World Events

The Western starved youth of Iran, riot against the oppression of the Ayatollah rule.

Young Iranians protested again this Sunday despite a warning from the powerful Revolutionary Guard to stop demonstrating and a strong repression in universities, in mobilizations that are becoming more violent. The protests took place throughout the country in numerous university centers in various cities, which were strongly repressed by the …

Art/Entertainment

One of the worlds great festivals starts tomorrow “Dio de los Muertos” in Mexico.

For all of my Ex-Pat friends in Mexico.  Enjoy the festivities.  By Kristina Puga What is El Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” as it’s now known in the U.S.? Despite the white faces and the skulls, it’s not meant to be a spooky holiday and it’s not Halloween. …

Editorial Contribution

So what was Nito’s meeting with US about Venezuela??? “Turn them back Home!!!”

US and Panama face same problem. Reminds me of the Cuban expulsion into Miami into the 80’s.  Not that these people are all criminals, in that Maduro shows absolutely no care for his people. US and Panama greatly affected. This just a year after the so called “Mexico Migration”. And …

Environmental

24 hrs after battering, CUBA dealing with Hurricane Ian aftermath.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220928/dia-ian-habana-hay-luz-agua-queda-seguir?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc An entire family collects water from the sea with buckets to clean their precarious home in front of Havana’s boardwalk, heavily impacted by the passage of Hurricane Ian on Tuesday afternoon. “From two o’clock the sea began to pour in. All this was covered (points to the avenue). We …

Economy

Winds of change in the East as Singapore passes China as Financial hub.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220925/singapur-desbanca-hong-kong-principal?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as the main financial center in Asia, and ranks third in the world, according to the latest report from the Global Financial Centers Index, one of the reference sources for classifications in this sector, which places New York and London in the top positions. …

Conservation

Studies of oceans in Latin America are presently occurring in PANAMA.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/expertos-analizan-panama-situacion-retos-mares-america-latina/24209795 The event started yesterday, and will run until Friday. Today continues the second day of activities of the XIX Latin American Congress of Marine Sciences (Colacmar), which takes place in Panama, with the aim of analyzing the environmental and conservation challenges facing the seas in this region and throughout …

Environmental

Philipines shows example to the world on taking cleanup in “your own hands”.

https://news.yahoo.com/cleanup-day-comes-philippine-capitals-080841577.html Peter Blaza and Jay Ereño Sat, September 17, 2022 at 4:08 AM·2 min read By Peter Blaza and Jay Ereño MANILA (Reuters) – Hundreds of volunteers joined a mass cleanup drive along the coast of the polluted Manila Bay in the Philippine capital to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day …

World Events

EU leader in France, trying to take on more pivotal role with Ukraine.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220905/macron-pide-retirada-tropas-rusas-central-zaporiyia?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc “France”, not historically known as a militray powerhouse since the days of Napoleon, are stepping up their stance within the EU with harsh words for Russia’s futher advancment into the Ukraine.  Although I joke, alot has chamged in 80 years, and Framce indeed has a formidable and well trained …

International Relations

CHILE: Apparently not one for social change as new “Magna Carta” voted down by 2/1 margin.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220904/chile-rechaza-aplastante-62-2-propuesta-nueva-constitucion?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Chile rejected this Sunday by an overwhelming 62.2% the proposal for a new Constitution and decided to maintain the current text, inherited from the dictatorship, according to 88.08% of the votes counted. “Today there are no winners or losers. There are Chileans who have to meet again,” said the …

Economy

USA: Please opine on state of affairs and poverty in the United States.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220830/mujeres-ninas-vulnerables-guerra-bandas-haiti?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Violence and lack of sanitation grip hundreds of women and girls who have been living in a camp installed since July 8 in a public square in the Haitian capital, where they settled after fleeing the war between gangs in Cité-Soleil, an area Metropolitan Port- au-Prince. They are women …

Sport

GREATEST AMERICAN ATHLETE: Announces her Retirement

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/tenis/220809/williams-anuncia-deja-tenis-sugiere-sera-abierto-eeuu?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc American tennis player Serena Williams, winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, announced Tuesday in a letter published in Vogue magazine that she is prepared to leave tennis in the coming weeks and suggested that it will be after the US Open. The tennis player, who is competing these days …

Conservation

National Geographic and Panama display exhibit on impact of “plactics” and “ocean”

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/cultura/220809/planeta-plastico-exposicion-replantea-material?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Bottles, toys, and other personal items hang from the ceiling of the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum. About 600 types of plastic are part of ‘Planet or plastic?’ of the National Geographic Society, an exhibition that rethinks the usefulness of this necessary material, but at the same time harmful to the environment …

International Relations

International CHESS: China responds to Pelosi visit to Taiwan with Massive show of MILITARY FORCE.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220804/china-sacude-estrecho-taiwan-practicas-disparo-misiles-alcance?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Less than 24 hours after the visit to Taiwan of the president of the US Legislature, Nancy Pelosi, China has begun military exercises with live fire around the island, considered by Taipei as a “blockade” and a “violation of their rights”, and which have included the use of long-range …

International Relations

History will show EU inclusion of Ukraine will represent major shift in conflict.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/220728/parlamento-europeo-dice-ayudara-ucrania-paso-adhesion-ue The president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, has indicated this Thursday that the institution will help Ukraine in “every step” of its candidacy to join the European Union, although it has recognized that the process may not be “easy”. “The granting of candidate status to Ukraine on June …

International Relations

What a surprise,,,,,,Human Rights cites multiple Russian violations.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220728/torturas-humillaciones-campos-filtracion-rusos-ucrania Humiliation, beatings, constant hunger, overcrowding and no medical assistance. These are the experiences told by some of the victims of the so-called “filtration camps” that Russia has set up in occupied areas of Ukraine. The nightmare of Ihor Talalay, 25, lasted exactly 88 days and began on March 19 because …

International Relations

Biggest NON-NEWS/NEWS of the DAY: Venezuela and Maduro denounces sanctions against Russia.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220704/venezuela-condena-sanciones-impuestas-rusia-envio-material-militar-ucrania?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Carlos Faría, has condemned this Monday from Moscow the sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine and has also criticized the shipment of military material to reinforce the Ukrainian Army. “We express our …

Energy/Infrastructure

If you feel pain at the pump, look no further than Putin.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220702/cae-minimos-historicos-transito-gas-traves-ucrania Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator (TSO) reported Friday that gas transit through its system has fallen to a 30-year low. “Through the Ukrainian TSO in June this year, monthly traffic volumes have reached a historical low since 1991: 1.25 billion cubic meters,” the company explained in a statement posted …

International Relations

EU shows massive support for UKRAINE acceptance. Would be vital in terms of military support.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220620/ministros-exteriores-27-expresan-favor-candidatura-ucrania-ue?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The foreign ministers of the European Union expressed themselves this Monday in favor of Ukraine’s candidacy for the bloc, in the first meeting of Twenty-seven after Kyiv received the favorable opinion of the European Commission for its European integration and requested the status of candidate. After Brussels advocated in …

Health

Citizens of China spread wings as 2 MONTH mandatory lockdown is lifted.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220601/euforia-traumatizada-shanghai-final-confinamiento?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The vast majority of the 25 million inhabitants of the eastern Chinese metropolis of Shanghai returned to their streets today after the authorities ended more than two months of a strict confinement imposed to stop their worst outbreak of covid. The end of the lockdown came at midnight on …

World Events

Delusional Putin raises salaries for the soldiers dying in a LOSING war.

I’m sure this makes it easier for the families of the soldiers that he is ordering to have buried in MASS GRAVES in the Ukraine, as opposed to flying them back to Russia. “GREAT WORLD POWER”??????????   Literally losing to the Ukraine as the world witnesses his madness.  https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220525/putin-ordena-aumentar-salarios-soldados-rusos-destinados-ucrania?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The president …

Food

Varela buddy Putin and his “INVASION” is affecting Food Supply Chain in Latin America.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220524/guerra-ucrania-agrava-inseguridad-alimentaria-latinoamerica The World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday that the “domino effect” of the conflict in Ukraine aggravates the problems of the pandemic, worsens food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean and leads to the need for more resources to help vulnerable people in the region. The United …

Environmental

As a FIRM believer in CLIMATE CHANGE, Latin America is VITAL key to any progress.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220519/presidente-caf-mundo-frenara-crisis-climatica-latinoamerica The world must understand that any solution to the climate crisis passes through Latin America, a region rich in biodiversity that “can solve the global carbon problem” and take advantage of its digital transformation to create millions of jobs, the president of the Development Bank tells Efe of Latin …

Canal

Putin’s senseless war affecting GLOBAL supply chain. In particular, PANAMA.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220519/guerra-ucrania-frena-recuperacion-economica   The war in Ukraine is slowing down the fragile economic recovery that the world had begun after the covid-19 crisis, the UN said on Wednesday, lowering its global growth forecast for this year from 4% to 3.1% and warned that the deterioration may end up being even greater. …

Church

Pope continues to call for end to “senseless” Ukraine invasion.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220506/papa-dice-guerra-sentido-ucrania-amenaza-mundo-entero?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Pope Francis assured today that all wars are “cruel and senseless”, but that the one that has been raging for more than two months in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion “has a larger dimension and threatens the entire world”. “Even before the pandemic ended, the whole …

World Events

Putin states retaliatory measures are due for sanctions.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220503/putin-aprueba-sanciones-represalia-conflicto-rusia-ucrania?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a decree on retaliatory sanctions against individuals and entities in response to their “hostile actions” over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The measures will be taken in retaliation for “hostile actions by the United States, foreign states and international organizations… that were aimed at …

International Relations

Russia cuts off gas to Poland and Bulgaria in response to Western sanctions.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/26/energy/poland-russia-gas/index.html Russia has cut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, dramatically escalating its response to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the war in Ukraine. Russian state energy giant Gazprom said in a statement Wednesday that it had fully halted supplies to Polish gas company PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz after they refused …

World Events

Brazil Carnival carries extra meaning with subsiding of Covid.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220423/desfile-carnaval-rio-festejo-superacion-pandemia-covid Viradouro, champion samba school of 2020, before the covid silenced the party for two years, starred this Saturday in a parade in which he compared the current carnival with that of 1919, the most lively in the history of Rio de Janeiro, since celebrated the end of the Spanish …

World Events

World starting to truly feel the refugee migration of the Ukraine invasion.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/mundo/220420/cinco-millones-refugiados-ucranianos-12-millones-total-hogar?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The number of Ukrainian refugees today reached the figure of five million, with the addition of 20,000 new departures from Ukraine in the last 24 hours, according to data updated daily by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Added to the Ukrainians who have fled their country due to …

World Events

China refuses to waver in support of Russia, while teetering line on sanctions.

China (and Saudi Arabia) biggest scumbags on planet. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220414/criticada-washington-china-defiende-postura-rusia China on Thursday defended its position on the conflict in Ukraine, saying it is “on the right side of history” after Washington warned that its refusal to sanction Russia could affect its relationship with other economies. The Chinese diplomatic spokesman, Zhao …

World Events

Telecommunications giant NOKIA latest to cease operations in Russia.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220412/empresa-telecomunicaciones-finlandesa-nokia-retira-rusia Nokia will leave Russia and lay off some of its 2,000 employees in that country, the Finnish telecommunications company announced on Tuesday. The announcement by the Nordic giant that employs 90,000 people worldwide comes a day after its Swedish rival Ericsson decided to indefinitely suspend its activities in Russia. …