Say NO to a road around Casco Viejo|
Don't Let Them Destroy OUR Heritage!
Casco Viejo is a World Heritage Site defined by it's massive historic sea wall built in the 1670s to defend the city from attack by the pirates. For hundreds of years Panamanians and visitors alike have enjoyed strolling atop this wall and gazing out into the Pacific Ocean. Today it is one of the most important historical monuments in the Americas, it is also one of the last places we have to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean free from Panama City's sprawl and traffic.
As hard as it is to believe, there is currently a plan afoot to wrap a massive highway around Casco Viejo, destroying the integrity of this beloved monument. This costly project is based in 1970s-style urban planning that equates massive and visible with progress. It would destroy the character of the oldest permanent settlement in the Americas, and undoubtedly lead to the removal of Casco Viejo from UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
What YOU can do - Spread the word!
1. Send all your Panamanian friends this Website and Video Campaign
2. Write an article (email us for details)
3. Join the facebook page
Cinta Costera in the Press
NewsRoomPanama.com | June 23 - "Unesco calls for halt to Cinta Costera Extension"
NewsRoomPanama.com | May 3 - "Unesco report calls for suspension of Cinta Costera expansion"
NewsRoomPanama.com | March 24 - "Concerns linger over route of third stage of Cinta Costera"
La Prensa | March 23 - "En defensa del Casco Antiguo"
La Prensa | March 18 - "Odebrecht gana licitacion para tercera fase de cinta costera"
Voices to Defend the Patrimony | Voces en Defensa del Patrimonio
Protect Casco Viejo, Panama - Reordenamiento Vial Panama 2011
Evidence of an old pier? Protect Casco's history!
No traffic in the direction of or behind Casco
Photo taken @ rush hour showing traffic towards Punta Paitilla… and none towards Bridge of the Americas