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December 22, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santiago Torrijos, a former Panamanian consul general in Los Angeles, has every reason to loathe Gen. Manuel A. Noriega and wish for his downfall. Torrijos' uncle, Gen. Omar Torrijos, Panama's previous leader, was killed in a suspicious airplane crash in July, 1981, four years after he signed the Panama Canal Treaties with President Jimmy Carter. Noriega has been suspected of plotting Gen. Torrijos' death. And last Aug.
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December 22, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santiago Torrijos, a former Panamanian consul general in Los Angeles, has every reason to loathe Gen. Manuel A. Noriega and wish for his downfall. Torrijos' uncle, Gen. Omar Torrijos, Panama's previous leader, was killed in a suspicious airplane crash in July, 1981, four years after he signed the Panama Canal Treaties with President Jimmy Carter. Noriega has been suspected of plotting Gen. Torrijos' death. And last Aug.
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March 10, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
The head of Panama's consulate in Los Angeles has broken with his country's military-dominated government and on Wednesday called for new leadership in his troubled nation. Santiago Torrijos, nephew of the late Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos, issued a letter "to the people of Panama" in which he said that Gen. Manuel A. Noriega's ruling party has subordinated the interests of the people to the "whims of a small political-military circle."
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August 13, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
The FBI is investigating allegations of drug trafficking in central Florida involving Panamanian strongman Manuel A. Noriega, the second investigation of Panama's defense chief by federal agents, government sources said Wednesday. The inquiry, based on confidential informants in Tampa, is focusing on alleged incidents that date back several years, said the sources, who spoke on condition that they not be identified by name.
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February 8, 1990 | RAFAEL PRIETO ZARTHA, Prieto Zartha is a free-lance journalist based in Los Angeles
Most members of the local Panamanian community are happy about the ouster of Manuel Antonio Noriega, but they generally have ambivalent feelings about how it was achieved: the massive U.S military invasion of their homeland. "To me, as a Latin American, the invasion posed an ethical dilemma," said Santiago Torrijos, former consul general of Panama in Los Angeles and nephew of one-time Panamanian strongman Omar Torrijos.
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