The above is an abbreviated version of what happened on this day 48 years ago today. A link below that I found in my research will fill you in on the details of the riots. This major piece of Panamá's history, be it right or be it wrong, has made this country what it is today. When the U.S. had control of the Canal there was a large presence here of Americans, but they lived only in the "Canal Zone." Today those of us that choose can proudly call this country home. Panamá today is inhabited by Americans, Canadians and people from all over the world that come here for a better way of life. For us the Panamanian people have been warm, accepting, friendly and welcoming. And to respect their holiday and honor their traditions we have kept quiet today, and enjoyed a relaxing holiday along with them here.... along the gringo trail.
To read the full story see article below: