By Carlos Cuestas Gomez,David Fishlow
These obstinate yet unarmed settlers have been fans of the U.S. cult-figure Father Divine. The sufferers of the capturing: 10 lifeless prompt; who bled to demise at the 18-hour trek through horse, truck and educate to the sanatorium; and 8 gravely injured. in simple terms an previous guy and childrens escaped injury.
Whether Pres. Arnulfo Arias in my view ordered the bloodbath is unknown, yet he praised the killers after the actual fact, and the judicial cover-up dragged on for 12 years without result.
Forty years later, within the 1984 election of a puppet president, the Noriega dictatorship attempted to take advantage of the incident, carrying out grotesque exhumations of a typical grave, and publishing a unusual booklet accusing Arias, who used to be back operating for president, of a “Holocaust” opposed to Jewish settlers who had by no means existed, hoodwinking even CNN within the united states, which broadcast the hoax as truth.
This new and multiplied translation of the vintage paintings by way of an eminent Panamanian jurist comprises titanic new fabric to aid the English–language reader comprehend this weird and wonderful episode within the background of the province of Chiriquí.