Looking at Panama since the invasion, the authors explore the challenge facing the US-installed Endara government as rebuilds a country shattered by invasion and US sanctions.


Author: John Weeks

Publisher: Latin America Bureau (Lab)

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001006324

Category: History

Page: 131

View: 335

How did Manuel Noriega, the CIA's most important agent in Central America, become the US administration's most wanted criminal? Why did 22,000 US troops invade Panama, to arrest a man who had been a staunch ally of the US? Was his involvement in the drug trade the real reason for General Noriega's downfall? Panama: Made in the USA explores the unanswered questions behind the invasion of December 1989 and looks at the turbulent history of US-Panamanian relations, in particular the bitter struggle for control of the Panama Canal. It analyzes the economic and geo-strategic importance of a country literally created by and for the US government. Looking at Panama since the invasion, the authors explore the challenge facing the US-installed Endara government as rebuilds a country shattered by invasion and US sanctions.


Dinge , John Our Man in Panama : How General Noriega Used the United States , and Made Millions in Drugs and Arms Random House , 1990 , 0394549104. Dinge details the relationship between the US and Noriega , with critical emphasis on US ...


Author: Sarah Woods

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622605

Category: Travel

Page: 358

View: 820

The second edition of Bradt’s award-winning guide to Panama, now fully revised and updated. It’s the most thorough guide on the market covering eco-tourism, beaches, festivals, cities and much more besides.

Panama Made in USA



Author: John F. Weeks

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

ISBN: 0853458162

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 846


A Political Chronology of the Americas

Under its provisions, US commercial activities not essential to the operation of the canal were to be reduced and a standard basic wage scale was implemented. Panama made concessions to the USA by allowing military bases to be ...


Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135356521

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 814

Charts the major events and memorable dates in the political histories of the countries of the region. * Alphabetically listed individual country chapters * Chronologically lists the major events of each country * Covers the economic, social and cultural developments that have affected the political history of each country

Inside Panama

Carl Glenn, ed., The US invasion of Panamá: The Truth Behind Operation Just Cause (Boston: South End Press, 1991). ... John Weeks and Phil Gunson, Panama: Made in the USA (London, Latin American Bureau, 1991). Philip E. Wheaton, Panama ...


Author: Tom Barry

Publisher: Interhemispheric

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173009814661

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 200

View: 721

Debating War and Peace

And even if the students had in fact been in jeopardy , some observers noted that if the United States made a regular ... In Panama too , the White House pointed to a threat to Americans as justification for military intervention .


Author: Jonathan Mermin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691005348

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 462

The First Amendment ideal of an independent press allows American journalists to present critical perspectives on government policies and actions; but are the media independent of government in practice? Here Jonathan Mermin demonstrates that when it comes to military intervention, journalists over the past two decades have let the government itself set the terms and boundaries of foreign policy debate in the news. Analyzing newspaper and television reporting of U.S. intervention in Grenada and Panama, the bombing of Libya, the Gulf War, and U.S. actions in Somalia and Haiti, he shows that if there is no debate over U.S. policy in Washington, there is no debate in the news. Journalists often criticize the execution of U.S. policy, but fail to offer critical analysis of the policy itself if actors inside the government have not challenged it. Mermin ultimately offers concrete evidence of outside-Washington perspectives that could have been reported in specific cases, and explains how the press could increase its independence of Washington in reporting foreign policy news. The author constructs a new framework for thinking about press-government relations, based on the observation that bipartisan support for U.S. intervention is often best interpreted as a political phenomenon, not as evidence of the wisdom of U.S. policy. Journalists should remember that domestic political factors often influence foreign policy debate. The media, Mermin argues, should not see a Washington consensus as justification for downplaying critical perspectives.

Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II

In 1963 the U.S. administration of President John Kennedy granted Panama the right to fly its national flag in the Panama Canal Zone, ... He also made clear his determination to destroy the National Guard as a competing political force.


Author: James Ciment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1488

View: 976

Thoroughly revised to include 25 conflicts not covered in the previous edition, as well as expanded and updated information on previous coverage, this illustrated reference presents descriptions and analyses of more than 170 significant post-World War II conflicts around the globe. Organized by region for ease of access, "Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II, Second Edition" provides clear, in-depth explanations of events not covered in such detail in any other reference source. Including more than 180 detailed maps and 150 photos, the set highlights the conflicts that dominate today's headlines and the events that changed the course of late twentieth-century history.

South America Central America and the Caribbean 2002

Dinges , J. Our Man in Panama : How General Noriega Fooled the United States and Made Millions in Drugs and Arms . New York ... Farnsworth , D. N. , and McKenney , J. W. US - Panama Relations , 1903–1978 : A Study in Linkage Politics .


Author: Jacqueline West

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857431219

Category: Reference

Page: 12

View: 677

South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2002has been thoroughly revised and updated by Europa's experienced editorial team. The information included is as invaluable to those who know little of the region as it is to the seasoned businessman or academic. It should be in the reference collections of public and academic libraries, international organizations, trade and industrial companies, diplomats, government and the media. Containing a wealth of up-to-date information on the 48 countries and territories of the region, this reference provides a unique perspective on the region with its exhaustive collection of facts, up-to-date statistics, extensive directory details and expert comment.

Panama Tax Guide Volume 1 Strategic Practical Information and Contacts

Capitalisation of the 23 companies making up the Exchange's index was about US$3.2bn at the end of the year. ... Its shareholder base is made up of the main local banks, including Banco Nacional de Panamá (National Bank ...


Author: IBP, Inc.


ISBN: 9781433038952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 369

2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Panama Tax Guide

Sports Culture in Latin American History

Panama” Al Brown, a native of Colón and Panama's first worldchampion boxer, never elucidated the kind of nationalist ... 18 In the early 1990s two American writers penned a troubling book for Panamanians, Panama: Made in the USA.19 ...


Author: David M. K. Sheinin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822980452

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 655

Perhaps no other activity is more synonymous with passion, identity, bodily ideals, and the power of place than sport. As the essays in this volume show, the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide window into local, regional, and national histories. The essays examine the role of sport as a political vehicle, in claims to citizenship, as a source of community and ethnic pride, as a symbol of masculinity or feminism, as allegorical performance, and in many other purposes. Sports Culture in Latin American History juxtaposes analyses of better-known activities such as boxing and soccer with first peoples’ athletics in Argentina, Cholita wrestling in Bolivia, the African-influenced martial art of capoeira, Japanese Brazilian gateball, the “Art Deco” body ideal for postrevolutionary Mexican women, Jewish soccer fans in Argentina and transgressive behavior at matches, and other topics. The contributors view the local origins and adaptations of these athletic activities and their significance as insightful narrators of history and culture.