Saúl Méndez, general secretary of the Single Union of Construction Workers, denounced that the Laurentino Cortizo government has failed to comply with various agreements reached in negotiations
The organizations which called for the national strike recently signed two agreements to increase the public education budget and to establish price caps for medicines
The social organizations and trade unions, which called for the ongoing national strike in Panama, have signed an agreement with the right-wing government to reduce and freeze the price of fuel at USD 3.25 per gallon
After almost a month of national strike against the high cost of living, peoples’ movements win the reduction of the cost of essentials by 30%
Panamanian movements have called for the government to sit down in negotiations with the mobilized sectors and listen to their demands.
For the past three weeks, tens of thousands of Panamanians have been mobilizing in rejection of the cost of living crisis and lack of government support for the poor
The protest actions against the increase in cost of living have continued for three weeks as the government has failed to give any concrete solutions
The protests began on July 1 after the government showed no interest in addressing the issue or meeting with activists for negotiations to solve the crisis.
For almost two weeks, tens of thousands of Panamanians have been taking to the streets across the country protesting the cost of living crisis and lack of of response and attention from the government of President Laurentino Cortizo
Thousands of Panamanians have been on strike since July 1 to demand the government of Laurentino Cortizo take immediate action to address the country’s economic crisis
The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security arrived in Panama to attend a regional meeting on migration cooperation in the hemisphere. Those protesting the visit highlighted that US imperialism is the root cause for migration in the region
According to official data, 516 Panamanians soldiers and civilians were killed during the US invasion, but human rights groups say the real number is much higher, between 1,000 and 3,000