EFEBy Ana de Leon Panama City

Amid a cheering crowd, two men arrive at Los Primos cockpit, each with his gamecock in a suitcase and having already decided how much money they're willing to bet. One says he'll make it $1,000 and the other accepts.

The two gamecock breeders go to weigh their "chickens" to see if they're basically even. Then they approach the judge officiating this weekend's cockfight at Los Primos on the outskirts of Panama City.