Anger against President Ricardo Martinelli's administration boiled over on Jan. 30, as members of the GnãbeBuglé indigenous tribe protested after the Asamblea Nacional (AN) took initial steps toward lifting a mining moratorium on their territories. The Coordinadora por la Defensa de los Recursos Naturales y el Derecho del Pueblo Gnãbe Buglé, which has called for all mining and hydroelectric projects on indigenous lands to be halted, decided to block a stretch of the InterAmerican Highway that joins Panama's western province of Chiriquí with Costa Rica. The next day, the protest had spread to the provinces of Boca del Toro and Chiriquí, 369 km west of Panama City, and sections of the road running through Veraguas province.
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