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Omar Torrijos

Last mentioned in Panama City : Panama
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Omar Torrijos's Biography

Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – July 31, 1981) was the Commander of the Panamanian and National Guard and the de facto leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981. Torrijos was never officially the president of Panama, but instead held titles including "Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution" and "Supreme Chief of Government." Although he was considered a leftist dictator, he simultaneously had the support of the United States as he opposed communism. His politics were based instead on progressivism.

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  • Gingrich: GOP, stick to your principles

      News Source: CNN | 12 months ago
    Newt Gingrich is the new co-cost of CNN's "Crossfire," which starts September 16. A former speaker of the House, he was a candidate in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries. In 1977, as a private citizen, Newt Gingrich collected 50,000
  • El exgeneral Noriega regresa a Panamá para ingresar en prisión

      News Source: Moreover Silicon Valley | over 2 years ago
    Un pequeno apartamento remodelado del penal El Renacer, con vistas a las esclusas de Miraflores, en el Canal de Panama, recibira al que sera su mas famoso ocupante: el exgeneral panameno Manuel Antonio Noriega , de 77 anos, representante de la vieja
  • El ex general Noriega viaja de vuelta a Panamá extraditado por Francia

      News Source: Moreover Silicon Valley | over 2 years ago
    Estuvo al frente de la dictadura entre 1983 y 1989 El ex general Noriega viaja de vuelta a Panam extraditado por Francia Traslado de Noriega al aeropuerto de ...Despus ha cumplido en Pars su pena de crcel por blanqueo de dinero del narcotrfico

Omar Torrijos Blogs

  • libertarian neocon: Craig Shirley and Newt Gingrich Give the ...

      Blog Source: libertarian-neocon.blogspot.com | 12 months ago
    For several years, the U.S. government had been making plans to yield control and ownership of the Panama Canal to Omar Torrijos, the dictator of the Panama. All of the establishment was going along with it, from Lyndon Johnson to Nixon to ...
  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman: An Interview with John ...

      Blog Source: www.collapsingintoconsciousness.com | 12 months ago
    And Omar Torrijos of Panama likewise. I couldn't bring them around. I couldn't corrupt them. In these instances, the jackals go in and they either overthrow governments or assassinate them. Both Roldos of Ecuador and Torrijos of Panama ..
  • Latin American Herald Tribune - Former Dictator Noriega ...

      Blog Source: www.laht.com | over 2 years ago
    ... behind bars for money laundering. The former strongman surrendered on Jan. 3, 1990, to the U.S. troops who had invaded Panama the previous month, ending the military dictatorship established in 1968 by Gen. Omar Torrijos (1929-1981) ...

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