Riot police officers stand guard in front of demonstrators during a protest in downtown Colon, Panama, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Demonstrators protested over a new law allowing the sale o

 

              Riot police officers stand guard in front of demonstrators during a protest in downtown Colon, Panama, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Demonstrators protested over a new law allowing the sale o
Riot police officers stand guard in front of demonstrators during a protest in downtown Colon, Panama, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Demonstrators protested over a new law allowing the sale of state-owned land in the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal. Protesters said the land is already being rented and it makes no sense to sell it. They said the government should instead raise the rent and invest the money in Colon, a poor and violent city. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)