Nation: Shah's Haven

It's beautiful but lonely

From the patio of the pale stucco house, a Panamanian gunboat can be seen cruising the richly blue-green waters. Guards armed with pistols and submachine guns patrol the driveway, and a German shepherd attack dog trots around the unfenced grounds. Perched on a cliff 50 yds. from the bay, the house itself is a modest dwelling, consisting of only six rooms. But for the latest occupant of the building, owned by former Panamanian Ambassador to the U.S. Gabriel Lewis Galindo, it is a much needed haven. "Such surroundings, such hospitality, are not going to be easy to match,"...

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