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December 25, 1987
A Panamanian court sentenced former army Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera to five years in prison after his conviction on charges stemming from his tough criticism last summer of the country's military leader, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. Diaz Herrera was Noriega's second-in-command until forced to retire last June, and he prompted widespread civil unrest soon afterward by accusing Noriega of election fraud, corruption and involvement in political assassinations.
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December 28, 1987
Panama freed six associates of Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera, the former army second-in-command whose accusations against the nation's strongman, Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, touched off mass protests last summer, a lawyer for the men's families said. The attorney, who requested anonymity, said the six were released late Saturday, two days after Diaz Herrera was allowed to leave for Venezuela.
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July 29, 1987 | United Press International
A retired colonel arrested when troops stormed his home has no evidence to support accusations that Panama's military strongman masterminded assassinations and rigged elections, sources in the assistant prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Retired Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera, Panama's former No. 2 military man, was said to be in good health despite a two-hour gunfight early Monday between people at his residence and security forces.
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July 29, 1987 | United Press International
A retired colonel arrested when troops stormed his home has no evidence to support accusations that Panama's military strongman masterminded assassinations and rigged elections, sources in the assistant prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Retired Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera, Panama's former No. 2 military man, was said to be in good health despite a two-hour gunfight early Monday between people at his residence and security forces.
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June 15, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
An industrialist who tried to mediate Panama's political crisis has fled the country after calling privately for the ouster of military strongman Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, well-informed sources said Sunday. Gabriel Lewis Galindo, a former ambassador to the United States, flew to Costa Rica on Saturday, telling friends he feared for his safety, after Noriega's chief of military intelligence phoned to curse him as a traitor.
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June 12, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The government suspended civil liberties under a nationwide state of emergency and arrested scores of dissidents Thursday to quell Panama's most serious political unrest in 19 years of military domination. The crackdown brought a tense calm to Panama City after two days of violent clashes between riot police and demonstrators but failed to break an anti-government general strike. Two strike leaders were arrested and later freed. The 10,000 U.S.
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June 22, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
After four years as Panama's strongman, Gen. Manuel A. Noriega is being seriously challenged by popular unrest over alleged corruption, vote fraud and political murder. The worst rioting since the military seized power in 1968 has forced him to suspend civil liberties, censor the press and deploy combat troops to help the police make hundreds of arrests.
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July 27, 1987 | United Press International
Amid gunfire and tear gas, security forces today stormed the home of Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera and arrested the ousted chief of staff whose accusations against strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega triggered fierce anti-government rioting. Archbishop Marcos McGrath, Panama's leading Roman Catholic prelate, said Diaz Herrera was arrested, but there was no immediate comment by civilian or military authorities.
NEWS
June 3, 1987 | From Reuters
Col. Roberto Diaz Herrera, second-in-command of Panama's powerful military and a cousin of the country's late strongman, Gen. Omar Torrijos, has retired due to poor health, a senior military spokesman said Tuesday. Official word of Diaz Herrera's departure followed several days of rumors that the 48-year-old official was ill and planned to stepped down as head of the army's general staff. Panama has often been awash with rumors of friction between Diaz Herrera and Brig. Gen.
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January 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Six opposition leaders accused of plotting to overthrow the government returned Thursday from self-imposed exile in the United States. The six are leaders of the Civic Crusade, a coalition of trade and business organizations that called for the resignation of the military strongman, Gen. Manuel A. Noriega. They fled four months ago after the government issued orders for their arrest.
NEWS
June 22, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
After four years as Panama's strongman, Gen. Manuel A. Noriega is being seriously challenged by popular unrest over alleged corruption, vote fraud and political murder. The worst rioting since the military seized power in 1968 has forced him to suspend civil liberties, censor the press and deploy combat troops to help the police make hundreds of arrests.
NEWS
June 15, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
An industrialist who tried to mediate Panama's political crisis has fled the country after calling privately for the ouster of military strongman Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, well-informed sources said Sunday. Gabriel Lewis Galindo, a former ambassador to the United States, flew to Costa Rica on Saturday, telling friends he feared for his safety, after Noriega's chief of military intelligence phoned to curse him as a traitor.
NEWS
June 12, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The government suspended civil liberties under a nationwide state of emergency and arrested scores of dissidents Thursday to quell Panama's most serious political unrest in 19 years of military domination. The crackdown brought a tense calm to Panama City after two days of violent clashes between riot police and demonstrators but failed to break an anti-government general strike. Two strike leaders were arrested and later freed. The 10,000 U.S.
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