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Panama Gets A New Tourist Attraction - Manuel Antonio Noriega

Travel & TourismBy DON WINNER for - I can hear it now. Dozens of cruise ships carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers make their way through the Panama Canal every year. Aboard those vessels are local area experts who - aided by microphones - explain to the passengers what they are seeing as the ships slowly make their way through the canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific or vice versa. And now with the incarceration of the former military dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega in the El Renacer prison, located literally on the "banks of the Panama Canal", you can be sure he will become a new attraction mentioned during every passage. You can also get a close up view of the El Renacer prison if you hop on the train from Panama City to Colon - the train tracks run right behind the prison, spitting distance away from Noriega. Former military dictator, drug trafficker, money launderer, murderer, and now tourist attraction. Hey, at least he's giving something back, right? Peanuts, get ch'ur peanuts...

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Panama Gets A New Tourist Attraction - Manuel Antonio Noriega
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, December 14 2011 @ 04:31 PM UTC

Just a cautionary note (For Your Information= F.Y.I.) as a smallboat owner enthusiast ,I used to launch out of the Gamboa public ramp and as soon as you cross the Railroad bridge the ACP frowns and does not allow you to head south of the bridge towards the penitentiary or the "Gaillard Cut" for that matter. Just advise anyone to head north on the Canal. If anyone is seen heading South the authorities will stop you with the high probability of issuing a Citation. If you know anyone in the future who plans on trailering a boat while living in the Punta Pacific area ,please tell them to Think Twice. I used to have my Trailer "Revisado" done at nearby Calle 50 Durallantas, but they changed locations on me now to someplace in B*MF**k behind the Cervezeria just to get the Nickeled & Dimed photograph. Trust me it's stressful trailering a smallboat in that traffic. It's now collecting dust in my Condo parking area waiting for maybe someplace along the Cinta Costera future development hopefully .