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. …

Canal

How is Ukraine war affecting Panama supply chain?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220315/220316-productos-panama-mas-importa-ucrania-verse-afectados-guerra Although in the trade balance the volume of trade between Ukraine and Panama is not as high compared to other countries in the world, there are certain productive sectors that could be affected by the Russian invasion and by the increase in fuel costs that is being generated in …

World Events

UN witnessing “Nazi” like atrocities in Ukraine…………in 2022.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Monday that she was “horrified” by the images of bodies discovered in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, after the withdrawal of Russian troops. “The information that is coming out of this area and others raises serious and worrying questions about possible war …

World Events

As cease fire talks intensify, Ukraine continues to expel Soviet aggression.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220329/ucrania-anuncia-liberacion-irpin-afueras Ukrainian forces “liberated” the town of Irpin, on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said in television remarks on Monday. “The armed forces are advancing, the police are advancing, and immediately there are full sweeps in the streets… So the city has been liberated, but it …

International Relations

International outcry a wake up call to Russia. “COLD WAR” a thing of the past.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220327/guerra-ucrania A necessary reflection The editors of the Monthly Review are right when they point out that the war unfolding in Ukraine “represents a turning point in the New Cold War and a great human tragedy.” Understanding the origin and impact of this situation is a necessary task for those of …

Health

Spike in China reminds us COVID is part of our new reality forever.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220328/confinada-mitad-ciudad-china-shanghai-brote-covid-19 Millions of people in the eastern part of China’s financial hub of Shanghai were confined to their homes on Monday to contain the country’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak. Authorities announced a two-phase lockdown in the city of 25 million people on Sunday night for massive testing. The announcement prompted a …

International Relations

Ambitious, Young, Costa Rican President states what we have knows for years……Nicaragua is a MESS.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220328/nicaragua-rasgo-democracia-afirma-presidente-costarricense The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, affirmed this Monday that Nicaragua no longer presents “any trace of democracy”, during a visit to Spain before leaving power in May. “What is happening in Nicaragua is very unfortunate, as the democratic institutions have progressively been eroded, destroyed; it no longer …

World Events

EU tightens financial grasp over Russia as “talks” bear no fruit.

The European Union is finalizing the withdrawal of the status of “most favored nation” to Russia under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as confirmed on Thursday by community spokesperson Miriam García Ferrer, within the framework of the sanctions that the EU is imposing on Moscow for the …

International Relations

Brief cease fire reached to permit humanitarian access.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220309/ucrania-rusia-acuerdan-seis-corredores-humanitarios-evacuacion-civiles Ukraine and Russia have agreed on six humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Vereshchuk said that the parties to the conflict will cease hostilities to evacuate civilians from the town of Energodar, in southern …

World Events

Russia/Ukraine try to speak again in Belarus as World energy woes tighten.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220307/llega-bielorrusia-delegacion-rusia-nueva-ronda-negociaciones The Russian delegation arrived in Belarus on Monday to hold the third round of negotiations with representatives of Ukraine, the Russian agency BELTA reported. For its part, the Ukrainian side confirmed its participation and assured that the negotiations will begin at 4:00 p.m. (14 GMT). The parties will hold …

Canal

“Greedy” Panama steps BACK when World steps UP.

With the EU stopping all natural gas, neighboring nations refusing air and sea traffic, US closing and seizing billions from oligarchs,,,,,,,,,,,,,Panama chooses to hide behind the archaic neutrality treaty. EVEN Switzerland chose a side. Panama is run by it’s own oligarchy and it’s high time people know it. As a …

International Relations

Russia suddenly bullish of resolution amid world isolation. Optimistic of conclusion.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220303/rusia-dice-dudas-encontrara-solucion-poner-guerra-ucrania The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, stressed this Thursday that during the day there will be contacts with Ukraine to try to reach an agreement and added that “he has no doubts” that “a solution will be found” to put an end to the unleashed conflict on February 24. …

International Relations

See Previous Post: Hello PANAMA are you listening?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220302/crece-exodo-empresas-abandonan-rusia-guerra-sanciones The rejection of the invasion of Ukraine and the consequent sanctions imposed on Russia have caused an exodus of foreign multinationals that abandon or reduce their operations on Russian soil, after three decades of benefiting from the lucrative post-Soviet market. The exclusion of some Russian banks from the SWIFT …

International Relations

Will PANAMA step up on WORLD STAGE and BAN Russia passage through Canal??

If Panama does indeed really want to emerge from second tier status on the world stage, NOW has never been more of a watershed moment to do so. As the rest of the DEMOCRATIC and 1st World nations step up to clog and stifle the ability for Russia to continue …

International Relations

Russian banishment extends to sports, FIFA ousting and owners removed.

FIFA and UEFA jointly decided to suspend all Russian national teams and clubs from participating in each other’s competitions until further notice, which implies the exclusion of Russia from the Qatar 2022 World Cup. These measures were adopted today by the FIFA Council Bureau and the UEFA Executive Committee, respectively, …

World Events

World business turning it’s back to Putin aggression in masses.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/list-foreign-companies-pulling-russia-231315523.html   The invasion of Ukraine is causing a mass exodus of companies from Russia, reversing three decades of investment by Western and other foreign businesses there following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Most Read from Bloomberg Russia Steps Up Aerial Campaign Against Cities: Ukraine Update Teen …

Conservation

Environmental numbers reveal bleak outlook for island territory.

While the Panamanian indigenous Ocelot is benefiting areas of the jungle by eating invading rodents, the rest of the world is continuing to wipeout wildlife. This article explains, as is the case with the Seychelles, what effect climate change will have on small islands in the global south. And in …

World Events

After 5 days of bloodshed- Russia/Ukraine to meet on Belarus border.

Ukraine has confirmed that it is sending a delegation to negotiate with Russia on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, along the Pripyat River, the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported. “We agreed that the Ukrainian delegation would meet with the Russian without preconditions at the Ukraine-Belarus border near the Pripyat River,” …