The dry decree

IT IS WRITTEN. In Spanish. Just because you are a foreigner who has not bothered to learn the national language does not excuse you from obedience. This is the dry law part of the national state of emergency decree. “The distribution, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited throughout the national territory while the […]

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Coronavirus: how authorities are reacting

Ministry of Health workers, decked out in regalia that seem more intended to impress than protect, screen passengers coming into Tocumen Airport. So far they have not found anyone infected with coronavirus, but they’re just looking for symptoms so would not catch someone with an infection in this strain’s long incubation period. MINSA photo. Different […]

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Suicide Squad Sets Up in Colon

The cast and crew of Suicide Squad 2 are on location in Colon, the degenerate port city on Panama’s Atlantic coast. Filming kicks off among the condemned and ramshackle buildings between 7th and 9th streets and Amador Guerrero and Justo Arosemena avenues. In the radius are five churches, Casa Wilcox, the San Jose La Salle school, the…
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Ms. Pelosi vs Ms. Fu, with editor’s notes and questions — US vs Huawei

The editor’s notes and questions In general * First, admissions of bias. Yours truly, the editor, is a dual US and Panamanian citizen, a Bernie Democrat as a gringo and an independent and anti-imperialist man of left as a panameño. I have pretty much assimilated the ethical principle of free expression, and the skeptical views […]

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Jackson, Panama’s business lobbies: the lost mind of a discredited old order

Fábrega’s folly — but other than his party’s retainers, look at who else likes the idea. Of course, the sand miners who would periodically replace the washed-away beach, and associated public works construction contractors. And business organizations, at the behest of those with empty condos across from the Cinta Costera that they want to sell. […]

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Philips, Hangouts of the Holy

An establishment in London. Photo by Garry Knight. Salvation and the Grits Eaters (entry from Two Can Ride a Camel) by Hudson Phillips Jentz entered the Los Conquistadores room of the Cities of Gold Steak House. Broderick Comstock, the amiable Pastor of the Church of Good Love, rested his sandwich on a napkin and waved […]

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Daddy Yankee and Sech Release “Definitivamente”

Puerto Rican reggaeton great Daddy Yankee and Panamanian artist Sech released their single “Definitivamente” on Friday. The urban track, written by both artists, is a song for men who definitely do not want to hear from their ex-girlfriends again. It was released on El Cartel Records, produced by NeKxum and Ovy and mixed by Luny. “Working…
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Some things to do coming up / Algunas cosas para hacer a continuación

The Chinese-Panamanian business and professional women put on their Kite Festival every year, which is for everyone who might be interested. Lots of non-Chinese will be there, and may notice the Confucian family values nature of the festivities.   Las mujeres profesionales y de negocios china-panameñas organizan su Festival de Cometas cada año, que es […]

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