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Deadly protest against land sales in Colón free zone

Monday, October 22, 2012

A clash between police and protesters left a 10 year-old child dead and nine other people wounded in the city of Colon, Panama last Friday.

The protests came after Congress approved a law that will allow the sale of state-owned land in the duty-free zone of Colon.

Edgardo Boitier, a labour leader in the city, said protests will continue until president Ricardo Martinelli rescinds the law.

Full story (in Spanish)