Only a few weeks after the end of the face-off at the large (and hugely profitable) copper mine in Panama, a strike there enters its second day. the dispute appears to be over the right to form associations, or to join a union, it appears.

Meanwhile, the drought continues, with a reported drop of up to 30% in water available from Lake Alajuela, which provides water to the water treatment plant that supplies Panama City. It is said that water levels is are 6.2 feet below the minimum level required (210 feet above sea level) to operate normally. it is reported that, usually, the rainy season really begins in the third or fourth week of April. This year, however, it is forecast for the third or fourth week of May. Today was another day with no rain (just the possible threat of it…).

12 MAY 2023

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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