Crime

The cost of pursuing freedom MUCH HIGHER and DANGEROUS for women.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/mujeres-migrantes-victimas-de-robos-violaciones-y-con-sus-hijos-a-cuestas-MX7213817 So far this year, some 130,000 people have crossed the Darién jungle, of which 104,000 are adults, and of this figure around 35% are women. Migration has long ceased to be a man’s thing. Women alone, with children or with their partners leave their homes behind, having to go …

Darien

As requested and suggested by PNO,,,,,Mulino states strong stance on addressing Darien.

https://apnews.com/article/panama-immigration-mulino-darien-f46becc989e0f2c944922b03e6417a3f   PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is on the verge of a dramatic change to its immigration policy that could reverberate from the dense Darien jungle to the U.S. border. President-elect José Raúl Mulino says he will shut down a migration route used by more than 500,000 people last year. Until …

Darien

The DARIEN disaster needs to be addressed by ALL of the candidates.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/70-de-los-migrantes-han-visto-muertos-en-la-ruta-de-darien-AC7004332 The Ombudsman’s Office, with the support of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a bulletin with the results of interviews carried out in Darién, on the human rights situation of irregular migrants and refugees who arrive. to the province. The number of migrants …

"JB"

US policy on Haitian immigrants carries the waft of racism given the current situation.

OP ED: by “JB”- Before all the REDS freak out, let me clarify. I am NOT in favor of recklessly open borders with anyone being able to enter the US unchecked or undocumented. In the same way I am NOT in favor of it here, and mention DARIEN probably more …

Darien

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation into the Darien Gap immigration crisis.

In Miami, they came via rafts and boats. In California and Texas, it is through the desert. But these immigrants are passing through a treacherous jungle landscape to try to seek asylum. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacional/hrw-pide-a-panama-y-colombia-atender-los-derechos-de-migrantes-HN6791687?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc An investigation by the organization points out the deficiencies in care for victims of sexual violence, as …

Darien

United States taking “action” not merely notice of immigration issue in Darien.

https://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/eeuu-dona-panam%C3%A1-carpas-material-163320645.html This Monday, the United States donated tents, camping cots and other material worth half a million dollars to assist the thousands of migrants who arrive in Panama after crossing the inhospitable Darien jungle. This year, until March 8, some 82,000 migrants crossed the inhospitable jungle from Colombia, where insecurity …

Darien

Infusion of legal Venezuelan migrants generated $280 Million to economy for fiscal 2022.

And they will keep coming to escape Chavez. Monitor and give them hope. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/aporte-economico-de-los-migrantes-venezolanos-a-panama-supero-los-280-millones-en-2022-EA6323688?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc   The Cavex explained that in Panama there are more than 5,000 Venezuelan companies registered, with an investment that exceeds $1.8 billion in the last 10 years. In 2022, the tax contribution of Venezuelan migrants living …

Darien

22K more migrants through Darien than at this time last year.

The increase in migrants through the Darién on their way to the US or Canada in search of better living conditions has been progressive since 2021, reaching the record number of more than 520,000 last year https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacional/mas-de-68400-migrantes-han-cruzado-el-darien-en-2024-22000-mas-que-un-ano-antes-BD6225164?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc More than 68,400 migrants have crossed the Darién jungle, the dangerous border between …

Immigration

2023 ends with “Immigration” being the biggest problem for Panama. PNO has been all over this.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/migracion-irregular-supera-el-medio-millon-DB5663647 The Panama Immigration Directorate reported that until December 15, it counted 509 thousand people who entered Panama heading north. In the United States, one of the preferred destinations, the immigration issue is a source of debate and pressure between Congress and the White House Panama closes 2023 with another record …

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 …

Darien

Darien migration becoming a worldwide story; no longer a regional issue.

413 thousand people have passed through the Darién jungle, of which 219,777 are male, 105,923 are female. A total of 87,635 minors have made the journey. ByRoberto Barriosroberto.barrios@laestrella.com.pa This year, 619 people were rescued during their journey through the Darién jungle. This year the number of migrants has exceeded 410 thousand …

Immigration

Latin America immigration attracts attention of Biden Administration

https://es-us.finanzas.yahoo.com/noticias/ee-uu-mantener-migrantes-alejados-164737298.html One of the central pieces of the Biden administration’s immigration plan, which involves opening offices that admit applicants in Central and South America, has had difficulties. Joe Biden’s government is having difficulties addressing the humanitarian and political crisis that is developing at the entrance to the United States. And a …

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 …

Darien

I continue to bang my drum about the Premier problem in our times: IMMIGRATION

From America, Ukraine, to Latin Americas. Immigration and refugees are the issue of the century. Simply fewer places in the world offer a better life as countries and economies struggle. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/230907/unicef-hay-record-migrantes-menores-america-latina Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing one of the “biggest and most complex crises” of child migration on …

Immigration

As discussed in US debates: Illegal Immigration may be #1 problem of the world!

Happening in Panama right under our noses each day. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230828/snm-traslada-migrantes-varados-chiriqui-26-agosto-ingresaron-4-mil-provincia In order for a group of migrants to continue their journey to the Paso Canoas border sector and then cross the border with Costa Rica, the National Migration Service (SNM), in the province of Chiriquí, coordinated their transfer with the …

Darien

Darien immigration issue has reached the attention of United Nations.

Several UN agencies called for increased international cooperation to stop the record number of migrants crossing the inhospitable Darien jungle, on the Panama-Colombia border, on their way to the United States. In a joint statement, the UN agencies for Refugees (Acnur) and for Migrations (IOM) asked the governments for “a …

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 …

Human Interest

More immigrant issues are present between Chile and Peru.

Jimir, Yuri and Belquis never saw each other even though they were in similar places, they never spoke, but if they had done it at the penultimate stop that their eventful life as migrants had given them, fleeing Chile, they would have been surprised how similar their broken dreams were, …

Immigration

PNO’ers, don’t feel your the only ones. Costa Rica facing same immigration problems.

A few days before the end this week of Title 42, a health regulation that allows the United States to expel migrants on the spot, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Arnoldo André Tinoco assured this Monday, May 8, that his country can only process a limited number of people who are …

Darien

Even with American aid, Darien continues to be overwhelming problem with migrants.

More than 127,000 people in mobility heading to the US arrived in Panama  The Red Cross warned this Thursday that the avalanche of migrants who are arriving in Darién, in Panama, on their irregular route to North America , “overflows the humanitarian service points” where the organization is present, and asked for more international support to address this …

Darien

Record number of immigrants passed through Darien in 1st Qtr of 2023

So far this year, a record number of 78,585 migrants have crossed the dangerous Darién jungle on foot, the natural border that divides Panama and Colombia, which is five times more than the figures registered in 2022, according to an alert this Saturday by the Ministry of Panamanian Public Security. …

Chiriqui

Overwhelmed migration leads to movement of people to Chiriqui.

Commissioner Ascanio Ellis, Senior Officer of Migration Border Management, together with the director of the Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT), Carlos Ordóñez, made a tour this Thursday to observe the mobility process of irregular migrants who are in the Temporary Migratory Reception Stations (ETRM), in the province of Darién. …

Darien

DARIEN- flat out one of the most DANGEROUS places on Earth.

https://www.themanual.com/outdoors/darien-gap-feature/ CONTENT NOT written by JB. The Pan-American Highway is an epic 19,000-mile route that starts at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska and terminates at the southernmost end of South America in Ushuaia, Argentina. It’s continuous except for a small section missing along the southern border of Panama, often referred to …

Darien

Immigration issue in Darien hits Panama in the pocket!

In the first three months alone, almost 66,000 people have crossed the jungle The migratory crisis worsens and may reach record numbers this year. Almost 66,000 people have crossed the jungle in the first three months of 2023 alone, which is why specialists in migration issues consider that it is …

Immigration

US states have pissing contest as IMMIGRATION will be talking point of 2023

Dozens of immigrants were sent by buses to Chicago and New York overnight Monday from the US southern border in Texas, hours after the Supreme Court ordered upholding the health regulation known as Title 42. The Mayor’s Office of the city of El Paso, Texas, which borders Ciudad Juárez in …

Human Interest

This guy “gets it”, and there is a pathway to a solution. I would love an audience with him.

Migration flows have accompanied Panama since long before the colonial period and have been fundamental in the current sociocultural and economic construction of the country. Despite this weight in society, the Panamanian State has not had –and does not have– a coherent integration policy for migrants arriving in the country, …

Human Interest

PANAMA- much like the world, needs a REAL policy on immigration problems.

Migration flows have accompanied Panama since long before the colonial period and have been fundamental in the current sociocultural and economic construction of the country. Despite this weight in society, the Panamanian State has not had –and does not have– a coherent integration policy for migrants arriving in the country, …

Immigration

US Ambassador plans to deal with immigration. Homeless and incoming migrants huge threat to tourism.

Mari Carmen Aponte, the new United States ambassador to Panama, arrived yesterday in the capital to fill a diplomatic vacuum that had persisted for four years, since the departure of her predecessor John Feeley (2018). “After a long wait, I am finally in Panama,” the diplomat said at the airport. A …

Darien

More of the same. Read about Darien and what Maduro is doing.

Panama reported this Friday “a drastic decrease in the flow of irregular migrants, mainly Venezuelans,” who arrive in the country through the Darién jungle, the border with Colombia, through which 208,866 people have entered so far this year, an unprecedented figure. “In the last three days, only 2,292 people have …

Human Interest

Face it Ex-Pats and Citizens: IMMIGRATION is the problem of 2022

Highly dangerous Darien is at the front lines. The stories coming out of this area are quite chilling.  The Panamanian Foreign Ministry announced this Sunday that it has called a meeting for next Tuesday with the migration authorities of Colombia and Costa Rica, to which the United States is invited, …