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The Postinvasion Blues

After the U.S. invasion of Panama, the Bush Administration quietly passed the word that however much other Latin American nations might protest in public, their...

Panama Moving Against The General

Firecrackers exploded over Panama City last week as the main opposition newspaper, La Prensa, prepared to resume publication for the first time since it was...

Passing The Manhood Test Operation

"It was probably the best-conceived military operation since World War II," declared retired Army Chief of Staff General Edward Meyer. Insisted a veteran...

Panama The General Who Won't Go

All week long, while his rebellious country simmered, General Manuel Antonio Noriega, the besieged ruler of Panama, calmly went about preparing for the wedding...

Showing Muscle

All afternoon George Bush acted the gracious host to 50 old friends and family members at a White House Christmas party, singing carols and taking groups of...

Lead-Pipe Politics

The scene, no matter how often it is played back in the mind, still shocks and horrifies. At the end of a rally of opposition forces protesting the blatant...

Still in Charge: An attempt to oust Panama's boss

For days the rumors flew between the U.S. and Panama: a major shake-up was expected momentarily in the troubled Latin country. At 5:30 p.m. last Thursday,...

Sowing Dragon's Teeth

Operation Just Cause was less than eight hours old, but General Colin Powell was all but declaring victory. As Defense Secretary Dick Cheney looked on...

Panama A Colonel Takes On the General

Prosperous and calm, Panama has long been an anchor of stability in turbulent Central America. But despite the placid facade, resentment has been building...

Postdated Counterinsurgency

When U.S. troops rushed to Panama's National Police Headquarters two weeks ago to confront a small-scale revolt, they did so without waiting for President...

Press: How Reporters Missed the War

When Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches in 1944, American correspondents and photographers were on hand to tell the story. But two weeks ago, when U.S...

Panama's Would-Be President: Guillermo Endara

The ceremony was rich with symbolism, but the circumstances were awkward, to say the least. Shortly after U.S. troops began to move, a new government was...

Wanted: Noriega

The ritual was familiar, but the specifics were unprecedented. When U.S. Attorneys in Miami and Tampa announced two major criminal indictments last Friday, it...

The Devil They Knew

As early as 1972, a U.S. antinarcotics official had a suggestion for cutting down the shipment of drugs through Panama into the U.S.: assassinate Manuel Antonio...

From Hubris to Humiliation

Does anyone deliver bad news with a more mournful mien than Secretary of State George Shultz? Last week, as President Reagan headed off to Moscow, his dispirited...

Short On Cash, Long on Coping

After hiding for more than two months behind shuttered windows and CLOSED signs, Panama's bankers were ready for a stampede of cash-starved customers when the...

Panama Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang

For General Manuel Antonio Noriega, the crisis seemed to grow more desperate by the day. As Panama suffered through a worsening cash crunch and continuing street...

From the Publisher: May 22 1989

Covering the bloody eruption in Panama's streets last week, Central America bureau chief John Moody had a powerful sense of deja vu. He had spent ten weeks in...

And Take a Memo: More Birdseed

Washington is souring on the government it helped install in Panama 11 months ago. The chief source of unhappiness is the refusal of President Guillermo Endara's...

Dirty Dollars

Ever since 1914, when U.S. engineers connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by carving a 43-mile-long canal across the Isthmus of Panama, the two ! countries...