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Struggle intensifies in Panama amid rising prices and persecution of homeless families

Since October 27, thousands of Panamanians have been taking to the streets in different parts of the country, demanding that the government of President Laurentino Cortizo take measures to face rampant inflation, rising unemployment, and deteriorating public services

Road transportation workers begin indefinite national strike in Panama

The indefinite national strike has been called against the transnational shipping corporations that seek to monopolize the logistics industry in the country. The workers are demanding compliance with a law that mandates the state to not allow the concentration and control of this activity

Protests over lack of government aid during lockdown intensify in Panama

Residents of various parts of the country have denounced that they don’t have money to buy food and haven’t received any aid from the government

Center-left candidate Laurentino Cortizo wins presidential elections in Panama

Cortizo won with a margin of 2% over center-right candidate Rómulo Roux. He has promised to check corruption and deal with increasing unemployment

Participants of International Peoples’ Assembly face repression, intimidation

Several participants of the Assembly faced acts of intimidation and repression by migratory officials during their trips to and from Venezuela. A journalist was deported on the way to country from Panama

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