Monthly Archives: February 2012

Panama City – Casco Viejo

We made it out of Chiriqui on February 12.   Our last day, until we return some day, in Boquete.  We’re  really going to miss some of our new dear friends!  Especially, Greggorio & Kathy & their boys Arie and Kai, … Continue reading

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Violent Reactions to New Mining Laws In Panama

Construction workers of the SUNTRACS union protested in Panama City on Saturday, joining demonstrations against mining activities in Ngöbe Bugle territory. Anti-riot police arrived around 8 a.m. with tear gas and took 33 of the workers into the La Joya … Continue reading

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A Day of Death, Mourning & Violence in Chiriqui

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Trapped in Boquete: Ngobe Bugle’s Fight Against South Korean Copper Mining Interests

Today, at this moment, thousands of indigenous Ngobe Bugle people are fighting against “reforms” to Panama’s Mining Codes rushing through the National Assembly.  The “reforms” are devised to allow copper mining on Colorado Mountain in the Talamanca’s.  The proposed mining … Continue reading

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