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Born to March

Image thanks to the Panama America

Looking back on last month’s patriot activities in Panama I couldn’t help but conclude that we Panamanians are natural born marchers; we love parades, marching bands, and all street exhibitions that allow people to march in a group like comparzas. Continue reading

A New Generation and a New Culture

Carnaval Street Scene of 1912 attended by a an
enthusiastic and well dressed
Westindian multitude

Images thanks to Mr. Oswald Baptiste,Editor of the Rainbow City H.S. Newsletter

Initial relationships between neighbors were strained as the people learned to live within communal oases that were inadequate for the sudden influx of new tenants that were populating the cities. During the first years the new Westindian arrivals would become reclusive in the cities even though they were Panamanians. Continue reading