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January 18, 1988
The Panamanian government, dominated by military strongman Manuel A. Noriega, has for years doled out U.S. foreign aid to the general's political backers, according to a report by U.S. investigators. The 1987 internal report from the Agency for International Development is the latest allegation of corruption against Noriega, who is under pressure by the Reagan Administration and internal opposition to step down. The Panamanian housing agency, the AID report said, required applicants for U.S.
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January 12, 1990 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Guillermo Endara, swinging a heavy sledgehammer, began the demolition Thursday of the Comandancia, the seat and symbol of Manuel A. Noriega's power. "It is a good feeling to see a hated institution come down," Endara declared. "And it is good to see that housing for the poor will go up in its place."
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January 12, 1990 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Guillermo Endara, swinging a heavy sledgehammer, began the demolition Thursday of the Comandancia, the seat and symbol of Manuel A. Noriega's power. "It is a good feeling to see a hated institution come down," Endara declared. "And it is good to see that housing for the poor will go up in its place."
NEWS
January 18, 1988
The Panamanian government, dominated by military strongman Manuel A. Noriega, has for years doled out U.S. foreign aid to the general's political backers, according to a report by U.S. investigators. The 1987 internal report from the Agency for International Development is the latest allegation of corruption against Noriega, who is under pressure by the Reagan Administration and internal opposition to step down. The Panamanian housing agency, the AID report said, required applicants for U.S.
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May 1, 1986 | Associated Press
The House today easily passed and sent to the Senate a bill authorizing the U.S. government to spend $437 million in the next fiscal year to operate and maintain the Panama Canal. The 327-59 vote came after only brief debate and no attempts to kill it--in contrast to past years when conservatives had fought strongly against U.S. plans to turn the important Central American waterway over to Panama by the year 2000.
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August 24, 1988 | United Press International
The State Department today publicly linked the government of Gen. Manuel Noriega to harassment and violent incidents aimed at American officials and civilians living in Panama. A Pentagon official said 1,550 of the 2,450 U.S. military families living in civilian housing in Panama in March have been moved into safer quarters on U.S. bases as of Aug. 15. The escalating tension between the United States and the Noriega government has been marked by charges and countercharges from both sides.
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May 1, 1986 | Associated Press
The House today easily passed and sent to the Senate a bill authorizing the U.S. government to spend $437 million in the next fiscal year to operate and maintain the Panama Canal. The 327-59 vote came after only brief debate and no attempts to kill it--in contrast to past years when conservatives had fought strongly against U.S. plans to turn the important Central American waterway over to Panama by the year 2000.
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