Civil Unrest Erupts In Panama As The Economy Takes A Nose Dive

Civil unrest has been rampant in Sri Lanka recently, after the economy collapsed, resulting in soul-crushing inflation and gas shortages. Protests have broken out all over the country and even caused the President to flee for his life when angry protestors breached the walls of his property.

Panama is now the latest country to fall, due to rising inflation and recession, brought on by the Marxist policies that have been implemented by the country’s president.

The catalyst was a teacher’s strike over the rising cost of gasoline and has now become the largest civil unrest that the country has seen since the dictator Manuel Noriega was removed in 1989 after the current President Laurentino Cortizo made moves to end the unrest but instead made it far worse.

According to Natural News:

Citizens have erected fiery roadblocks on major highways that, in turn, serve only to disrupt deliveries of food and other commodities, thereby worsening shortages. And while the Panamanian government has entered a new round of talks aimed at placating the masses and avoiding further destruction, already the damage has surpassed $500 million and counting, according to Voice of America.

The America 1st Twitter account noted in a post containing video clips of the violence and unrest, which includes smashing a police vehicle: “Panama is heating up (literally). They are protesting corruption and high prices.”

President Cortizo ordered more subsidies in June and capped the price of gasoline – but of course this resulted in a limited supply produced by companies to limit the amount of loss they have – which led to more unrest.

“With protestors demanding economy-wide price cuts and increased spending on education and health care, the demonstrations continued, not only in the form of marches and strikes but also roadblocks of major highways, including the internationally critical Pan-American Highway. The Panama Canal has thus far escaped disruption; strikes by canal workers are illegal,” Zero Hedge added.

The blocked roads led to more supply shortages, which added more fuel to the fire and more civil unrest – Cortizo doubled down despite this and capped gasoline at $3.25 a gallon, but this did little to appease the public sentiment.

Leaders of the National Alliance for the Rights of the People, also known as Anadepo, is an organization that represents labor unions, civil organizations and indigenous people and on Monday, they announced that they will no longer be helping to clear the roads – a commitment they say was made under duress from the President.

Zero Hedge reported that the efforts made by the Panama government will be enough to divert a full-blown revolution “against a government seen as living well on the backs of common people,” adding, “Earlier, members of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party threw fuel on the fire when photos captured them drinking $340 bottles of Macallan whisky while celebrating the start of a new legislative session.”

Ecuador is now finding itself in a similar situation and could be the next domino to fall.


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