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61. 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 ...
62. Troetsch Says Workers Are Conducting A "Strike of ...
Rommel Troetsch, of the Panama Ports Company, said on Monday that the paralyzation by workers of the ports of Balboa and Cristobal - the main ports in the region - is a "strike of threats." He expressed while speaking on the channel 13 Telemetro Reports morning news broadcast, when he ...
63. Citizens Protest Against Poor Public Transportation Services
By Deivis Eliecer Cerrud for the Panama America - The demonstrators asked for indemnification for the victims of public transport. Shouts of "get out" resounded yesterday against the public transportation service that is more of a crisis than a problem. A group of Panamanians protested from the sidewalks along Vía ...
64. Riot At The La Joya Prison Complex in ...
#Panama - The Minister of Government, Roxana Mendez, confirmed to La Prensa there was an alert situation at the La Joya prison complex, located in the area of Pacora in the province of Panama. "In La Joyita prison inmates from the different pavilions wards have responded with threats and even ...
65. Protest on Rodman Ends With Seven Arrests
By Zelideth Cortez for La Critica - The National Police reported the arrest seven workers belonging to the SUNTRACS construction labor union during an incident in which the workers stormed the grounds of the Panama International Terminal. Shouting slogans, more than 50 workers of the company A/D. V/S Consortium S.A. ...
66. Bus Drivers Block Roadway For Three Hours in ...
Drivers of "Red Devil" buses in Las Mañanitas closed the roadway at three points to prevent the Metro Buses from entering the trunk routes, complaining that they had not been paid compensation. They were supported by the drivers of the internal routes and the leaders of the San Cristobal Cooperative. ...
67. Protesters Sack and Burn Police Station in Volcan
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The National Police just reported that the protesting indigenous Ngäbe-Bugle Indians have sacked and burned the police substation in Volcan. One police officer has been seriously injured in the face. The road to Volcan remains closed due to the protests. In the image you ...
68. Interview with Labor Minister Reynaldo Rivera
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - In the past two weeks Panama has been focused on conflicts between two labor unions of construction workers, the SUNTRACS and SINTICOPP. Yesterday I interviewed Panama's Labor Minister Reynaldo Rivera, and discussed the issues surrounding the conflicts which resulted in the unfortunate deaths of ...
69. Striking Port Workers Will Sit Down To Talk ...
The Minister of Labor and Workforce Development, Alma Cortes, announced this afternoon they will install a tripartite commission, which will discuss the points raised by a group of employees from the Panama Ports Company who declared a strike. Cortes said the meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on the fifth ...
70. 48 Hour Transportation Strike Underway
La Critica - About 96% of bus drivers in the metropolitan area have supported a 48 hour transportation strike, called for by the Union of Carriers and Users, according to the leader of that organization Mariano González. According to Gonzalez more drivers have been joining the strike, which shows a ...
71. No Agreement - Protests Continue in Bocas del ...
There is no agreement. The meeting held yesterday between government representatives and the leaders of the striking banana workers of the Bocas Fruit Company bore no fruit. Both sides left the table where they were to open a dialog intended to find a solution to the strike has the province ...
72. Strike Shuts Down Panama
Panama, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Morning found hundreds of jobs paralyzed in Panama with over 40 thousand construction workers joining a national strike in protest of the murder of workers at the doors of two foreign enterprises. The usual noise of cement mixers, material elevators, trucks and daily activity in ...
73. Nine High School Students Arrested in University Protests
The director of the School of Arts and Crafts, Melchor Lasso De La Vega, turned over nine students - some of them minors - who participated in the protests near the University of Panama. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Benjamin Zambrano, confirmed that the students, among whom some were minors, ...
74. Cell Phone's Cut Off In San Felix (Protests ...
The president, Ricardo Martinelli, asked the leaders of the Indians who have been blocking the Inter American Highway since last Tuesday at San Felix to come to Panama City today for talks. Martinelli made his request via cellular telephone last night at 7:50 pm, speaking on the telephone of the ...
75. Government Opens "Air Bridge" To Bypass Protesting Indians
Aircraft from the Compañía Aérea de Aviación (COPA), Aeroperlas and Air Panamá began an airlift yesterday between Panama City and David as part of joint efforts to move thousands of people who are stranded between the two provincial capitals. This measure is the result of the closure of the Pan ...
76. Pan-American Highway Will Be Closed Over Celio Guerra ...
Changuinola, Bocas del Toro. - The Coordinator of the Movement for the Defense of the Territory of the Ecosystem of the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Feliciano Santo, announced that in the coming hours this group will undertake forceful actions including the closure of the Pan-American highway. Santo said they ...
77. Photos Of Riot Control Police Officer Firing Service ...
The National Police denied yesterday, both via their Twitter account and in the media, the use of standard issue regulation weapons by the riot control units who were fighting with the protesting Indians who had closed the Inter American highway in San Felix, Chiriqui. However, photographs published on Monday by ...
78. SUNTRACS & CAPAC Reach Agreement - Strike Called ...
The Construction Workers Union (Suntracs) and the Panamanian Camera of the Construction (CAPAC) reached an agreement last night on a new wage scale for construction workers, which will take effect in July. With this agreement SUNTRACS suspended the strike they had announced for today, Monday morning. Representatives from both sides ...
79. Riot Police Arrest Protesting Bus Drivers, Reopen Roadway ...
At 7:44 a.m. a group of riot control police from the National Police arrived in the area of the 24 de Diciembre, where a group of bus drivers was blocking the road in protest against the payments of fuel subsidies. Panama watched the scene unfold on a live television broadcast ...
80. SUNTRACS Strike Shuts Down Panama Canal Expansion Work ...
For the second consecutive day work on the project to expand the Panama Canal, both in Panama City as well as in Colón, has been paralyzed due to an indefinite strike called by unionized workers affiliated with the Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores de la Construcción y Similares (SUNTRACS) (Single Union ...
81. Fishermen Clash With Riot Police in Santa Clara
A chaos was experienced on Tuesday morning at the entrance to the community of Santa Clara, Anton, where riot police used tear gas to remove fishermen who tried to close the Pan American Highway to protest an eviction order hanging over them. The confrontation lasted more than an hour and ...
82. National Institute Students Clashing With Riot Police
High school students from the National Institute clashed with riot police on Monday morning. They are asking for the suspension of Law 48, through which - according to them - the subject of "Relations With The United States" is eliminated from the school curriculum. A student leader said on TVN ...
83. Protesting Bus Drivers Block Pan American Highway
At this moment drivers from the different bus routes in the areas of 24 de diciembre, Cabra, Pacora; Cerro Azul, La Mesa, Felipillo, and others are making a protest that involves street closures. Using their buses they have completely blocked the Pan American Highway in front of the shopping center ...
84. "Civil Crusade" Protest Demonstration Planned For Noriega's Return
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The "Civil Crusade" is preparing and planning a massive protest to express their "repudiation" over the return of Manual Antonio Noriega to Panama. Founder Aurelio Barría said he and other organization leaders were basically caught by surprise over the fact that Noriega is now ...
85. Pan American Highway Is Now CLOSED At Several ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The protesting indigenous Ngabe-Bugle Indians have CLOSED the Pan American highway at Vigui. Channel 2 TVN news is reporting that the highway has been closed at other points as well, and the protesting Indians have declared that the highway will be maintained closed indefinitely. ...
86. UPDATE 3-Panama ports strike ends, canal traffic normal
By Andrew Beatty PANAMA CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Workers ended a strike at two major ports at opposite ends of the Panama Canal on Tuesday and canal authorities said the day-long walkout did not noticeably disrupt shipping through the waterway. Crane operators and harbour towage workers at Balboa and ...
87. Vehicle Traffic Stopped in Paso Canoas for Six ...
For six hours, vehicular traffic at the Paso Canoas border area was disrupted due to a protest by street vendors from the area. They were protesting against an order issued by Gerardo Ramírez, the Mayor of "Cantón de Corredores" on the Costa Rican side of the border, who decided to ...
88. Three Hour Running Battle Between Riot Police and ...
By Ginela C. Escala M. forLa Critica - Riot police and students from the Instituto Nacional carried out a pitched battle that lasted for more than three hours yesterday. School Director Carlos Mora was hit by a stone thrown during the skirmish. Classes at the school were suspended indefinitely. The ...
89. GUPC Fires Workers Who Walked Out on Wildcat ...
The consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal, the group of companies who are working to build the new third set of locks as part of the project to expand the Panama Canal, said the workers who were fired on Thursday repeatedly refused to return to work without good cause, so ...
90. 90 Copa Employees Go On "Strike"
About 90 Copa Airlines employees, among them baggage handlers and aircraft cleaners who work the night shift, went on strike to demand better working conditions. Cristóbal Sousa, Secretary of Union of Employees of Airlines of Panama (SIELAS), stated Copa has hired the services of a company that performs the same ...
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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