July 25, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Three weeks of continuous demonstrations and road barriers to protest high fuel and food costs in Panama have begun to cause shortages of some food products, fuel and medicine.
The closures, including the Pan-American Highway, have forced the national electric company to ration electricity in Darien providence, which borders Colombia.
Tankers carrying gas to run the power generation plant cannot arrive. Some 7,000 families have been affected by the reduction of electricity to 11 hours daily.