During a recent photography soujourn into the commercial territory of El Dorado, I visited an Indian store full of exotic products from this Asian country. Panama, because of its historical reliance on commerce, is above all a melting pot. This is shown, for instance, by its considerable population of Afro-Antillean and Chinese origin. There are also communities of Spanish, Italian, Greek, Indian, Jews, Hindus and Muslims. Smaller religious groups include Jewish and Muslim communities with approximately 10,000 members each, and small groups of Hindus, Arabs, Buddhists and Rastafarians.
The Indian population is Panama is a prosperous and respected ethnic group. Many of them are businessmen. They own stores which sell imported Indian merchandise, engage in the sale of used cars and peddle other small-priced goods such as clothes, watches and perfume. They are known for their hard work.
Below is a picture of an Indian table exhibiting several products from India. The picture was taken from the parking lot through a glass window. That explains the visible reflection of automobiles on the glass. I wish I could travel to this fascinating country. It has so much to offer to a curious traveler.