LA ESTRELLA reports on bleak outlook for Panama youth.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/190918/aguda-crisis-buscar-jovenes Panama faces the worst youth unemployment crisis of the last thirteen years. During the administration of Juan Carlos Varela, the population aged 15 to 29 increased by 64,511 people – 83% of them economically active -, which resulted in the increase of young people who neither study nor work …

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IDB refuses to partner in future with corrupt ODEBRECHT.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Odebrecht-lista-BID-corrupcion_0_5388961136.html The construction company will not be able to participate in projects financed by the multilateral bank until 2024, after recognizing illegal payments in Brazil and Venezuela. Brazilian construction company Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) was disabled to participate in projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) until August 2024. info …

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Climate crisis: other options for drowning islands

RWBrooks/Shutterstock.com Climate crisis: migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands by Becky Alexis-Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University; James Dyke, University of Exeter; Jonathon Turnbull, University of Cambridge, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University The evidence of the climate crisis is now undeniable. But state responses to climate change often have social […]

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Cortizo to finally appoint the new director of CSS (Social Security) Fund.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/noche-sabra-nombre-director-CSS_0_5385961359.html The president of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , declared in El Espinal de Guararé, in Los Santos, that tonight he will announce the name of the new director of the Social Security Fund (CSS). info President Cortizo: in a month it will be known who will be the new …

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#1 watchdog delivers another “F – You” to the Assembly. Panama will miss Humbert.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Diputados-beneficiaron-donaciones-Asamblea_0_5379212103.html Deputies and former deputies of different political parties in the country are mentioned in the audits delivered by the Comptroller to the Public Ministry (MP) on the management of contracts and donations from the National Assembly. info ‘That of the forms are guayabitas’: Tito Rodríguez Assembly again prevents the …

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Nito pays attention to the comarca

What’s in a picture? Just about every old man likes to be swooned over by a cute little girl. That the president is wearing an Ngabe shirt may be the more meaningful message — if you want to help people in the poorest of Panama’s regions, buy the things they produce. Photo by the Presidencia. […]

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Our neighbors have it very bad in tumultuous Venezuela.

http://laestrella.com.pa/venezuela/salario-venezolano-llega-punto-bajo-historia/24135210 To date, the price of the dollar is 14,483.54 bolivars – official value set by the Central Bank of Venezuela – a figure that has multiplied unstoppably since the beginning of the current year Venezuela’s minimum monthly salary has reached its lowest point in the country’s history, on Tuesday …

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Hightower, How COOL NAFTA 2.0 isn’t

Trump’s new trade deal would encourage multinational meat packers to abandon America’s family ranchers. This uncured pork belly slice – jobs in Iowa, or in Brazil or Asia? And which country’s laws and practices will determine the chemicals that may be in the animal feed? You won’t have any right to know. Wikimedia photo by […]

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