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Health

MONDAY: Covid report for PANAMA

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220306/panama-registro-3-nuevas-defunciones-covid-19-detectan-81-nuevos-contagios Panama registered 3 new deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, for a cumulative to date of 8,114 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%. Until this Sunday, 757,568 confirmed accumulated cases of covid-19 and 81 new positive cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. …

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International Relations

“Pussyma” continues Varela trend of being on wrong side of history.

PEOPLE!!!!!! Panama is at a turning point. Look through our vast PNO archives and see how Varela proliferated a huge increase in business with the Chinese, Russia, along with all the Maduros, Ortegas, and all of the other repressive governments when it comes to Human Rights. In this article we …

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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 …

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Colón

Colon averaging ONE MURDERED WOMAN a MONTH in 2022. Traveler ALERT

A minor is the alleged murderer and killed her in an old mansion On the morning of Ash Wednesday, the province of Colón woke up shaken by the macabre discovery of a corpse inside a garbage tank. It was a woman whose body was wrapped in cardboard and plastic. It is …

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Weather

Panama braces for a scorching March. Glad I’m not there.

In addition to the water issues in San Francisco, it appears March is set to be the hottest for Panama in all of 2022. Not missing that at all. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220303/marzo-sera-mes-mas-caluroso-ano-etesa From now on, everything indicates that March will be the hottest month of the year 2022, according to the latest …

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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. …

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Health

Openly un-apologetic PRO VACCINATION. Believe a calculator, not me.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220302/minsa-96-2-fallecidos-covid-19-partir-febrero-2021-estaban-vacunados The epidemiological analysis of the situation of covid-19 in Panama by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), indicates that 96.2% of the deceased, as of February 28, 2021 to date, were not vaccinated or had the scheme Vaccination against the incomplete virus. The report, prepared by the Department of Epidemiology …

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Bocas del Toro

Forced sterilizations in Bocas??? Where will FUCKHEADS get future security guards??

As I look back on my foray into the shit show that is this region, I can’t help but laugh at what occurs. As the rest of the world deals with real issues, and real problems, the “BRIGADE” just keeps doing the same shit.  The OP ED I just received …

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Environmental

APR. 6th- National Climate Change Awareness Day

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220302/analisis-emergencia-cambio-climatico Starting with this first installment, we will bring to the ‘Planet’ section the knowledge and analysis of scientists and professionals from the social and political sciences to explore the current climatic emergency, of unprecedented dimensions that makes us the last generation that will be able to save millions of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Colón

Colon remains active thoroughfare for drugs and contraband.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220301/decomisan-570-paquetes-presunta-sustancia-ilicita-terminal-portuaria-colon Some 570 packages of alleged illicit substance were seized inside a port terminal in the province of Colón. The actions took place within the framework of Operation Genesis 2022 and Operation Craibe-Phase4, which takes place in conjunction with the Drug Prosecutor’s Office of Colón and Guna Yala and the …

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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 …

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International Relations

Panama showing off to the “scumbag” Saudis. No room to speak on Human Rights

Panama is certainly stepping up to the world stage. As was the case under Varela with increased business with Communist China ( the leader in Human Rights abuse), the red carpet is rolled out for the Saudis. I find it interesting the tour is led by a woman. It would …

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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 …

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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,” …

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Health

MONDAY: Panama Covid update

Until this Sunday, Panama reports 755,262 accumulated cases of covid-19, of which 357 are new cases.  Six deaths are reported for a cumulative of 8,079 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%.  The total recovered amounts to 740,813 of which 1,089 are new recovered. 4,593 tests were carried out for a positivity …

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Panama Tourism

Panama promoting Urban locales as must see for Tourism

Panama residents and ex-pats alike are well aware that the tropical beauty that surrounds Panama, does exactly that. “It SURROUNDS Panama”. As in Bocas, Contadora, etc. Panama City for the most part is a urban skyline that attracts the casino crowd. But beyond the pool areas at the better hotels, …

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International Relations

The few Panamanians in Ukraine are rushing the hell out of there.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/panameno-gatas-para-salir-ucrania/24194897   The Panamanian embassy searches through social networks for Panamanians in the country in conflict, but there are problems with the internet connection The Panamanian embassy in Poland requested information to find out if there are Panamanians in Ukraine, after the Russian invasion. The news was released by the …

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International Relations

Aggressive Russian invasion of Ukraine will affect all corners of the globe.

https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-24-22-intl/index.html   Russian President Vladimir Putin has been very clear about his basic goals in invading Ukraine: He wants to disarm the country, sever its ties to the NATO military alliance and end the Ukrainian people’s aspirations of joining the West. While guessing exactly how he plans to execute that …

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Conservation

Plastic reduction calls for action and less meetings. This is old topic getting worse.

The one thing all of the retirement destinations have in common, is the massive shithole that shows itself as plastic all over the shores. I have seen it in Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220223/urge-nuevo-tratado-internacional-contaminacion-plasticos   The oceans have become huge sinks for plastic waste. The recycling panacea was a mirage. Contamination …

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Panama Tourism
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Pedasi looking to become part of the tourism pie.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220222/gabinete-turistico-pedasi-invierte-24-5-millones-ejecucion-proyectos   With the aim of raising the region’s tourism potential and the population’s quality of life, the Tourism Office in Pedasí has ​​invested $24,573,244.83 for the execution of projects. According to the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), to date, they already have progress and completion in the following works, such …

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International Relations

Ukraine tensions have people re-thinking travel plans.

Not only in the financial markets, but the situation in Eastern Europe is causing pause for those that returned to the states from Covid to return to BOTH Panama and Mexico. I am hearing at from my friends in Ex-Pat Exchange. It is something of a concern.    The White …

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Health

Hospital completion stalled under Varela, back on track for completion.

The Comptroller General of the Republic Gerardo Solís, accompanied by the National Director of Engineering, José Vence, carried out a routine inspection of the Ciudad Hospitalaria project “to guarantee that, quickly but well done, the work will soon be available to the people.” Panamanian”. After the tour of the different …

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Economy

Bean counters BULLISH on Panama recovery for 2022

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220221/panama-mantiene-proyecciones-estables-2022 Despite the shocks caused by Covid-19, the Panamanian economy remains afloat and the figures remain stable with an upward projection at the end of 2022. This means that there will be a recovery of important items in the economy, according to Torino Economics, the subsidiary of Torino Capital Group …

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Air Travel

The FAA of Panama seeks to ease restrictions with Covid decreasing.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which encompasses a large part of the world’s airlines, renewed its call to eliminate barriers to air travel, at a time when COVID-19 cases are falling by the greatest number. part of the regions and many countries are reducing those restrictions. In a statement, …

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Political FRAUD

PANAMA will never let me down with the crooked elite. PNO will ALWAYS re-post.

While it almost always involves the biggest criminal organization outside cartels in Latin America (ODEBRECHT), you never have to look hard to see the elite taking advantage. Today I will re-post a few to bring your attention to. It is this “hidden handshake” club that permeates the entirety of Panama, …

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Economy

Interesting look into Panama bay growth.

A visible retrospective of Panamanian growth over the years. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220219/transformacion-frente-costero-ciudad-panama   The vertiginous process of transformation of the sea front of Panama City has been characterized by legal controversies, regarding the legality or not of transferring as private property, the filling of areas such as the seabed, mangroves and beaches. …

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Bocas del Toro

18 months on sidelines, and Bocas still a MESS.

An unprecedented crisis is experienced by the Municipality of Changuinola, in Bocas del Toro, as a result of the fact that the municipality has been closed for 26 days in protest because the eight representatives of the Democratic Revolutionary Party refuse to ratify the treasurer appointed by the mayor Yesica Romero . …

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