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Volume 16, Number 13
December 23, 2010


lifestyle

Also in this section:
Panagringo Christmas cookies
The slums of Curundu
A visit to Houston
Some new paintings by George Scribner
Bajan pudding
Panamanian tamales
Weird hippie reptiles in the garden?
A vacation in Guatemala
Museum exhibit: 100 years of the Smithsonian in Panama
José Ponce's Panama scenes
University of Haifa comes looking for ties with Panama
Phil Edmonston's Lemon-Aid: as the auto industry shakes out; and beware GM's Volt

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Unsanitary, unsafe, soon to disappear --- but theirs
The slums of Curundu
photos by Allan Hawkins V.

Urban renewals is coming to the shantytown along the Curundu River, which used to mark the boundary between the Canal Zone townsite of Curundu Heights and the Panama City neighborhood of Curundú. The billboards portray it as big favor that the government is doing for the mostly black residents of Curundu, and some see it that way. But others don't care to move.

Sure, those who are displaced will be eligible to move back into the new buildings that will rise in the neighborhood --- if they can pay the rent. But most of them can't, and many of them, as humble as their homes may be, prefer to live in something that's theirs --- whether or not as a legal matter land in a flood plain --- or land reverted from the old Canal Zone --- can be owned in this fashion.












Also in this section:
Panagringo Christmas cookies
The slums of Curundu
A visit to Houston
Some new paintings by George Scribner
Bajan pudding
Panamanian tamales
Weird hippie reptiles in the garden?
A vacation in Guatemala
Museum exhibit: 100 years of the Smithsonian in Panama
José Ponce's Panama scenes
University of Haifa comes looking for ties with Panama
Phil Edmonston's Lemon-Aid: as the auto industry shakes out; and beware GM's Volt



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