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Colón

Leave it tio children to draw attention to COLON violence.

Recently a 3-year-old minor died as a result of the violence in this province  A march to call for a stop to the violence, a stop to the deaths in the province of Colón was held this Friday, August 12, in which members of the National Police and students from …

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Entertainment

Don’t look now, but MLS is more than aging pasture for old Superstars.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/futbol/220812/crecimiento-exponencial-major-league-soccer?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc That Major League Soccer (MLS) has had exponential growth in recent years is no secret. Different incidents have made soccer in the United States more enjoyable for fans. The export of young stars, European and experienced players who come to bring quality to the league, state-of-the-art stadiums, multi-million dollar television …

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Panama Tourism

Repeal of controversial rulings spark intense debate for Tourism.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220811/empresarios-asamblea-analizan-futuro-industria-turistica?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc With the modality of the televised public hearing, the president of the National Assembly, Crispiano Adames Navarro, met with a group of businessmen and promoters from the private sector concerned about the appeal of Law 122 of 2019 and 314 of 2022, which dictate regulations of incentives to tourist …

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Politics

Establishment shows it’s nervous hand by always worried about MARTINELLI.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220811/220812-pleno-corte-declara-inconstitucional-resolucion?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice, in its ordinary session this Thursday, August 11, declared unconstitutional the Resolution of March 22, 2022, issued by the Plenary of the Electoral Tribunal (TE), with which it was decided to maintain the electoral criminal jurisdiction to the former President of …

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"JB"

NITO and CARRIZO will be remembered as WORST LEADERS IN PANAMA HISTORY…..EVEN VARELA.

OP ED: J.BRYSON.      “I WAS A FAN OF “NITO” over ROUX.  I used my site to promote his initiatives, I used my site to propel his message. He was taking over for one of the WORST and MOST transparent of conspiratory dealings with rougue governments in Panamanian history …

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Panama Tourism

As Cortizo is dismantling and crippling tourism, inner agencies are trying new avenues. DOWN TO NITO

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220810/panama-potencial-seguir-desarrollando-turismo-nautico?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The secretary of the Nautical Tourism Association (ATN), Alessandro Risi, affirmed that Panama has the potential to continue developing nautical tourism, an activity that has the capacity to permeate the entire value chain of the industry. Live the experience of transiting through the Panama Canal, diving and practicing water …

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Crime

Bullshit Politics of the Week: Makes for a Big Headline

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220810/colombia-reconoce-fracaso-politicas-eeuu-luchar-narcotrafico?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The new Colombian ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo, has called for a paradigm shift with regard to the joint fight between Washington and Bogotá against drugs, since so far not only has it not worked, but it has also come to be a “failure”. Murillo has …

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Panama Tourism

Setbacks of IDB loan affect tourism and hoteliers. Cortizo is losing it in the economy.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220811/lenta-ejecucion-prestamo-bid-preocupa?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Of the $100 million approved for the Tourism Authority, which corresponds to the Comprehensive Urban Development Program for Cities with a Tourist Vocation, of which six destinations and the historic center of the capital are part, only 2.5% has been executed. The purpose of the credit is to promote and …

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Colón

COLON VIOLENCE UPDATE:

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/maldita-violencia-nino-baleado-colon-tiene-muerte-cerebral/24207001?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http The 3-year-old was at a party in the event room called La Española, when the attack occurred Carlos Antonio Brook, affectionately called ‘Calitín’, was happy enjoying a party in the company of his family last Saturday, but today, he is confined in a hospital, where he was pronounced brain …

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Agriculture

Cocoa and Coffee take center stage for GDP

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220810/implementan-estrategias-fortalecer-produccion-cacao-cafe-panameno?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Among the next actions to strengthen the Panamanian coffee and cocoa items is the creation of a national program.  The implementation of strategies to strengthen the Panamanian coffee and cocoa sectors, as an alternative to improve the social and economic conditions of the country, was analyzed during a meeting …

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Labor

The “MADHOUSE” can start again. Protests start to form again.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220810/suntracs-retoma-cierres-calle-exigir-cumplimiento-acuerdos-mesa-dialogo?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Single National Union of Workers in the Construction and Similar Industries (Suntracs) resumed the street closures this Wednesday morning as a pressure measure to demand that the Government comply with the agreements reached at the dialogue table. Drivers and users of public transport were affected by the closures …

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Crime

EX PAT ALERT: Violent criminal is still on the loose.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/cronica-roja/hace-8-meses-mato-mujer-sigue-huyendo/24206901 The body of Raquel Del Carmen González was found in the living room of her house in San José, San Miguelito The suspect of having murdered Raquel Del Carmen González Méndez, on December 21, 2021 in the San José sector, in the San Miguelito district, is still a fugitive …

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Sport

GREATEST AMERICAN ATHLETE: Announces her Retirement

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/tenis/220809/williams-anuncia-deja-tenis-sugiere-sera-abierto-eeuu?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc American tennis player Serena Williams, winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, announced Tuesday in a letter published in Vogue magazine that she is prepared to leave tennis in the coming weeks and suggested that it will be after the US Open. The tennis player, who is competing these days …

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Conservation

National Geographic and Panama display exhibit on impact of “plactics” and “ocean”

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/cultura/220809/planeta-plastico-exposicion-replantea-material?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Bottles, toys, and other personal items hang from the ceiling of the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum. About 600 types of plastic are part of ‘Planet or plastic?’ of the National Geographic Society, an exhibition that rethinks the usefulness of this necessary material, but at the same time harmful to the environment …

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Human Interest

Just what is Cortizo thinking? And when can we see Martinelli again. 122 and 314 are VITAL

https://www.userwalls.news/n/potential-repeal-tourism-investment-laws-puts-panamas-international-investment-grade-great-risk-3653133/ BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, August 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Panamas President Laurentino Cortizo ordered the repeal of laws 122 and 314 both tourism based incentives laws that seek foreign investment. These laws were approved twice over the last 2 years by an overwhelming majority at the National Assembly …

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Crime

EX-PAT ALERT: For a small country, Panama is seething with violent crime as of late.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/ejecutados-quemaron-genitales/24206559?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http The first case occurred in Las Mañanitas and the other event occurred in the district of Tocumen. The bodies of two men who were tortured before being killed were found last night in the eastern part of the country. The moon was about to rise when the first body …

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International Relations

International CHESS: China responds to Pelosi visit to Taiwan with Massive show of MILITARY FORCE.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220804/china-sacude-estrecho-taiwan-practicas-disparo-misiles-alcance?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Less than 24 hours after the visit to Taiwan of the president of the US Legislature, Nancy Pelosi, China has begun military exercises with live fire around the island, considered by Taipei as a “blockade” and a “violation of their rights”, and which have included the use of long-range …

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Food

More promising news. Recent issues shed light on Food Waste, and Ministry forced to take action plan.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220803/prohijan-anteproyecto-ley-28-establece-plan-nacional-reduccion-desperdicios-alimentos?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Agricultural Affairs Commission, chaired by Marcos Castillero, endorsed this Wednesday the preliminary draft of Law 28 that establishes the National Plan for the Reduction of Food Waste. The proposal, presented to the National Assembly on July 19, 2022, by the disputed Juan Diego Vásquez, Gabriel Silva and Zulay …

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Agriculture

Minds seem to be workking at ANCON, as reduction of protected areas “rejected”

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220803/ong-ancon-rechaza-reduccion-42-3-area-protegida-donoso?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The NGO Ancón expressed its rejection of the 42.3% reduction of the Donoso protected area, through Resolution DM-0139-2022 of the Ministry of the Environment, of July 11, published in the Official Gazette of July 15. Ancón explained that as an entity involved in the creation of the many protected …

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Canal

US and China remain at loggerheads over the commerical power of Canal.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220803/disputa-china-ee-uu-comercial This is not the first time that Daniel Runde, a senior executive at the Center for International Strategic Studies, has written about the Panama Canal. He did it in 2011 when he analyzed the impact of the road expansion. In 2017 he described the exchange of messages between President Donald Trump …

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Panama Tourism

Even amidst local shitshow, Panama retains appeal from outside looking in.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/27/why-panama-is-becoming-central-americas-hottest-getaway/ His name is Fernando, and he is the most interesting man in the world. Well, maybe just in Panama, but still, the mere mention of his first name — which isn’t exactly uncommon in this part of the globe — and everyone instantly knows who you’re talking about. He’s …

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International Relations

Russia Detainee Deal: Trade you a WNBA Player and a Decorated Marine- for a Known Terrorist?!?!

Russia has received a request from the US to arrange a telephone call between the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and his US counterpart, Antony Blinken, the head of Russian diplomacy confirmed today. “We learned about it (Blinken’s desire to hold a phone call) when we were (on tour) in …

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Politics

Martinelli shifting gears as he aims for re-election and saving PANAMA.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220730/martinelli-retira-candidatura-precandidato-presidencial-libre-postulacion Former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) withdrew his candidacy as a presidential candidate for the free candidacy for the 2024 elections, after one day of presenting his papers to the Electoral Tribunal (TE). “I decided to withdraw my candidacy as an independent because there is a loophole in the law …

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International Relations

History will show EU inclusion of Ukraine will represent major shift in conflict.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/220728/parlamento-europeo-dice-ayudara-ucrania-paso-adhesion-ue The president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, has indicated this Thursday that the institution will help Ukraine in “every step” of its candidacy to join the European Union, although it has recognized that the process may not be “easy”. “The granting of candidate status to Ukraine on June …

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International Relations

What a surprise,,,,,,Human Rights cites multiple Russian violations.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220728/torturas-humillaciones-campos-filtracion-rusos-ucrania Humiliation, beatings, constant hunger, overcrowding and no medical assistance. These are the experiences told by some of the victims of the so-called “filtration camps” that Russia has set up in occupied areas of Ukraine. The nightmare of Ihor Talalay, 25, lasted exactly 88 days and began on March 19 because …

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Human Interest

Another week, another show of dis-satisfaction. What is the driving force of anger?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220727/crecen-protestas-e-incertidumbre-latinoamerica-costo-vida-combustible The high cost of fuel in Latin America has led food manufacturers, carriers and other people to demand a fair price from their governments so as not to turn off their engines that drive productivity and seek a solution to the high cost of gasoline. . On the one …

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Human Interest

Important issue,,,,,but c’mon La Estrella “INVISIBLE”,,,,,,,,,,,,really??

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220728/ninas-trabajadoras-domesticas-realidad-invisible-latinoamerica Domestic worker girls: an invisible reality in Latin America Many of them, both from cities and rural areas, must prematurely assume the adult role in their own home or go to another home as domestic workers. Enjoying childhood or finishing school are still unattainable issues for millions of girls …

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"JB"
1

PNO OPINION: So what is REALLY happening in PANAMA, and when will it change???

It is hard for anyone Ex-Pat or National to deny that there is SIGNIFICANT tectoinic shifts in the running of PANAMA that goes back to the failed Varela years.  The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article touching on this subject. https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-panama-next-for-a-hard-left-turn-war-gapast few mes-venazuela-russia-china-iran-drones-special-operation-military-exercise-11658680168 Since the full turnover of the …

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"JB"
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Just your everyday grocery run under this Administation.

It’s times like these when you are able to see the WEAK come to light. As in CORTIZO and CARRIZO. And even more reason why the RE-ELECTION of RICARDO MARTINELLI will be one of the biggest “LEGAL” runaway victorioes since REAGAN/MONDALE.  MARTINELLI is a master politician in what a politician …

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