Blanquita is descended from R. Sebastian Lopez Ruiz, born in Panama City to parents who had emigrated from Spain almost a century before Simon Bolivar’s wars of independence in South America. Dr. Ramon Maxmiliano Valdes, one of his grandsons, became the fourth President of Panama in 1916. Blanquita tells these and other fascinating family stories about growing up in Panama.
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- Panama with Love. Each chapter stands alone, from those based on historical research to ones steeped with first-hand accounts. The author’s command and wit shine throughout. A gem! For those interested in Panama, as well as those wanting to climb into a vivid Latin Amercian family tree, this memoir gives unique insights into to eras that might make one wish for the chance to experience them once again. (By Murphy on October 3, 2014)