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"JB"

THINGS TO DO: Panama is making an investment in preserving it’s unique culture.

I’ll quit my nitpicking for a minute and suggest as our contributor Joyce often does, some of the brighter spots of being in Panama. A country rich and diverse is history, it has become the leader of Museums and points of interest to visit in Latin America. I would suggest …

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Human Interest

Next Prez on the mend as surgery was performed yesterday.

Former President of the Republic Ricardo Martinelli underwent a third surgery on the afternoon of this Wednesday, May 17, for ailments in his spine, reported his co-supporter Luis Eduardo Camacho. Camacho, through his Twitter account, explained that the former president underwent this third surgical intervention on the recommendation of his …

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Legal

Judge supports decision invoked, and rejects charges to interfere with Martinelli.

The Second Settlement Court for Criminal Cases of the First Judicial Circuit of Panama, in charge of Judge Baloísa Marquínez M., flatly rejected the brief invoking electoral criminal jurisdiction presented by the lawyer Luis E. Camacho González in favor of a former president of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli, within the …

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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, …

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Chiriqui

Five hectares of Chirqui still affected by blaze.

The firefighters confirmed that they have controlled 85% of the fire that is developing for the fourth consecutive day on Punta hill, Tierras Altas district, in Chiriquí, and that so far it has consumed some five hectares of the La Amistad International Park (PILA), reported this Saturday, May 13, the …

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Politics

Carrizo trying to garner favor with the working class.

Panama……..please see through this man. He is an elitist now and there is no turning back. Hundreds of followers showed up on the grounds of the Veraguas Fair in the district of Soná, in the province of Veraguas, in support of the presidential candidate for the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), …

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Economy

The one group of immigrants PANAMA “does” want to come over. Digital Nomads

The rise of remote or remote work, pushed by the covid-19 pandemic, opened the door to digital nomads. So much so that today it is one of the most frequently heard terms when talking about work trends and lifestyles in the world. A digital nomad is a person who uses the …

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Crime

Former BARCA star to remain in prison amidst rape charge.

The judge investigating the former Brazilian FC Barcelona player Dani Alves for allegedly raping a young woman at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona has agreed to keep him in prison, where he was admitted on January 20, after questioning his latest exculpatory version and concluding that he persists the risk …

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US News of note

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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Politics

Roux can’t fix internal of party, let alone Panama. Keep yapping Spock.

The presidential candidate for the Cambio Democrático (CD) party, Rómulo Roux, in a speech with proposals and some criticism of the government and his adversaries within the party, yesterday launched his political campaign for the primary elections on July 9. In a political act attended by a considerable group of …

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Politics

Carrizo doing his best to put on the Prez face.

“Hey everyone is invited to my new mansion totally bought and paid for with money that should have gone to you!”   The presidential candidate for the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), José Gabriel Carrizo, the youngest in this electoral campaign, wins the acceptance of his adult supporters, as confirmed by …

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Air Travel

They sold their soul to improve it,……at least it pays off. TOCUMEN 2nd most on time in World.

Tocumen International Airport (AITSA) ranked second as the most punctual in the world in the category of medium-sized airports of the March 2023 punctuality index ( on-time performance ). With an on-time departure rate of 92.15%, the country’s top air terminal was only slightly surpassed by Osaka International Airport (Japan), which got …

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Crime

EX-PAT ALERT: Man killed today near San Miguelito.

There are no apprehended A man was killed with multiple shots on the afternoon of this Monday, May 8, 2023, in El Mirador de Torrijos Carter, San Miguelito district.  This person was lying face down next to a gray vehicle. The deceased was wearing a long-sleeved red sweater, blue jeans and white sneakers. The Public …

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"JB"

Hey “Bocas Brigade” and COA,,,,,what is the news swirling around down there?

Always anxious to receive new meetings, calls, and updates of the circus that surrouds that beautiful area. How are the Ex-Pats and US land owners being treated?   Interested parties want to know.

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Economy

PANAMA leads the region in gender equality in the economic sector

Panama, for the second consecutive year, is the country with the highest percentage of women (37%) who enjoy financial inclusion, according to a Credicorp study carried out in eight countries. At the beginning of March 2022, Credicorp published its annual report Gender Gaps in Financial Inclusion 2022 in the region, …

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Politics

FOLLOW UP: The PRD and the Torrijos debacle.

Former President of the Republic Martín Torrijos questioned the current leadership of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) and the intentions of some of its members to promote their expulsion from this political group founded by his father, former general Omar Torrijos. Last week Víctor Chachi De Gracia, former PRD prosecutor and …

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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 …

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Darien

Even with American aid, Darien continues to be overwhelming problem with migrants.

More than 127,000 people in mobility heading to the US arrived in Panama  The Red Cross warned this Thursday that the avalanche of migrants who are arriving in Darién, in Panama, on their irregular route to North America , “overflows the humanitarian service points” where the organization is present, and asked for more international support to address this …

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Crime

Fifer in HOT WATER again, despite 2022 acquital. No smiles today.

Former Governor Richard Fifer will have to face a new oral trial and is only waiting for the date, after the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation managed to have the Second Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court annul the sentence of September 19 of 2022, issued by the Oral …

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Health

With COVID contained, Panama focusses on Monkey Pox.

With the new case of monkeypox confirmed this Thursday, May 4, those detected since last year have increased to 226, revealed the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).Of the total number of cases, according to Minsa statistics, 89 correspond to the year 2022 and 137 were confirmed …

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Politics

Not so fast Marty? Torrijos may be banned from running.

Martín Torrijos, the son of Omar Torrijos, founder of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), could face an expulsion process for running with another group and attacking the interests of the party. In addition to Torrijos, the same formula would apply to deputy Zulay Rodríguez, who hopes to become a candidate …

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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 …

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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 …

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Darien

Panama and US continue to address the shithole of Darien. More help needed.

The security forces of Panama and the Bravo Task Force of the Southern Command of the United States have been carrying out a “humanitarian exercise” since Saturday in Panamanian indigenous areas, including those located in the province of Darién, the natural border with Colombia that thousands of people cross. of …

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Conservation

As I always cover,PANAMA is stepping up for what makes them money. Now clean up Bocas.

The World Bank (WB) decided to approve a $150 million loan to promote green and sustainable growth and increase climate resilience in Panama. This is the first loan in a programmatic series of two operations for development policies that seek to support green growth, resilience, and an inclusive development model …

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Food

SUBWAY is banking on PANAMA to Master Distributor in Latin America.

I know that essentially the rest of the world oves “Western” chain and fast food. But I gotta be honest. The meats are processed and pre-packaged, the Tuna is chunk lightm not chunk white albaccore. So I’ve never understood the attractions. The sandwiches kinda suck.   Subway®, the world’s largest sandwich …

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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 …

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Colón

PNO ALERT: Stay out of Colon.

A camera captured the crime scene. A double homicide was recorded in the province of Colón, a situation that led to the activation of different police actions to find those responsible. At about 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25, the residents of Puerto Escondido heard multiple shots. When the police units arrived …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Panama continues to be at the forefront in terms of GREEN alternatives.

Talking about Erco Energía is talking about technology, sustainability and an incredible experience for users of electricity. It is a business group that has a portfolio of solutions that impact the entire energy chain, such as the construction of solar projects, charging infrastructure for electric mobility, and energy storage. In addition, …

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Crime

US looking into Helo accident in the DRUG, IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL armpit of Darien.

The United States “is investigating” the discovery in a jungle area of ​​Panama of two helicopters, with apparently US military inscriptions, which have intrigued locals and visitors for years. These debris are on the Chucantí hill, within a private reserve of the same name and which is located on the …

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