Hato Ratón

Hato Ratón is located in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca, an autonomous region in western Panama, home to the largest indigenous community in Panama, the Ngäbe-Buglé people. The residents primarily engage in agriculture, growing corn, plantains, and cassava, and supplement their diets with fishing and hunting. These communities are closely connected to nature and their cultural traditions. Education and healthcare remain significant challenges despite efforts to improve them. The Ngäbe-Buglé have fought to preserve their autonomy and rights, facing issues like deforestation, mining, and inadequate recognition of their ancestral lands. Through community organization and advocacy, they continue to resist and preserve their way of life.