International Relations

CHINA “CHIMES” in on Mulino victory. (“asks if he wants same deal as Varela”) * IMHO

* This guy had his hand up Varela’s ass more than Jim Henson did with Kermit!” https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/china-felicita-al-presidente-electo-jose-raul-mulino-XF7304606 Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Mulino on his election as President of Panama, highlighting the milestone of establishing diplomatic relations between China and Panama in 2017. Xi Jinping’s message …

International Relations

Martinelli asylum officially agitating relations of Nicaragua and Panama.

“What a life this “MFer” has led!!!!  I mean it’s been anything but BORING” Panama feels ‘truly affected’ by Nicaragua’s permissive attitude. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mire) reported this Monday, April 22, that it called the Panamanian ambassador in the city of Managua Nicaragua for consultations. According to Mire, …

International Relations

Things are BAD when Ortega administration in Nicaragua are being un-supportive.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/panama-nicaragua-enfrentados-martinelli/24247191 The government of Nicaragua alleges that the State of  Panama ‘has the obligation to provide’ all facilities ANSWER.  Panama and Nicaragua maintain a diplomatic dispute that has as its central axis the political asylum granted to former president Ricardo Martinelli. Through a note from the government of Daniel Ortega, the Panamanian government is …

International Relations

Brazilian Prez unwanted in Israel after Holocaust comparisons.

The Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel Katz, declared this Monday, February 19, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva “persona non grata” for comparing the current war against Hamas in Gaza with the Holocaust. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/israel-declara-a-lula-persona-non-grata-por-sus-comentarios-sobre-el-holocausto-ED6162006 “He is persona non grata in the State of Israel as long as he does not retract his …

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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 …

International Relations

Claims of GENOCIDE against Israel, sure to send shockwaves and divisiveness amongst UN.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/stoppioni-juicio-a-israel-por-genocidio-clave-para-la-legitimidad-del-derecho-internacional-NY5881807   The spiral of violence and death suffered by the Gaza Strip reached a new stage after South Africa presented a lawsuit against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the possible commission of the crime of genocide against the Palestinian population. The historic process, which held …

Economy

PANAMA to host leading TOURISM SUMMIT in 2024.

https://en.travel2latam.com/news-84985-panama-will-host-the-world-adventure-tourism-congress-in-2024 The most important global adventure tourism association, ATTA, has chosen Panama as the next venue for the Adventure Travel World Summit 2024 (October 7 to 10), an event that will position the country in international tourism markets as an adventure destination. and conventions The General Administrator of the ATP, …

International Relations

Israel and Netanyahu losing creedence in world view for mistakes in Gaza.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/netanyahu-corazon-roto-muerte-rehenes-presion-militar-EF5623503 The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said this Saturday that he is “heartbroken” after the Israeli army “mistakenly” killed three Israeli hostages in Gaza The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said this Saturday that he is “heartbroken” after the Israeli army “mistakenly” killed three Israeli hostages in …

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One in (4) Freshwater fish species are in danger of EXTINCTION.

These “meetings” that occur far to in-frequently (this one by COP28, CITES only meets every 2-3 Years), the lastest list of species that are facing irreversible extinction levels. On a personal level, it is important that groups that oversee the activities that lead to these numbers decreasing be adhered to. …

International Relations

Look at these two visions of stable equality in the LATAM region.

The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia, Nicolás Maduro and Gustavo Petro, respectively, met this Saturday in Caracas, for the fourth time in private in the last 15 months, to address issues that affect these neighboring nations, including migration and risks of drought. Around 3:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. GMT), …

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 …

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 …

Conservation

Panama, with Jamaica and Colombia to address sea pollution, some good news.

Have them start at a self proclaimed “Eco-Resort” in Bocas del Toro!!!!!!!!! Panama, Jamaica and Colombia launched the project ‘Reduce marine plastics and plastic pollution in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean’. The initiative created through a circular economy approach will be led by the United Nations Environment …

International Relations

Biden tour meant to send message toPutin for solidarity for Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden will begin a four-day tour of Europe this Sunday that will include the NATO summit in Lithuania, visits to the United Kingdom and Finland, as well as endless meetings with leaders from around the world. However, the person who will monopolize Biden’s attention will be someone …

International Relations

More political unrest in Venezuela.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/230615/mayoria-autoridades-electorales-venezuela-renuncian-cargos Three of the five main rectors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, including the president, Pedro Calzadilla, resigned this Thursday, June 15, from their positions and asked the National Assembly (AN, Parliament), with an overwhelming majority of the government, appoint new officers. Calzadilla, a former Chavismo minister, …

International Relations

Back in US, TRUMP faces biggest legal battle of any President in US history.

June 8, 2023, 7:48 PM EDT / Updated June 8, 2023, 8:22 PM EDT By Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC Opinion Writer/Editor Once again, former President Donald Trump has been indicted. And once again, blue America is asking a familiar question: Will this be the legal case that takes Trump out? NBC News reports that Trump was indicted on …

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 …

Infrastructure

“The Devil Went Down to Panama”. Evil incarnate look to pilfer in Panama

Beware the red checkerboard do rags. They are out to buy your soul. Panama received this Thursday a high-level delegation of companies from Saudi Arabia to present the advantages of investing in the country. The purpose of the meeting was to convince visiting Saudi companies that Panama is the right …

International Relations

High expectations for newly elected young leader of Paraguay. Conservative over Liberal.

President Laurentino Cortizo congratulated economist Santiago Peña on his victory in the presidential elections this Sunday in Paraguay. “I greet the Paraguayan people and congratulate the president-elect @SantiPenap, to whom I wish the best of success in his management. We will continue to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between …

International Relations

Putin and Kremlin announce main objective in NATO not recognizing Ukraine.

One of the objectives of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine is to prevent that country’s entry into NATO, the Kremlin stressed today, commenting on the visit of the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, this Thursday to Kiev. “Otherwise, this would represent a serious threat to the …

International Relations

No more “Tweeting”, no more “Tweets”. Musk re-branding TWITTER

A word that has become part of the “ethos” and “pop culture” of the world will be no more. Since the beginning of this year Twitter has gone through monumental changes from the purchase of the app and the imposition of a new CEO to structural changes within the platform. However, …

Church

Expelled Panamanian Priest confirms he was punished by Ortega party.

The Panamanian priest Donaciano Alarcón confirmed that he was expelled from Nicaragua after the police authorities of that country accused him of preaching in favor of the Nicaraguan bishop Rolando Álvarez, who was sentenced to more than 26 years for crimes considered “treason”. “On (Holy) Monday we had the Chrism …

International Relations

War of Religion takes root in Ortega’s Nicaragua

Colon priest Donaciano Alarcón affirms that he is safe and sound, and that he is awaiting the assignment of a new parish in charge of the Claretian congregation in a Central American country, after he was expelled from Nicaragua on Monday. “Yesterday (Monday, April 3, 2023) in the morning, when …

Air Travel

DUBAI-is the “Wakanda” of the real world as population increases. Flying taxis are imminent and Panama want in.

The first phase of the initiative includes four initial stations near Dubai International Airport Technology. While in Panama we are in diapers with electric vehicles, in the city of Dubai the designs of the new stations for flying taxis were approved this weekend. Yes, as you read it. The Prime …

International Relations

Panama needs to get it’s shit together. Ex-Pats and Tourists have other choices.

Mexico received 20.3% more international tourists in 2022 than in 2021, accompanied by an increase of more than 42% in foreign currency income for this concept, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) reported this Friday.More than 38.3 million foreign tourists entered the country throughout last year, compared to …

International Relations

So what has been flying around lately???

NOBODY NEEDS ANY MORE PROOF THAT THE COLD WAR IS ALIVE AND WELL. The United States shot down this Saturday the Chinese balloon that had been flying over the country for several days, whose remains fell into the sea and are being recovered to learn details of a mission with …

International Relations

BRAZIL looks to the future with Lula as new President.

The progressive leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 77, was sworn in before Parliament this Sunday as the new president of the Federative Republic of Brazil for the period 2023-2027. “I promise to maintain, defend and comply with the Constitution, observe the laws, promote the general good of the Brazilian …

International Relations

Latin America and Caribbean still far from the mark in Human Rights. Panama stands ahead

The violence of armed gangs or gangs that sow chaos and death in poor countries and devastated by natural disasters, discredited justice systems and more authoritarianism as an antidote or as a result of corruption is the stamp left this year by Central America and the Caribbean, where they are …

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 …