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Population tired of road closures – Security Minister


Posted 06/11/2021

The population is tired of the collateral damage caused by some groups that make their marches or strikes, damaging  free movement and promoting chaos said Security Minister Juan Pino on Saturday, November 6, in an attempt to divert attention from recent events involving kidnappings, murders, and gang warfare.

Last week the Coalition of Unity for Colón for two consecutive days blocked several roads in the province of the Atlantic coast

"Panama has a law and order that must be complied with," recalled Pino, who was in the Los Santos Province, where in addition to a photo-op delivering five police vehicles, he distributed biosecurity equipment, boots, and work clothes for police officers.

"We are still in a pandemic, we have not come out," Pino stressed, indicating that what is being sought in Panama is to achieve that economic opening, hence there are ways and means to speak out, but not by damaging third parties.

“We are trying to get afloat and fortunately Panama is one of the countries that is emerging with a very positive economic revival,” he said.

Pino spoke of a reduction in the rates of theft and livestock theft when compared to the 2020 statistics.

"And we have increased drug confiscation," said the official, indicating that this is how the effectiveness of the work carried out by the public force in Los Santos is measured.

He made no reference to the wave of killings that led to calls for his replacement.



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Police use tear gas to disperse highway-blocking protestors


Posted 12/05/2022

The National Police Crowd Control Unit fired tear gas on Thursday afternoon to disperse protesters who had closed the four lanes of the Transístmica highway for four hours since noon. Members of the Union of Workers of the University of Panama, of Frenadeso, Suntracs, and Conusi carried out the demonstration in rejection of the constant increases in the basic food basket and the price of fuel.

 People ran and took refuge in the University of Panama (UP)From the parking lot, a group of university students threw stones at the police officers. The Transístmica, which was closed for about four hours, was fully reopened at around 4:50 p.m.

The UP announced the suspension of evening and night classes.


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