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Panama Government to Meet Anti-Inflation Protesters for Talks

  • Highways and access to ports blocked by demonstrators
  • Panama’s Archbishop will moderate talks with government
Demonstrators break down a barrier during a protest against inflation in Panama City, on July 12.
Demonstrators break down a barrier during a protest against inflation in Panama City, on July 12.Photographer: Rogelio Figueroa/AFP/Getty Images

Panama’s government agreed to talks with protesters after anti-inflation demonstrations spread, blocking access to highways and ports. 

The nation’s Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa will moderate talks starting at 3 p.m. local time on Thursday, the government said in a statement.