Sunday, September 19, 2021
National court upholds sentence against El Universo as its editor, Carlos Pérez, is granted asylum in Panama
Police use force to end indigenous blockade of Interamerican Highway. Two protestors have been killed.
The author writes about an initiative that puts an indigenous community in Colombia at the forefront of the fight against climate change.
Police in Panama have clashed with dozens of indigenous protesters trying to prevent copper mining on their ancestral lands.

Panama: Martinelli Blinks

The controversial Law 30 that was recently pushed though the legislative process in Panama and then suspended in the light of protests, has finished its 90 day consultative period and has been reissued with some major changes. Eric Jackson reports.
Indigenous leaders withdraw their recognition of the national government due to plans to mine the Cerro Colorado mountain. A plan which is likely to cause environmental destruction and contamination of the water supply.

Panama Awakes

José Alcoff discusses a new law brought into effect in Panama which circumvents worker rights and environmental considerations.

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