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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/8/2024 Israel Kills Hezbollah Commander, Wilders Sends Moderating Signal, German Farmers Protest Launches Gov't Spreads "Radicalization" Narrative

    01/08/2024 7:42:49 PM PST · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/8/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    United Airlines finding loose bolts and other issues as it inspects grounded Boeing 737MAX 9 airliners... In Canada outside Toronto a brutal arrest of Rebel News reporter David Menzies... Train drivers in Germany are allowed to strike. A German labor court ruling... Major shipping companies denying they are cutting deals with the Houthi government in Yemen... The federal court clerk in New York releasing more documents related to Jeffrey Epstein... Dutch politics Party of Freedom leader Geert Wilders signaling his willingness to "moderate" in order to form a new government. The "Anti-Islam" bills intoduced by Wilders party were withdrawn... In...
  • Anybody notice how nasty Nicaragua's Ortega regime has gotten since the migrant remittances started flowing?

    12/31/2023 12:40:16 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 31 Dec, 2023 | Monica Showalter
    The more people Ortega can drive out of his country, the richer and more oppressive he gets. With Joe Biden's migrant surge, migrant remittances follow, and some very baleful developments are happening abroad. The one that stands out is that of Marxist socialist Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's little dictator, who along with a string of failed leaders before him, impoverished his country in relative obscurity, leaving it the hemisphere's second-poorest after Haiti. The country boasts a per capita income of about $2,200 per year which is lower than even Cubans are paid, and hard as heck to live on even in...
  • Blood boiler: Daniel Ortega's role in organizing U.S. migrant crisis is bigger than thought

    12/30/2023 8:11:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/23 | Monica Showalter
    Is the migrant crisis plaguing the U.S. just the spontaneous movement of the globe's peoples to the U.S. ... or the work of an evil little banana-republic dictator plotting to take down the U.S.? Based on a new report from Agence France-Presse, which ran on the Voice of America's website, it actually looks like the latter: … analysts say that the government of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, a longtime nemesis of the United States, has deliberately made it easier for migrants to bypass the Darien by flying straight into his country and then heading north overland. Manuel Orozco, a migration...
  • Remittances From Nicaraguan Migrants Mark New Record, Passing $4 Billion

    12/28/2023 8:59:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    US News ^ | December 27, 2023
    SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Nicaraguan migrants sent relatives back home record remittances this year through November, data from the country's central bank showed on Wednesday, fueled by massive waves of migration leaving the Central American nation in recent years. In a statement, the bank noted a record haul of about $4.24 billion in remittances for the 11-month period, 47% more than the amount sent home during the same period last year. The 2023 remittances tallied by Nicaragua's central bank showed that nearly 60% came from the senders in the United States and almost 20% from neighboring Costa Rica.
  • France grounds Romanian plane carrying 303 Indian nationals under suspicion of human trafficking (Bound for Nicaragua)

    12/24/2023 9:47:52 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 24, 2023
    Paris, France CNN — French authorities grounded a passenger plane carrying 303 Indian citizens, including 11 non-accompanied minors, at the airport of Vatry, on suspicion of human trafficking, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office told CNN on Saturday. The plane, belonging to Legend Airlines, a company based in Romania, was on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Nicaragua and had stopped over at Vatry airport, roughly 150 kilometers east of Paris, for supply, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. French authorities seized the plane on December 21 after receiving an anonymous tip. The plane was chartered by a company registered outside...
  • Biden’s Parole Pipeline Frees Over 670K Foreign Nationals into U.S. in 11 Months

    12/23/2023 6:02:41 AM PST · by devane617 · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/23/2023
    President Joe Biden’s parole pipeline at the United States-Mexico border has released a foreign population into American communities larger than Las Vegas, Nevada’s, population in less than a year. On Friday, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released illegal immigration figures for November. The data shows that since the start of the year, more than 670,000 foreign nationals have been released into the U.S. interior through the administration’s parole pipeline. The parole pipeline is made up of so-called “humanitarian parole” that Biden’s DHS offers to Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans as well as the “CBP One” migrant mobile app whereby...
  • Director of Nicaragua’s Miss Universe franchise charged with plotting to overthrow the government

    12/05/2023 6:48:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | December 4, 2023 | Abel Alvarado
    Nicaraguan police have charged the director of the local Miss Universe franchise with conspiracy, treason, money laundering and spreading fake news as part of a plot to overthrow the government, weeks after the Central American nation’s first victory in the pageant. Karen Celebertti and two others have been accused of participating in “terrorist actions of a failed coup attempt” in 2018, when Nicaraguans protested against President Daniel Ortega’s attempted reforms to the country’s social security system.
  • Democrats tell Biden to let Palestinians stay in the U.S. as the Gaza war rages: More than 100 lawmakers urge White House to grant them protected immigration status

    11/08/2023 7:03:24 PM PST · by libh8er · 109 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 11.8.2023 | Morgan Phillips
    Democrats across Congress are calling on President Biden to allow Palestinians entry into the U.S. on humanitarian grounds as war drags on in Gaza. Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., together with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Pramila Jayapal, D-Was., led a letter of 103 colleagues to the president asking him to grant the Palestinian territories Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and/or authorize Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Palestinians already living in the U.S. The TPS program allows those from war-torn or crisis-wracked countries to legally live and work in the U.S., but does not give them permanent residency. It allows...
  • Coronavirus Update: Contradictions Over Reported Panama Canal Transit Permission For Holland America Ships

    03/29/2020 1:27:15 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 33 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | March 29, 2020 | Staff
    <p>Later that night, Holland America released a statement that it was working to facilitate the transit for the Zaandam and Rotterdam.</p> <p>“We are aware of reported permission for both Zaandam and Rotterdam to transit the Panama Canal in the near future. We greatly appreciate this consideration in the humanitarian interest of our guests and crew. This remains a dynamic situation, and we continue to work with the Panamanian authorities to finalize details,” Holland America’s statement read.</p>
  • America's highest paid union at existential risk from widened Panama Canal

    03/21/2019 12:07:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 3/21/2019 | C Street
    West Coast Longshore and Warehouse Union, whose members earn average wages and benefits of $285,000 by raising labor hell, is facing existential risk from the widened Panama Canal. The San Francisco Chronicle described the 42,000 card-carrying International Longshore and Warehouse Union members that since 1934 has maintained iron-fisted control of all 29 West Coast commercial ports, "the aristocrats of the working class." ILWU full-time workers receive an average of $175,000 in annual wages, along with a non-wage benefits package costing more than $110,000 per active worker per year. Benefits include fully paid health care, employer 401(k) matching, 13 paid holidays,...
  • Panama Canal Working to Increase LNG Vessel Capacity as Demand Grows

    02/22/2018 7:28:47 PM PST · by Oatka · 6 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    The LNG carrier Oak Spirit transits the Expanded Panama Canal with a cargo LNG loaded from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal. Photo Credit: Teekay Executives from U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy met with representatives from the Panama Canal this week in Panama to discuss the waterway’s growing LNG vessel segment. (Underlines mine.) Since the opening of the Expanded Panama Canal in 2016, LNG has emerged as the fastest-growing segment for the waterway in part due to the United States emergence as a gas supplier to Asia and other global markets. To date, the Canal’s Neopanamax locks have transited more than 280...
  • American Gas Exporters Looking for Even-Shorter Shortcut Through Mexico, Bypassing Panama Canal

    10/25/2017 5:36:45 PM PDT · by Oatka · 13 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Ryan Collins and Lucia Kassai
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  • Southern U.S. Ports Break Records One Year After Panama Canal Expansion

    06/15/2017 10:35:00 AM PDT · by Oatka · 12 replies
    gcaptain ^ | June 14, 2017 | Rebecca Spalding
    [Bloomberg] The expansion also coincided with a population boom that has made the south home to 10 of the 15 fastest growing cities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, meaning there is a growing market for goods being imported. At the same time, manufacturing growth throughout the south means shipping lines also can pick up American-made exports to transport abroad.
  • Bath-built destroyer breaks down, towed out of Panama Canal

    11/23/2016 3:17:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 85 replies
    BDN ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Beth Brogan
    BATH, Maine — The Bath-built USS Zumwalt, the first-in-class “stealth” destroyer that left the Bath shipyard on Sept. 7, broke down Monday night while passing through the Panama Canal and was towed by tugs through the locks toward the Pacific Ocean. The DDG 1000, the first of a class of three destroyers that cost an estimated $22 billion combined, “suffered an engineering casualty,” the Navy Times reported. The Zumwalt was towed through the locks to Rodman, a former U.S. military base.
  • U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again) in Panama Canal

    11/01/2016 3:53:59 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 83 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 1, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has had its hull cracked for a second time after hitting a lock wall during a transit of the Panama Canal, the U.S. Navy has confirmed. The latest incident occurred Saturday, Oct. 29 during southbound transit of the Panama Canal’s old locks on its way to its homeport in San Diego
  • Panama Canal is a big deal again. (Carter gave it away in 1977)

    06/09/2016 1:37:41 PM PDT · by Memphis Moe · 47 replies
    CNBC | 5/9/2016 | Memphis Moe
    "A century after transforming global trade and markets, the Panama Canal is about to revamp world trade once again. On June 26 the canal is scheduled to reopen after a massive project costing more than $5 billion that will allow bigger ships to pass through the 102-year-old waterway, doubling cargo capacity. U.S.-based businesses are recognizing the new growth opportunities. Many logistics experts predict the expansion of the so-called Panamex may shift international trade routes, allowing ships to reach Asia from the U.S. Gulf Coast more than two weeks faster than going east through the Suez Canal." Excerpt; full story at...
  • A Concrete Sample Was Pulled from the New Panama Canal Locks and It Does Not Look Good

    08/28/2015 7:21:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    A core sample pulled from the concrete of the Cocoli Locks where cracks and leaks have appeared does not bode well for the Panama Canal expansion project, which is on a strict deadline for completion in April 2016. The crack and subsequent leaks appeared recently in the concrete of one of the interior chambers of the new Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side of the waterway during testing of the new locks.
  • Panama officials at OTC say expanded canal could be a gateway to LNG business

    05/06/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 5, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    HOUSTON — Panama is well positioned to serve as a distribution hub for the liquefied natural gas that will power Central America in the future, the country’s officials told attendees at Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference on Tuesday morning. The biggest advantage the country has is its namesake canal, an overseas shortcut linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, panelists said at the breakfast talk. The canal is currently too small to handle LNG tankers, but a multi-billion dollar expansion is in the works that will allow all but the largest gas-carrying ships to pass. The massive construction project was interrupted by...
  • Old photo: Humans digging the Panama Canal

    06/02/2017 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
  • China's take-over in America's back yard: How Beijing has spent $140BILLION on ports, roads, and power plants in Latin America and the Caribbean as Cuba signs a new energy deal while US influence fades

    10/19/2021 10:43:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2021 | Chris Pleasance
    On the face of it, America has little to fear from China's new deal to upgrade Cuba's power grid. The countries are already firm allies via their Communist leaders, Havana is under a diplomatic and economic embargo from Washington, and all efforts to mend ties between the two ended when Obama left office. But scratch the surface and what emerges is a picture of Chinese economic dominance in America's backyard that would be enough give any president sleepless nights. In fact, the deal with Cuba - signed this week as part of China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative - is...