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Energy/Infrastructure

Funding options remain hurdle for proposed Panama-David Train Project.

The president of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction, Alejandro Ferrer, considers that the Public Private Association figure could be an alternative for the execution of this and other projects, at a time when the national Government is highly indebted. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/capac-ve-viable-construir-el-tren-panama-david-bajo-el-modelo-app-FX7716326 For Alejandro Ferrer, president of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction …

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Real Estate

Panama Real Estate still not recovering from “years” of shady operations. Need REAL groups.

The main reasons for these complaints were due to refunds, hidden defects, lack of information and abusive clauses, according to Acodeco data. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/quejas-contra-inmobiliarias-superan-los-8-millones-a-mayo-DX7716126?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc A total of 222 complaints against real estate companies were filed with the Authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco), from January to May 2024. …

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"JB"

JW Marriott turning LEMONS into LEMONADE with “re-branding” of TRUMP failure/fiasco.

Just go back a mere 10 years, and you will see a grandiose opening, Prez Martinelli in tow, speeches by “Donny” and Ivanka, and assurances of the success of TRUMP OCEAN CLUB. Located in the heart of Punta Pacifica, this mixed use Hotel/Condo project was the apex of development at …

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Immigration

Seven arrests made in Colombian “human trafficking” ring. Affecting all of LATAM.

The network ‘gave foreigners lodging, food, transportation and false documentation’ https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/detienen-a-siete-miembros-de-una-red-dedicada-al-trafico-de-migrantes-enviados-a-panama-JM7680083 Colombian authorities detained seven alleged members of a criminal network known as ‘Los Coyoteros’ that was dedicated to smuggling migrants from the borders with Venezuela and Ecuador, and located six buses with more than 100 migrants that were going …

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"JB"

US Prez Biden goes on record to NOT pardon son for drugs, hookers, and guns.

Best part of being an Ex-Pat is not getting so consumed in this type of shit. Just wondering if “Donny” would do the same for “HIS” shitbag sons.  Let’s not forget the Panamanians he fucked at the previous “Ocean Club” and GREENLAND.     ( Pussy, Rich, Entitled dipshits hunting endangered …

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Human Interest

MEXICO committing over $108 Million to address Migration………PANAMA???????

The Mexican Foreign Ministry indicated that currently, Amexcid, 26 cooperation projects are being executed https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/mexico-destina-1083-millones-para-atender-las-causas-de-la-migracion-en-la-region-XC7657202?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Government of Mexico, through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid) and the International Development Cooperation (CID) mechanisms, reported this Tuesday that it allocated 108.3 million dollars to address causes of migration in …

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"JB"

WAKE UP PANAMA!!! Your new President “might” have just been quoted with the BEST line EVER!

For the open record, PNO is an un-apologetic SUPPORTER of the new president, and furthermore, feel he is in a unique position to possibly become the BEST ever!  He knows the “real” issues as he was NOT a career politician or member of the pre-established Panamanian ELITE. As much can …

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Darien

Almost 180,000 came through the Darien Gap. see “PNO” archive link

I have made it a point to be aware of this growing CRISIS to all of my readers. See Below of Post. Numerous organizations have warned about the dangers of crossing the plug-  ( LIKE JB @ PN-fucking O ) =-) https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/mas-de-170-mil-personas-cruzaron-el-darien-este-ano-AD7647828 From January to June 2024, a total of …

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Crime

Many factors contribute to alarming rise in violent crime; Panama sees a “deadly” weekend.

The loss of fundamental values ​​and the expansion of organized crime in Panama are eroding the security and well-being of society, leaving in their wake a trail of violence and fear under the regime of death, said criminologist Marco Aurelio Álvarez. The expert refers to the violence that is ravaging …

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Politics

Mulino facing expected pushback from PRD over assembly appointments.

Mulino announced that this week he will meet with the PRD bench and the deputies of the Popular Party and Moca https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/sigue-pulseo-entre-rm-y-mulino-por-el-control-de-la-presidencia-de-la-asamblea-JX7642658 With 20 days until the new government is installed and the new National Assembly is formed, it is expected that in the coming days the meetings between the …

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"JB"

Just something a liitle bird told me.

I think some things are going to get mighty “shitty” for a mighty “liar” who is also a mighty “asshole” who has mightily “underestimated” the resolve of a mighty, mighty “determined bastard”. “WHAT A LOVELY DAY……………….”   But hey, who am I ?  I just post on a “shitty little …

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Crime

Search of prisons reveal worlds worst kept secret—“Panama jails are anything but safe”

EX-PATS-  Don’t get arrested here. Period!!!  ( unless your from MINNESOTA =-)   =-)  ) More than 500 units of the National Police participated in each of these searches. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/decomisan-armas-de-fuego-drones-y-mas-de-27-mil-dolares-en-centros-penitenciarios-AK7628406?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc In the current administration of the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, the public security forces, in more than 250 …

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Political FRAUD

Zulay case to be heard in regards to vote integrity.

The Second Electoral Court admitted this Monday, June 10, the lawsuit for partial annulment of the election in the 8-2 circuit (San Miguelito) presented by the still deputy Zulay Rodríguez. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/juzgado-admite-demanda-de-zulay-rodriguez-sobre-nulidad-de-eleccion-en-circuito-8-2-CB7636545?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The lawsuit was filed for the counting of the votes recorded in the minutes of voting stations 4672, 4682, …

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Environmental

Past years HEAVY RAINS are expected to continue for forseeable future.

This year the climate is expected to be very similar to 2010, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2022; years where the rains left mourning and pain https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacionales/impactos-de-las-lluvias-que-podrian-repetirse-este-ano-NY7616942?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc RAINS A lot of rainfall is expected and there will be landslides, floods, etc. Panama is going through a prolonged drought and is in …

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Conservation

Mulino posts head of the MOST problematic agencies. AIG, ASEP, and IDIAP.

Mentioned the massive failures and corruption within these broken agencies of the past. Very pivotal to the future of Ex-Pats and new development, especially in the outer areas of Panama.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/mulino-designa-a-viceministro-de-ambiente-y-a-directores-de-la-aig-asep-e-idiap-CY7607307 Also nominated as general administrator of the AIG, Adolfo José Fábrega, who until recently served as president of the …

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International Relations

Panama applauded and welcomed into EU Security Council. Big step, on big stage.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/union-europea-felicita-a-panama-por-su-ingreso-al-consejo-de-seguridad-de-la-onu-IE7611208 Borrell pointed out that the EU hopes to maintain “close” cooperation with Panama The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, congratulated Panama, as well as Denmark, Greece, Pakistan and Somalia, for their election as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for the …

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Conservation

Rising sea levels seen first hand in Panama mandatory evacuation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/panama-prepares-evacuate-first-island-face-rising-sea-levels-rcna155076 On a tiny island off Panama’s Caribbean coast, about 300 families are packing their belongings in preparation for a dramatic change. Generations of Gunas who have grown up on Gardi Sugdub in a life dedicated to the sea and tourism will trade that next week for the mainland’s solid ground. They …

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Crime

Dangerous and Highly Wanted Ecuadorian “TERRORIST” seized and deported from Panama.

Julio Alberto Martínez Alcívar alias “Negro Tulio”, the dangerous Ecuadorian terrorist, was deported along with his partner, Alexandra Germania Estrada Aquino, this Saturday, June 1, following a strict security protocol towards their country. According to the Panamanian police, alias Negro Tulio is accused of having participated in several terrorist acts …

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Agriculture

Small culture efforts make a big difference is “self-reliance”. As seen in Cocl’e.

In Río Indio, province of Coclé, there is a farm for tilapia fingerlings that will ultimately result in a quality and affordable product. The world of aquaculture in Panama, with its various projects, has positively impacted the economies of the families that are dedicated to this activity in the country …

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Crime

Events in Brazil could impact punishments for PANAMA thieves and scumbags with ODEBRECHT.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/moises-bartlett-fallo-en-brasil-podria-impactar-caso-odebrecht-en-panama-BA7534289 The decision of the Supreme Federal Court in Brazil, declaring “absolute nullity” of the judicial acts in the “Lava Jato” case against Marcelo Odebrecht, raises questions about the effects of that ruling on the processes in Panama. A plot that includes 25 high-profile defendants, including former presidents Ricardo Martinelli …

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Canal

Historical Retrospective on the CANAL: As it defines the PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE of PANAMA.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/publicando-historia/pasado-presente-y-futuro-poniendo-en-perspectiva-al-canal-de-panama-FE7547711 This engineering work has a great connection with the Panamanian idiosyncrasy as well as the history of the isthmus, in which it continues to be a relevant element. The return of the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone to the Panamanian administration is one of the most important events …

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US News of note

TRUMP found guilty of 34 counts, and uses to spur campaign contributions.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/white-house-race-plunges-into-uncharted-territory-trump-awaits-july-sentencing-2024-05-31/ NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) – Donald Trump said on Friday he would appeal the guilty verdict that made him the first U.S. president convicted of a crime, though he will have to wait until after his sentencing on July 11 before taking that step. In rambling remarks at the Trump …

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Politics

Mulino calls for all representatives to be present and accounted for at ET.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/mulino-he-transmitido-al-te-que-todos-los-diputados-deben-estar-en-sus-curules-HN7528823?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The president-elect, José Raúl Mulino, declared on the morning of this Thursday, May 30, that he has transmitted the message to the Electoral Tribunal (TE) that as far as he is concerned, all deputies must be seated in their seats. Mulimo’s response is known after it was revealed that …

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Bocas del Toro

Bocas tragedy could be prevented. Young boy killed getting run over.

Traffic accidents occur every day. In a bustling city, with cars and taxis going everywhere, it is understood.  BUT, in a bohemian island city, it is from just plain “lawlessness”.   I noticed of my time in Bocas (dealing with scumbags), that “Bocas Town” or “Isla Colon” more or less operates …

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Human Interest

With new administration in POWER……………”Let the PANAMA GAMES begin!!!!!!!”

For years I have watched like “Game of Thrones” the underbelly of drama that defines the Panama political landscape. So now with the foreplay over (elections), the real screwing begins. Where else will you find the “de-facto” leader of a newly elected President, housed up in exile in an embassy, …

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Politics

End of Trump trial near: Result? Already knew he was “liar”, still can run for Prez. So……NADA.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/el-juicio-al-expresidente-donald-trump-en-nueva-york-llega-al-final-CG7495703 Trump is accused of falsifying accounting records to buy the silence of former porn actress Stormy Daniels about a sexual encounter between the two in 2006, which could have damaged his 2016 presidential bid. The historic trial of Donald Trump in New York enters its final stretch this Tuesday, …

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Church

The “woke’ world judging the most LIBERAL 87 year old Pope ever.

The 87-year-old pope used a word from the Roman dialect, “frociaggine,” which is considered derogatory. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/el-papa-usa-un-insulto-para-referirse-a-los-homosexuales-segun-los-medios-italianos-JL7490496 Pope Francis used a derogatory term to refer to homosexuals in the Catholic Church during a meeting with Italian bishops, several local media reported on Monday. During the assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference …

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Crime

Former thieves provide the best tips to avoid being victim.

When in doubt, ask a former scumbag out.  https://www.247mirror.com/es/avoid-getting-robbed?ly=native_one&abtv=e5cce607-dfc8-45d4-94ca-fc3b994be19f Do you think your neighborhood is safe? Unfortunately, in the US alone there are more than 2.5 million robberies a year, which means that a robbery occurs every 26 seconds. Thieves will most likely laugh out loud at the common “one …

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US News of note

US Missionaries MURDERED in totally F’—-D up HAITI.

Baker’s daughter, Natalie, and her husband, Davy Lloyd, were in the country serving as missionaries. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/asesinan-a-tres-misioneros-en-haiti-incluyendo-a-la-hija-de-un-legislador-de-ee-uu-GF7456976?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Three American missionaries died at the hands of armed bandits who attacked an orphanage that houses dozens of children at Lison 49, in Plaine, north of Port-au-Prince, under the control of armed gangs for …

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Agriculture

Mulino hits ground running with new cabinet appointees.

Ameglio will accompany the designated minister Roberto Linares in Agricultural Development The president-elect, José Raúl Mulino, appointed this Friday, May 24, Francisco José Ameglio Vásquez as vice minister of Agricultural Development to accompany the designated minister Roberto Linares in this portfolio. Ameglio has worked as an assistant in the Legal …

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