Laurentino Cortizo
Panama anti-mining protest Protests against mining concession given to Canadian company intensify in Panama

The Panamanian civil society has condemned the contract, claiming that it threatens national sovereignty, attacks Indigenous communities’ rights, and harms the environment

Panamanian unions call for mobilizations against government’s failure to fulfill agreements

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

Panamanian people’s organizations and unions win more victories

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

Panama fuel price agreement Panamanian movements win key agreement with government on fuel price 

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

Panamanian trade unions reach agreement with government on essential commodities

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%

Struggle for justice continues in Panama

Panamanian movements have called for the government to sit down in negotiations with the mobilized sectors and listen to their demands.

Panamanian trade unions condemn violent repression of protesters

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

Negotiations underway in Panama as national mobilizations continue

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

Two weeks of national strike in Panama

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.

National strike in Panama demands justice for the poor

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

National strike in Panama continues amid heavy repression

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

Panamanians demand justice for the victims of the 1989 US invasion

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