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Fashion Statement, or a Statement via Fashion?

In Panama, your hat can do the talking. Looking for a girlfriend? Looking for a fight? There’s a style for each of those. I attempt to navigate this brim-bound language in Speaking in Hats, a piece Compass Cultura published this … Continue reading

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A Not-so-familiar Taste of Home from a Panamanian Grocery Store

Since the days of the Panama Canal construction and administration (and before that, the railroad construction), bits of American culture have been sneaking into the Isthmus. It’s always interesting to see how these borrowings of culture and language, often modified … Continue reading

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