Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Panama held on Sunday Mariano Rivera's entry to the Hall of Fame baseball major league in the city of Cooperstown, U.S, in recognition of the long history of Panama removed from the 2013.
Rivera, originally from the fishing town of Puerto Caimito in western Panama City, he retired from the court with a record 652 saves after a successful career with the New York Yankees, which it included five World Series rings.
Mariano Rivera, which is considered an icon of the New York Yankees, It is the first baseball player in Major League history to enter the Hall of Fame by the Baseball unanimous vote in its first year of application.
Rivera known as "Mo" dedicated his victory to Panama and its people located in the Panamanian Pacific where his image is an example of tenacity, effort and pride.
Panamanian President, laurentino Cortizo, who attended the ceremony, He extolled the figure of Mariano Rivera for the legacy he leaves to the world, in the same way as did figures like Rod Carew, who stood out as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the major leagues you, and also he entered the Hall of Fame.
Cortizo said Rivera's achievements represent an example not only for Panamanians, but that project the good image of Panama, as a country of people who strive and succeed and generating investment where the economy improves, It creates jobs and raises the standard of living of the population.
In fact, Mariano Rivera is the image of the new advertising campaign to promote the main tourist products of the country at local and international level.
The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) officially he launched the campaign under the concept “switch off”.
In the microsite, Panamanian baseball player invites people to visit the isthmus with the following message: “What is Panama?- it's a paradise, a relaxed place, of history, of adventures… It's time to relax, "turn off and let's go”.
Visitors can find within the platform visitpanama.com microsite visitpanama.com/switchoff focused on the US market, It is containing information on tourism products of the country, flight deals and packages Copa Airlines promotional agencies and tour operators.
Meanwhile, Copa Airlines, Official Airline of Major League Baseball (MLB) in Latin America and Canada, He celebrated the event with the first Latin music festival held in Cooperstown, New York, after induction ceremony Mariano Rivera to the Hall of Fame.