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Volume 14, Number 22
November 26, 2008

lifestyle

Also in this section:
New directions for Summit Park
Boxing: the womanly art of staying in shape
Caballero wins his first title unification bout
The ACP displays the patriotic symbols
Dogs looking for a home
Star apples
Panama Historical Society to get into coins
American Society collects for disaster relief
One bird count done, Christmas count coming
CONUSI celebrates a birthday
Partido Alternativa Popular throws a benefit party
US Embassy supports Operation Walk
Shifting Course seminar at Exedra Books
What? That real estate hype didn't mention that it rains here?
Tuesday Talk moved to a Wednesday this time


Looking up the Prado toward the Administration Building

The ACP displays the patriotic symbols
photos by Eric Jackson

This is November, the month when Panama celebrates its independence from Spain and later from Colombia and the foundation of our government's oldest institution, the Cuerpo de Bomberos.

It's thus no surprise that our most important industrial asset, most valuable public property and best-paying employer, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP, by its Spanish initials), would display the patriotic symbols.

The eternal flame in honor of the 1964 martyrs at the site of the old Balboa High School flagpole. The pillar in the background honors Estanislao Orobio, a 17-year-old high school student who carried a Panamanian flag onto the lawn of the old Tivoli Hotel (near the present-day headquarters of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) in Ancon, and who was shot and killed by a Canal Zone cop.

 



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