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December 19, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An American Army officer shot and wounded a Panamanian policeman Monday in the latest escalation of violence in Panama since dictator Manuel A. Noriega's rubber-stamp legislature declared that Panama is "in a state of war" with the United States. U.S. officials said the American officer was defending himself. The shooting occurred in an atmosphere of heightened tension, after Saturday night's fatal shooting of an unarmed U.S. Marine Corps officer by Noriega's Panama Defense Forces.
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December 22, 1990 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The killing of a U.S. Marine lieutenant by Panamanian forces last December, an event used by President Bush in part to justify the invasion of Panama, was not the unprovoked act of "aggression" portrayed by the White House, according to American military and civilian sources. Instead, it was a step in a pattern of aggressive behavior by a small group of U.S.
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December 22, 1990 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The killing of a U.S. Marine lieutenant by Panamanian forces last December, an event used by President Bush in part to justify the invasion of Panama, was not the unprovoked act of "aggression" portrayed by the White House, according to American military and civilian sources. Instead, it was a step in a pattern of aggressive behavior by a small group of U.S.
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December 19, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An American Army officer shot and wounded a Panamanian policeman Monday in the latest escalation of violence in Panama since dictator Manuel A. Noriega's rubber-stamp legislature declared that Panama is "in a state of war" with the United States. U.S. officials said the American officer was defending himself. The shooting occurred in an atmosphere of heightened tension, after Saturday night's fatal shooting of an unarmed U.S. Marine Corps officer by Noriega's Panama Defense Forces.
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March 14, 1988
A group of men dressed in civilian clothes opened fire outside a church service in Panama City after they attacked a woman who was selling an anti-government newsletter at the church's entrance. No one was injured. The incident occurred outside the Roman Catholic Church of El Cristo Rey, long a center of government opposition activity. Witnesses said the men began firing handguns in the air after parishioners ran to the woman's aid.
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September 1, 1987 | Associated Press
Gunmen fired into a crowd of about 1,000 anti-government demonstrators, killing a man and wounding two others, witnesses said Monday. The witnesses said the shooting occurred at the end of a three-mile march to the San Miguelito area on the outskirts of the capital. The National Civic Crusade, a coalition of 192 opposition groups, organized the march to demand the removal of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, Panama's military strongman.
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April 14, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
About 100 Marines fired rifles and mortars for two hours at a group of 40 to 50 intruders in dark uniforms in the second encounter in two days at a Navy fuel depot near the Panama Canal, U.S. military authorities said Wednesday. Despite the intense gunfire and support from American helicopters with searchlights, the Marines neither inflicted nor suffered casualties, and they captured none of the unidentified trespassers, U.S. officials said.
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November 2, 1988 | United Press International
Eleven Marine guards exchanged fire seven times with armed intruders at the Arraijan fuel depot near Howard Air Base in Panama, the Pentagon said Tuesday. No injuries were reported. The incident Monday night was the fourth and most significant exchange of gunfire in the last month, a Pentagon spokeswoman, Maj. Kathy Wood, said. The last previous incident occurred Oct. 23.
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December 18, 1989 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Navy lieutenant was beaten and his wife was roughed up and sexually threatened by Panamanian soldiers late Saturday after they witnessed the fatal shooting of another American military officer in Panama City, Administration officials disclosed Sunday.
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December 18, 1989 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Navy lieutenant was beaten and his wife was roughed up and sexually threatened by Panamanian soldiers late Saturday after they witnessed the fatal shooting of another American military officer in Panama City, Administration officials disclosed Sunday.
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November 2, 1988 | United Press International
Eleven Marine guards exchanged fire seven times with armed intruders at the Arraijan fuel depot near Howard Air Base in Panama, the Pentagon said Tuesday. No injuries were reported. The incident Monday night was the fourth and most significant exchange of gunfire in the last month, a Pentagon spokeswoman, Maj. Kathy Wood, said. The last previous incident occurred Oct. 23.
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April 14, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
About 100 Marines fired rifles and mortars for two hours at a group of 40 to 50 intruders in dark uniforms in the second encounter in two days at a Navy fuel depot near the Panama Canal, U.S. military authorities said Wednesday. Despite the intense gunfire and support from American helicopters with searchlights, the Marines neither inflicted nor suffered casualties, and they captured none of the unidentified trespassers, U.S. officials said.
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March 14, 1988
A group of men dressed in civilian clothes opened fire outside a church service in Panama City after they attacked a woman who was selling an anti-government newsletter at the church's entrance. No one was injured. The incident occurred outside the Roman Catholic Church of El Cristo Rey, long a center of government opposition activity. Witnesses said the men began firing handguns in the air after parishioners ran to the woman's aid.
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September 1, 1987 | Associated Press
Gunmen fired into a crowd of about 1,000 anti-government demonstrators, killing a man and wounding two others, witnesses said Monday. The witnesses said the shooting occurred at the end of a three-mile march to the San Miguelito area on the outskirts of the capital. The National Civic Crusade, a coalition of 192 opposition groups, organized the march to demand the removal of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, Panama's military strongman.
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