US News of note

US Missionaries MURDERED in totally F’—-D up HAITI.

Baker’s daughter, Natalie, and her husband, Davy Lloyd, were in the country serving as missionaries. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/asesinan-a-tres-misioneros-en-haiti-incluyendo-a-la-hija-de-un-legislador-de-ee-uu-GF7456976?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Three American missionaries died at the hands of armed bandits who attacked an orphanage that houses dozens of children at Lison 49, in Plaine, north of Port-au-Prince, under the control of armed gangs for …

US News of note

Ex-Prez TRUMP will be proven a Liar and a Cheat, but it won’t make a shred of difference to base.

Lies are like quicksand. The more you say, the more you sink.  If he just said–“yeah, I cheated on my wife and banged a Porn star”, nobody would care. You can’t be trusted with nuclear missiles, if you can’t tell truth about your prick.    There could literally be video …

Politics

Intrigue of Panama’s election not escaping Western news sources.

https://apnews.com/article/panama-martinelli-mulino-election-president-5440083e749efb687adee89c5601c864 PANAMA CITY (AP) — Six of the eight candidates vying to be Panama’s next president laid out their plans to generate jobs and to manage the country’s water crisis in their final debate Wednesday night before the country’s May 5 election. Former government minister José Raúl Mulino, who has …

"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 …

US News of note

EX-PAT NEWS: Just WTF happened in Baltimore with bridge collapse?

Ship passed through Canal two weeks ago with no issues. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/acp-choque-de-barco-en-baltimore-afecta-el-suministro-de-carga-contenerizada-IF6667039?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The ACP told this media that the cargo that was moving to Baltimore will be moved to other ports on the East Coast The collision of the cargo ship Dali against a pillar of the Francis Scott Key Bridge …

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Justice for Ohio infant left alone to die for 7 days. Life sentence, no PAROLE.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/cadena-perpetua-para-madre-irse-vacaciones-dejo-sola-bebe-murio/24247162 The woman admitted that she left her daughter alone and without care inside the house from June 8 to 16, 2023  The mother of a 16-month-old baby, who died after being left alone for eight days in a home in Cleveland, Ohio, while she was on vacation on an …

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 …

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Kansas City Chiefs make it 3 out of 4 in winning SUPER BOWL. Just ask Taylor.

I am well aware of the difference between what LATAM refer to as “FOOTBALL” and us GRINGOES, but the biggest sporting event in the US passed last SUNDAY, with KANSAS CITY taking home the crown. With Pop Icon TAYLOR SWIFT cheering on her boyfriend of the moment, the CHIEFS needed …

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 …

Environmental

Florida has to assess damage after Hurricane hits west coast of the state.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/230831/florida-evalua-danos-paso-idalia-avanza-sudeste-ee-uu My family luckily avoided a hit from this storm as it passed Southern part of the state. But every year fingers are crossed. To all PNO Ex-Pats that might have been affected, heres hoping all get back to normal soon.  Florida began this Thursday, August 31, to assess the …

Sport

“Messimania” hits the US like the Beattles.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/deportes/futbol/230827/messimania-revoluciona-futbol-estados-unidos Back home, as I am a “futbol” fan, Lionel Messi has changed the landscape of South Forida sports. My family went to one of the games and the lowest ticket was $200.  Despite the fact that it is not the first time that the MLS has had international stars …

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

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 …

US News of note

US powers agree on raising debt ceiling in midnight hours; avoiding catastrophe

Stocks ticked higher on Thursday after the House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling late Wednesday evening. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.76%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) popped 0.52%, or 172 points and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) was 0.93% higher. Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) …

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RIGHT NOW: Story still evolving. TRUMP found “Not Guilty” of stronger charge.

The former president of the United States Donald Trump was found guilty of “sexual abuse” and defamation, but not of rape, in the case resulting from the complaints of the writer E. Jean Carroll. This is indicated by the verdict that the New York jury that heard his case reached …

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Biden sends strong message to annoyance of North Korea.

US President Joe Biden warned on Wednesday that a North Korean nuclear attack against the United States or its allies would result in the end of the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “A North Korean nuclear attack against the United States or its allies is unacceptable and will …

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, …

US News of note

Back in the states: TRUMP getting the MARTINELLI treatment

The former president of the United States Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the 34 charges in relation to irregular payments to the porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, so that she would not make public a sexual relationship between the two. Former US President …

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Trump: 1st US President in History to be charged criminally. Common in Latin America

The criminal prosecution of Donald Trump marks the first time that a former president has been charged in the United States, but it is by no means unprecedented in other parts of the world, such as in Latin America, where cases have proliferated. The judicial investigations against Trump (2016-2020) exceed …

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America continues to FAIL at protecting it’s children.

A more heartrending and quintessentially American scene is hard to imagine. A human chain of children, hand-in-hand, shepherded by police officers, fled the latest school struck by unfathomable tragedy. On Monday, it was Nashville’s turn to join the roster of cities made notorious by a mass shooting epidemic much of the country seems prepared …

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In US: Trump may be sued for inciting Capital riots. Don’t hold breath.

“He has no absolute immunity” Mess. The United States Department of Justice considered this Thursday that the former president of the country Donald Trump (2017-2021) can be sued for having incited the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. According to a brief from the Justice Department’s civil law …

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 …

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 …

Uncategorized

Back at home, “Age” is a talking point of next election cycle

In mid-November, Joe Biden became the first sitting President of the United States, having reached the age of eighty. A reality shared by Nancy Pelosi, who presided over the House of Representatives until her 82nd birthday, and by former President Donald Trump, who at 76 is emerging as a candidate for …

Immigration

Ousted Venezuelans from US protest on the border. DOWN TO MADURO!!!!!!!!!!

Hundreds of Venezuelans are demonstrating silently Thursday in camps on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border on the edge of the Rio Grande in the face of Washington’s new immigration restrictions. Migrants consulted by EFE in Ciudad Juárez, on the border with El Paso, Texas, said that this silent protest …

US News of note

Ahead or primaries US engage in a battle of BLUE/RED Immigrant wars,

The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, declared a state of emergency on Friday to respond to the arrival in recent months of thousands of immigrants and asylum seekers, many of them sent on buses by the authorities of the state of Texas. Adams explained that the city expects to …

Political FRAUD

Former TRUMP architect formally indicted on Money Laudering with Mexico.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/ultraderechista-bannon-acusado-lavado-dinero-caso-muro-mexico/24208984?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http In February of last year, the New York Prosecutor’s Office began an investigation against the controversial former adviser for alleged fraud against donors for the border wall with Mexico. The far-right and former adviser to former United States President Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon , was charged this Thursday by the New York District …

Dow

Amid stock market plunge; high ranking Latino CFO of “Bed,Bath, and Beyond” jumps out of building.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/director-financiero-bath-beyond-suicida-nueva-york/24208686 Something out of a movie for certain. This reeks from all angles. I don’t think there is a person around that has not shopped at BBandB. Weird story.  Latino Gustavo Arnal committed suicide by jumping from the iconic skyscraper in the New York neighborhood of Tribeca, known as the …

Sport

Tennis greats and Sisters will re-unite for US Open serenade.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/tenis/220827/serena-venus-williams-jugaran-dobles-juntas-primera Sisters Serena and Venus Williams received an invitation letter from the US Open on Saturday to participate in the doubles tournament together, marking their return to the courts as a team for the first time since 2018. It was the 2018 Roland Garros the last time Serena and Venus …

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Hoping all enjoyed an observant and happy MEMORIAL DAY.

As a veteran of war, I definitely observe MEMORIAL DAY in the US, and as such I did not post. I would like to believe the sacrifice made by both men and women over the years reflects more of what the US as a country “aspires to be”, as opposed …