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Medín Jiménez, mayor of Renacimiento, in Chiriquí, prevented the entry of Costa Rican citizens into Panamanian territory. This was a reciprocal measur

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Medín Jiménez, mayor of Renacimiento, in Chiriquí, prevented the entry of Costa Rican citizens into Panamanian territory. This was a reciprocal measure taken by the Costa Rican authorities, who refused the entry to group of Panamanians who wanted to attend their father’s funeral. 

With the measure taken by the municipality, and the border blockade for Costa Ricans, the inhabitants of the area said they were afraid. In addition, they are asking the authorities to take the issue seriously and avoid generating a larger problem in the area, where illegal movements of border markers have taken place.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is requesting a meeting so that this situation does not escalate. Regarding the case, Councilman Jimenez explained that they had requested for a safe conduct with Costa Rican authorities: «We were not asking for an overnight stay, we were only asking to enter about 150 meters, and it is questionable if it is Panamanian or Costa Rican». He regretted the fact that these Panamanians could not enter, even though they were complying with biosecurity measures.

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