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211. Construction workers lead fight against police murder in ...
By Luke Stobart for Socialist Worker - "You were a good son, a good father, a good brother and a good husband. I only hope that you give strength to your brothers and sisters to keep fighting." Those were the emotive words of a grieving mother speaking at the funeral ...
212. Canatra Suspends Bus Strike
By Manuel Vega Loo for La Prensa - The president of the National Chamber of Transport (Canatra), Dionisio Ortega, said they are suspending their strike and they are awaiting the date and hour to meet with the President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli. Ortega said they believe the strike was ...
213. Fishermen Close Streets in Protest
A group of Riot Police officers of the National Police this afternoon are trying to restore the flow of traffic on Avenida Balboa and the coastal strip, which were closed by fishermen who oppose Decree No.486 of 28 December 2010. Fishermen from the interior of the country closed the roadway ...
214. Bus Fire Victims and Family Members Protest for ...
By DON WINNER with Photos by Yorkali for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday, 23 May 2007, marked seven months since the tragic fire on bus 8B-06 which resulted in the deaths of 18 people and the injury of 27 others. Last March prosecutor Zuleika Moore forwarded the case with a recommendation that ...
215. Flash - University Students Confronting Riot Police on ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Right now university students from the University of Panama are protesting against the proposed reforms to the Mining Code. They went out and closed all lanes of Via Transistmica that runs past the university. Riot police responded by firing tear gas, and the students ...
216. Nationwide Transportation Strike on 15 May
Transportation unions announced this afternoon that they would go on strike starting at midnight, 12:01 am, on 15 May (Monday) due to the increasing price of fuel and their belief that the national government is not doing enough to keep fuel prices down. Gas went up again today all across ...
217. ANFACSS Workers in Fifth Day of Protests
By José Edwin Sánchez M. for La Critica - Chaos has dominated the streets in Panama as the administrative employees of the Office of Social Security enter their fifth consecutive day of strikes and protests in demand of wage increases and the payment of an annual bonus higher than the ...
218. FER-29, SUNTRACS and FRENADESO Vote for Chavez
This afternoon a handful of protesters representing the SUNTRACS labor union, the FER-29 student union, and the FRENADESO group (which basically protests against anything they can get their hands on), a total of about 20 people or so, set up shop in front of the US embassy on Balboa Avenue ...
219. A Few Pictures from Punta Pacifica
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Here are a few photos sent in by a reader from the area of Punta Pacifica showing the Southern Corridor closed, with no police presence. The most recent report indicates riot police might be starting to arrive in the area. (Photos Below)
220. Protesting indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé Indians Pelting Cars With Rocks ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - According to a live report that just aired on the channel 2 TVN news, in San Felix and near the area of Rio Vigui, there are protesting indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé Indians all along side of the Inter American highway. The protesters are throwing rocks at ...
221. CSS Strike Could End Today
By José Edwin Sánchez M. for La Critica - Panama's Office of Social Security (CSS) has offered a $60 per month wage increase that would be effective as of June 2009 to striking administrative workers. The administration of the CSS proposed a $60 per month wage increase effective in June ...
222. Protesting Indians Deny Taking Foreign Tourist As Hostage ...
Indigenous groups in Vigui in the province of Veraguas denied having kidnapped tourists, as reported yesterday by the Director of the National Civil Protection System, Arturo Alvarado. Speaking to TVN News, one of the indigenous leaders denied having kidnapped foreigners, and instead he said they have tried to help the ...
223. Update #1 - Transportation Strike
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - So far this seems to be a relatively low-grade strike by a small group of bus owners and drivers. They are concentrated in the Los Andes area of Via Transistmica, and particularly affected are those trying to get to Colon to go to work. ...
224. Strike by Panama's doctors leaves 22,000 people without ...
PANAMA CITY, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 22,000 Panamanians were unable to get medical treatment as doctors across the country began a two-day strike seeking better salaries, the state-run Health Insurance Company (CSS) told media Tuesday. Julio Valarini, leader of the National Medical Negotiation Commission, said that 80 percent ...
225. Doctors and Government Continue Negotiations
By Rogelio Adonican for La Estrella de Panama - So far there are no signs of a truce in the conflict between public doctors and the government. Yesterday they concluded their fifth meeting without discussing the subject of wages. Negotiations reached a stalemate on point number nine which deals with ...
226. Two Labor Unions Continue Strikes
By Elizabeth Alveo Miranda and Saúl Quintero Quirós (El Siglo, Panama City, Panama) There are two labor unions that are still on strike and entering their second week of protests against the government. The Teacher's Action Front (FAM) and the Association of Administrative Civil Employees of the Social Security Office ...
227. Bus Drivers Protesting - Close Tumba Muerto At ...
Bus drivers from approximately ten routes parked "Red Devil" buses to block Via Ricardo J. Alfaro (Tumba Muerto) in front of the Plaza Edison building this morning, Friday, 21 September 2012, to demand that the process of making payments for their buses resume. Jhonny Mosquera, a leader for the bus ...
228. Now "Live Blogging" Protests And Current Events in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Starting right now I will be "live blogging" the events and protests as they develop in Panama. There is a good chance that the highway between Panama City and Chiriqui will be closed, as well as spots in Bocas del Toro and Colon. Paid ...
229. Via Transístmica Reopened After Protests
Via Transístmica was reopened this afternoon at 2:10 pm after being closed for more than two hours due to clashes that occurred between Riot Control police and university groups. University students protested in opposition to the approval in the first debate of Bill 277, which amends the Mining Code. (Panama ...
230. Ministry of Education on Wage Increase - "Case ...
Panama's Minister of Education, Miguel Angel Cańizales, repeated his position last night that he does not plan on returning to the negotiation table with the public teachers union the Teachers Action Front (FAM). Cańizales made his statements after having met with the leaders of the FAM for more than five ...
231. Bush flys home, leaves protests in his wake...
President Bush flew home last night, after having spent the day touring the canal, meeting with Panamanian political and civic leaders, expressing his support for an expanded canal, and defending the US policies on the treatment of political prisoners. Unfortunately, his visit prompted students from the University of Panama to ...
232. Bahia Las Minas Workers Protest Against Company Management
Early Friday morning workers from Bahia Las Minas staged a protest in the province of Colon. A spokesmen for the workers said the company is in breach of the collective bargaining contract, especially with regards to mandatory time off. This demonstration did not cause any big problems because it was ...
233. Everyone Waiting To See What Happens In Colon ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Indigenous groups are meeting to discuss their options, and to decide how they will support those who are protesting against Law 72 in Panama City and Colon. Indigenous leaders in Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro are waiting to see what happens in Colon today ...
234. Panamanian Indigenous People Close The Inter American Highway ...
A group of indigenous Panamanians from the Embera, today closed the Pan American Highway in Darien Province, which borders Colombia, in protest against the invasion of their lands. The President of the Collective Land Group Congress in the Darien, Elibardo Membache, explained that the protesters are demanding that the governmental ...
235. Doctors Extend Strike Indefinitely
By Urania Cecilia Molina for La Prensa - Delegates from Panama's public health care system and representatives of all of the associations that make up the National Medical Negotiating Commission (COMENENAL) declared last night that they will remain out on strike indefinitely, until the government presents a concrete economic proposal ...
236. SUNTRACS Protesting In Front of Electoral Tribunal
By Meredith Serracín for the Panama America - Saúl Méndez, the leader of the Unique Construction Workers Union (Suntracs) said the protests the group has been holding in front of the Electoral Tribunal are to demand the prosecution of Rogelio Ramos, charged with the murder of Ubaldo Lorenzo who was ...
237. Protesting Ngäbe Bugle Indians Close Pan American Highway ...
At about 10:30 am indigenous Ngäbe Bugle closed the four lanes of the Pan American highway, to express their disagreement with the covenants agreed between their leadership and the government. The closing took place near the Vigui river, causing a huge traffic jam. Dozens of trucks and cars were trapped. ...
238. Paitilla and Winston Churchill Sit-Rep - 9:44 am
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Here's a situation report (sit-rep) from a reader: "Winston Churchill is blocked by police. A bus just took away some 20-25 arrestees. Traffic is moving but very light on Balboa. Workers at The Pointe building have retreated back to their site from areas around ...
239. Protesting University Students Partially Block Transistmica
Students of the University of Panama, which integrate various groups resumed their protests and partially closed Transístmica today. The students are demanding measures to address the high cost of living being faced by Panamanians, primarily due to the higher costs of fuel. They handed out leaflets and chanted slogans during ...
240. Protesting Squatters Blocked The Road In Arraiján This ...
Starting during the early morning hours on Tuesday (today), squatters from the sector of La Gran Bendición in the District of Arraiján, closed the Pan American highway in both directions in the center of Arraiján Centro and Bique, causing a massive traffic jam. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." ...
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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