Cotito: Chronicle of a Forgotten Crime by Carlos Cuestas Gomez,David Fishlow

By Carlos Cuestas Gomez,David Fishlow

On July 7, 1941, was once used to be raging in Europe and the U.S. was once difficult that Panama ruthlessly ferret out “German” saboteurs The presidency of Arnulfo Arias near to cave in. at the morning of July 7, the Policía Nacional of Panama opened hearth in chilly blood on Swiss-Germans who had based an enigmatic group on a farm within the highland desolate tract of western Panama.
These obstinate yet unarmed settlers have been fans of the U.S. cult-figure Father Divine. The sufferers of the taking pictures: 10 lifeless instant; who bled to demise at the 18-hour trek by way of horse, truck and teach to the sanatorium; and 8 gravely injured. purely an previous guy and teenagers escaped injury.
Whether Pres. Arnulfo Arias in my opinion ordered the bloodbath is unknown, yet he praised the killers after the very fact, and the judicial cover-up dragged on for 12 years with out result.
Forty years later, within the 1984 election of a puppet president, the Noriega dictatorship attempted to take advantage of the incident, carrying out ugly exhumations of a standard grave, and publishing a peculiar e-book accusing Arias, who was once back working 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 through an eminent Panamanian jurist comprises enormous new fabric to aid the English–language reader comprehend this extraordinary episode within the background of the province of Chiriquí.

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