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31. Protesting Ngabe Indians Close Road To AES Changuinola ...
A group of people closed the access road to the AES Changuinola Hydroelectric project, for the fourth consecutive day, demanding payments of "compensation for life" for the creation of the project. The protest, carried out mostly by indigenous Ngäbe Indians, seeks to limit access to hydroelectric project by workers, and ...
32. Tugboat operators in Panama enter talks to resolve ...
itfglobal.org - Talks between tugboat operators in Panama, their employer and the labor ministry are set to take place in a bid to resolve a dispute over working conditions. Last Tuesday some 68 tugboat operators staged a strike over the issue in the ports of Colon and Balboa. The workers, ...
33. Striking Teachers Enter Ninth Day Of Hunger Strike
Through clenched teeth, an English teacher who has been on a hunger strike asked the authorities of the Panamanian government and even the United Nations to intercede in their ongoing conflict with the Ministry Education, over the methodology used to determine salary increases. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." ...
34. Banana Workers in Changuinola Close Bridge in Protest
Employees of the company Grupo San Bosco, SA, starting from the early morning hours on Wednesday held a demonstration and closed the bridge over the Changuinola river in the province of Bocas del Toro, demanding the payment of compensation of $180,000 dollars. The closing of the street, which according to ...
35. Andrés Rodríguez Suspended As Part of Disciplinary Investigation
#Panama - A disciplinary procedure was opened today against the teachers union leader of the Association of Professors of Panama (ASOPROFE), Andres Rodriguez, which involves the removal from office. Rodriguez received a resolution this morning signed by Leticia Holder, the Director of the Colegio Abel Bravo, which says they have ...
36. SUNTRACS "Lunchtime" Protest on Via España
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This afternoon at exactly 12:30 pm about fifty construction workers, members of the Sindicato Único Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de la Construcción y Similares de Panamá (SUNTRACS) (Unique National Union of Construction Industry Workers and Similar of Panama), held one of their ...
37. The Communist Puppet Masters of Panama
Text and Photos By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This started off as a different article. I was down in Calidonia this morning when I saw a live report on television saying "the green Yaris carrying Juan Jácome has just departed the PTJ and is taking him to the Public ...
38. "Diablo Rojo" + "Trojan Horse" = "Diablo de ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I love it when the Panamanian National Police use a new trick to get one over on the bad guys. Normally when the FER-29, the radical left-wing student group from the University of Panama, protests on Via Transistmica, the police show up in force. ...
39. Residents Close Railroad Crossing In Protest After Train ...
The residents of Gold Hill in the area of Coco Solo, village of Cristobal in Colon, are protesting after there was an accident between a train and an 18 wheeler, which, according to the residents, was caused by a lack of road signs. The protesters burned tires and blocked the ...
40. Indian Roadblock Causing Food Shortages in Panama City
The produce market in Panama City is empty because they do not have enough products to sell. The Inter American Highway has been closed for more than 20 hours, and there are more than 100 trucks carrying fruits and vegetables that are stuck in the traffic jam in the provinces ...
41. There Is No Curfew In Affect In Panama ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The National Police of Panama have issued a press release, reiterating that as of right now, there is no curfew in affect for Panama City. At the height of the protests and conflicts this morning, it was speculated that a curfew might be put ...
42. Heads Up! SUNTRACS Marchers Coming From Rio Abajo ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - A group of SUNTRACS protesters is currently making their way through Rio Abajo, which means before too long they will be going down Via España, enroute to join their fellow union members at the National Assembly. Thus far the central part of Via España ...
43. Students Close Tumba Muerto in Panama City
The National Police cleared Tumba Muerto, today, Tuesday, September 4, after students from the American Institute closed all four lanes of the roadway, demanding their vacations, which according to them were suspended in order to make up for lost class time, the result of the teachers strike which happened a ...
44. Major and Wide Spread Transportation Strike in Panama ...
By SHELMAR VÁSQUEZ SWEEN for La Prensa - Bus drivers from 13 routes in the metropolitan area of Panama City are holding a 24 hour strike today. Union leader Dionel Broce said the goal of the strike is to force the government to define the status of the Transmóvil project. ...
45. Multiplaza, Albrook, Los Andes Malls All Closed
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Multiplaza Mall in Punta Pacifica just announced that they will remain closed until further notice, because of the current security situation. Earlier today the Albrook Mall also closed. The Los Andes Mall closed, but only after one of the stores was looted. Most ...
46. Hugo Chavez Stages Another "Protest" in Panama
By Leadimiro González C. for El Siglo - Transístmica turned into a battlefield yesterday when administrative workers from the Office of Social Security (CSS) faced off with riot police as they tried to close the street for the fourth consecutive day in protest. The CSS workers are demanding a wage ...
47. SUNTRACS Causes Chaos
La Prensa - Protests and riots yesterday in Panama City, Colón, Coclé and Chiriquí left at least 26 wounded, about 500 people under arrest, dozens of people affected by tear gas, endless traffic jams, and significant material losses. The protests were led by the SUNTRACS construction union after a striking ...
48. Port Worker Strike Caused Huge Losses
The workers strike at the Panama Ports Company ended yesterday with heavy losses to the country's maritime activity. Because of the strike in Panama, the largest container transshipment point of the continent, about 30,000 shipping containers stopped moving or were paralyzed at the Balboa and Cristobal ports. The railroad remained ...
49. Tourists and Foreign Workers Trapped by Protests in ...
More than one hundred tourists and foreign specialists working for the hydroelectric company AES were stranded due to roadblocks placed by protesting banana workers who are on strike in Bocas del Toro, reported TVN Correspondent Leonardo Machuca. The strikers set fire to a bus transporting AES workers from Brazil, machinery ...
50. 226 Arrested SUNTRACS Workers Remain In La Joya ...
Antonio Vargas, an attorney for the SUNTRACS construction workers who were arrested during riots on Tuesday says their human rights have been violated. Vargas said the workers are still being held at the La Joya prison where they have net been allowed to talk to their lawyers, and without having ...
51. Protests and Riots Hurt Tourism and Cause Millions ...
By Mireya Rodríguez for the Panama America - The riots yesterday in Panama City and Colon brought serious losses to the economy. Cruise ship activity was paralyzed, as was commerce in the Colon Free Trade Zone and tourism in general. Jaime Campuzano, manager of the El Panama hotel, said some ...
52. That Was One Dumb Gringo...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday a group of residents from Portachuelo blocked the road going up to Boquete to protest the planned installation of a new cellular telephone tower in the area. As usual, the protest caused a huge traffic jam. One dumb-assed gringo in an SUV decided ...
53. SUNTRACS Leaders Admit Meeting with Fernando Bossi
By Julio Villalobos and Alexis Charris Palcios for La Estrella de Panama - Fernardo Bossi, the Argentinean-Venezuelan identified by Panamanian intelligence services as the connection between SUNTRACS and the radical left in Latin America, met with Genaro Lopez and Saúl Méndez in the University of Panama on 22 June 2006. ...
54. Street Protest Against Israeli Ambassador in Panama by ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Just received this Spot Report via email - "Protest against Israel, on Aquilino de la Guardia in front of Banco General, across from Banesco Tower. Supporting the Palestinians. Saying India has joined them in "the struggle" and they will "blow themselves up" if it's ...
55. Riots in Panama Affect Tourists in Paitilla
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Tourists visiting Panama had a front-row seat for confrontations between rioting construction workers from the Sindicato Único Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de la Construcción y Similares (SUNTRACS) and the Panamanian National Police Unidad de Control de Multitudes (UCM) (Riot Control Police) in ...
56. "Gringo Protest" Over Burning Landfill Near Playa Blanca
Tired of breathing toxic smoke, more than fifty tourists, accompanied by some employees of the hotels in the area of Playa Blanca and Buenaventura, as well as apartment and holiday villa owners, blocked the entrance to the garbage dump in Rio Hato on Tuesday morning, preventing the passage of garbage ...
57. RFBC, CAPAC, SUNTRACS, and Illegal Labor
Back in May of 2006 this article about an agreement between the Panamanian Board of Construction (CAPAC) and the SUNTRACS labor union of construction workers drew little attention. That makes sense because the short story was about a "non-event," a nasty labor strike that was averted at the last minute ...
58. National Assembly Ready To Readdress Law 30
The Executive branch of government in Panama and the National Assembly have differences of opinion regarding the demands coming from some sectors to repeal Law 30, known as the "Chorizo Law." Trade Minister Roberto Henriquez insisted yesterday the repeal of Bill 30 is not on the government's agenda. Meanwhile, the ...
59. Residents of Isla Colon in Bocas Del Toro ...
Residents of the community of Boca del Drago on Isla Colon (in Bocas del Toro) closed the road that goes to the landfill, complaining of odors and the large number of flies that come out of there. They also complained about the contamination of a creek, and that the Mayor ...
60. The Gunfight at the Norberto Odebrecht Corral
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I drove out to Chilibre the other day and visited the site of the gunfight last Tuesday, 14 August 2007, which resulted in the death of construction worker and SUNTRACS labor union activist Osvaldo Lorenzo. I went unannounced and without having a pre-coordinated appointment ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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