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241. IDAAN Workers Might Go On Strike Over Privatization ...
Workers of the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) could go on strike on 9 July 2012. Yesterday, after making a march from Carrasquilla to the IDAAN headquarters on Via Brazil, the workers asked the Government to give them a satisfactory answer on 7 July, when they go to the ...

242. Hundreds fo SUNTRACS Protesters Arrested
La Prensa - Panama's National Police have changed their strategy. Unlike last Wednesday when they National Police only tried to contain the actions of the striking construction workers which overflowed several times, yesterday police officers restrained, persecuted and arrested the protesters in the construction sites where they took refuge. It ...

243. ANFACSS and CSS Fail To Reach Agreement
By Dudibben Jiménez for TVN Noticias - For the third consecutive day the administrative workers of the Office of Social Security (Anfacss) closed Via Transistmica in front of the Bolivar building, where employees from several health clinics and hospitals protested. After several hours, the Administrative Secretary of the Anfacss Guillermo ...

244. SUNTRACS Strike Basically Over
By Getzalette Reyes for La Prensa - Union leader Genaro Lopez presented their demands to Santiago Sanford, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Labor this afternoon at 12:30 pm. Among the demands of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores de la Construcción y Similares (SUNTRACS) union are the elimination of ...

245. Panama Farmers March for Environment
Panama, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian farmers, indigenous people and environmental organizations marched Thursday to reject government projects they denounced would affect their communities and the environment. Olmedo Carrasquilla, spokesman for the demonstrating organizations, told Prensa Latina that some organizations from the interior of Panama affected by mining, hydroelectric, oil ...

246. Rocks vs. Tear Gas, Right Now, All Over ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - There is another protest near the Multicentro, a group of protesting construction workers that is trying to unite with a group that is further down Ave. Balboa past the Parque Urraca. The police anti-riot police are trying to keep the two groups separated. There ...

247. Municipal Employees in Colon On Strike
By Yessika Valdés for the Panama America - The forty former employees who were dismissed last week from their jobs in the Municipality of Colón today declared they are on strike, because the Mayor of this province is standing by his decision (to fire them), said the leader of those ...

248. Security Minister Claims Cell Phone Towers Were Sabotaged
Public Security Minister, Jose Raul Mulino, recognized this Saturday, Feb. 4, that in areas where indigenous Ngäbe-Bugle staged protests in opposition to the elimination of Article 5 of Bill 415 which establishes the regulation of mining in the region, "there is no communication". The loss of communication through mobile phones, ...

249. Bus Fire Calls Strike Into Question
By Denise Lara for Telemetro Reporta - While bus owners and transportation workers remain on a war footing to fight for compensation, accidents in the public transportation overshadow their struggle. This time, a fire broke out in the engine compartment of a bus that works the route from Tumba Muerto ...

250. Retirees Are About To Be Divided, Conquered, and ...
Retirees who are demanding an increase of $30 per month to their pensions continued their protests yesterday. Eladio Fernandez, President of the "Association of Independent Pensioner Retirees," said they did not take their protest to the Presidency as they had announced earlier because "the little doll is on a trip ...

251. Panama: Wave of Protests
Panama, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian unions and civilian groups Friday warned they would continue pressuring the government in order to hamper signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US and support a similar pact with Chile. Agriculture and cattle rising representatives declared they would reject a FTA ...

252. Human Rights Ombudsman Meets With Protesting Indians in ...
Just after 3:00 pm, the Human Rights Ombudsman Patria Portugal arrived in the province of Chiriqui to meet with the indigenous people who have kept the Inter American Highway closed in several points in protest for more than 26 hours. Portugal said her main function is to try to "open ...

253. Doctors Threatening To Go On Strike
The doctor's unions are adamant in their decision to go on a 48-hour strike, on 22 September, if the authorities fail to comply with their requests. Fernando Cebamanos, the General Secretary of the Association of Allied Dentists of the Social Security Fund (AMOACSS) reported among their demands are the reinstatement ...

254. Reaction To Amateur Video Of Cop Kicking Handcuffed ...
Members of civil society and representatives of the Church yesterday showed their rejection of police abuse that became apparent after an amateur video showed the way two men were abused during the riots of October 19 in the province of Colon, after the approval of Law 72 that allows for ...

255. Monday Morning SUNTRACS Update - Tense Calm and ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning Panama's Minister of Government and Justice Daniel Delgado Diamante (a.k.a. "Triple D") called an early press conference to remind the public of the government's responsibility to ensure the streets remain open to allow everyone to move about and to get to work. ...

256. 25 DIJ Agents Fired For Protesting
TVN Noticias - The Director of Panama's National Police, Gustavo Pérez, confirmed on TVN AM News that 25 officers of the Directorate of Judicial Investigation (DIJ) were dismissed from their jobs for having participated in a protest at their headquarters to demand an increase in their salaries. The Constitution is ...

257. Executive Pulls Back - Situation At The National ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday protesters caused chaos in the public observation area of the National Assembly. They arrived to express their displeasure and rejection of Bill 486 which would allow the state to sell the shares owned in the electricity generation companies. The politically motivated protesters invaded ...

258. Avoid Anti-Just Cause Demonstration Tomorrow
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - "Date: 19 December 2008 To: U.S. Embassy Warden System, Subject: Security Update – Possible Anti-U.S. Demonstration for Saturday, December 20, 2008. Dear Wardens: Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your area. Thank you. On Saturday Dec 20th Suntracs and Frenadeso have announced ...

259. Nationwide SUNSTRACS Strike
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Construction workers are protesting today, primarily in Panama City and Colon. Right now the interchange in front of the Atlapa Convention Center is closed. A large number of cars have become trapped on the Southern Corridor. There are also protests and confrontations between workers ...

260. Indigenous Protesters Kidnap Two Government Officials
The Indians of the Ngöbe Bugle continue their protests to achieve the repeal of Act 8 of 2011 which amends the Mining Code. The last time an advisor to the Vice Minister of Labor, Luis Ernesto Carles, as well as Carles himself, were offended, had water thrown on them, and ...

261. "Lynx" Officer Shoots and Kills Protester in Colon ...
La Critica - A SUNTRACS member and college student Al Iromi Emoir Smith Rentería, 28 years old, died yesterday after having been shot by a member of the "Lince" (Lynx) motorcycle forces of the Panamanian National police outside of the Hugo Spadafora medical clinic, during a long day of protests ...

262. Teachers Union Leader Threatens General Strike Over School ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Striking Teachers Arrested For Blocking Highway By José Edwin Sánchez M. for La Critica - The Authentic Association of Independent Teachers threatened to call their members to strike to the coming days if the government continues to repress ...

263. General Rejection of Transportation Strike
By URANIA CECILIA MOLINA and MALEMA DE LEON for La Prensa - About 17 hours after they called for a general strike of Panama's public transportation network, the National Chamber of Transport (Canatra) suspended the strike, which provoked a generalized widespread rejection from all sectors of society. The decision to ...

264. Citizens' Alliance for Justice Asks Vargas To Go ...
Yesterday Magaly Castillo, the Executive Director of the Citizens' Alliance for Justice, called upon Ombudsman Ricardo Julio Vargas to go to the province of Bocas del Toro to mediate the conflict. Castillo's request comes after the clashes that have occurred between striking banana workers and riot police in Bocas del ...

265. More trouble? Changuinola riots revisited
One year ago today, the people took to the streets in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro to demonstrate. The motivation for the "huelga" was the controversial "Chorizo Law" proposed by the Martinelli government, which included legislation to rule union membership optional. Fueled by the unions, the demonstration proved to be disastrous, ...

266. No Agreement Yet On Hydroelectric Projects in Panama
The General Chief of the Ngäbe-Bugle region, Silvia Carrera, said on Tuesday, 28 February 2012, that so far there is no "white smoke" in the ongoing negotiations with the Government being carried out in the National Assembly. Prior to the start of dialogue in the Assembly (this morning), Carrera said ...

267. Union Workers File Compliant Against Varela Brothers Liquor ...
A complaint was filed before the Labor Ministry against the largest liquor company in Panama, Varela Hermanos SA, on 13 April 2012 by the company's union workers, who reported alleged violations of the labor code and the failure to pay the current minimum wage. The Union of Workers of the ...

268. Strike Confirmed in the Colon Free Trade Zone
By Diomedes Sanchez S. for La Prensa - Colon - The merchants of the Colon Free Trade Zone announced they would close all entrances and paralyze freight shipments on 2 September 2009 as a measure of protest. These measures were agreed upon at a general meeting after the government of ...

269. Lukewarm Support for FAM Teachers Strike
Support for the 24-hour national public teachers strike called for by the Teachers Action Front (FAM) yesterday was mixed. In Veraguas about 98% of teachers supported the strike and did not report to work. But in western Panama, Colón, Coclé, Herrera and Los Santos most elementary teachers reported to work. ...

270. New Riot Control Vehicles Take a Beating - ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Panamanian National Police Unidad de Control de Multitudes (UCM) (Riot Control Unit) recently purchased a new fleet of Ford F350 vehicles especially hardened for riot control duty. These most recent confrontations with striking construction workers were the first time they've had a reason ...