A masked police officer stands guard in a residential area of Colon, Panama, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Police began patrolling Colon after violent protests Friday over a new law allowin

 

              A masked police officer stands guard in a residential area of Colon, Panama, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.  Police began patrolling Colon after violent protests Friday over a new law allowin
A masked police officer stands guard in a residential area of Colon, Panama, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Police began patrolling Colon after violent protests Friday over a new law allowing the sale of state-owned land to private companies already leasing land there to handle the import and export of goods in the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal. Protesters want the government to instead raise the rent and invest the money in Colon, a poor and violent city. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)