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International Relations

Add Chile to the list of Political Unrest.

JB: With my eyes on Morales, Ortega, Maduro, and recently Argentina, I completely missed the shit show going on in Chile. If it was not for all the backdoor dealings and payoffs. Panama would be a beacon compared to these circus shows. https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Presidente-chileno-Sebastian-Pinera-dimitira_0_5435456404.html Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said he will …

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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 …

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Air Travel

OP ED: My weekend at a Beach resort.

OP ED: Steven- for PNO.com- Seeing as I have had to become quickly educated and immersed into the topic of “beach resorts” and “tourism” lately. I feel compelled to offer a quick blurb in regards to my family going to Nassau, Bahamas over the weekend. So through much of the …

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Conservation

Embrace the importance of the Sea Turtles to Panama.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/avistamiento-atractivo-turistico-Isla-Canas_0_5434706493.html An authentic natural spectacle occurs in Isla Cañas, district of Tonosí, when hundreds of turtles, of about four species, arrive to spawn. And this season of the year dozens of tourists move, by water, to this community to observe the turtle parade, which this season nest. Hawksbill, bighead, green, …

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Conservation

Trees and Timber are the new victims of “poaching”, as exploitation of Darien continues.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Bandas-criminales-explotan-mineria-ilegal_0_5427957176.html The Colombian criminal gangs that operate on the border between Panama and Colombia, control the illegal mining that is exploited in some towns of Darién. The Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Organized Crime and the Metropolitan Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor’s Office are conducting investigations related to the operation of …

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World Events

Just was advised of 2020 “bucket list” trip. Day of the Dead in Mexico.

https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/mirada-Catrinas_0_5429457034.html Challenging the cold and rain that threatened at times, the bony Catrinas, a character that evokes a skeleton and is part of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations , paraded this weekend through the streets of Mexico City to delight dozens of Thousands of spectators People watched the …

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Environmental

This makes me sick. Hope it does the same for all.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Interestingly enough, I was just having a conversation earlier with a gentleman that told me about a trash line in the Bocas areas the stems for miles. Loaded with plastic, bottles, etc. People really need to see shit like this to realize that he ocean …

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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 …

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International Relations

“Batshit” crazy Morales invites International community to audit elections.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/191026/evo-eeuu-votos-invita-brasil The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, invited on Saturday the foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and the United States to visit the country to do an audit of the votes in the general elections and said that if the fraud is verified, he will summon a Second round. …

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International Relations
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New Argentina Prez already spatting with Brazil before assuming office.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Presidente-Argentina-liberacion-Lula-Brasil_0_5429457003.html Alberto Fernández is at the gates of his first diplomatic dispute even before assuming office as Argentine president. info Macri Coalition retained the mayor’s office of Buenos Aires Peronist Alberto Fernández wins the election of Argentina An hour after his electoral victory, he called for the release of Brazilian …

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Politics

Shady Roux already taking shots at Cortizo.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/mal-termina-Roux-reformas-constitucionales_0_5429457006.html The constitutional reforms that this Monday, October 28, would be approved in the third debate in the National Assembly continue to generate questions between different sectors of civil society. info Reforms impose another limitation on independents Guilds reject goals to reform project This time, who refers to the issue …

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Editorial Contribution
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Welcoming Steven to the TC and RFB/OGI debate. He has the floor for PNO.

OP ED: Editorial on behalf of PNO and for the benefit of Mr.James Bryson.My name is Steven, and I am an BAR regulated and Licensed Attorney at Law. I am able to litigate Federal proceedings in both the State of Florida as well as the State of New York. I am not …

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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 …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Panama Metro receives bids,….let’s see if all 3 are refused for ODEBRECHT.

https://impresa.prensa.com/economia/Contrato-Metro-atrae-companias_0_5424957522.html hree offers received the Panama Metro for the contract for the development of the diagnosis and urban analysis of the extension of line 2 from the San Miguelito sector to the Paitilla area. The results of the feasibility study will serve as the basis for preparing the tender specifications …

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Conservation

Coiba is home to new species of Coral.

OP ED: “JB”- I have had the pleasure of being on a scuba excursion in Coiba, but never quite 63 meters deep. https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/Descubren-nuevo-coral-aguas-panamenas_0_5424957524.html The Psammogorgia pax is a new species of coral discovered 63 meters deep on the Hannibal Bank, an underwater mountain in Coiba National Park. It is a …

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PNO delivering direct response from Red Frog Beach/Bastimentos Holdings.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson: To those that have been keen to keep contacting me in regards to this 12 year old issue between two groups battling over land in Bocas, I am providing to you the following. Below is a direct response from Mr.Joe Haley, CEO of Red Frog …

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Environmental

Take a 500 year walk into History.

https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/Ruta-transistmica-paso-mulas-neopanamax_0_5418208190.html Because of its importance for global communications, the colonial transistmic route has remained in force until today. From the Hispanic trail, following ancient tribal paths on foot and mule to conquer a new sea, to the construction of an interoceanic canal, there are 500 years of history marked by …

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Politics

Surprise, Surprise, …Zulay in another spat.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Mirones-premisa-aumentado-indices-delictivos_0_5416708305.html An unexpected recess had to be decreed by the president of the National Assembly, Marcos Castilleros, when there was an intense crossing of words between the Minister of Security, Rolando Mirones, and the official deputy Zulay Rodríguez. The exchange of questions and answers for allegations of alleged irregular rise, …

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Canal

2019 ends with 6.2% increase in goods through the Canal.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/191009/6-2-ano-2019-canal Despite the economic and commercial situation in the international environment, the tonnage of cargo by the Canal maintained its dynamism, according to the figures of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). According to statistics, the Canal closed fiscal year 2019 with a 6.2% increase in tonnage, compared to the previous …

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Even “New” Panama, still guilty of selective moral high ground.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/191010/malo-raul-saint-medida-revocan OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- As they usher yet another high level scumbag out of court in handcuffs, with the appearance that Panama is cracking down on BRIBES and PAYOFFS, I do have to laugh. Look, I am certain this MFer is guilty and complicit with ODEBRECHT. Not my …

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Journalism

Martinelli taking a page from Trump with legal attacks against “Noticias Falsas”.

OP ED: Or “Fake News” as the US rallying cry is. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/191007/sip-cuestiona-denuncias-martinelli-periodistas The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) questioned the “abuse of the judicial system” by former President Ricardo Martinelli with the filing of criminal complaints and civil lawsuits against journalists and the media. “The exorbitant sums that are being claimed …

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Local Culture

Ministry of Culture seeks to restore National Fortress Landmark.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/Ministerio-Cultura-Castillo-San-Lorenzo_0_5412208757.html The Ministry of Culture uploaded to the Panama Buy portal a public event for the restoration of the Castillo San Lorenzo del Chagres, in the province of Colón, will be restored. This colonial fortress is part of the Monumental Complex of Portobelo and San Lorenzo, and since 2012 it …

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International Relations

Colombia experiencing it’s own “Punctures” type case, as popular ex President faces court.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– As the novela that was the Martinelli trial has come to closure here in Panama, it is interesting to see that Columbia is now going through the a similar issue. One of the more popular leaders is now experiencing a judicial procedure that can certainly …

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International Relations

Israel seeks to view Panama as global trade partner.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/191006/hub-israel-panama-regional-considera Panama has enormous potential to be a hub or production center so that Israeli companies can from here do business with Central America, the Caribbean and all of Latin America, said Israel’s ambassador to this country, Reda Mansour. The diplomat said that they are waiting, by the National Assembly, …

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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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Crime

Your ODEBRECHT update. Focus now on the creditors.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/Reestructuracion-Odebrecht-complica-division-acreedores_0_5413708582.html Creditors of Odebrecht SA, are divided on how to restructure 25 billion dollars of the obligations of the Brazilian conglomerate, which harms the possibilities of a preliminary agreement that concludes the greater case of bankruptcy protection in Latin America . On the one hand, there are five local banks …

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Politics

Laurentino and Varela spar via TWITTER.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Colon-manzana-discordia-Varela-Cortizo_0_5409209127.html The speech of President Laurentino Cortizo during the extended Cabinet Council, held on Tuesday October 1 in the province of Colon, led to the ex-president Juan Carlos Varela criticara in his Twitter account the statements made by the ruler. Almost at 8:00 pm, Varela tweeted in his account “unfortunate …

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Quick post while away: Support for AWF continues.

by James “JB” Bryson– Visiting family in states, and have been PNO banned for a few days. I did however see this blurb on YAHOO, where it shows one of my actual heroes. While other celebrities and those of influence are not very involved, the Royal Family of the UK, …

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Siesta time for the weekend. And well deserved.

by James “JB” Bryson– I have answered this question before, and “NO”, this old skinny prick in the photo is not me. I Googled “Retired Man“, and this image appeared so I ran with it. I am FAR better looking than this liver spotted guy. Back in the states to …

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"JB"

These posts will be getting far more PNO attention.

Looking to bring both Panamanian and Ex-Pat attention to the shady deals that the powers that be engage in that hurt the environment. Far too close in proximity to the Smithsonian. “JB” https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/190923/colon-alerta-secreta-concesion An area of ​​reefs and corals with an area of ​​up to 31 hectares in the Columbus …

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