Demonstrators gather at a road block during an ongoing violent protest in Colon City
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Violence over Panama land sale

Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli says he will scrap plans to sell off state-owned land in the duty-free zone of Colon, following violent protests.

Mr Martinelli said on Twitter that if the people of the city of Colon did not want the land sales to go ahead, the legislation would be repealed.

  • 24 Oct 2012