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91. "Chief" Silvia Carrera Will Not Be Attending Ngäbe-Buglé ...
Yesterday it became clear that the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé Indians might be more divided than a jigsaw puzzle. And no wonder, now that the Chief Silvia Carrera said in Santiago, in the province of Veraguas, that she will not be participating in the Ordinary General Congress that starts today in Llano ...

92. "Law 30 Will Not Be Repealed" - Martinelli
The president, Ricardo Martinelli, spoke this afternoon about the crisis in Bocas del Toro and said in a statement that "the law will not be repealed and it will be interpreted as indicated," referring to the controversial Law 30 which is rejected by the protesters. The President's statement came today, ...

93. Labor Ministry Will Conduct Audit, Trying To Halt ...
The Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) ordered an audit and inspections on the section of the access project for the Panama Canal from the Pacific, known as PAC4, where work has been shut down since December 23rd by striking workers, over disagreements with the consortium comprised of the ...

94. Strike At Panama Canal Expansion Enters Second Day
In both Cocolí and Gatún, the construction workers who are working on the project to expand the Panama Canal rejected the intervention of the leaders of the Sole Union of Construction and Allied Workers (SUNTRACS) in the conflict they have with the consortium GUPC. According to the workers, they have ...

95. "Detention of Gómez Nadal Has No Legal Basis" ...
"Being an activist is not a crime" said Ana Matilde Gomez, the former Attorney General, in relation to the arrest of the Spanish journalist Paco Gómez Nadal, for allegedly inciting the Ngäbe Buglé people to protest. Gomez also rejected statements made by President Ricardo Martinelli, who said foreigners can not ...

96. Protesting Banana Workers Blocking Streets in Changuinola
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received via email: "Date: July 7, 2010. To: U.S. Embassy Warden System. Subject: Protests in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro Province. Dear Wardens: Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your area. Thank you. The U.S. Embassy in Panama City alerts U.S. citizens about ...

97. Red Frog Beach Club Negotiating with Striking Construction ...
By José Quintero De León for La Prensa - Representatives from Pillar Construction and their construction subcontractor who are building the Red Frog Beach Club in Bocas del Toro are negotiating with striking construction workers to reach an agreement and put an end to the strike. Approximately 700 construction workers ...

98. Protest Near Edison Plaza, Tumba Muerto Partially Blocked
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just got a call from a friend. There are protesters blocking Tumba Muerto in front of Edison Plaza. Riot control police are in the area. Tumba Muerto is partially closed. Keep those reports coming. Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead ...

99. U.S. Embassy Warning Message for Tomorrow Morning
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:57:26 -0500 From: Panama-ACS@state.gov - Dear Wardens: Please disseminate to U.S. citizens in your area. Thank you! WARDEN MESSAGE - UPDATE The U.S. Embassy would like to alert the American Community to the following information: Due to the possibility of violent protests throughout Panama City ...

100. Bolivarian Communists Are Funding SUNTRACS Strikes
By Julio Villalobos for La Estrella de Panama - Besides their labor organizing activities, SUNTRACS wants to destabalize the country, according to Panamanian intelligence organizations. Although not categorically proven, the investigation brings into the open the relationship between SUNTRACS and Fernando Bossi, a Argentinean-Venezuelan who is the secretary of of ...

101. Disturbances and Protests over Social Security Reforms
Last night workers, teachers, and students came out in protest against the proposed changes to the Social Security system. These demonstrations started back in May when the Torrijos government tried to ram the reforms down the throats of the people in a quick move, and nationwide protests and demonstrations forced ...

102. DIJ Tries to Arrest Activist Juan Jované
Three men claiming to be members of the Department of Judicial Investigation arrived at the home of the former director of the Social Security Fund and economist, Juan Jované, asking him to go with them, without revealing under what type of charge or for what purpose. Jované, who tried to ...

103. MEDUCA Cancels Classes at National Institute
The Ministry of Education (Meduca) reported this evening that tomorrow, Thursday, classes will be suspended at the National Institute (NI) and they are convening a general meeting with parents. The meeting will be tomorrow at 9:00 am in the auditorium of the school, because they found "objects that only serve ...

104. Eight Gas Stations Will Run Out Of Fuel ...
The gas stations in the province of Chiriqui are crowded with the drivers of private vehicles and trucks, who are filling up their tanks in order to avoid running out of petrol and diesel, following the closing of the Inter American Highway in the districts of San Felix and Tole. ...

105. Lebanese in Panama march for peace
By ASSOCIATED PRESS - PANAMA CITY, Panama: About 300 people marched from a former US military base to the United Nations' offices in Panama City on Thursday to demand a cease-fire and humanitarian aid for Lebanon. "We want peace," the protesters chanted, waving the Lebanese flag and displaying photos of ...

106. "Kung Fu Panda" - Lawmaker Hugo Fanovich Kicking ...
By Denise Lara for Telemetro Reporta - After videotape aired showing National Assemblyman from the Panameñista party Hugo Fanovich kicking the door to the National Assembly, he decided to provide an explanation. Fanovich told Telemetro Reporta that the action was "an act of demonstration to show the people that the ...

107. Estrella Azul Giving Away 30,000 Gallons of Milk ...
Starting at 10:00 am this morning, Saturday, 4 February 2012, the Estrella Azul company will be giving away 30,000 gallons of Grade A milk in the Cervantes park in the province of Chiriqui, that they have been unable to transport to their processing plant located in the capital of Panama ...

108. SUNTRACS and CAPAC - Headed for a Showdown
The SUNTRACS labor union failed to reach an agreement with the Panamanian Construction Board (CAPAC) again yesterday, and the rhetoric is heating up on both sides. The Ministry of Labor is mediating the negotiations which are not going well. Saúl Méndez, the secretary of the SUNTRACS labor union, walked out ...

109. SUNTRACS "Mini-Strike" on Ave. Frangipani
A small group of construction workers of the Sole Union of Construction Workers and Allies closed Ave Frangipani this afternoon. The protest began at noon. In responding to the situation, the Land Transit and Transportation Authority advised drivers to use alternate routes. (Source - La Prensa) SUNTRACS Lunchtime Mini Protests: ...

110. Road To Pacora Has Been Blocked For More ...
Those affected by the closure of the Inter American highway in Pacora are angry and tired, and the roadway has already been closed for more than 24 hours, meaning they have not been able to use their vehicles on that route. Bus drivers from the Pacora area, who closed the ...

111. Role Of The United Nations Questioned - Barro ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Construction of the Barro Blanco Hydro Electric Project in Panama Ngäbe Indians who oppose the Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Project in Tole, Chiriqui, are waiting for the inspectors from the United Nations Organization (UN) as agreed in the Pact ...

112. Transportation Workers Give Ultimatum to Martinelli
By Jossmar Castillo for El Siglo - Transportation workers want to know what role they will have in the governments plans to modernize the public transportation system. Members of the transportation union from the eastern region of Panama City established an ultimatum for the government of Ricardo Martinelli. They want ...

113. After 15 Days of Protests - ANFACSS Strike ...
By ANA TERESA BENJAMÍN for La Prensa - After 15 days of strikes and protests, the administrative workers from the Office of Social Security (ANFACSS) have voted to end their strike and to return to work. Union leaders arrived at the Bolivar building yesterday after having met for several hours ...

114. Protesting Indians Close Pan-American Highway in Tole
A group of Ngabe Bugle Indians closed the Pan-American highway (completely, not just a couple of lanes) at the crossing in Tolé, in the province of Chirquí. They are demanding the expedited approval of the special law on mining in their region. (Telemetro)

115. Photos from Protests on Tumba Muerto Near University
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This afternoon protesting students from the University of Panama closed Tumba Muerto and Transistmica and exchanged rocks for tear gas with the riot control units of the National Police. Students "captured" a police motorcycle which they first smashed to bits and then pushed back ...

116. Bridge Over Changuinola River in Bocas del Toro ...
Changuinola, Bocas del Toro - For the second consecutive day, a group of 50 former banana workers who were affected by the riots in July 2010 when they protested in Changuinola against Law 30, closed the road at the bridge over the Changuinola River in Bocas del Toro. The former ...

117. Instituto National High School Students Close Ave. de ...
La Critica - Today there was a strong confrontation between students from the "Instituto Nacional" and riot police along the Ave. de los Mártires which caused the street to be closed for some time. Students were throwing rocks at the riot police who responded with tear gas. The students were ...

118. SUNTRACS Looting Stores on Ave Central - Not ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The (criminal) SUNTRACS labor union protesters are now breaking into and looting stores on Ave Central in Panama City, near the National Assembly. All of the cops in town have been positioned around the National Assembly in a defensive perimeter, but there are reports ...

119. Protesters Outside of Super 99 Grocery Store in ...
About 200 Indians marched to the Super 99 grocery store in Calidonia in order to make a protest. The Indians caused a great traffic jam in the area, because they would not allow the cars to pass. The protesters shouted strong slogans against the president, Ricardo Martinelli. (Dia a Dia) ...

120. Teachers Planning to Defy Ministry of Education Warnings
By Yaritza Mojica for the Panama America - In spite of threats from Education Minister Salvador de Rodríguez to dock the pay of those public school teachers who support the "warning strike" called for next 4 September 2008, the Teachers Action Front (FAM) said the constitution grants them the right ...