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1. Police Evict Squatters from Empire Range By Force
By Alexis Graell for El Siglo - More than one hundred and fifty families who were squatting on lands that were formerly military firing ranges in the area of El Toro in Burunga of Arraiján were evicted yesterday by units of the National Police after they refused to leave. The ...

2. Riot In The Women's Prison
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:152px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Panamanian Female Boxer Ana Pascal By Yessika Valdés for La Critica - Inmates in the Women's Rehabilitation Center led by boxer Ana Pascal are now engaged in a riot in the courtyard of that facility demanding the presence ...

3. Striking Milk Plant Workers Jeapordize Market Supply
By Cindy Calderón for the Panama America - Milk producers are looking for ways to meet consumer's demands. In spite of the suspension of production in the Estrella Azul milk company due to a strike by their workers, the market continues to be supplied but the future is uncertain. For ...

4. Photos of SUNTRACS and Sutdents Strike
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Several people have been sending me photos of the strikes and demonstrations today. Several have asked to remain anonymous, primarily because they don't want the protesters knowing who's taking pictures of them. I went down to Transistmica today and got around behind the striking ...

5. Transportation Workers Expecting "Formal Invitation" To Talk
La Prensa - Transportation union leader Dionisio Ortega, of the National Chamber of Transport (Canatra) said today the union has not yet received a formal invitation by the Government to enter into a dialog to discuss the issue of public transportation. "We have been asked publicly, but we were not ...

6. SUNTRACS Leader Saul Mendez Just Screwed Up
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning on the Telemetro 13 news program SUNTRACS leader Saul Mendez challenged the fifteen nationally recognized Panamanian journalists who attended the official state intelligence briefing regarding connections between SUNTRACS and extreme leftist political organizations in Latin America to present the documents "page by ...

7. Riots Continue in Changuinola
This morning clashes continued between banana plantation workers of the company Bocas Fruit Company and riot police in different sectors of the city of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro. The workers continue their barricades on different streets. It has also been established that several people have been injured in the ...

8. Milk Plant Strike Over at Estrella Azul
By Aet Elisa Tejera for La Critica - The union and the company reached an agreement. The strike in the Estrella Azul company ended last night after negotiations between the striking workers and the company. The agreement ending the seven-day strike includes a .35 cent wage increase that will be ...

9. Retirees and Pensioners Close Transístmica, Again...
I decided it was time to wander down to Transistmica to have a chat with the people who have been making my life hell. Poof! There goes my objectivity. Oh well. I've been watching these guys on television for a week now, and have spent enough on gas sitting in ...

10. Riot Police Firing Tear Gas in "Neighborhoods" In ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just spent about two hours watching YouTube videos - mostly the raw footage shot by news reporters who are covering the protests and disturbances between striking banana plantation workers in Bocas del Toro and riot police. I would like to make a few ...

11. A Clear Explanation of the Protests in Bocas ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The information coming out of the town of Changuinola in the province of Bocas del Toro in the Republic of Panama regarding striking banana plantation workers and conflicts with riot police yesterday afternoon was somewhat confusing. As with any fluid and developing situation sometimes ...

12. Milk Workers Strike Against Estrella Azul Enters Third ...
By Gilberto Pérez for El Siglo - The third day of the strike generates milk shortages. The workers of the company Estrella Azul are not allowing their arms to be twisted and today continue their third day of an indefinite strike. At the same time, milk is scarce on the ...

13. Amateur Videos Of Protests in Colon Capture Blatant ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The situation in Colon is very dangerous. Do not go there for any reason. If you think there is some sort of emergency you have to attend there, then whoever is in Colon should approach the authorities and request assistance to be evacuated, if ...

14. "Screaming Banshees" - Protests and Demonstrations in Panama
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - A Banshee is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee wails nearby if someone is about to die. There are particular families who are believed to have ...

15. Protest Against the Expansion of the Canal
This morning a group of Campesinos marched slowly down Balboa Avenue, blocking traffic for awhile, carrying signs and shouting slogans. In short, they were protesting against the plans of the Panamanian government to expand the Panama Canal. Their primary concern is the Law 44 from 31 August 1999, which (as ...

16. Police Form Human Wall To Protect Super 99 ...
"Based on what Article are they acting?" That is the question asked the lawyer Idalia Martinez, the coordinator of the organization Justice and Freedom, of the "civil society," when asked about the National Police taking custody of a Super 99 supermarket. This is the flagship or representative company of Panamanian ...

17. Meet the New "Craftsman Terrorist Front" in Panama
Panama America - With the appearance of a group called the “Frente Artesano Terrorista” (Craftsman Terrorist Front) students from the school of Artes y Oficios of the University of Panama, wearing masks, assaulted passers-by, destroyed automobiles, destroyed bus stops, and vandalized their own school during a protest supposedly to demand ...

18. University of Panama Suspends Administrative and Academic Work ...
University authorities ordered a halt to administrative and academic work, but only for today, Friday May 25 at the Central Campus and in the Schools of Education, Public Administration and Business due to the protests, said the general secretary of the University of Panama, Miguel Angel Candanedo. Protesting university students ...

19. Broce - "The Strike Is On" (Last Great ...
By Manuel Vega Loo for La Prensa - Transportation union leader Dionel Broce told La Prensa that the transportation strike scheduled for Tuesday, 11 August 2009, will in fact go on. Broce said during his 63 years he has never retreated. "I've never gone backwards in my entire life," he ...

20. Police Arrested 34 High School Students During Street ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The National Police have announced that they arrested 34 high school students from the National Institute during the violent street protests that took place this morning along La Avenida de los Mártires, Calle J, and other streets near the school. The National Police said ...

21. Spotty Street Closings All Over Town - Mostly ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I went out to talk to the protesters this morning. Most of them were construction workers from the SUNTRACS labor union. University students closed down Transistmica briefly but by the time I got there, they had already returned to the campus and the street ...

22. A Speech Given By Mitch Cummins in Honduras
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email from Mitch Cummins from Rotan, Honduras; "There was a peace rally here on Roatan yesterday. Below is a link to some pictures. I was honored to be one of 2 Americans asked to speak at the rally. I’m attaching ...

23. Panama Canal Construction Workers Go On Strike
Once again the workers from the Grupo Unidos por el Canal de Panamá, in charge of the works to expand the Panama Canal, today suspended the work (went on strike.) Some messages on social networks reported incidents in Cocolí, one of the areas where work is being done. The Grupo ...

24. Internal Conflicts Over 25 Fired DIJ Officers
By Grisel Bethancourt and Carlos Estrada Aguilar for La Critica - The 25 officers who were fired from their positions in the Directorate of Judicial Investigation (DIJ) has generated contradictions in the ranks of government. Although the Director of the National Police, Gustavo Perez, says he will not back away ...

25. Truckers Clash With Riot Police Over New Weight ...
Early this morning more than 115 truck drivers known as "smurfs" closed the Inter American Highway for more than three hours, near the entrance of Vía de Gualapa, in the province of Chirquí. The truck drivers blocked the road and demanded that government authorities respond to their requests to reassess ...

26. Protests in Colon Marked By Violence, Looting, Sacking ...
Protests in Colon over the approval of a new law allowing the government to sell the lands of the Colon Free Trade Zone sparked heavy fighting between the protesters and police, and acts of vandalism. Demonstrations, street closures and violence in different streets of the city of Colon began from ...

27. Labor Union Conflict Ends In Death of SUNTRACS ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning construction worker and labor activist Osvaldo Lorenzo was shot and killed in Chilibre, near the offices of the Brazilian company Norberto Odebrecht that is extending the Northern Corridor to Colon. Lorenzo was protesting in front of the Odebrecht offices when there was ...

28. Bombshell: PRD Coordinating Riot Actions With SUNTRACS - ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Last night a highly controversial recording appeared on YouTube. This recording is supposedly a conversation between the President of the Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD) (Revolutionary Democratic Party) in the Republic of Panama, Francisco "Pachi" Sánchez Cárdenas, and Saúl Méndez, who is the Secretary of ...

29. What? Punk-Assed Bitches Hospitalized After Being Shot With ...
Selma Moncada, a lawyer for the Indians, said today she filed a demand asking for an investigation into the situation that occurred in the National Assembly, in which four Indians were wounded. Moncada said she requested a drug and alcohol test of the four injured Indians, who were hospitalized at ...

30. Panama Port Company Workers On Strike
A group of employees working for the Panama Ports Company declared a sit-down strike, demanding better working conditions and higher wages. Luis Decoteau, a spokesman of the workers, said the action began at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 29 March 2012. According to Decoteau, on that day there was a spill ...