Sunday, June 21, 2009

Panama protest rally against President Martin Torrijos

A woman holding a cross stands in front of a mock coffin as patients and relatives stage a protest rally against the government of Panama’s President Martin Torrijos over the poisoning in 2006 of at least 174 people.

Cold medicine provided by the social security authorities containing the industrial toxic substance diethylene glycoldiethylene poisoned 115 of them fatally. Survivors demanded compensation and the improvement of the national health system

Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

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