THAT was an ephemeral arms deal!

Cancel order on a contract issued earlier in the day. Tooling up for riots and war duringthe pandemic? Police order is off. by Eric Jackson Hmmm — all sorts of red flags, reasonable questions and cause for speculation here, and the Cortizo administration’s exclusion of Foco from its press conferences signals a probable unwillingness to […]

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PNO revisiting topic of Panama beachfront. Crucial vote forthcoming.

I/E: Don’t F- – K this up people!! https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/semana-crucial-para-el-futuro-del-proyecto-de-recuperacion-de-playas-en-la-ciudad-de-panama/ Amid a controversial debate about whether it is necessary to invest about 120 million dollars in the project to recover beaches in Panama City, this week defines the future of this initiative that drives the City Hall. Voices for and against …

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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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Zandi, COVID-19 and the world economy

Coronavirs COVID-19. Graphic by TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay. COVID-19: body blow by Mark Zandi — chief economist at Moody’s Analytics The coronavirus has been a body blow to the Chinese economy, which now threatens to take out the entire global economy. A global recession is likely if COVID-19 becomes a pandemic, and the odds of that are uncomfortably […]

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Superhero movie bringing needed jobs to impoverished area of Colon.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/las-plazas-de-empleo-que-genera-la-filmacion-de-escuadron-suicida-ii/ A group of colonists showed satisfaction for the employment opportunity generated by the shooting of the film Suicide Squad II , which uses locations between 7th and 9th streets and Amador Guerrero and Justo Arosemena avenues, in the city of Colon. Sequence of ‘Suicide Squad II’ will be filmed in 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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