Food-laden trucks head for Panama City as road blockades persist

Embera indigenous people block the Pan-American highway during a protest against fuel prices in Chepo, Panama on July 20, 2022. – AFP pic, July 21, 2022.

A CONVOY of some 200 food-laden trucks headed for Panama’s capital yesterday with a police escort as protesters maintained crippling roadblocks in a standoff with the government over the soaring cost of living.

A fresh round of negotiations announced Tuesday after some demonstrators rejected an earlier deal have yet to begin as trade unions and other civic groups consider their joint position.

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