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Panama must account for protest deaths in Colón

Headline Title:  Panama must account for protest deaths in Colón 25 October 2012 The deaths of three residents of the northern port city of Colón in recent protests against government plans to sell off state-owned land must be thoroughly investigated by the Panamanian authorities, Amnesty International said today. On Tuesday evening, a 27-year-old woman became the third to die in clashes as police attempted to quell protests by civil society groups and local residents against a new law that would lead to land in Colón’s Free-Trade Zone being sold to foreign business interests. Her…

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