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September 04, 2011 06h28PM {data}2011-09-04{/data}{hora}18:28{/hora}

Campeche receives the Pan American Torch.. Photo: Terra

Campeche receives the Pan American Torch.
Photo: Terra

Ricardo Otero
In the tenth day of travels through Mexico, the Pan American Torch on Sunday traveled through the streets of Campeche. It was the beginning of a five day trip through the Yucatan peninsula and the first time the Pan American Torch saw the sea, in the beautiful port in the Gulf of Mexico.

The place that still has traces of the history of pirate battles in the Colonial teams. The Guadalajara 2011 Flame passed through narrow and colorful streets in the mural city, to close the beautiful boardwalk, where the torch could see the sea.

In contrast to those days of battle to preserve treasures, the Flame represents a message of peace before the sporting competition that will bring together 42 countries to the tournament.

"I have participated in various Pan American Games, but being a representative of the Torch is a very emotional moment, it makes cur skin curl, its a great emotion, something very beautiful," said Francisco Campos, veteran pitcher of the Campeche Pirates in the Mexican Baseball League and bronze medalists for Mexico in Santo Domingo 2003.

The Pan American torch will continue its travels on Monday in Merida, Yucatan.

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