Enfermeras desean información / Nurses want information

Nurses want government informationabout their colleagues’ health Ana Reyes de Serrano, president of the National Association of Nurses of Panama, in a message to all the members through their social networks, asked Ministry of Health authorities for more information about the condition of the nurses who across the nation are working in the country’s hospitals, […]

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Trump accidentally tells the truth

On live television the president of the United States admitted he is opposed to laws that would make it easier for Americans to vote because that would hurt Republicans. Trump: “You’d never have a Republican elected in this country again” if voting access expanded by Jon Queally — Common Dreams President Donald Trump on Monday […]

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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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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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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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