Hot off the wires: Papadimitriu and leaders of the Ngöbe Buglé have reached an agreement. The Panamericana will be re-opened. The government will abstain from persecuting those who participated in the protests (those detained in Ancón have already been freed).
Most important: The government will pass a law that explicitly prohibits exploration and exploitation of mineral resources in the Ngöbe Buglë territory.
This effectively splits the resistance against mining in Panama, because the authentic protests of the Ngöbes have now accomplished what snotty environmentalists, unions and other "civil society" groups, despite being better "educated" and having more resources, have not: To keep their lands free of open pit mines.
Having thus dealt with the hardest and most effective protest against its mining plans, Martinelli & Co now only face these other groups which traditionally don't accomplish much for reasons we described here previously. Effectively, they've given up on Cerro Colorado's copper deposits to be able to mine about everywhere else in Panama. There is a gold concession next to that of Petaquilla that holds more gold than that of PTQ itself, surveyor reports seen by Bananama Republic show.