022This well-done video tells the story of former gang members in the old, colonial part of Panama City known as Casco Viejo. Former members of the gang known as “The City of God” have turned from their lives of violence and robbing tourists to entrepeneurs and owners and operators of Fortaleza Tours. Today they show tourists around this now restored historic center of the old Panama City, once known as “the richest city in the world.” Here is the church of St Joseph, home to the golden altar that almost miraculously was spared from the pirate Henry Morgan. The idea of gang members becoming community leaders and tour operators is largely because of the vision of a young American developer, Matthew Landau, who took one of the old eyesore buildings of Casco Viejo and turned it into a five-star boutique hotel. This is that fascinating story

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