Amelia Denis de Icaza was instrumental in creating patriotic literary movement which nourished several generations of nationalistic movements which eventually led to the Panama Canal Treaty of September 7, 1977. The Panama Canal was returned to the Republic of Panama on midday December 31, 1999 as a result of the Torrijos-Carter Treaty.
The poem of Ms. Denis de Icaza to Ancon Hill was pivotal in creating the conditions which triggered the return of the Panama Canal to Panamanian hands after 95 years. A statue of this legendary poetess was built on top of Ancon Hill and a street was named after her in the neighborhood of Ancon. Below is a picture of the street with her name.