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Two Die in Fire at Panama Youth Detention Facility

PANAMA CITY – A youth who was in grave condition from burns he suffered in a fire at a reformatory outside Panama City has died, the second to have been killed by the flames, local media said Friday. According to … Continue reading

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Teen Inmate Dies After Fire at Youth Prison in Panama

PANAMA CITY – One of the seven inmates who was seriously burned in a fire this week at a youth prison northeast of Panama City died at Santo Tomas Hospital in this capital. Erick Alexis Batista, 16, died Tuesday of … Continue reading

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Seven Injured in Fire at Youth Prison in Panama

PANAMA CITY – Seven inmates were injured in a fire that started during a riot at a youth prison in Tocumen, a town located northeast of Panama City, officials said Monday. The fire broke out Sunday and “apparently was not … Continue reading

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Prisoners riot, guards get pay raise

11 November On the same day that Panama’s Minister of Government Roxana Méndez announced a pay increase for prison guards there was a riot in the country’s most overcrowded  prison, La Joya. Two police officers were taken hostage by prisoners … Continue reading

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Second Panamanian banana worker killed in clashes with police

July 10 PANAMA CITY, Jul. 10, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) — A second person was killed Saturday in clashes between striking banana workers and riot police in the western Panamanian city of Changuinola, said Minister of the Presidency Demetrio Papadimitriu. … Continue reading

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One Dead in Panama Protests

PANAMA – One person was killed, more than 100 others injured and dozens arrested in clashes between demonstrators and police in the western Panamanian city of Changuinola, authorities said Thursday. The confrontations began early on Thursday after the city’s main … Continue reading

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