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JUDITH PRAT

El Chorrillo, 25 years later

On December 20, 1989, U.S. troops invaded the small Central American country of Panama. The neighbourhood of El Chorrillo, where General Noriegas's quarters were located, was attacked and almost completely destroyed on that very night in 1989 after a fire had broken out. The subsequient reconstruction of the neighbourhood meant the neighbours who had lost their homes needed to be rehoused in new apartment buildings whose apartments had barely 30m2 of floorspace. The layout of the neighbourhood changed drastically and the problems of delinquency, gangs and social decay have been, according to the residents themselves, some of the most serious consequences of the invasion.

Panama, 2014.