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Panama Publics: Too Cool for School
The public buses on the streets of Panama City are recycled school buses which used to chug along suburban streets in the United States some thirty years ago. Plain yellow has been traded up for brilliantly multicolored designs of birds, flowers, sexy women, Carlos’s name…whatever… The city is phasing them out, slowly replacing the old school rattlers with sleek air conditioned coaches with sun-glazed windows. In the meantime, the city buses are shots of brightness, sometimes even trimmed with flashing disco lights at night.
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