Panama: Continuing Struggle for Banana Workers

Jose Alcoff Oct 13, 2010

This past June 12, Martinelli’s government pushed Law 30 through the National Assembly after just four days of deliberation. Named the Chorizo Law, it mashed together parts of different bills that outlaw union shops, eliminate environmental impact surveys for industrial projects, make it more difficult to hold police accountable for abuses and killings and allow the permanent replacement of striking workers.

These photos document the public response in Panama to the Chorizo Law and the Martinelli government.

To read the full article, see “Panama Awakes,” by José Alcoff, from our Sept. 29 issue.

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