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Demonstration Alert: Panama City, Panama (October 19, 2023)


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Demonstration Alert - U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama


Event(s):  Ongoing disputes over a national mining contract has led to protests and road closures, causing significant traffic congestion in various parts of Panama City the morning of October 19.  Additional demonstrations are anticipated October 19 at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  The areas around the National Assembly and main thoroughfares are likely to experience the heaviest congestion.  Future protests are expected over the next several weeks.


While most demonstrations are non-violent, the Panamanian National Police have used tear gas and/or riot control munitions in response to demonstrations, particularly when roadways are blocked, or aggression is used against the police.   


Actions to Take: 

·        Avoid demonstrations.

·        Monitor local media for updates.

·        Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. 

·        Register for STEP (link below) and refer to our website for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens. 


For assistance:

U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

+507 317-5000




State Department - Consular Affairs

+1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444


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Denese A. Rodgers
+507 6456-8539
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