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Panama’s General Manuel Noriega

General Manuel Noriega, now 82-year-old has been granted house arrest due to a brain surgery he is going to undergo to remove a benign tumor.Noriega was viewed by the Panamanian’s as a military strongman and a de facto leader for many years. Noriega used his military relations to better position himself. …

Panama Canal Strike Called Off

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16674578 The Panama Canal has been a critical component in international trade ever since its completion.  Due to the ever-growing number of ships traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice versa, the canal’s original size has proven to be inadequate for future trade.  Since 2007, the canal has …

The US Supreme Court and the Noriega extradition

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8479373.stm The fact that it is hard to even keep up with the subheading of this BBC news article should indicate on the forefront just how complicated the US relationship with Latin America is. The first line reads, “The US Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from Panama’s …

Failed Plot to Kidnap President of Panama

January 20th, 2010 by omarchapin Three men were accused in Panama on charges of trying to kidnap the president Ricardo Martinelli. Two of the suspected kidnappers were actually two of his bodyguards. The other one is a Puerto Rican man who had infiltrated the group and was believed to have …

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