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July 12, 2024

¿Wappin? Music for a July day / Música para un día de julio

Putting up a lime crop / Preservando una cosecha de lima. Foto por Eric Jackson. Música para un día lluviosoRainy day music Margarita Henríquez – Y Cuando Suba La Mareahttps://youtu.be/474TkM78hic?si=oYpee_KUhFtAdYsk Silvia Pérez Cruz – Tiny Desk Concert (2024)https://youtu.be/zoAs0-nXPQM?si=7lT37XBhnKCtgMHq Gladys Knight – The Way We Werehttps://youtu.be/xo9txNRlUHo?si=pAg8w8s4kfK0bYi5 Astrud Gilberto – Show Completo (1987)https://youtu.be/5O6-RjAGvrI?si=BBzfMebVcsLKH1H0 Patti Smith – After […]
July 12, 2024

The mega-projects on Panama’s list

From Arraijan to La Chorrera, you can’t travel the Pan-American Highway without noticing the Metro monorail construction. Notwithstanding many questions – for starters why a monorail instead of extending the existing Metro system’s light rail lines – this project is happening. Photo by Eric Jackson, taken from a bus. Mega-projects – which are or may […]
July 11, 2024

Chinni & Pinkus, Common ground among a divided US electorate

For a country that often feels hopelessly divided, it turns out that there is a lot of agreement among Americans. Graphic by ZIPNON – pixabay.com. American voters largely agree on many issues, including topics like abortion, immigration and wealth inequality by Dante Chinni, Michigan State University and Ari Pinkus, Michigan State University As the presidential […]
July 10, 2024

Corbett, Where are the crowds of Democrats demanding Biden’s replacement?

Joe Biden meets with supporters this past 4th of July in Iowa. So far, one journalist noted, “the loudest voices trying to force him out of the race are elites: major media columnists and wealthy donors.” Photo by Gage Skidmore. If Biden ‘must step aside,’ why aren’t Democrats filling the streets to demand it? by […]
July 10, 2024

Movimiento Democrático Popular, Intentarán reducir las pensiones

Foto por la Caja de Seguro Social. Los sectores empresariales intentarán reducir las pensiones de los jubilados por el Movimiento Democrático Popular En un reciente artículo habíamos llamado la atención sobre una posición del novel ministro de economía y finanzas, el que, de acuerdo a nota publicada por el diario La Estrella de Panamá el […]
July 9, 2024

Editorials: Times change; and Not all mean campaigning is the same

The state of the economy, and how badly that city is run: somebody is camping out in the right-of way by the Pan-American Highway in Arraijan. Photo by Eric Jackson. New game, new players Coming down into the Interior from Cerro Campana the road is in woeful state and billboards are being dismantled. One offers […]
July 7, 2024

¿Wappin? Ya inició la larga cabalgata / The long ride has begun

Walkiria Chandler, que no fue elegida presidenta de la Asamblea Nacional pero es líder y símbolo de una nueva gran oposición independiente en nuestra legislatura. Foto tomada de su página de Facebook.Walkiria Chandler, who was not elected president of the National Assembly but is a leader and symbol of a large new independent opposition in […]
July 3, 2024

Gould, Trying to keep kids offline

Two kids and their smart phones. Photo by Ron Lach. Banning social media for under-16s won’t help – teaching digital media literacy will Melissa L. Gould, Auckland University of Technology The astounding rise in social media use in the past few years is seeing policy responses come to a head, both internationally and in Aotearoa New […]
July 2, 2024

Jackson, A rainy end to an infrequent long weekend

Weekend drizzle in Anton. Photo by Eric Jackson. A once every five years holiday doesn’talways create a long weekend by Eric Jackson The last time, in 2019, it was also on a Monday. The time before that it was on a Sunday. The time before that, in 2014, it was on a Wednesday. It was […]
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