First Emblematic Spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor

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In recent days the unveiling of the plaque for the first spot to be declared as part of the Corridor’s Route, and emblematic place, of the Panama Chapter: Afro-Caribbean sidewalk, was held. 

The sidewalk is located in one of the most emblematic districts of Panama City: Rio Abajo (Parque Sidney A. Jone) that with 75 years of existence is considered to be the cradle for Panamanians of Afro-Caribbean descent.

The first emblematic spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor, Chapter Panama "Afro-descendant Heart" was proclaimed by OEI - based in the City of Knowledge – SEGIB, AECID and SEEN.

The event was attended by Melissa Wong Sagel, Director of the OEI, Doris Osterloff, Director of the SEGIB, Ricardo Weeks, Executive Secretary for the Council of Black Ethnicity, and the Honorable Javier Ortega, Representative from the township of Rio Abajo. For his part, Bishop Jorge Murray was asked to bless this event that brings pride to the entire population of Panama, and especially to people of African descent.

Those present at this event were able to enjoy themselves with dances of our African descendant culture, and the presentation of the Bayano Foundation and students of the Children of the Future Education Center.