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  • Ship's Cargo Reportedly Is Air Defense System (Ship from North Korea has Arms for Syria)

    09/12/2006 2:49:39 PM PDT · by John Carey · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Various wire services (L. A. Times) ^ | September 12, 2006 | Staff
    A ship bound for Syria from North Korea and detained in Cyprus on an Interpol alert for suspected arms smuggling was carrying an air defense system, Cypriot authorities said. The shipment was billed as weather-observation equipment on the freight manifest of the Panamanian-flagged Grigorio 1. The ship was carrying 18 truck-mounted mobile radar systems and three command vehicles. "The radars on the 18 trucks appear to be part of an air defense system," a police spokeswoman said.
  • Military Members on Pence Detail Reassigned for Bringing Women to Hotel

    08/25/2017 6:20:35 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 159 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 24, 2017, 7:15 p.m | Courtney Kube
    A previous version of this article identified the location of the incident as Colombia, based on information from three U.S. defense officials. A defense official later told NBC News that the incident occurred in Panama. WASHINGTON — The U.S. military detail assigned to Vice President Mike Pence’s communications team has been removed from White House duties after being caught on video bringing women back to their hotel in Latin America, according to three U.S. defense officials. The service members — who were from the Army as well as one from the Air Force — didn't register the women when they...
  • Manuel Noriega, Dictator Ousted by U.S. in Panama, Dies at 83

    05/29/2017 11:08:30 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 36 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 7/30/17 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    Manuel Antonio Noriega, the brash former dictator of Panama and sometime ally of the United States whose ties to drug trafficking led to his ouster in 1989 in what was then the largest American military action since the Vietnam War, has died. He was 83. President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama announced Mr. Noriega’s death on Twitter early Tuesday morning.
  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • David Gregory (NBC News) - wife Beth Wilkinson (former Clinton Administration attorney)

    07/21/2005 9:58:31 PM PDT · by kcvl · 45 replies · 9,187+ views
    Beth Wilkinson (NBC, David Gregory's wife) is a partner at Latham & Watkins in Washington. A top counter-terrorism official in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration.
  • Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomati

    09/07/2016 6:58:47 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/1/2016
    "The Abedin emails include a mid-August 2009, email exchange in which Band urges Abedin to follow up on a request from Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy to set up a meeting with then-Ambassador to Panama Barbara Stephenson on behalf of lobbyist Amb. Otto Reich, President Reagan’s ambassador to Venezuela who maintained high-level government positions during the tenure of both President George H.W. Bush and President George Bush. In early September, Ruddy then was contacted by State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson, at the behest of Band and Abedin, in reference to Ruddy’s...
  • 800 US-bound migrants in jungle on Panama-Colombia border

    08/08/2016 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 05 August 2016
    Around 800 US-bound migrants, most of them from Haiti, Africa, Asia and Cuba, are currently in dense jungle on the Panama-Colombia border, Panama's president said Friday, describing it as "another migration crisis." The migrants are in the Darien Gap, a swampy forested area teeming with snakes that lies across the border, Juan Carlos Varela told reporters before heading to the region. No roads cross the southern border, and passage by foot is dangerous and uncertain. Varela said that the land border was closed but admitted that migrants were crossing it to get past authorities. He said the number of border...
  • Key Hillary supporter's offshore dealings surface in Panama Papers

    05/27/2016 6:51:46 AM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 27-May-2016 | By Peter Byrne
    One of Hillary Clinton’s key supporters – an Israeli billionaire who has donated more than $15 million to her presidential campaign and troubled family foundation – used a controversial Panamanian law firm to set up offshore companies and once admitted to a Senate panel that he used phony investment losses to dodge hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. Television and entertainment magnate Haim Saban, an Egyptian-born Israeli who made a fortune off of the “Power Rangers" children’s TV franchise and holds a lucrative stake in Univision, is among thousands of international movers and shakers whose names have surfaced in...
  • Hundreds of US-Bound Illegal AFRICANS At Panama Border

    05/13/2016 4:36:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 5/15/16 | Team DML
    See UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO below of Cubans and Africans in an uprising, because Costa Rica won’t let them through to come to the US. Panama and Costa Rican Officials have a MESS on their hands with illegal aliens from everywhere trying to get across their borders, all headed for the USA. A recent report from the Center For Immigration Studies states “the Costa Rican authorities have reported the presence of people of 14 different nationalities at that border.” The whole world has heard that America’s borders are open, and they are coming. In addition to the thousands of Cubans (who the...
  • Panama begins flying 3,800 stranded Cubans to U.S.-Mexico border

    05/10/2016 10:34:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/16 | Staff
    PANAMA CITY – Panama has closed its border to Cuban immigrants trying to make their way north to the United States and once again is flying Cubans who already made it to the country to the Mexico-U.S. border. President Juan Carlos Varela said Monday he had agreed with his Mexican counterpart to fly 3,800 Cubans already stranded for weeks while trying to get to the U.S. Varela says it was a difficult decision, but necessary because Nicaragua closed its border to Cubans last year and impeded their journey north. Cubans are admitted to the United States. if they get to
  • Where Was John McCain Born? (Vanity, need clarification)

    04/07/2016 11:59:33 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 120 replies
    The resolution says he was born on base, but I have read a dozen times here that he was born in a hospital in the COUNTRY of Panama.
  • Humiliates Obama, Reveals That "America Is The Biggest Tax Haven In The World"

    04/06/2016 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 5 April 2016 | Jesse Ducker, Bloomberg via ZeroHedge
    In his speech yesterday, following the Treasury's crack down on corporate tax inversions, Obama blamed "poorly designed" laws for allowing illicit money transfers worldwide. Since the speech came at a time when the entire world is still abuzz with the disclosure from the Panama Papers, Obama touched on that as well: "Tax avoidance is a big, global problem" he said on Tuesday, "a lot of it is legal, but that’s exactly the problem" because a lot of it is also illegal. There is one major problem with that: of all the countries in the world, it is none other than...
  • Panama Papers: Obama, Clinton Pushed Trade Deal Amid Warnings...

    04/05/2016 4:40:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Years before more than a hundred media outlets around the world released stories Sunday exposing a massive network of global tax evasion detailed in the so-called Panama Papers, U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for a Bush administration-negotiated free trade agreement that watchdogs warned would only make the situation worse. .... while Obama championed his commitment to raise taxes on the wealthy, he pursued and eventually signed the Panama agreement in 2011. Upon Congress ratifying the pact, Clinton issued a statement lauding the agreement.... Critics, however, said the pact would make it easier for rich...
  • Panama Papers Scandal Brings Down Iceland’s Prime Minister

    04/05/2016 11:44:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle
    he prime minister of Iceland resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to political pressure two days after an enormous leak of documents from a secretive Panamanian law firm about offshore shell companies and tax shelters. The resignation of the prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, was the first prominent political fallout from the document leaks known as the Panama Papers, which have shed a harsh light on the private financial activities of many rich and powerful people.
  • Prime Minister David Cameron keeping tight-lipped about "Panama Papers" tax scandal

    04/04/2016 5:50:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    mirror ^ | April 5 2016 | Glaze and Bloom
    David Cameron has repeatedly boasted about cracking down on secret offshore tax schemes that funnel vital funds away from ­hospitals, schools and defence. But the PM was keeping tight-lipped about his own family’s use of such havens after it was claimed his dad Ian paid no UK duty for 30 years on a firm run from the Bahamas. When asked if any Cameron cash was hidden in offshore accounts, Downing St replied: “That’s a private matter.”
  • Putin's best friend is at the heart of Panama Papers scandal

    04/04/2016 1:59:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 04, 2016 | Mansur Mirovalev
    Sergei Roldugin is Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest friend. They met when Putin was training to become a KGB officer at school, where Roldugin's brother was one of Putin's classmates. Roldugin introduced Putin to his future wife, Lyudmila, and the couple made him the godfather of their eldest daughter in 1985. ...Roldugin is not the only friend and confidant of Putin's mentioned in the Panama Papers. The reports mention Putin’s judo sparring partners, the wives of Putin’s spokesman and a governor, sons of economy and deputy interior ministers,...
  • Panama Law Firm’s Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders

    04/04/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 March 2016 | Mmichael S. Schmidt, Steven Lee Myers
    A group of news media outlets published articles on Sunday based on what they said were 11.5 million leaked documents from a Panama law firm that helped some of the world’s wealthiest people — including politicians, athletes and business moguls — establish offshore bank accounts. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said its reporters had obtained the documents from a confidential source. The newspaper then shared the files with other media organizations, like The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In an article, the investigative journalism organization said the documents revealed the offshore accounts of 140 politicians and public...
  • PANAMA PAPERS: The secrets of dirty money (Iceland Monetary Disaster)

    04/03/2016 11:17:33 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 24 replies
    Suddeutsche Zeitung (German, in English) ^ | April 2016 | Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer
    A storm is coming By Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer The interrogation room in which Iceland’s recent history was rewritten is sparse, furnished only with a table, some chairs, and a computer. A camera is fixed to the wall, and the frosted, double-glazed windows have completely blocked out the sound of the gale-force winds in Reykjavik’s Faxafloi Bay. It was in this room that some of Iceland’s most powerful bankers, executives, and investors had to answer to special investigator Olaf Hauksson. A tall man with a heavy build, Haukkson has spent the past six years investigating the transactions that brought...
  • Panama Canal expansion seen to open by July

    03/23/2016 8:09:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manila Bulletin | March 23, 2016 | NAUREEN S. MALIK
    The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and plagued by cost overruns and contractor disputes, is expected to open by the end of June, according to the agency that operates the waterway. The Panama Canal Authority has resolved problems associated with contractors and seepage from the new locks discovered during testing, said Jose Ramon Arango, senior international trade specialist at the agency that operates the 50-mile (77- kilometer) waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The authority is planning a test of the new locks with a tanker in May...
  • 145 Cuban migrants stranded in Panama get permits to continue journey to U.S.

    02/22/2016 9:36:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 22, 2016
    More than 100 Cuban migrants from among the 1,300 stranded in Panama on Sunday received immigration permits that early next week will allow them to travel legally to Mexico, where they will be able to continue their land journey to the United States. This is the first group to resume their trek from Panama to the United States after Costa Rica closed its border in December saying it was unable to continue housing the more than 7,000 Cubans who were also trying to make it to the United States but who had been stranded there after being denied passage through...