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Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 2: Social Problems

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This is the second of a 5-part series about the biggest problems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. You can click here to see the first part here about Physical Infrastructure. The top 5 problems currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we…

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Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 1: Physical Infrastructure

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This is the first of a 5-part series about the biggest challenges in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we will focus on Part 1: Physical Infrastructure, but before we dive into the topic, a brief introduction about the general economical situation in…

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10 Cultural Differences of the Ngäbe-Buglé Indigenous in Panama

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This is the fourth from a series of posts about the Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama’s largest native indigenous group. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3 (this is, Panama’s largest indigenous “reservation”). My colleague, Evelyne, recently wrote a great blog post about the cultural difference in Panamá versus many western cultures. I’m going to take this blog post…

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Daily Life in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca

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This is the third from a series of posts about the Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama’s largest native indigenous group. Part 1. Part 2. Imagine life… Before the internet and television. Before GMOs and harmful chemicals. Before fashion and design. Before semi-orthopedic mattresses and cushioned chairs. Before refrigerators. Before laundry machines and dishwashers. Before stoves and ovens. Before…

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Getting to know the Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama’s Native Indians

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For those travelers who are new to Latin America, you might be quite surprised at the mix of ethnicities that you will find in Panama. About 70% is mestizo (mixed white, Native American, and/or black) and mulattoes (mixed white, and black ancestry), 9% is primarily black, 13% white and 6% Native Americans. The rest are…

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