Editorial, The creed

The famous works of American labor leader Rose Schneiderman, born into a Jewish family in Poland, during the 1912 strike of women textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Schneiderman, like many other leftists, aligned herself with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, serving as part of the president’s “brain trust” and counting first lady Eleanor Roosevelt as […]

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For those who would hoard surgical masks — don’t

Let ethics keep fear and greed in check The World Health Organization states the problem this way: Shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline workers dangerously ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients, due to limited access to supplies such as gloves, medical masks, respirators, goggles, face shields, gowns, and aprons. “Without secure supply chains, […]

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Varela brothers’ bag man turns state’s evidence

A slate arranged at the US ambassador’s residence, two administrations beholden to a third power. Lasso deals and squeals with prosecutors, Varela brothers likely to be charged by Eric Jackson Dr. Jaime Lasso, once a Panamanian diplomat in Japan but for a long time a principal donations bundler for the Panameñista Party, has struck a […]

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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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