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  • Trump's company asked Panama president to help with hotel fight

    04/10/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Associated Press
    PANAMA CITY - President Donald Trump's company appealed directly to Panama's president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel, even invoking a treaty between the two countries, in what ethics experts say was a blatant mingling of Trump's business and government interests. That appeal in a letter last month from lawyers for the Trump Organization to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was apparently unsuccessful - an arbitrator declined to reinstate the Trump management team to the waterfront hotel in Panama City. But it provides hard proof of exactly the kind of conflict experts feared when Trump...
  • 10 More Countries In Talks To Move Embassies To Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 7:30:59 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | unattributed
    Israel is currently holding talks with 10 different nations over the possible relocation of their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely revealed Thursday... Hotovely told American Jewish leaders that Israel is currently engaged in talks with 10 different countries regarding the relocation of their embassies... Hotovely also discussed the politicization of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the Palestinian Authority leadership's use of what Hotovely termed "fake refugees" as a political weapon against Israel. "For the first time, the Israeli leadership is no longer willing...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

    01/12/2018 1:37:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2018 / 4:32 PM / Updated 3 hours ago | Reuters Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, saying he no longer felt able to serve President Donald Trump. Feeley’s departure had been communicated to State Department officials on Dec. 27 snip A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Feeley’s departure, saying that he “has informed the White House, the Department of State, and the Government of Panama of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of this year.”
  • Tony Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests

    10/29/2003 10:25:12 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 40+ views
    AFP ^ | October 29, 2003 | AFP
    Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests SAO PAULO (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) was re-elected vice president of the Socialist International, drawing protests from delegates who said his support of the US-led war in Iraq (news - web sites) made him ineligible. Socialist parties in Argentina, Chile, Panama, Mexico and Nicaragua sought to derail the re-election of Britain's Labour Party leader. "It is necessary to make a distinction between the Labour party and its place in history and the leadership of Tony Blair, which has been so horrible for world peace," said Hernan...
  • 2 Men Arrested “Scouting” Areas… Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office, District of New York, “Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a ‘Samer Eldebek,’ were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. “ Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...
  • George Soros' offshore finances revealed in Panama Papers

    11/04/2016 3:06:48 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 11 replies
    Aol.news ^ | 5-17-16 | Unstated
    George Soros is a resident of New York state and a wealthy political donor. But the Panama Papers show his money resides elsewhere. Soros Holdings Limited was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Soros Capital in Bermuda. And Soros Finance Inc. was set up in Panama. It's there that the law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the rich and powerful avoid taxes and hide their wealth. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/17/george-soros-panama-papers-hillary-clinton/21379016/
  • Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers

    10/16/2017 4:43:51 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mirror ^ | 16 Oct 2017
    Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers offshore tax evasion investigation 'days after she received threats to her safety' (Full Title) A journalist who led the Panama Papers offshore tax evasion expose was killed today when a bomb blew up her car. Investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia - dubbed a "one-woman WikiLeaks" - was killed as she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta. She had filed a complaint to police a fortnight ago after receiving personal threats to her safety, local media said. Caruana Galizia ran a hugely popular blog relentlessly highlighting cases of alleged corruption,...
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone on Russia Witch-Hunt ‘Scandal Without Evidence – A Myth, A Fairytale..

    09/29/2017 5:10:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Political legend Roger Stone appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today during a closed hearing intended to tackle the allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, but rather than Roger standing trial, he flipped the script in proper Stonean fashion and put the entire committee itself on trial. In an exclusive interview, a TGP sat down with Mr. Stone and discussed some of the finer details of the hearing and also touched briefly on the Alabama senate race, the slippery, snakelike DNC operative John Podesta, and the much gossiped about Guccifer 2.0. What follows is a penetrating looks at...
  • 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 · 41 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