CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
With the invasion of Panama, the President has betrayed the new realization spreading in the world that we do have more effective tools than the military to settle our problems and differences. His timing couldn't be worse. Most world leaders are talking about "peace dividends", and (Soviet President Mikhail) Gorbachev commits himself in both words and deeds to no military intervention in other countries. And at this moment, our president starts a war in Panama. What a reversal, and what a contrast to the exciting developments in Eastern Europe, where a groundswell from the people themselves, and not just military might, is producing profound change.
June 11, 2011 |
The murmurs of surprise and displeasure last August that greeted Bob Bradley's four-year contract extension to remain as coach of the U.S. soccer team are likely to grow louder and more vitriolic after Bradley's team stumbled to a historic 2-1 Gold Cup loss to Panama on Saturday at Tampa. Fla. First-half goals by Luis Tejada and Gabriel Gomez sparked the Central Americans to their first victory against the U.S., which lost in group play in the Gold Cup for the first time. The win assures Panama of a berth in the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive tournament.
December 30, 2006 |
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt surprised fans in Panama City on Friday, visiting a souvenir shop, a colonial neighborhood and the Panama Canal, where one resident yelled, "Are you Brad Pitt?" The actor smiled and said: "Sometimes." The Hollywood couple flew to Panama on Thursday, taking a side trip from their holiday stay in Costa Rica. Besides touring the capital, where they shopped for souvenirs and walked around a colonial neighborhood, Pitt and Jolie visited a former U.S.
August 27, 2006
THESE men from the Kuna tribe on the San Blas Islands of Panama entertained passengers from the small Pacific Explorer cruise ship, including Shirley and Robert Gapper, of West Covina. Shirley took this shot with her Canon G2. "I liked it because of the brilliant color of those yellow shirts," said the retired music teacher, adding that the performance was "so synchronized, it was almost unreal."
August 21, 2005 |
Cuba and Panama restored diplomatic ties Saturday, one year after they were severed when Panama's previous president pardoned four Cuban exiles accused of trying to assassinate President Fidel Castro. Castro and Panamanian President Martin Torrijos looked on as a document was signed in Havana declaring normalized relations "inspired by the spirit of fraternity that has always linked these two countries."
July 19, 2009 |
With only one regular in the starting lineup, the United States rallied past Panama into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kenny Cooper converted a penalty kick midway through overtime in the 105th minute, giving the two-time defending champions a 2-1 victory at Philadelphia and a semifinal berth against Honduras. "It was ideal to finish it off in regulation, but it took 30 extra minutes and that still says something about this group," U.S. Coach Bob Bradley said.
June 23, 1987 |
An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook parts of Panama on Monday, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported, the U.S. Geological Survey said.