Panama’s indigenous communities call for strike

According Agenica Venezolana de Noticias, on August 9 the indigenous community in Panama will lead a national strike and march to the capital due to a breach of Changuinola agreements by President Ricardo Martinelli. The strike was decided by the General Conference of indigenous regions, who were enraged by the government’s failure to compensate indigenous communities for the repression of Chianguinola. The region was the site of protesting against the exploitation of natural resources in the mining of that area, hundreds were injured and two were left dead. Read Article.

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