Politics

Carrizo shows his hand, recognizes Mulino as true threat. “He won’t debate, I won’t debate”.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/carrizo-desafia-a-mulino-si-no-asiste-al-debate-yo-tampoco-IY7001831 José Raúl Mulino has not participated in any presidential debate or organized forum where all the presidential candidates have been summoned The presidential candidate of the Democratic Revolutionary Party, José Gabriel Carrizo, did not mince words when expressing his position regarding participation in the last presidential debate. In a …

Politics

Zulay steamed as plug pulled in the middle of her rant!! Kinda funny though.

As she was talking about “double standards”, her mic was cut. Kinda good timing. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/zulay-rodriguez-denuncia-que-le-apagaron-el-microfono-en-el-conversatorio-sobre-libertad-de-expresion-YI6903643?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc According to Rodríguez, they turned off her microphone when she began to explain about the double agendas In the intervention of the presidential candidate for free nomination, Zulay Rodríguez, in the conversation on freedom of …

Politics

Mulino confidently standing on his own for RM with absence of Martinelli.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/veinte-expresidentes-se-pronuncian-a-favor-de-candidatura-de-mulino-KH6801149 The group recalled that citizens should not only enjoy rights, but also ‘opportunities’ The former heads of State and Government members of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA), aware of the unconstitutionality lawsuit filed against the presidential candidacy of José Raúl Mulino after it was admitted …

Legal

Massive fall from grace for one of most successful soccer players of recent memory.

Former “Barcelona FC” star has earned well over 100 million Euros over career, unable to post bail. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/deportes/futbol/alves-dormira-otra-noche-en-prision-al-no-haber-depositado-el-millon-de-euros-de-fianza-NA6561087 The footballer’s defense continues trying to raise the sum for bail from his entourage, without being able to make it effective throughout this morning. The former FC Barcelona player Dani Alves will …

Politics

History of the Panamanian Presidents, a story within itself.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/despues-de-la-silla-el-impacto-de-la-presidencia-en-sus-protagonistas-AX6451570 The presidency of the Republic of Panama is a position of great responsibility, which can cause health problems. What did the country’s presidents look like before and after leaving office? Since the invasion of the United States, Panama has had seven presidents, who, despite being elected for a five-year period, …

Political FRAUD

Sins of the past keep following Martinelli, as his enemies continue to try to mute his influence.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/peticiones-a-brasil-complican-defensa-de-la-fiscalia-en-caso-odebrecht-BG6484892 The defense of former president Ricardo Martinelli filed an appeal before the Federal Court of Brazil to prohibit the testimony of key company executives and the evidence from box 2 in the November trial. The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office will be increasingly pressured not to depend on the evidence …

Politics

The 4 Day Workweek has risen as the HOT topic of early election debates.

Various voices analyze the proposal of Vice President José Gabriel Carrizo to reduce the working day and increase the minimum wage to $1,000 “Senseless and crazy,” is how some economists described the proposal of vice president and presidential candidate José Gabriel Carrizo, to reduce the working day to four days …

Editorial Contribution

“La Estrella ” Editorial sheds a better than PNO light on Democratic challenges in Panama.

Let’s let the others chime in and see what they say, https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/un-sistema-electoral-antidemocratico-BC6400993?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc By Carlos Guevara Mann ‘Let’s focus on the 2019 elections to get a more precise idea of ​​the undemocratic nature of the electoral system. That year, with 31% of the presidential vote, added to the 2% that Molirena contributed, …

"JB"

Mentioned this last week,,,,the “cannibalism” of Panama politics. It really is a JOKE.

OP ED: by “JB” Do I “really” have to put this in print? Do I “really” have to lay it all out there to be seen? As if ANYONE does not know this already? PANAMA IS CORRUPT AS HELL!!!!!!!! PERIOD From the jungles of Bocas del Toro, to the mansion …

Editorial Contribution

“SPOCK” is nothing if not determined and consistent.

OP ED “JB”- Sort of a dead time for me topic wise as nothing is particularly “juicy” to chime in on. Pretty much the opposite of an election year back home. Romelo Roux- whom “PNO” has lovingly monikered “Spock” for years now because, well,……………………….?  OK, having passed the obvious, it …

Politics

VP of “RM” steadfast in exonerating Martinelli.

José Raúl Mulino asked all the candidates to: “make the effort, go find the votes to lead us to victory on May 5th.” https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/ayudaremos-a-martinelli-a-salir-de-este-problema-y-pondremos-al-pais-a-volar-mulino-YC6217735 In next year’s festivities in Soná we will be celebrating, with Ricardo Martinelli, in his land,” stated the vice presidential candidate for Realizing Goals and the …

Politics

2024 Election a story of who is NOT there more than WHO is.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacional/una-contienda-electoral-con-eliminacion-de-candidatos-MH6229817?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Political Campaign Advisor Julio Villalobos describes the fact that these judicial processes are in the middle of the electoral period and just a few days before the general elections as a great risk for the democracy of this country. The electoral contest of May 5, 2024 has become a …

Politics

Carrizo wants “clean” debates, but you can’t have a Prez with “bitch tits”. Hit the bench Gaby.

Carrizo expressed that he has warned that in the debates he will not attack or slander anyone “as they have slandered me since I arrived.” https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/carrizo-al-te-no-nos-cambien-las-reglas-del-juego-YB6157818 The presidential candidate of the PRD-Molirena alliance, José Gabriel Carrizo, asked the Electoral Tribunal (TE) to “not change the rules of the game” after …

Legal

Absence of Martinelli has even more consequences on election than his inclusion.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/preven-estrecha-eleccion-ante-la-salida-de-martinelli-de-la-carrera-presidencial-AE6134174#google_vignette Martinelli’s lawyer, Carlos Carrillo, announced that he filed an appeal for clarification of the cassation and warns that the criminal actions have not yet ended. The eventual disqualification of the presidential candidate due to the alliance between the Realizing Goals (RM) party and the Alianza party, Ricardo Martinelli, according …

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, …

Legal

Off we go. Screws tightening on Martinelli already. He should’ve taken my parachute hint.

Election Year in PANAMA= the worlds BEST reality TV. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/cancilleria-niega-salvoconducto-al-expresidente-martinelli-DL6085656 The Criminal Chamber sent the file of Ricardo Martinelli’s sentence to the Second Criminal Court, which must notify the Electoral Court. The former president’s legal team announces new resources The Foreign Ministry of Panama denied the safe passage requested by …

Politics

Guess Ricardo is afraid of heights. Standing firm like he always does.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/martinelli-no-estoy-derrotado-AI6028112 Martinelli explained that they have created a criminal case against him and that they want to remove his electoral immunity The presidential candidate for the Realizing Goals and Alliance parties, Ricardo Martinelli, at the beginning of his political campaign assured that he is innocent and said that Panama has …

"JB"

Newbies…….,was I lying? Nothing more entertaining than PANAMA politics.

A incredibly popular ex-President, who has done prison time in the US, been sent back to Panama, done prison time here. Won Mayoral race while incarcerated. Has had two sons do prision time in Guatemala and US. Family owns the equivalent of the nation’s WAL MART, is exonerated on charges. …

Political FRAUD

Get ready for tons of political posts for 2024. Let the PANAMA GAMES begin!!!

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacional/corte-suprema-no-admite-otro-amparo-al-expresidente-martinelli-LH6009195?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The presiding judge in this case was Olmedo Arrocha and it was announced on February 1 The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) did not admit a protection of guarantees filed by lawyer Shirley Castañeda, defender of former president Ricardo Martinelli, against an order of the …

"JB"

Get ready for a bloodbath election year. Gloves are off with these people.

This was covered in great detail for both of our Spanish and English readers, but as I welcomed the “NEW” readers and contributors to life here in PANAMA, people considering retirement, and Ex-Pat status. I like to cover just how “cannibalisitic” the political scene is down here. I have to …

"JB"

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 …

"JB"

Martinelli makes it hard for PNO- he can’t stay out of his own way.

Op Ed – “JB” “PNO” has long been a supporter for Ricardo Martinelli, despite the fact he makes it almost impossible to do so. I have consistently blamed an indemic system of corruption that is rich and historic in PANAMA. Dating back to Noriega and Escobar, to Mossack-Fonseca, to ODEBRECHT.  …

Politics

Cortizo make official announcement on Supreme Court Ruling

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231128/cortizo-pronuncia-fallo-inconstitucionalidad-csj The president of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, assured that he received and will abide by the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), which declared unconstitutional the Law 406 contract, which allows the exploration and exploitation of the Cobre Panamá mine for a period of 20 …

Mining

Law 406 is universally viewed upon as being unconstitutional. Cortizo agrees

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231128/razones-contrato-ley-406-inconstitucional The Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) had no doubt that the Law 406 contract, which allowed exploration and exploitation of the Cobre Panamá mine, is a constitutional conflict considering first that it violates the fundamental rights of life, health and of a healthy environment, free …

Legal

Martinelli legal team state Government has gone “beyond the law” to affect elections.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231108/abogados-martinelli-denuncian-irregularidades-recurso-casacion The legal team of former president Ricardo Martinelli in a press conference denounced a series of procedural irregularities in matters of cassation appeals, which are being tried in the Superior Court for the Settlement of Criminal Cases. Lawyer Carlos Carrillo, from the legal team of former president Martinelli, denounced …

Politics

“Realizing Goals” continues to add solid core of contributors to the party

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/231019/miguel-salas-renuncia-panamenismo-postula-diputado-rm Former deputy Miguel Salas resigned from the Panameñista Party, enrolled in Realizing Goals (RM) and will once again seek the seat in the circuit (3-1) in the province of Colón, but under the banner of this new group. Salas was a deputy for Colón for the Panameñista Party during …

Politics

Martinelli and Zulay team up to focus on San Miguelito before primaries.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/230928/martinelli-confirma-postulacion-zulay-rodriguez-alcaldia-san-miguelito-rm-alianza The presidential candidate for the Realizing Goals (RM) party, Ricardo Martinelli, announced that both his party and the Alianza party will nominate the representative of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Zulay Rodríguez, for mayor of San Miguelito. Rodríguez’s nomination for this position will also be made by the Alianza …

Politics

“All In The Family” Panama style. Martinelli-Linares proposed for VP of RM party.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230926/tendra-primera-palabra-impugnan The Electoral Tribunal (TE) will have the first word in whether or not it accepts the candidacy of Marta Linares de Martinelli for the vice presidency of the Republic on the presidential list of the Realizing Goals (RM) party, headed by her husband Ricardo Martinelli. The TE itself must …

Politics

Tough year for Zulay as she faces expulsion from the PRD.

Things have taken a turn for the once shining young star of Panamanian politics. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230907/zulay-defendera-eventual-proceso-expulsion They do! This is how congresswoman Zulay Rodríguez and presidential candidate for free nomination responded to the claims to request her expulsion from the Democratic Revolutionary Party, a political group to which she belongs. On Monday, …