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Hundreds of trucks block Costa Rica-Panama border

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Some 600 trucks have blocked Panama’s border crossing with Costa Rica since last Thursday, demanding that authorities from both governments reach an agreement on border safety standards.

The decision to close the road was sparked by alleged arguments drivers had with officials. The drivers say they are victims of abuse of authority by Panamanian officials.

Now, after five days of protest, the blockade is estimated to have caused some $1 million in losses for exporters.

Source: Tico Times