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 …

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. …

Air Travel

Civil unrest in Panama becoming more than a “regional” disturbance. Affecting flights.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231116/united-cancela-vuelos-panama-disturbios-civiles The mishaps that have caused road blockages in Panama City caused United Airlines to cancel three flights scheduled between November 16 and 17. Information from the company indicates that the canceled return is UA1034, from Houston, which ends up impacting the itineraries of flights UA727 and UA1031, which will …

Weather

Ex-Pats in Mexico bracing for a strong storm. One of the benefits of Panama

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/strong-hurricane-norma-set-to-hit-mexico   I have a friend that is currently living in La Paz; Mexico and they will be bracing for a Hurricane this weekend. With the US economy treating non wealthy Americans like shit, expect places like Panama, Mexico, Belize, and Costa Rica to yearly on a consistent basis see …

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 …

World Events

Well that ended quick……Russian division in Ukraine ends before it begins.

Russian government troops withdrew from the streets of Moscow and people flocked to parks and cafes Sunday following a short-lived revolt by mercenary forces that weakened President Vladimir Putin and raised questions about his ability to wage war in Ukraine. The march on the capital by Wagner troops led by Yevgeny Prigozhin …

US News of note

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

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 …

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 …

US News of note

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 …

US News of note

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 …

World Events

RACQUEL WELCH: Iconic 60’s movies starlet passes away

ANYONE MY AGE IT IS HARD TO FORGET THE SEXY PRESENCE THAT ICONIC ACTRESS RACQUEL WELCH BROUGHT TO THE SCREEN. THE ACTRESS PASSED AWAY AT 82 AFTER A LONG BOUT WITH ILLNESS. SHE MAINTAINED HER CLASSIC LOOKS ALL THE WAY TO THE END. Raquel Welch was born in Chicago in …

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 …

Uncategorized

“Hey?,…….guess what there is still a war going on!!!!! Stay Ukraine strong.

Various stores, inns, informal stalls and other types of shops mark the route that begins in the 5 de Mayo square and ends in the Santa Ana park.Between Avenida B and the popular street known as Salsipuedes (13th Street), is La Peatonal de la Avenida Central, which since its creation …

World Events

Earthquakes rock Turkey and Syria, Massive loss of life.

The death toll from Monday’s powerful earthquakes exceeds 11,200 on Wednesday, of which 8,574 occurred in Turkey and 2,662 in Syria.In the two countries hit by the disaster, there are also almost 55,000 injured, many with fractures and serious cuts.”Here in Kahramanmaras, at the epicenter of the earthquake that hit …

Sport

Panama makes clear statement who it is rooting for in World Cup.

“Good for Argentina. I want Messi to be champion” The history between Mexico and Panama experienced a new chapter today in the World Cup duel between Mexicans and Argentines. Lionel Messi’s albiceleste thrashed El Tri 2-0 and the Panamanians celebrated… “Mexicans turning off their networks for a couple of days due …

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 …