The history of capitalism in the Republic of Panama
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- Western Keltic Mines land grab of Native
land in Panama
- From John Parnell, 6 September 1996. Canadian mining company
appropriates Kuna land.
- Unionists harassed in textile sector
- ICFTU Online..., 9 January 1998. Trade unionists
working in the Empresa Cool Dragados, a textile factory
in Panama City, who were protesting in September over unpaid
wages and their employer's failure to contribute to the social
security, continue to be harassed by the authorities acting
in connivence with the factory owners.
- Massive Dismissal by Subsidiary of Chiquita
- By Silvio Hernandez, IPS, 24 May 1999. A local subsidiary
of the U.S. fruit giant Chiquita Brands dismissed 400 workers
in Panama, on the grounds that they refused to use a
fruit-protection device. The banana workers union, however,
argued that the lay-offs were due to a slump in the European
market brought about by the banana war between the European
Union (EU) and the United States.
- In Big Trouble, Farmers Demand Tariff
- By Silvio Hernández, IPS, 19 August 1999. Panama's
farmers, in serious trouble since the high protectionist
import duties of the past were slashed, are demanding urgent
help from the next government of Panama, to take office Sep