Tag Archives: Panama-Census

Requiem for the Carnaval in Colon

Archival photo of Carnaval circa 1920. Image thanks to our friends at LatinOL.com

Another vintage photo shared by our friends at LatinOL.com. This was Carnaval back in the 1920’s with the West Indian flavor.

This precious Carnaval photo is from the 1960’s and it was taken in Colon. Image thanks to our friend Quintín Aguilar, Artist Colonense at ColondeAyer.

I had known that the City of Colon, from its early history since the 1820’s, had been populated mainly by Westindian families. How many, however, and how closely they were associated with the Panama Railroad or the Panama Canal Zone or how early had they been coming to these shores was one of my questions back then. The Silver Roll, the ranks of the real working people of the nearby Canal Zone, reflected some important figures in my imaginary census of the students I would find at any of the public elementary and secondary schools of that time. Continue reading

How Numerous Are the Blacks of Panama?

Rio Abajo, one of the most populous districts of Panama City with a high concentration of Black residents, just celebrated their Black Ethnicity Day Celebration parade – Desfile de la Etnia Negra– with resounding success. Continue reading

Panama’s 2010 Census Promises to be Interesting for Persons of African and Indigenous Descent

Image translates to read, “As the Canal is Enlarged,
We Will be Counted in 2010”

Lydia M. Reid

This year’s Census will be conducted on Sunday May 16, 2010 beginning at the hour of midnight May 15 and ending officially at 7:30 PM on May 16, 2010. The entire operation is governed by the Contraloría General de la República, Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censo. Continue reading