entrance of the Ministry of Environment, in Albrook. This, they said, to show their rejection of the lack of attention from this institution, in their demands for collective land titling. Marcelo Guerra, one of …

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Supreme Court and Department of Justice of Varela have plan for Martinelli- DEATH

by James “JB” Bryson I personally find it very interesting when reading the daily updates that are released about the prosecution of Ricardo Martinelli. It is hard for me to escape the practically incestuous link between Varela and his former boss, and the manner in which he is doing everything …

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