Panama City, Panama, Jul 15, 2022 / 17:50 pm
"I believe in the good will of all of us Panamanians and there is no other tool to find solutions than dialogue," Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama told the local press at the start of the process of the talks to end the protests against the government over increases in the price of fuel and food.
At the government’s request, talks began July 14 with the country’s president, Laurentino Cortizo, and government officials participating, and with the Catholic Church acting as mediator.
However, due to mistrust of the government, the absence of various social sectors leading the demonstrations was noted.
Given this scenario, Archbishop Ulloa, who participated in the talks, emphasized that he believes "in the good will of all and that all of us in one way or another are pushing for Panama to be different."