Panama Pride 2019

God save the Queens — even if they may not be especially religious. Huge Pride march from Santa Ana through the Casco Viejo to the Cinta Costera photos by Eric Jackson   Somewhere, under the rainbow… There were people of many nationalities in yesterday’s Pride march, some from countries where they would be in big […]

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Odebrecht / FCC bribe case widens with Cort behind bars

The Via Brasil viaduct and corridor project, a $174.5 million job which the comptroller general says was overpriced by $41.7 million. Attorney Mauricio Cort, former public works minister Pepe Suárez and two others are named as suspects in a rigged bid and bribery / kickback scheme with respect to this project. Photo by MOP. Public […]

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Opening Democratic presidential candidates’ debate lineups

On NBC and online. A good time for watch parties. PxHere photo. Get ready to rumble! NIGHT ONE, Wednesday, June 26: Cory BookerBill de BlasioJulián CastroJohn DelaneyTulsi GabbardJay InsleeAmy KlobucharBeto O’RourkeTim RyanElizabeth Warren NIGHT TWO, Thursday, June 27: Michael BennetJoe BidenPete ButtigiegKirsten GillibrandKamala HarrisJohn HickenlooperBernie SandersEric SwalwellMarianne WilliamsonAndrew Yang Very important: register, vote and get […]

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Martinelli out of jail, under house arrest

Screenshot of the June 12 online edition of El Panama America, a newspaper which Ricardo Martinelli controls. If the order letting him out of preventive detention at El Renacer Penitentiary stipulates that he can’t talk to “the media,” that neglects his beneficial ownership and control of a media empire, which was a major propaganda outlet […]

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In war zones one in five have mental symptoms

Yemeni street scene: will some, noticing no bleeding or missing limbs, conclude that the man in “unharmed?” Doctors warn against such a rush to judgment. New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlight a need for increased, sustained investment in the development of mental health services in areas affected by conflict.United Nations photo. The […]

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What Democrats are saying

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz at SXSW 2019. Her proposals are getting a better reception from the public than from her colleagues, which in turn has most of the top tier Democratic presidential primary candidates saying nice things about some of them. Wikimedia photo by nrkbeta. The Dems’ messages     These links are interactive — click on […]

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What Republicans are saying

Donald Trump meets with Theresa May, who is on her way out of office and after he took the unprecedented step of endorsing Boris Johnson as her replacement. White House photo. The GOP messages…             These links are interactive — click on the boxes            

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Gandásegui, Baru farmers dispossessed

Farm destruction in Baru. This story was broken by another small online medium, Bayano. Varela bashes Baru farmers on his way out by Marco A. Gandásgui, hijo President Juan Carlos Varela says goodbye to the presidency without fulfilling many of his promises. Perhaps his only legacy will be having established diplomatic relations with the People’s […]

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