Poverty in the shadow of the skyscrapers

 
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Panama is a country that boasts of its progress, of its skyscrapers, of its banking center, of an interoceanic highway that generates wealth for the entire population. The governments of the day project an exotic image of the country in which the forgotten do not appear, those who suffer an alternate reality, very different from that experienced by other Panamanians.

About one hundred of the more than 600 townships in the country live in what is called multidimensional poverty. It is where the State does not arrive and where that population lives, which is only valued at election time. These are, especially, townships located in indigenous regions, where education does not reach the youth; where homes lack electricity and people live in overcrowding; where the environment is unsanitary due to garbage and the lack of sanitary services; where work is scarce and informality abounds; where the water does not come from an aqueduct, but from a well, river, stream or cistern.

It is these indicators - or their absence - that tell us that there is an old debt with that population, condemned to perpetual poverty because it cannot get out of its precariousness without the help of the State, and the solution is not in simple subsidies. It is to them that progress is owed. It is not the height of a building that measures progress, but how far people can go. and the solution is not in simple subsidies. It is to them that progress is owed -LA PRENSA, Oct. 18



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Ajd

America....never was great....and never will be!! So much potential but too mired in its own brand of misery borne out of the endless curse of slavery and the resultant racism that is the country's hallmark. Unable and/or unwilling to even acknowledge that problem, trump deepens the devide as he pushes the country into ever more severe chaos....all to try to save himself from his ultimate fate....FAILURE!! That will truly destroy him. It is even possible that it will be so shattering for him that he may even actually grow a pair of balls and shoot himself to spare himself the unbearable shame of being laughed at and scorned, with no ability anymore to lie and obfuscate his way out of it. He will be finally revealed as the loser that he has always been. Sadly all those magas who faithfully attend his superspreaders, some of whom get sick and die, will have to find another hero. Ignorance means that you just don't know.....and right now, the magas just don't know. Truly sad!!! For them, and the country.

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casual observer

You morons will believe anything. P.T. Barnum made a fortune off of people like you. Can you not see the idiocy of what you just posted? Some people can't smell the bullshit until they step in it.

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Cañas

This "hands off" approach to leftist politicians has to end. The Bidens being allowed to consume young girls at will is just a bridge to far. Where is the Justice Department in all of this?

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Boquete Kid

this is obama's legacy. A corrupt secretsry of state clinton who ran an a russian disinformation campaign, and a vice president and his pedophile son running a pay for play scheme out of the whitehouse. Worst part is that the FBI had this laptop for a year keeping it under wraps to help the leftist democrats. The whole deep state is a mafia organization. Trump won't play ball so they gotta get rid of him.

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Bojangles

https://neonnettle.com/news/12938-fbi-drafts-top-child-porn-investigator-for-hunter-biden-laptop-case So sleepy joe biden turns over the family extortion operation to a drug addict son and now the whole thing has gone off the rails. looks like there are pics of Hunter sexually abusing young Chinese girls. I guess that was one of the perks China gave him. Biden is compromised, a national security risk now and needs to drop off the ticket which of course he won't do. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree and hunter has the pervy genes from his hair sniffing, groping, rub my legs in the pool till my hair stands up joe. Many Americans have voted already and surely have remorse now.

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Chele

The USA is now a country of the impoverished working poor class with no benefits and no future.....sad...Wall Street sold the middle class out decades ago......2nd world country for most Americans

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Oh ya

Sad but true everywhere not just panama.

1 month ago
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