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  Omar Torrijos Summary
Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – August 1, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and the leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Torrijos was born in Santiago in the province of Veraguas, the sixth of twelve children.
Torrijos was regarded by his supporters as the first Panamanian leader to represent the majority population of Panama, which is poor, Spanish-speaking, and of mixed heritage (of indigenous, Hispanic, and African descent) — as opposed to the light-skinned social elite, often referred to as rabiblancos ("white-tails"), who dominated the commerce and political life of Panama.
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  Omar Torrijos - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 - August 1, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and military ruler of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Torrijos was often referred to in the American press as the military strongman of Panama.
Torrijos instituted a range of social and economic reforms to improve the lot of the poor, redistributed agricultural land and persecuted the richest and most powerful families in the country, as well as independent student and labor leaders.
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 Omar Torrijos
Omar Torrijos Herera (February 13, 1929 - July 31, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and military ruler of Panama from 1968 to 1978.
Torrijos further consolidated his power by taking authoritarian measures such as persecuting leaders of student and labor groups, dissolving all political parties and the legislature, closing down independent media outlets, and conducting a ruthless anti-guerrilla campaign in Western Panama.
Torrijos instituted a range of social and economic reforms (military socialism) to improve the lot of the poor, redistributed agricultural land and persecuted the richest and most powerful families in the country, as well as independent student and labor leaders.
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 Torrijos Herrera Omar - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Torrijos Herrera, Omar (1929-1981), military general who led Panama from 1969 to 1981.
The Torrijos era brought Panama a mixture of military rule, social and economic reforms, and a more vigorous, left-wing foreign policy.
Omar Khayyam (circa 1050-1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and author of one of the world's best-known works of poetry.
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 Panama - THE LEGACY OF OMAR TORRIJOS
Torrijos actively sought to add lower- and middle-class support to the power base provided by his control over the military, using a mixture of nationalism and populism to achieve this goal.
Torrijos justified his policies as being required by the pressing social needs of the population and by the overriding need to maintain national unity in order to negotiate a treaty with the United States that would cede sovereignty over the Canal Zone and ultimately give control of the Panama Canal to Panama.
Torrijos and his supporters used the new system to create their own political party, the PRD, which tried to combine the old elements of the Torrijos coalition into a single political structure.
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 Omar Torrijos Herrera Biography
Torrijos Herrera, Omar (1929-1981), general and leader of Panama (1968-1981).
Torrijos then became commander of the guard, and subsequently emerged as the strongman of the new regime.
In 1978 Torrijos relinquished leadership to a new government, but he remained the head of the guard and thus the ultimate power in Panama until his death in a plane crash in 1981.
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 Omar Torrijos - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 - August 1, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and military ruler of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Torrijos justified his policies as being required by the pressing social needs of the population and by the overriding need to maintain national unity in order to negotiate a treaty with the United States that would cede sovereignty over the Canal Zone and ultimately give control of the Panama Canal to Panama.
Nixon thought Torrijos was a dangerous Communist and knew he was a drug peddler and Nixon was always at his Draconian best when Commie hunting or fighting his "war on drugs." His plumbers had even hatched a plot to assassinate Torrijos, the Nixonian version of big-stick diplomacy revealed by White House operative E.
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 Omar Torrijos
Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – July 31, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and the de facto leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Torrijos was born in Santiago in the province of Veraguas, the; sixth of twelve children.
Torrijos instituted a range of social and economic reforms to improve the lot of the poor, redistributed agricultural land and persecuted the richest and most powerful families in the country, as well as independent student and labor leaders.
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 Panama the Legacy of Omar Torrijos
Torrijos actively sought to add lower- and middle-class support to the power base provided by his control over the military, using a mixture of nationalism and populism to achieve this goal.
Torrijos and his supporters used the new system to create their own political party, the PRD, which tried to combine the old elements of the Torrijos coalition into a single political structure.
Torrijos also appointed a new civilian president, Aristides Royo, and announced that he was relinquishing the special powers he had exercised since 1972.
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 Panama Guide: Omar Torrijos
Omar Torrijos.Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 - August 1, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and military ruler of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Torrijos was regarded by his supporters as the first Panamanian leader to represent the majority population of Panama, which is poor, Spanish-speaking, and of mixed heritage (of indigenous, Hispanic, and African descent) -- as opposed to the light-skinned social elite, often referred to as rabiblancos ("white-tails"), who dominated the commerce and political life of Panama.
Mausoleum of Omar Torrijos on Amador, Panama City in the former Canal Zone.Torrijos' death generated charges and speculation that he was the victim of an assassination plot.
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 Panama The Government of Torrijos and the National Guard - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, ...
Torrijos assumed full control, and Martinez and three of his supporters in the military government were exiled.
Torrijos did not denounce the proposed reforms, but he assured Panamanian and United States investors that their interests were not threatened.
Torrijos worked on building a popular base for his government, forming an alliance among the National Guard and the various sectors of society that had been the objects of social injustice at the hands of the oligarchy, particularly the long-neglected campesinos.
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 People: Panama History: Biographies topics on Encyclopedia.com
Commander of the Panamanian Defense Forces from 1983, Noriega consolidated the strong-armed rule inherited from Gen. Omar Torrijos Herrera, and became the de facto leader of Panama.
A former minister of education, he was named president by Gen. Omar Torrijos Herrera, the actual ruler of the country.
Torrijos Herrera, Omar 1929-81, military leader, dictator of Panama (1968-78).
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 Presidencia de la República de Panamá
President Martín Torrijos Espino was born in the city of Panama on July 18th, 1963; he is the son of General Omar Torrijos Herrera and Mrs.
Martin Torrijos was postulated in May 1999 as candidate for the PRD to the presidency of Panama and later, in August of that same year, he was elected as General Secretary of the same political party.
Torrijos political proposal to build a New Motherland under acquired commitments with every sector of the Panamanian society made him win the presidential elections of May 2nd, 2004, with approximately 48% acceptance from the voting public composed by popular, professional and business sectors.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Omar Torrijos
Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – July 31, 1981) was a Panamanian army officer and the de facto leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Torrijos is best known for negotiating the treaties that eventually gave Panama full sovereignty over the Panama Canal, in 1978.
Following a large state funeral, Torrijos was briefly buried in a cemetery in Casco Viejo (the Old City of Panama), before being moved to a mausoleum in the former Canal Zone near Panama City.
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 Omar Torrijos
Omar Torrijos (February 13, 1929 - July 31, 1981) was the de facto leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981.
Following a large state funeral, Torrijos was briefly buried in a cemetery in Casco Viejo (the Old City of Panama), before being moved to a mausoleum in the former Canal Zone near Panama City.
Torrijos by agencies of the United States." Those documents were not allowed as evidence in trial, because the presiding judge agreed with the U.S. government's claim that their public mention would violate the Classified Information Procedures Act.
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 Pension mess is setback for Panama's Torrijos - Politics - RedOrbit
Torrijos was forced to ask parliament this week to freezeimplementation of the law, which the national assembly passedin early June.
Part of his initial political success was based on theenduring popularity of his father, Omar Torrijos (1968-1981),who became a national hero for negotiating a 1977 deal in whichthe U.S. government handed over control of the Panama Canal inDecember 1999.
While Omar Torrijos ran the country with a free hand, hisson has had to operate within the confines of a full-fledgeddemocracy where deal-making is essential, say commentators.
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 Torrijos Herrera Omar - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Torrijos Herrera, Omar (1929-1981), Panamanian general and virtual dictator (1968-1981), born in Santiago.
In 1968 Arnulfo Arias again became president, but after 11 days he was deposed by a junta led by Colonel Omar Torrijos Herrera.
Moscoso spent her childhood in Pedasi in the province of Los Santos before marrying Arnulfo Arias, three-times president of Panama.
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 Torrijos Herrera Omar: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
A former minister of education, he was named president by Gen. Omar Torrijos Herrera, the actual ruler of the country.
Omar Torrijos Herrera emerged as the dominant figure shortly thereafter.
Torrijos conducted enormous public works...Modern Panama After the death of Torrijos in a plane crash in 1981, Colonel...
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 Noticias Internacionales - Plan Maestro - PanCanal.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
El mandatario Martín Torrijos prometió al país que la propuesta de expansión de la vía interoceánica de 91 años, anunciada en la víspera, se debatirá ampliamente previo a su aprobación en la legislatura y a su consulta en un referendo.
Torrijos sabe que a partir de ahora no podrá hacer campaña explícita en pro del voto favorable, por lo que utilizó el lanzamiento de la obra para pedirle a los panameños que se embarquen en el mayor intento de reparación de la vía, desde su apertura en agosto de 1914.
Torrijos trató en su mensaje de atraer el interés popular y anunció medidas encaminadas a borrar del todo el temor sobre el impacto social que tendría el proyecto, que requiere una inversión de 5.250 millones de dólares.
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 Omar Torrijos, Schema-Root rss
Torrijos-the son of Omar Torrijos, an army general who ruled Panama from 1968 to 1981-won the May US presidential election, Schema-Root news" target="_self" class="internal" href="http://schema-root.org/region/americas/north_america/usa/government/issues/2004_presidential_election/">2004 presidential election as a candidate for the...
Omar Torrijos, in Panama, was an example of a military officer with a profound consciousness of social justice and his homeland.
Martin Torrijos, expressed appreciation for Cuban solidarity towards his country and recalled the friendship between his father Omar Torrijos and the...
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 Okke Ornstein's Noriegaville - Turtle Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Torrijos could display his left-wing domestic policy and make friends with Fidel Castro and Khadaffi only because the US let him do so, and they allowed this because they needed Torrijos for a Treaty advantageous to the United States.
The PRD (Revolutionary Democratic Party), was incorporated by General Omar Torrijos and continued by his successor Manuel Antonio Noriega, and still harbors many people who were one way or the other connected with the military regime.
The Torrijos campaign is hawking "security" as one of the pillars of the new government's policy, quoting rising crime rates necessitating a reinforced police force (the reality is that Panama is one of the safest countries of the hemisphere).
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 Revista Envío - Martín Torrijos in the General’s Shadow
The third factor behind Torrijos’ victory is the organizational weakness of the rightwing parties.
Torrijos himself summed it up as follows: “Panama needs a new country project to unite all of our compatriots in the urgent development tasks, a national project that can pull us out of our backwardness, inequity and poverty and into the first world in a relatively short space of time.
Omar Torrijos defined human beings as his government’s objective and used to repeat endlessly that the best way to discover the country’s situation was to talk to the poor.
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 Torrijos Herrera Omar - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Torrijos Herrera, Omar (1929-1981), Panamanian general and virtual dictator (1968-1981), born in Santiago.
In 1968 Arnulfo Arias again became president, but after 11 days he was deposed by a junta led by Colonel Omar Torrijos Herrera.
Moscoso spent her childhood in Pedasi in the province of Los Santos before marrying Arnulfo Arias, three-times president of Panama.
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 People's Daily Online -- Torrijos wins Panamanian presidential election
Torrijos, 40, is the son of late Gen. Omar Torrijos, who was Panama's de facto ruler from late 1960s to early 1980s and persuaded the United States to cede the Panama Canal to the tiny nation in 1977.
Born on July 18, 1963 in Panama City, Torrijos is son of the late Panama leader Gen. Omar Torrijos, who launched a military coup in 1968 and had ruled Panama since 1968 until he died in an air crash in 1981.
Omar Torrijos signed with the United States the1977 treaty that opened the way for the transfer of the control ofthe Panama Canal.
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 Omar Torrijos of Panama - CaribbeanChoice
Omar Efrain Torrijos Herrera or more preferably known as Omar Torrijos of Panama was an officer in the Panamanian Army which became the leader of Panama from 1968 until 1921.
Although Omar Torrijos of Panama never held an elected office or was ever president of the said country, he was considered as the “Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution” in the late period of the seventies.
Omar Torrijos of Panama was born on Veraguas (a province in Panama), and was educated at the Juan Demostenes Arosemena (a local school in his home province).
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