Panama: Colon City

After having liveded in Panama City for 8 years, Leon Kadoch headed back to his hometown of Colon and wasn't happy with what he saw.

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  • Dave Barrera

    Wow Mr Kadoch, at last some one has seen what is happening in Colon. Social, architectural, aesthetic, cultural and educational deterioration or full decadence-no offense meant by the statement. You said it clearly “this is another world” and who dares to change it, to alter it. The politicians? Hell no, they love it for their electoral promises and gimmicks. The government? Come again? The professionals? Hmm they all move to the small “Apple.” Who, who, who? The Gringos? European Union? The World Bank? The IMF? God himself? Again, who, who, who????? See the saddest pasrt is that there is money in the area. There are small business selling and opening. New warehouses are being built in the Colon Free Zone, new high rises(Silver City-WTF with the nasty name!), but still eternity has come to live in Colon. Whenever I drive to town it depresses me profoundly. I asked some people why? No answer, not even the chinese doctor Mr. There is social degradation and complacency, but wait until carnival comes, november and Xmas, party up dudes!
    Guess that this place needs a drastic change, but the ones who we would like make the changes can’t(the poor people)simple THEY HAVE NO MONEY!!! To wich I add, shame on the rich who has just but nothing good to say about Colon, but has the money to make the sugnificant changes, and please don’t tell me that there is nothing to do here, juts is the LOSER mentality that has taken over the entire republic, but in other places, like the small “Apple” is too big to be seeing. Se ya.

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