Human Interest

WOW- Election Year and Gabby remembers there are Indigenous voters, lets shake some hands.

On the third day of his tour of the Ngäbe Buglé Region, a large crowd reiterated their support for Gaby in the midst of indigenous cultural demonstrations https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/carrizo-anuncia-ministerio-indigena-ante-miles-de-panamenos-en-la-comarca-ngabe-bugle-IB6102802?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Residents of the 27 townships of the Müna and Ñürüm districts gave a great welcome to presidential candidate José Gabriel Carrizo. On …

Human Interest

30 year era of Martinelli “Magic” coming to inglorius END.

A name and effigy revered by millions. One who continuously faced enemies, a rebel, a voice to be heard, one who seemed to always find a way out.  RICARDO MARTINELLI will never be the same in Panama. The “machine” has got him by the balls. He’s made too many enemies, …

Art/Entertainment

Carnaval is HERE. Not exactly on par with Brazil, but a big deal in PANAMA nonetheless.

In parallel to the celebration, the 2024 electoral campaign adds an additional element of interest. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/panama-da-inicio-a-sus-carnavales-2024-con-esplendor-y-una-campana-electoral-GH6090697 Infectious music and an explosion of color mark the beginning of the 2024 Carnivals, which this year takes on special meaning as it coincides with the 2024 electoral campaign, adding a political touch to …

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EU- to “headquarter LATAM operations in PANAMA” Win by DEFAULT.

“JB” This is actually historic and prolific news that appeared as merely a “blurb” in the news today.  Effective as of JANUARY 16, 2024-  The European Union has identified The Republic of PANAMA as the destination of it’s HEADQUARTERS for LATAM operations. In and of itself, it is a highly …

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MINSA approves (7) legal licenses to produce cannabis derivatives.

“JB” This is actually to me “huge” news. PANAMA has been 10 steps behind on Medical and Legal Marijuana production it is a joke. Marijuana and Production of THC derivatives could be a HUGE economic BOON to the agricultural GDP export of PANAMA. PANAMA is still rooted in Judeo-Catholic beliefs …

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EX-PATS: Perform your Due Diligence BEFORE writing the check in PANAMA investment.

“JB” Op Ed If your new to this blog, pay close attention. If your a veteran, same old story of me venting my shit. I just posted a POSITIVE outlook contributed by both La Estrella, CNN, and Trip Advisor, that list PANAMA as a “must visit” tourist destination. Key word …

Editorial Contribution

Interesting article about 2024 outlook for Panama.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacional/panama-feliz-navidad-pero-prospero-ano-nuevo-LY5616850?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc In 2024 the country will inaugurate a new government, it will face the process of closing the Donoso mine, and Panama’s relations with China will obviously be on the table. The festive and consumerist atmosphere is palpable in almost all Panamanian capitals; Can you imagine the tension if the anti-mining …

Agriculture

Sociologist says 18 days of protest reveal RACIST undertones within Panama.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231108/jesus-alemancia-crisis-minera-aflorado When 18 consecutive days of anti-mining demonstrations have passed, tensions are growing between those who demand an end to the closures and those who continue protesting in the streets due to distrust that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the company Minera Panamá. The speeches against the …

Economy

Bleak job outlook for “young” Gen-Z Panamanians

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/231204/jovenes-representan-54-desempleados-pais   The recent results of the Labor Market Survey as of August 2023, carried out by the Institute of Statistics and Census (Inec), which collects the evolution of employment, marked a strong trend of the crisis experienced by Panamanian youth employment. In the reference month of the survey, the …

Conservation

Positive Environmental Decision gets kickback from short sighted fishermen.

DECISION OUTLAWS “TRAWLING”-   Please look it up.  IT “DESTROYS” THE OCEAN The new Executive Decree No. 14 of November 20, 2023, which modified Executive Decree 13 of November 1, 2023 and regulates Law 204 of 2021, which regulates fishing and aquaculture in the Republic of Panama and dictates other provisions, …

Human Interest

Panama riots still main story of LATAM.

Fecamco issued an alert about the crisis that has affected Panama for almost a month, marked by road blockades in rejection. The businessmen made an urgent call to the Panamanian Government and other actors involved to immediately establish a dialogue that promotes the search for a solution. The Evangelical Alliance of …

Chiriqui

Issues with Indigenous disputes causing a “perfect storm” of in country infrastructure.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231117/manifestaciones-tomaron-calles-pais In Panama City and in the interior of the country the scenes were the same: Street closures and mobilizations. The protests began early at a slow pace, but progressively increased as citizens traveled by different modes of transportation to get to their workplaces. In the capital city, public transportation …

Air Travel

Civil unrest in Panama becoming more than a “regional” disturbance. Affecting flights.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231116/united-cancela-vuelos-panama-disturbios-civiles The mishaps that have caused road blockages in Panama City caused United Airlines to cancel three flights scheduled between November 16 and 17. Information from the company indicates that the canceled return is UA1034, from Houston, which ends up impacting the itineraries of flights UA727 and UA1031, which will …

Human Interest

I woke up a little late this morning. Chaos in the streets

My wife, whom we always seem to coordinate things together took it upon herself to run a few errands. I then get my cell ringing, and the background is like she’s in the middle of a war zone. Indeed, the issues with the Mining workers and the government is reaching …

Human Interest

FORBES forum to showcase the powerful women of Panama.

In a press release shared by Forbes to this newspaper, it is reported on the launch of the “Forbes Powerful Women Forum in Panama”, which will take place this Wednesday, October 18 at the Panama Convention Center, starting at 2:00 p.m  The event seeks to provide visibility to professional women in the …

Human Interest

US faces exploding issue like Darien on the Texas border with Mexico. #immigration2024#1issue

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/231009/inflacion-escasez-azotan-frontera-mexico-medidas-antimigrantes-texas Businessmen denounced this Monday that the northern border of Mexico faces a food shortage and inflation due to the restrictions imposed by the Government of Texas on border crossings in the face of the unprecedented migratory wave in the region. The arbitrary inspections of goods trucks implemented last month …

Conservation

Infamous “Plastic Island” shows no sign of shrinking.

Recycle people and please don’t litter in the ocean.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/cultura/230929/isla-basura-afecta-fauna-marina The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of planet Earth and are responsible for housing a wide variety of marine life. From tiny plankton to the largest whales, these creatures form an ecosystem that plays an important role in …

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RED FROG Update: Question before BIG Bullshit Session tomorrow.

Op Ed:  James “JB” Bryson For all my friends both old and new, found a lovely little nugget today about a lovely character you have all had the pleasure to meet. Seems like you can’t teach an old CONVICTED CRIMINAL new tricks as FORMER RED FROG HEAD of SECURITY, Cecilio …

Editorial Contribution

Not so good news for Panama in FORBES.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/unicefusa/2023/09/07/unicef-record-numbers-of-child-migrants-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-at-great-risk/?sh=3f1da64571bd UNICEF: Record Numbers Of Child Migrants In Latin America And The Caribbean At Great Risk Maryanne Murray Buechner Brand Contributor UNICEF USA BRANDVOICE| Paid Program Sep 7, 2023,10:36am EDT A new UNICEF Child Alert signals urgent and growing needs of children migrating across the Latin America and Caribbean region …

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What a CROCK of BULLSHIT!!! “Financial Expert” my ASS!!!!! RED FROG propaganda

Editorial:  James “JB” Bryson I thought today’s earlier post was enough to satisfy my itch to shed light on RED FROG. Then I see this rotten piece of a dumpster fire video on YOU TUBE.  (thank you “Brigade”). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_xmA9694Tw “Financial Expert” David Clark- that lovely British accent makes him sound …

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Thank You Edmund Burke- You can’t unring this RED FROG bell. Redemption is coming.

EDMUND BURKE “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing.”  The only change I would make to this great quote from Burke is sub “People” for “Men”. As that is what is happening. “People” are contacting ME completely unsolicited……..and I am …

Human Interest

Indigenous Panamanians: So often overlooked are trying to be a part of tourism.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/230830/indigenas-ngaebe-bugle-apuntan-turismo-mostrar-preservar-cultura A traditional ritual with smoke and purified water allows visitors to enter the forest or houses in the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous communities of southern Costa Rica, where their inhabitants are beginning to see tourism as an opportunity to showcase and preserve their culture. and to generate income. Nearly 3,200 Ngäbe-Buglé …

Editorial Contribution

Union Secretary feels Cortizo is divorced from the common worker.

After a year of the biggest social outbreak of the post-invasion era, the demands of popular organizations are still on the table. Saúl Méndez, general secretary of the Single Union of Construction and Similar Workers (Suntracs), said that the Executive “never complied” with the agreements made to face the high …

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ATTN: RED FROG Owners and Potential Investors- GREEN GLOBE my ASS!!!!!

How about a little copywrite infringement with a sprinkle of false advertising and straight up BULLSHIT? I promised that I would be following up on my visit to RED FROG BEACH and I am. I am hopeful many read my last post about the Contract of Adhesion, that I went …

Darien

US Embassy offically classifies “Darien” as a war zone avoid at all costs.

The Embassy of the United States in Panama published on the morning of this Thursday, July 27, a new video with testimonies from irregular migrants, who narrate the dangers they experienced when crossing the Darien jungle. This video is part of his campaign, which began at the end of Title …

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PNO is working on a (3) part expose on the TRAGEDY that is RED FROG BEACH.

I mentioned to my loyal and regular group of readers both in the US and Panama, that I would be visiting Bocas del Toro. A group of (4) of us made the trip that culminated on Tuesday. However it became to be, I was thrust into this 5 years ago …

Human Interest

BOLO: Hero K9 cop being looked for in Colombia.

Operation Hope met its objective on June 9 of this year to find alive Lesly (13), Soleiny (9), Tien Noriel (4), and Cristin Neryman (1), four indigenous children who were lost in the jungle de Guaviare after his plane crashed and 3 adults lost their lives, including his mother. The …

Darien

Good question……why promote a dangerous region as “adventure” tourism.

“Our goal is to traverse what is probably the most infamous jungle in the world.” The thousands of migrants who cross the Darién Gap, which separates Colombia from Panama, could say it, but the phrase is an offer made by a German luxury adventure tourism company.Two weeks through this dense …

Education

The mystery of how 9000 books ended up in a landfill. A real “whodunnit?”

El señor presidente the novel of the Guatemalan Nobel Prize in Literature (1967) Miguel Ángel Asturias published in 1946. El Canal Barato by Federico Tuñón. 467 serial Lottery magazines from 1941 to 2012. Rogelio Sinán’s common cradle , from 1963. Nalu Nega , by the late Panamanian author Alfredo Cantón. Conversation in the Cathedral , the third novel by the author Mario …

Human Interest

Cream will rise to the top, Panama on precipice or true Tourism

The reutation of Panama will soon be undergoing an much needed enema. Gone should be the days of back door bribes, and slimy ROP land deals to take advantage of outside investment. I happen to know that there are REAL groups, with REAL plans to make Panama a much more desired …